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India Week at GIBS

The GIBS FirstRand India-Africa Business Network is proud to present India week from the 17th -21st November 2014. Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of the dynamic Indian market place with a week of business, food, culture and discussions with leading politicians, diplomats, business leaders and academics. During the week, we would attempt to transform the GIBS campus into a colourful Indian space with visuals, banners, crafts, food, products, henna and colours.

Our activities for the week include:

1. Unpacking Infrastructure and Energy opportunities in post-election India
18 November 2014, Tuesday 9:30 for 10:00-11:30

The infrastructure and energy sector is poised for significant growth and investment. This will provide a number of opportunities for South Africa infrastructure and energy companies. Join us as we unpack these opportunities with a panel of leading business and industry experts.

2. Unpacking Bollywood: An evening of film and fun.
“Making a song and dance of it: Taking Bollywood cinema seriously” by Prof. Dilip Menon followed by screening of award winning Bollywood blockbuster Omkara
19 November 2014, Wednesday 17:00 for 17:30-21:00

Join us for an evening of fun as we explore the Bollywood phenomenon
Session on the “Evolution of Bollywood through its songs and South Africa’s connect with Bollywood followed by the Screening of Vishal Bhardwaj’s blockbuster “OMKARA ’ based on Othello.

3. How India revolutionised the healthcare Industry. Unpacking the pharmaceutical and Ayurveda sectors in India
20 November 2014, Thursday 17:30 for 18:00-19:30

Join us as we unpack the dynamics of the Indian pharma sector, the drivers of growth and opportunities and the impact in Africa. The session will host the heads of India’s leading pharmaceutical and Ayurveda companies operating in Africa

For more information or to reserve your place please contact Farzana at

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