Chief Secretaries’ Conclave 2017 – Role of States, for Making New India by 2022


PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), established in 1905, is a
proactive and dynamic multi-state apex organisation working at the grassroot
level across states of India and develops strong national and international
linkages. It acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and

The Chief Secretaries’ Conclave is a prestigious flagship event of the
PHDCCI which has been relentlessly working for the socio-economic
development of Indian States with a motto, “Strong States Make Strong
Nation.” The Conclave essentially carries forward the mission of “empowering
states,” to strengthen India’s federal structure of governance.

In the year 2017, the Chamber aspires to stage “one of its kinds”
initiatives under the flagship of Chief Secretaries’ Conclave, wherein the
theme is “Role of States, for Making New India by 2022.”

It aims to support the vision and mission-in-progress for “Making New
India”, by ensuring the best desired outcomes in these crucial areas: Ease
of Doing Business, Industrial Development, Education, Skill Development &
Employment Growth, Accelerating Pace of Smart Cities.

To attain the goals figured out with “Making New India,” the Conclave
spearheads the Campaign to transform the way India perceives governance. A
uniquely significant event in India, it upholds to ensure a robust
eco-system for businesses, by simplifying the official procedures and making
them transparent at decision-making levels, with greater interface of
technology. Also, it proactively supports India’s “Economic Reforms
Mission,” with bringing the highest echelons of government and industry at
one powerful platform where who’s who of India and the world make their
presence felt.

Shri. Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India has kindly
consented to be the Chief Guest of the Conclave whereas Shri. Arvind
Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, GOI and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI
Aayog have been invited as the Guests of Honour. The conclave is scheduled
to be held on Saturday, 16th September 2017 at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi.

The sessions of this Conclave will be a harbinger of innovative ideas,
replicable models of systems and good governance where majorly all State
Chief Secretaries of India, along with the captains of Indian industry would
converge on a common platform, to review, analyse and carve the way ahead
for empowerment of the states.

Besides showcasing the Best Practices of different states, the Conclave will
also offer a powerful platform for different stakeholders from Government of
India (GoI), Industry, Policy Establishments, Diplomatic Corps (Embassies),
Investors, Civil Society, Media together for constructive idea-exchange.

The Conclave intendeds to give new insights about the Policies and Action
Plans of the GoI and states, to all esteemed stakeholders who are part of
socio-economic development, to attain the goals of “Making New India.”

For participation and sponsorship opportunities, kindly reach to: Mr. Rohit
Kumar, Director – States & State Development Council, E: , T: +91-9811779580; Mr. Atul K Thakur, Deputy
Secretary – States & State Development Council, E: ,
T: +91-9873160118