Michael E. Porter, Professor Harvard Business School coming to India in May 2017

New Delhi: The Institute for Competitiveness in conjunction with US Council on Competitiveness, India Council on Competitiveness, Social Progress India & Shared Value Initiative India is delighted to host Professor Michael E. Porter. During his visit to India, Professor Porter would be interacting with the government dignitaries, CEO’s, business leaders and thinkers.

Professor Michael Porter is visiting India after a long gap of 14 years. He serves as an advisor to businesses, governments, and social sector enterprises across the globe. He has been a strategy advisor to the leading U.S. and international companies, served on Fortune 500 public boards, and played an active role in U.S. economic policy at the federal and state levels. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award for his stellar contribution to management thinking over the last four decades at the European Business Forum held on 10 May 2017.


The interactions on both the days start at 8:00 AM with registration followed by an exciting day punctuated with keynotes and panel discussions. The events would be attended by CXO’s, industry leaders, social influencers, thinkers, academicians and senior executives from corporates.

Indian businesses are going through some exciting phases. Competition and opportunities for growth are exceptional across different set of industries thus making strategy the key to any firm’s success. In such times, revisiting the ideas of strategy and competitiveness from leading thinkers in the field can give businesses a new life.

Michael Porter, founder of modern strategy field, will be in India on the 24th and 25th of May to share his insights about strategy, competitiveness, shared value and social progress. His views and ideas are becoming ever more relevant for India as its economy matures and tries to establish itself on the world stage.

Professor Michael Porter in Mumbai on May 24, 2017. Professor Porter will deliver two keynotes on May 24, 2017, at Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai.

Professor Porter would also be presenting the #PorterPrize awards to the enterprises that have shown exemplary performance in strategic management practices. Porter Prize is in its sixth cohort and, in the past, has been awarded to companies like Godrej, HUL, Reliance Foundation, Mahindra Lifespaces, Sealed Air et al.

 Professor Michael Porter in New Delhi on 25 May  2017. Professor Porter will deliver two more keynotes on May 25, 2017, at Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi.

In his second keynote, Professor Porter will stress on the idea of moving beyond GDP and evaluating progress based on social outcomes. He believes that societal needs, not just conventional economic needs, define markets and that social ills can create internal costs for firms themselves, and therefore for the economy as a whole. The theme becomes all the more important in the Indian context, as the idea of inclusive growth is gaining currency across policy circles.

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