Make in India campaign: High-octane launch today, Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani among speakers

Written by ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 25 2014, 15:57pm hrs
Narendra ModiPM Narendra Modi, who had made an impassioned plea to global firms for setting up facilities in India during his I-Day address, will kick-off 'Make in India' event. (PTI)
Corporate chieftains including Maruti Suzuki India managing director Kenichi Ayukawa, Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla are among the list of speakers at the launch of Make in India campaign.

Sources told The Indian Express that six chief executives of companies spanning various sectors have been invited by the government to speak at the launch of the campaign.

Also included in the list are Wipro chairman Azim Premji, ITC chairman YC Deveshwar and Shawn Cheadle, general counsel of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co, the sources added.

Among the audience would be some of the worlds biggest companies, including European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, German car maker Mercedes-Benz, South Korean giant Samsung Electronics and Japans Honda Motor Co, who have been invited to attend the launch.

Modi, who had made an impassioned plea to global manufacturers for setting up facilities in India during his Independence Day address, will kick-off the event. The Prime Minister is likely to announce initiatives for catapulting at least 10 domestic companies into the global value chain.