SASNET at Almedalen: Why India is Important to Europe
India is now increasingly pursuing a security and foreign policy that aims at actively shaping regional relations and institutions. How can India shape regional dynamics in ways that promotes its interests, while keeping our strategic autonomy intact?
Date: 4 July 2018
Time: 8.00 - 9.45
Place: Hästgatan 13, Visby
Breakfast is served at 7.45!
Panel 1: India: an emerging power – implications for Asia and beyond
The strategic environment in Asia is changing. New US priorities, an active China, and India’s rise have contributed to new bilateral and multilateral partnerships taking shape. Current developments in Asia have global implications and will also affect Europe. How does the EU and individual member states approach India strategically? And is Europe a factor in Indian strategic thinking?
Constantino Xavier, Carnegie India
Shada Islam, Friends of Europe
Hans Dahlgren, State Secretary for International and EU Affairs to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Henrik Chetan Aspengren, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
Panel 2: Doing business in India – has Modi really improved the climate?
In 2014 India ushered in a new administration and ambitions for the future. Today, the world’s largest democracy is fast approaching general elections in 2019. How has the business and political climate developed in the country? Based on cross-industry interviews with leading Swedish firms and studies from others, Six Year Plan will present its report and conclusions on the present status.
Ulrika Sundberg, Consulate General of Sweden to India, Mumbai
Jenny Eklund, SVP Client Executive and Area Manager South/South East Asia, SEB
Erik Ljungberg, SVP Corporate Communications, Scania
Aticka Chona, Managing Director India, Six Year Plan
Press contact: andrea [dot] liebman [at] ui [dot] se
This seminar is in cooperation with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and Six Year Plan.