Informa India Brings the Global Leaders` Series to India for the First Time from October 8-10, 2009 in Mumbai

Fri May 15, 2009 2:51am EDT

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Leaders in India - Business Forum 2009 is India`s Largest International
Corporate Business Event That Brings Together an Amalgamation of Ideas between
Visionary Leaders and the Upper Echelons of Management, Cutting across Sectoral
and Global Boundaries 
MUMBAI, India--(Business Wire)--
Difficult business environments challenge even the most capable leaders and it
is highly essential to stimulate the minds and passions of the highly
intelligent motivated and time-poor corporate executives during a time like
this. Seeking a focused business platform that is able to cut across all key
sectors and verticals within the burgeoning Indian economy has for long been a
challenge for many major firms wishing to regain their confidence and
inspiration-especially in today`s environment. 

Informa, the owners of information super-brands including Lloyd`s List, Taylor &
Francis and Datamonitor, have announced the first Indian edition of the world`s
largest series of Leadership events. Leaders business fora command audiences of
1000s of top corporate executives every year, with speakers most recently
including Kofi Annan, CK Prahalad, Philip Kotler, Stephen Covey, Richard Branson
and Steve Forbes. 

Leaders in India is the latest edition of what is widely regarded as the world`s
largest series of business leadership events, which so far have taken place
annually in major international cities including London and Dubai. Informa,
producers of the event, have received a particularly strong response from Indian
and international organisations, with GE, JSW, Johnson & Johnson, Birla, Nokia
and Abbot amongst many others already having confirmed their delegations to the

"India is one of the most dynamic markets of the world, where innovation,
business, and technical acumen will continue to grow and thrive for many years
to come," says Donald Trump Jr. "I look forward to bringing many incredible
projects to this market, which is now primed and ready for world class
development." Trump Jr. has announced ambitious plans for investment in India`s
real estate sector, and will elaborate on successfully dealing with the
obstacles faced by international companies when entering the Indian market. 

Tom Peters, among the most influential management gurus of today, and renowned
author of `In search of excellence,` will provide practical tools to tackle one
of the most pressing issues on every CEO`s mind - `how to win the war for
talent.` In spite of a more favorable employer`s market at present, the `war for
talent` is expected to remain one of Indian business` paramount challenges as
the country continues to develop rapidly over the coming decades. 

On why Informa has decided to bring `Leaders` to India, Abhaey Singh, Managing
Director, Informa India, says that "Indians are ideas people - we love
inspiration, and Leaders in India will be two days packed with the proverbial
tingles down your spine." 

"But more than just that, our country is gradually positioning itself at the
fore of the 21st Century knowledge economy. From our legendary IITs & IIMs, to
our booming media and information industry; and from complex analyses performed
for global firms in our KPO centres, to continual advances in indigenous rocket
science - India`s inherent knowledge resources are now being more
comprehensively harnessed by and interconnected with Indian and global business.
So we think it`s an excellent time to leverage the hugely respected Leaders
brand into this very exciting country," adds Singh. 

Featuring Indian leaders such as Adi Godrej, Kishore Biyani and Kiran Mazumdar
Shaw, along with special guest speakers Abhinav Bindra and Shashi Tharoor, the
event will also host The "IIBAAs" (Indo-International Business Achievement
Awards), which has been instituted to acknowledge exceptional entrepreneurial
and innovative talent, effective and responsible leadership & management, and
the setting of new standards within Indian and global businesses. 

To learn more about Leaders in India, visit 

About Informa:

With hundreds of highly respected companies including some of the world`s
biggest information brands - Lloyd`s List, Routledge, Taylor & Francis,
Datamonitor, IIR, IBC, Euroforum, HuthwaiteWashington Policy & Analysis and many
others - Informa is present in over 70 countries and publishes over 45,000 book
titles and publications, delivers over 2,000 subscription-based services, and
produces over 12,000 events every year. 

Informa`s exhibitions include global B2B and B2C mega-shows, such as Cityscape,
The Monaco Yacht Show, The India International Wine Fair and Arab Health, and
its high-level summits include the world`s largest series of business leadership
events, featuring speakers such as Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, Steve Forbes and
Philip Kotler. 

For more information on Informa, its companies and its brands, please visit 

Leaders in India 2009
Marketing Manager
Mitha Ittycheriah, +91 (22) 40203300

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