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FICCI annual meet tomorrow to see high-powered line-up

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 28, 2011 Published on February 27, 2011

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The 83rd annual general meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will witness a high-powered line-up of speakers. For the second year in a row, the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, will inaugurate the function, a day after presenting the Union Budget 2011-12.

The star attraction from the corporate world will be Mr Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Group. Mr Ambani will be addressing a FICCI gathering after three years and on the day of the AGM, he will be delivering the valedictory address.

The Ministerial session will be led by the top Ministers of the UPA Government, including Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications & IT, and Mr Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries.

Both the current and former Petroleum Ministers will also be present. Mr Murli Deora, Minister for Corporate Affairs and former Petroleum Minister, is slated to address the Ministerial session followed by the current Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Jaipal Reddy.

FICCI, however, has not left out the Opposition. The leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Ms Sushma Swaraj, will deliver the Luncheon Address.

State power

Three of the northern States – Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Punjab – will be represented by their Chief Ministers, Ms Sheila Dixit, Dr Raman Singh and Mr Sukhbir Singh respectively. Not to be missed out is Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, who will deliver the special address and the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Alhuwalia.

The AGM will see Mr Harsh C. Mariwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Ltd, taking over as the next president of the industry chamber.

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Published on February 27, 2011
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