In a country where 67 percent of its population is below 30 years of age, engaging with the youth is central to its progress. As India prepares for its fastest growth over the next three decades, a forum is shaping up in Mumbai to bring together 300 of India’s brightest young minds, and the country’s torchbearers in business, education and innovation at the India Youth To Business forum at I.E.S. Business School on 30 April 2011.
Powered by UTV Bloomberg and organised by AIESEC, the world’s largest and oldest student-run organisation, the forum brings together thought-leaders in diverse fields, including Adi Godrej, Priya Dutt and Meera Sanyal, just to name a few. The theme, ‘Building a young and enterprising India’ encourages the youth to merge with business world.
“AIESEC instills in the youth a mindset to succeed. It is a great student-run organization that creates people with an international mindset,” says Adi Godrej.
“The forum celebrates 30 years of AIESEC in India and aims to bridge the gap between the youth and business,” says Manveer Grewal, President AIESEC India. “It aims to discuss global trends affecting our business, our education system and our society at large.”
AIESEC partners with more than 5, 000 organisations around the world to provide its 23,000 members a unique leadership experience through 5,500 global internship opportunities. AIESEC India has trained famous Indian personalities like Meera Sanyal, Jehangir Pocha, Arjun Bhagat and Vikram Gandhi.
Major Indian business houses are on the AIESEC National Board of Advisors, including Godrej, Tata Steel, HDFC, Fortis Healthcare, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Coca-Cola India and McKinsey and Co. India.