PAFI’s Annual Forum will set the direction for long-term policy and economic agenda resulting from active participation, dialogues and interaction among a wide range of stakeholders.
Some of the important ministers who will join the event include, Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs; Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology; Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers; Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Labor and Employment; Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development; and Electronics and Technology; Thangam Thennarasu, Minister for Industries, Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu; and Amitabh Kant, Sherpa, G20.
Several other senior secretaries to the government will also be sharing their views on issues ranging from tourism to health and trade & investment during the sessions. The panellists include senior secretaries such as Vini Mahajan, Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation; S Aparna, Secretary, Pharmaceuticals; Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism; Anurag Jain, Secretary, DPIIT; Rohit K Singh, Secretary, Consumer Affairs; Govind Mohan, Secretary, Culture; Dammu Ravi, Secretary, Economic Relations, External Affairs; Alkesh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology; and S Krishnan, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu, India’s second-largest state economy that accounts for 9.84 per cent of the country’s GDP is the Partner State for this year’s Annual Forum. A variety of sectors, including electronics, IT, automobiles, textiles, chemicals, leather, etc, are thriving in the state as a result of the highest number of factories and industrial workers, investment-friendly policies, and a focus on skilling, according to a report prepared by IBEF.