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Team BT        Print Edition: August 13, 2017
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DEBATING GLOBALISATION

WHAT: IMF Conference on "Globalisation in the Aftermath of the Crisis"

WHEN: July 25-26, Kuala Lumpur

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The event being organised jointly by the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the IMF Economic Review will aim to deepen the understanding of the recent setback to globalisation. It will provide a forum to discuss the slowdown in global trade and finance, the role of protectionist policies, and welfare implications of immigration.

THE NEED FOR PPPs

WHAT: India PPP Summit

WHEN: July 26, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The FICCI summit will discuss critical issues related to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). It will focus on policy framework and regulations, fostering partnerships and evolving innovative financing solutions for PPPs. It would also provide an opportunity to get stakeholders' views on facilitating an enabling environment for scaling up PPPs in the country.

ADOPTING CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES


WHAT: 3rd CleanTech Summit 2017 Uttar Pradesh

WHEN: August 4, Noida

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The CII summit would stress on the need to promote clean technologies for sustainable business practices in infrastructure, water & waste management. The meet would also showcase some of the best startups and success stories in the Cleantech segment.

PROMOTING FINTECH


WHAT: CII Fintech 2017

WHEN: July 28, Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The conference aims to discuss and understand the Fintech opportunities for India. The thrust would be on key challenges including "Reimagining Financial Services with Emerging Technologies"; "Leveraging Fintech for Inclusive and Equitable Growth" and "Risk and Regulation in Fintech World".

SORTING OUT GST

WHAT: ASSOCHAM National Summit on GST - Post Implementation Issues

WHEN: August 2, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The ASSOCHAM meet will discuss the post implementation issues related to GST. The idea is to provide feedback to the government for resolving implementation issues and also provide a platform to the industry to brainstorm GST. The event would debate legal interpretational issues, procedural compliance issues, issues relating to transitional provisions and tax administration related issues.

RESOLVING LABOUR CONFLICTS


WHAT: Roundtable Discussion on Managing Contract Labour

WHEN: August 4, New Delhi

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: It is important to have a floating workforce but uncertainty of job and lack of a comprehensive social security cover are cited as the reasons against its desirability. The All India Organisation of Employers' (AIOE) along with FICCI is organ-ising a Roundtable Discussion on how to manage contract labour effectively.

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