- The session focused on the key challenges of urbanization and globalization and what it takes for a city to be global. Case studies of world cities and their leaders relevant to the Indian paradigm and Nagpur was presented and discussed. The role of citizens, government, non-governmental organizations and businesses was highlighted.
- Session panellists included political, administrative and business leaders from across the world.
- Cities are globally recognized because they are centres of administrative power, business, education, sports and culture or due to presence of natural resources or man-made architecture. However, whatever a city is, is because of the people who live or lived there. Citizen driven initiatives have changed the face of many cities and many of them are extremely active in developing cities in India. This session discussed the role of citizens in globalization of a city and showcased globally acclaimed citizen driven initiatives in governance, socio-economic, socio-cultural and public service improvements
- Many organizations at Nagpur are making attempts or are in process of introducing their products / services in the international market or further penetrating in the existing international markets they exist in. In this session, leaders of various organisations came together – businesses, educational institutions, etc – to discuss about the strategies for going global.
- Sustained growth of a city, business or any individual requires strategic and financial investments. Nagpur is a potential hub for profitable investments in real estate, tourism, trade and many other areas. The session showcased the various opportunities for investors to engage with local businesses and opportunities to build them further and benefit mutually.