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Portal for the India Initiatives at SMU: Past Events

India Initiative Events

Under the SMU's India Initiatives, we organise the annual Singapore-India Business Dialogue Series. We also organise lectures by distinguished guests, business roundtables, executive programmes and workshops, exchange programmes and business study missions. These initiatives provide invaluable networking, knowledge sharing and expertise development opportunities for corporate leaders, senior business executives, academics and students from both Singapore and India.

The key events organised by the India Initiatives since inception are listed below.

Book Launches

  • Eminent panel discusses the rediscovery of the Silk Route and implications of growing India-China economic relations (14 July 2014)
  • Key socio-economic challenges facing the new Indian government theme at SMU’s panel discussion (12 September 2014)

Dialogue Sessions

  • Inaugural Singapore-India Business Dialogue (19 October 2012)
  • Dialogue session with Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group (15 March 2013)
  • SMU India Club reception and dialogue session: An evening with the former President of Singapore – Personal reflections by Mr S R Nathan (20 August 2013)
  • Singapore’s foreign affairs policy advisor shares perspectives on challenges and prospects in post-election India (16 May 2014)
  • All eyes on India’s financial landscape at SMU’s second Singapore-India Business Dialogue (26 May 2014)
  • SMU's India Club dialogue with India's High Commissioner to Singapore: India's economic outlook (5 May 2015)
  • Singapore-India Business Dialogue 2015: Business Model Innovation and Acceleration (9 July 2015)
  • SMU India Club dialogue with Tata Son’s Group Executive Council Member: Potential for emerging market brands going global (16 November 2015)


  • Roundtable with Indian decision makers (1 February 2013)
  • IIM Directors and alumni roundtable (5 April 2013)
  • Joint ISB-SMU Industry Roundtable on nurturing and managing innovation clusters to accelerate growth (15 April 2016)

Symposia and Seminars

  • LEARN Symposium 2012 (5 April 2012)
  • Seminar on “An Analysis of the Indian Budget 2013” (6 March 2013)
  • Joint seminar on “Challenges and Strategies for Doing Business in India” (18 July 2013)
  • SMU & BSE Institute seminar on finance and strategy for Indian SMEs in Mumbai (14 October 2013)
  • SMU & CII seminar advocates innovation as driving force for business success (28 October 2013)
  • Seminar by SMU and IIFT Alumni Association, Singapore, touches on doing ethical business in emerging markets (20 February 2014)
  • SMU-ISAS-CLC seminar discusses integrated planning of clean water and waste management (21 March 2014)
  • Joint seminar highlights evolving digital trends and changing consumer digital behaviour in India (31 October 2014) 
  • Former Reserve Bank of India Governor expresses concern over quantitative easing (4 November 2014)
  • Panellists at SMU’s seminar on India budget 2015 express cautious optimism about its impact on investors and businesses (3 March 2015) 
  • Asian management thinkers stress on Asian, regional content in Asian business schools at inaugural Asian Management Conclave (12-13 March 2015)
  • SMU hosts 2nd Asian Management Conclave on enhancing competitiveness of Asian business schools (7-8 March 2016)
  • Joint SMU-CII-BMU Munjal University Panel Discussion on the ‘Make in India’ Programme (13 April 2016)
  • SMU and CII co-host public lecture on “Innovation Challenges in Asia” by renowned innovator Mr Sam Pitroda (8 April 2016)


  • Workshop on “Using Case Studies to Integrate Theory and Practice” (1 February 2013)
  • Workshop with IIM Lucknow on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” (29 July 2013)
  • Workshop with IIT Kanpur on “Strategies for Innovation-driven New Businesses” (30 July 2013)
  • SMU co-hosts workshop on innovation in skills development in Mumbai (21-22 July 2014)

Other Events

  • India Club set up in SMU (4 December 2012)
  • India Initiatives and SMU Emerging Markets launch the India Lunchtime Talk (2 October 2013)
  • DBS Group CEO provides candid snapshot of Asia’s economies in 2014 at SMU talk (11 March 2014)
  • Mr Ratan Tata receives honorary doctorate from SMU (17 March 2014)
  • SMU and the Indian High Commission in Singapore host live telecast of the ‘Make In India’ campaign launch (25 September 2014)
  • SMU leads its largest study mission to India (17 to 22 May 2015)


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