Executive MBA 15 - India Journey Schedule

Monday, February 26, 2001
11.55 a.m. Departure Zurich - Mumbai; SR192
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
00.20 a.m. Arrival at Mumbai Airport, transfer to Mumbai city, check-in Taj Mahal Hotel
12.15 p.m. Departure from hotel to SEEPZ
13:45 p.m. Visit Datamatics: Speech of Mr. Rahul Kanodia (Managing Director), visit of software development and Ascom offshore development centre
15.30 p.m. Visit Patni Computer Systems (PCS): Speech of Prof. Narendra K. Patni (Founder), visit of software development centre
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
10.00 a.m. Speech of Mr. Shakti Samanta (President of the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) in Film City; introduction to the Evolution of the Indian Cinema by Ms. Anjali Vaz
11.30 a.m. Visit shootings in Fim City "Bollywood" studios, guided by Mr. M. Rafiullah (Public Relations Officer)
14.00 p.m. Lunch in Royal Palms Golf Club, Welcome note of Mr. Josef Renggli (Consul General of Switzerland)
15.30 p.m. Mumbai guided city tour: Dhobi Ghats, Jain Temple, hanging gardens
Thursday, March 1, 2001
10.15 a.m. Departure Mumbai - Bangalore; 9W443
11.50 a.m. Arrival at Bangalore Airport, transfer, check-in Taj West End Hotel
14.00 p.m. Joint lunch at Taj West End Paradise Island Pavillon
Bangalore guided city tour: Botanic Gardens
17.00 p.m. Meeting with Mr. S.M. Krishna (Chief Minister of Karnataka State) with presentations and discussions on economic policy
Friday, March 2, 2001
09.45 a.m. Visit Bühler (India): Facility tour, presentation of Mr. Dipak Mane (Chief Executive Officer)
12.00 p.m. Lunch at "Guestline Days" resort
14.00 p.m. Visit Infosys Ltd IT company: Presentation of Mr. K. Dinesh (Co-Founder); informal discussions, guided tour through campus
17.00 p.m. Visit Wipro Ltd IT group: Presentation of Mr. Soumitro Ghosh (Chief Marketing Officer), discussion
Saturday, March 3, 2001
08.00 a.m. Departure Bangalore - Delhi; 9W082
10.35 a.m. Arrival at Delhi Airport, transfer, check-in Taj Palace Hotel
13.00 p.m. Joint lunch at Taj Palace Kafe Fontana
Delhi guided city tour: Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Old Delhi, Humayun's Tomb
Sunday, March 4, 2001
07.15 a.m. Taj Express Train to Agra railway station
10.00 a.m. Coach to Fatehpur Sikri
14.00 p.m. Joint lunch at restaurant Sheraton
Visit of Taj Mahal
18.35 p.m. Taj Express to New Delhi
Monday, March 5, 2001
09.15 a.m. Visit Maruti-Suzuki car factory: Facility tour, discussion with Mr. A.K. Mishra (Chief General Manager), N.S. Rane (Deputy Manager)
13.00 p.m. Joint lunch at Taj Palace Orient Express
17.00 p.m. Meeting with Swiss Business Forum in India Swiss Embassy: Welcome by Mr. Massimo Baggi (First Secretary); presentations of Mr. Mehar Karan Singh (Managing Director of Schindler India Limited), Mr. Ashok K. Sahni (Chief Representative for India of Zurich Insurance Co.); cocktails at poolside
Tuesday, March 6, 2001
10.00 a.m. Speech of Mr. Suman Bery (Director General) of the National Council of Applied Economics Research (NCAER): India's Economy in the New Millenium; discussions
11.15 a.m. Lecture on India by Mr. Bernard Imhasly (South Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) in Delhi), discussions
18.00 p.m. Informal tea party, offered by Mr. Amarjit Singh, Lawyer on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Wednesday, March 7, 2001
10.00 a.m. Speech of Mr. Nripendra Misra (Secretary of State Commerce and Industry, government of India), discussions
12.30 p.m. Meeting with Dr. Manmohan Singh (Leader of opposition), former Union Minister of Finance and chief architect of India's Liberalisation Programme in 1991
20.00 p.m. Joint farewell dinner on roof top of "Bistro" restaurant in Hauz Khas village
Thursday, March 8, 2001
01.25 a.m. Departure Delhi - Zurich; SR195
06.20 a.m. Arrival at Zurich Kloten Airport