The Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) is an annual student-run India-centric conference hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since its inception 18 years ago, WIEF is one of the largest and most prestigious India-focused business conferences and provides a platform for thought leaders to discuss the opportunities present to India and the challenges that need to be addressed.
The judges have selected the finalists for the Wharton India Economic Forum Startup Competition. Each finalists will now be given the opportunity to present an ‘elevator pitch’ in front of an elite panel of judges and a live audience.Join us in congratulating the finalists Meet our Startup Competition Finalists
CNBC-TV18, our official media partner for the Startup Competition, is looking to feature interesting startups (including non-India focused ones) on their show, Young Turks! So, if you’re a budding entrepreneur, buy your WIEF ticket and write to us at for a chance to be featured on Young Turks!
Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter has proclaimed Saturday 22 February, the day of the Wharton India Economic Forum, as India Day to encourage local awareness of business development in India and a greater understanding of the impact of India's rise in the global marketplace.
The theme of this year's conference is ‘India: Time to Reboot’. With general elections to be held in May 2014, India has been given the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start. This year’s conference aims to reflect carefully on the past decade to pinpoint India’s key success factors and areas for political and economic improvement. Showcasing 6 panels, one dedicated to this theme, WIEF strives to be a forum for delegates to reassess India’s economic growth trajectory, re-evaluate its regulatory landscape and draw up an action plan to ensure the country meets its full potential over the coming years.
Our travel partner British Airways is offering discounts (valid for travel until May 31, 2014) to WIEF attendees traveling to the UK, US, Canada and Europe from India.
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