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Team BT   Delhi     Print Edition: April 23, 2017
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LESSONS IN MENTORING

WHAT: International Mentoring Summit

WHEN: April 5, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Creating employment through entrepreneurship, especially among those at the bottom of the pyramid, has emerged as the single most important tool for Inclusive growth. The key to igniting and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among millions of young job seekers has globally proven to be mentoring. The CII event is an effort to evolve a mentor movement that transforms youth in India and around the world.

HARNESSING THE INTERNET


WHAT: India Internet Conference

WHEN: April 5-6, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Internet is transforming the way we work, network, interact and share information and ideas around the globe. FICCI in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and IT is organising this conference for high level discussions on policy and regulatory issues around the Internet and the digital economy. The forum will witness exchange of ideas on international best practices, and will be attended by ICT experts from across industry sectors.

THRUST ON R&D

WHAT: Global R&D Summit 2017

WHEN: April 6-7, Bangalore

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The FICCI summit will focus on R&D and innovations for socio-economic and industrial development. It will explore avenues for cross country partnerships with Indian R&D-based enterprises, capture global trends in technology management and strategy, look at possibilities for creating industry-academia-government partnerships, et al.

UNDERSTANDING GST

WHAT: CII Workshop on Decoding GST for MSMEs

WHEN: April 12, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: To prepare for GST, companies need to understand its basic framework. No doubt, GST will be a game changing reform for the Indian economy by creating a common Indian market and reducing the cascading effect of tax on goods and services. This CII session is a workshop for MSMEs and would highlight how the changes in the tax policy would be substantial and may require proactive planning with a time-bound action plan.

BUILDING BONDS

WHAT: National Conference Bond Market

WHEN: April 7, Bangalore

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: A well-functioning and deep corporate bond market is indispensable for India's economic growth and progress. At the request of SEBI and other financial institutions, ASSOCHAM with association of SEBI is organising a series of conference in main corporate hubs to discuss the various nuances of bond markets and make recommendations for its long term sustainable growth in India.

DIGITAL PUSH

WHAT: Conference on Building a Resilient Digital Economy in Asia

WHEN: April 7, Tokyo

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) event will debate how to build a resilient digital economy in Asia and analyse its impact on trade and finance in developing economies. The conference will promote discussion among government officials and experts and lead to sharing of policy insights and country experiences related to the digital economy.

CURBING TAX EVASION

WHAT: Summit on Tax and Corruption

WHEN: April 12-13, Sydney

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Detecting tax evasion is important for authorities to ensure sufficient revenue collection. Corruption, like tax evasion, also leads to erosion of government revenue in addition to fostering distrust in the government. The ADBI event would debate forms of fiscal corruption; the nature and size of problems for revenue authorities; the impact of corruption on tax revenues and the relationship between corruption and tax evasion.

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