RATIONALE: The year 2022 turned out to be another challenging year for the global economy. Just as the world was riding on the strong tailwinds of a post-covid recovery, backed by a massive vaccine rollout program across the globe and a variant of the virus that was less threatening, the global economy was again plunged into uncertain territory by geo-political tensions over Ukraine.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West disrupted supply chains again, spiked commodity prices, fueling a sharp rise in inflation, which was already becoming a concern in a liquidity fueled recovery environment. Central banks across geographies rushed to raise interest rates in the battle to control inflation, ending years of low interest rate regime.

High inflation, rising interest rates, geo-political concerns, created a perfect storm for emerging economies as foreign investors rushed to pull out capital and return to safe havens. Foreign institutional investors sold Indian stocks worth Rs 2.78 lakh crore in 2022, turning net sellers for the first time after four years of bullishness on the Indian market. The Rupee depreciated almost 10% against the US Dollar.

The Indian markets, however, managed to close the year on a positive note, with the Sensex closing the year 4.44% higher as the central government, the Reserve Bank of India, managed to control the fallout of the global tensions and corporate India continued to report a strong set of earnings numbers. Indian banks are likely to witness a record high credit growth of around ₹19 trillion in the current fiscal year, as per estimates by rating agency Icra. Private equity and venture capital investors pumped in almost $46 billion into India in 2022. The World Bank upgraded India's growth domestic product forecast to 6.9% from 6.5% for FY23, adding that it is well positioned to tackle global headwinds, even as it trimmed its expectation for next fiscal year to 6.6% from 7% earlier.

The Indian economy has proved to be a bright spot amid the global macroeconomic chaos that highlighted 2022.

To be sure though, the Indian economy faces several headwinds in 2023. India Inc.’s earnings growth in the third quarter of 2022-23 is likely to be a mixed bag and the robust earnings growth seen in past quarters is likely to take a brief respite. India’s startup sector continues to see challenging times as tech stocks continue to face pressure, both in the US and here in the Indian markets. The startup funding winter has caused distress in the tech space as the layoff spree that started in 2022 continues into 2023, and even the biggest tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are laying off employees enmasse.

While India may appear to be the bright spot in the global economy at this moment, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is - Is India the next China? Can India take advantage of the global dislocations and emerge as the strongest emerging economy this decade?

The Mint India Investment Summit will bring together some of the most influential minds–senior policy makers, investors, industry leaders and legal luminaries–and help us understand India’s place in the current global macroeconomic environment, the opportunities that India can take advantage of and the challenges that can derail India’s journey to becoming a $5 trillion economy.


1:00 PM onwards
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


  • 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM

    Opening remarks

  • 2:05 PM – 2:30 PM

    Opening Keynote

  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

    Special Address

  • 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

    Panel Discussion- India: The Bright Spot

    Amidst the global turmoil caused by geopolitical tensions, high commodity prices, high inflation and rising interest rates, the Indian economy displayed resilience and continued to grow at a strong pace. In its latest budget the government has put emphasis on capex spending and encouraging consumption through tax incentives to fuel economic growth. However, with recessionary fears looming in the west, which could have spillover effects for the Indian economy and with high interest rates putting a question over private capex, GDP growth in the next fiscal year is expected to moderate. The panel will discuss the challenges and the opportunities for India's growth story and what measures policy makers need to take to ensure India remains the fastest growing major economy in the world.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Fireside Chat: CEO Talk

  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Tea Break

  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

    Panel Discussion- Private Capital: Fuel to turbocharge the economy

    The Indian government continues to steadfastly chase its ambitious growth targets, pushing for more capex, consumption and ease of doing business. Private equity and venture capital investors, who invested more than $100 bn in the last two years, will play an important role in the Indian economy's ambitious growth journey. But with volatility stemming from global challenges expected to continue in 2023, how are these investors evaluating the investment landscape in India? From tech, pharma, manufacturing, financial services, IT to consumer, what are the big opportunities that private capital is betting on and what challenges do they see for dealmaking this year? The panel will also discuss what India needs to do to attract larger sums of global private capital to its shores?

  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Panel Discussion- India's manufacturing powerhouse ambitions

    India's production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme has attracted investment worth over Rs 45,000 crore, created three lakh jobs and resulted in production worth Rs 2 lakh crore, as per NITI Aayog numbers. The scheme, launched with the aim to make domestic manufacturing globally competitive, was rolled out with an outlay of about Rs 2 lakh crore for as many as 14 sectors such as automobiles and auto components, white goods, pharma, textiles, food products, high efficiency solar PV modules, advanced chemistry cell and speciality steel. While India stands to gain from global supply chain realignments under the so-called China+1 strategy, policymakers need to ensure that they support the industry with the right policies to ensure that Indian manufacturing remains competitive to take advantage of the global supply chain shifts and not lose out to competing emerging economies. Many on the ground challenges still plague the manufacturing sector and greenfield capex. High interest rates could also pose a challenge to private capex spending. The panel will take a stock of the success of the PLI scheme, the areas that need more focus and the policy changes needed to make domestic manufacturing stronger.

  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Fireside Chat- Building India's Public Digital Infrastructure

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Fireside chat: The policy pill to boost Indian manufacturing

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Fireside Chat: Opportunity for Rupee Capital - LP View

  • 6:30 PM – Onwards

    Tea Break

  • 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

    Panel Discussion- Funding Winter: How Indian start-ups can emerge stronger from the global meltdown

    2022 turned out to be one of the toughest years on record for the Indian startup ecosystem. While 2021 was celebrated as the year when Indian start-ups reached maturity to tap capital markets and public investors via IPO, the start-up story turned sour the next year as a global slowdown in tech markets meant the funding tap ran dry. Widespread layoffs seen last year have continued into the start of 2023 and with even the tech giants in the US laying off thousands the outlook for the sector remains choppy. The episode has also seen several instances of governance lapses at well funded Indian start-ups. However, every crisis is an opportunity for new learnings. Venture capital investors and startup founders will discuss the lessons that startups can learn from this winter, how Indian start-ups can become more resilient to such shocks and the outlook for capital flows to startups in 2023.

  • 7:30 PM – 7:45 PM

    Special Address

10:00 AM onwards
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Fireside Chat: Betting on India growth story: The global PE perspective

  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

    Panel Discussion- Infrastructure: Backbone of the $5 trillion economy

    The finance minister, in her latest budget, proposed to raise the capital expenditure target by a significant 33% to Rs10 lakh crore for the next fiscal year, underscoring the importance to infrastructure development in the country. The National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) set up in 2021, envisaged aggregate monetisation potential of Rs six trillion over a four-year period, from FY22 to FY25, and the government is aiming for a renewable power generation capacity of 450 GW by 2030. Massive opportunities exist for infra investors across roads, renewables, airports, railways, gas distribution and emerging spaces such as digital infrastructure. Structures such as InvITs have gained strong acceptance from investors and have become a preferred route to bring in global yield investors. The panel will discuss the emerging landscape of infrastructure investments in India and the challenges that still continue to plague the sector.

  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

    Fireside Chat: Emergence of home grown brands in EV

  • 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

    Networking Lunch

  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

    Panel Discussion- Investing in the Green Revolution

    Climate change has emerged as the biggest concern for the global economy and mitigating climate change will need trillions of dollars to be spent on energy transition. India has taken the lead in setting up renewable energy capacities, the Indian EV industry has been seeing steady growth in penetration and Indian startups are innovating in the field of EV batteries. Even as EVs lead the charge, energy transition is not just limited to EVs; all industries from steel, cement to consumer goods, will have to modify their processes to reduce their carbon emissions to achieve net zero targets. Apart from climate mitigation, climate resilience is also important and areas like agritech will play an important role in ensuring the food supply chains can continue to grow sustainably to support an 8 billion world population. Clearly, the green revolution provides one of the biggest investing opportunities of the coming decades.

  • 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

    Fireside chat- The Rise of the GIFT City

  • 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

    Panel Discussion- Governance take centre stage

    Increasing shareholder activism, increasing regulatory scrutiny and Sebi’s mandatory business responsibility and sustainability reporting for top companies and proxy advisory firms have improved corporate governance standards in the country. However, the latest episode of a short-seller’s allegations on a major Indian conglomerate and the following meltdown in its stock prices that wiped off over $100 bn in stock value has raised fresh questions. Even venture capital backed startups have found themselves in crosshairs of governance allegations. Studies have found that a majority of independent directors on the boards of Indian companies are reluctant to accept new positions as directors and, instead, prefer advisory roles because of inadequate safeguard against reputational damage and unfair prosecution. This comes at a time when India Inc. has been preparing to replace over 2,000 independent directors, as they complete their tenures in 2024. 

  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Tea Break

  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

    Panel Discussion- Equities: Are Indian stock markets overvalued?

    Despite global stock market volatility and FIIs pulling money out of emerging markets such as India, the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty managed to close 2022 with positive gains, witnessing a sort of decoupling from the global equities markets. However, 2023 has started on a different note. FIIs continue to sell and as other beaten down markets regain lost value, Indian markets appear to be heading in the opposite direction. Where will the Indian stock markets end up in 2023 and what will that mean for India Inc and its capital raising plans?

  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Closing Keynote

  • 7:00 PM – Onwards



Speakers 2023


Janmejaya Sinha

Chairman India, Boston Consulting Group

Utsav Baijal

Head India Private Equity, Apollo Global Management

Sandeep Patil

Partner and Head of Asia, QED Investors

Andrew Holland

CEO, Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies

Hetal Dalal

President and Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS)

Nikhil Srivastava

Partner and Managing Director, Head of India Private Equity, PAG

Amit Soni

Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Radhika Gupta

MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC

Deep Gupta

MD & Co-Head South East Asia & India, Macquarie Asset Management

Sumit Sen

Partner, Actis

Vinod Giri

Managing Partner, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

Nakul Zaveri

Partner, Leapfrog Investments

Anjana Sasidharan

Partner and Head of India and SEA Growth Investments, L Catterton

Amey Mashelkar

Head, JioGenNext

Mukesh Mehta

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Nithya Easwaran

Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt Ltd

Raj Pai

Managing Partner, GEF Capital Partners

Bhushan Bopardikar

Director, TPG Growth and RISE

Ranganath MD

Chairman, Catamaran

Madhu Iyer


Srini Nagarajan

Asia Head, BII

Vivek Vikram Singh

MD & Group CEO, Sona Comstar

Sanjiv Chadha

CEO, Bank Of Baroda

Yogesh Singh

Partner, Trilegal

Ahana Gautam

CEO & Co-Founder, Open Secret

Scott Sandell

Managing General Partner, NEA

Amit Jain

Managing Director, Co-Head India, The Carlyle Group

Ami Momaya

Director, KKR & Co

Neeraj Menon

Partner, Trilegal

Anjali Bansal

Founding Partner, Avaana Capital

Rajat Jariwal

Partner, Trilegal

Neha Grover

South Asia Regional Lead, Private Equity Funds, IFC

Neelesh Surana

CIO, Mirae Asset Mutual Fund

Jiten Doshi

Co founder and CIO, ENAM Asset Management

Bharat Shah

Executive Director, ASK Group

Roshi Jain

Fund Manager, HDFC AMC


The awards categories are:

PE Deal of the Year

Dealmakers Hall of Fame

VC Deal of the Year

M&A Deal of the Year

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