ACF 2012


Asia Competiveness Forum 2012, National Capital Region of Delhi, 26-27 Apr 2012, Chair Amit Kapoor; Deadline 14 Feb

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Asia Competiveness Forum 2012
April 26 – April 27, 2012, India

Competitiveness – Economic Development, Prosperity and Creating Shared Value

The Annual Asia Competitiveness Forum 2012
Organized by: TCI and Institute for Competitiveness, India


Competitiveness – Economic Development, Prosperity and Creating Shared Value

Capitalism is an idea that has stood the test of time, but along the way it has changed dramatically. It is an idea which has not changed continuously but in a series of discontinuous leaps. We are in the midst of one such discontinuous transition wherein the world economies are grappling with slow down and reconfiguration. The world economy would be driven by the growth of Asia.

The challenge for tomorrow would be to look at Economic Development that is just, humane and inclusive. The idea that would be driving the world tomorrow would be creating shared value.

This year’s Asia Competitiveness Forum center’s on three pillars of Competitiveness i.e. Economic Development, Prosperity and Shared Value Creation.

Why this Forum?

  • Meeting place for Practitioners and Researchers working in the field of Competitiveness, Clusters a zz nd Economic Development
  • An opportunity to enhance prosperity by initiating a dialogue on unique Business Models, Cluster Competitiveness and Shared Value Creation
  • A place to discuss current thinking and future challenges in the field of Public Policy, Social Business, Clusters and Competitiveness

Who should attend?

People who want to learn more about Competitiveness in this changing scenario should attend the Forum. These would include:

  • Business Promoters, Entrepreneurs and Top Management Functionaries from Large-Medium-Small Enterprises, Global Corporate Entities, Heads of Government Departments, Institutions, Ministries and Support Groups committed to Trade, Commerce, Industry, Business, Innovation and Investment Climate Representatives
  • Economic Development Officials, Academicians, Practitioners, Consultants, Analysts, Students and Think Tank Representatives
  • Venture Investors, FDI Originators

Theme Span

The Forum will be designed as a combination of academic presentations and practical knowledge involving interactive sessions (workshops, open space sessions etc.). The broad areas for the Forum include Economic Development, Prosperity and Creating Shared Value.

Registration Details

Registration Fees: USD 600
Super Early Birds: USD 360 (till Jan 15, 2012)
Early Birds: USD 480 (till Feb 28, 2012)

For registration please click here

Awards Ceremony

“India State Competitiveness Awards” will felicitate the Chief Ministers of the most Competitive States in India. The Awards will have special session involving discussion with State Leaders, Policymakers, Corporates and Academicians on improving the overall Competitiveness of States. State Competitiveness Report is an endeavor to assist Policymakers in identifying the drivers of Competitiveness for their respective States and foster a culture of healthy competition amongst the states in the country.

Open Call for Papers and Presentations

Business and Cluster practitioners around the world are invited to submit proposals for presentations on the central theme of the Forum. The Forum will include sessions where ideas and processes examining Clusters and Competitiveness are to be presented. You can contribute by presenting new ideas and practical solutions for your fellow practitioners managing change, transition and other challenges in developing Sustainable Competitiveness and Creating Shared Value.


The proposed presentations should consist of a cover page and an abstract.

  • The cover page should contain: Title of the presentation, full name and title zz (Mr., Mrs., Dr., Professor etc.), name of the organization/company, country, job title, a brief CV of not more than 200 words, contact email address and telephone number
  • The abstract should cover the core theme of the Forum and should be no longer than 1000 words. We specially encourage young practitioners to submit an abstract

CV’s and abstracts must be emailed to:


14 February 2012: Submission of abstracts
28 February 2012: Notification for selected abstracts

About Organizers and Partners


TCI is the leading global network for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and business leaders working towards improving competitiveness in regions and clusters. TCI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, with a global scope, open to members from all countries throughout the private, public and voluntary sector. The membership base currently consists of 3000 leading practitioners from 100 countries. By sharing knowledge and experience, TCI members gain access to leading insights and expertise and the most recent global developments about competitiveness and innovation.

Institute for Competitiveness

Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international think tank dedicated to conducting meaningful research in the core fields of strategy, economic development, productivity and prosperity. Institute for Competitiveness studies competition and its implications for company strategy, the competitiveness of nations, regions and cities, and thus generates guidelines for businesses and those in governance. The institute’s expertise lies in understanding location strategies for companies, and understanding how regions can create a sustainable environment for doing business, while enhancing productivity and income levels of people.

Contact Details

For Sponsorship, Registration and Accomodation Queries:

Neera Vohra
Phone: +91 98104 73213

For Speaking Opportunities and Call for Papers:

Dr. Amit Kapoor
Phone: +91 98104 02639

To know more about the Forum visit us at the global practitioners network for competitiveness, clusters and innovation


NCR Delhi, India
April 26 – April 27, 2012

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