July 1, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: Today’s economic and geopolitical environment is more complex and volatile than ever, in light of the recent UK Referendum voting outcome, sophisticated hacks and data breaches, rising terrorist threats, and economic turmoil. Unmanaged risks and security threats and poor governance can have significant short and long-term social, economic, and political consequences that can be felt around the world.

To address today’s most pressing economic and geopolitical challenges, MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha will join business and government leaders at the Horasis Meeting in Portugal from July 3-4, 2016. During the event, Mr. Sinha will lead a discussion on the theme “India in the Global Context” which will explore how global geopolitical and economic shifts are shaping India's future, and the impact on business in India and elsewhere. This discussion will feature the insight and perspective of Rizwan Adatia, Chairman, COGEF, Mozambique; Sanjay Budhia, Managing Director, Patton Group of Companies, India; Neena Gill, Member of the European Parliament, Belgium; Zhu Li, Director, Confucius Institute, China; Alejandro Litovsky, Chief Executive Officer, Earth Security Group, United Kingdom; Bronislaw Misztal, Ambassador of Poland to Portugal, Poland; Arvind Pradhan, Secretary General, IMC, India; Harjiv Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Salwan Media, USA; and Gavin Williams, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, UK.

Key topics that will be addressed during this discussion include:

  • Increasing external investments from Chinese businesses in Africa, and the relationship between Africa and India
  • India’s growth in the manufacturing sector as an outcome of Modi's focus on Start-Up India
  • Perspectives on Brexit and what lies ahead for the UK, EU and relationships with India
  • The future of India from the Chinese perspective, including opportunities and threats in the coming decade
  • India’s transformation, and the role of insurance and re-insurance as it pertains to climate change
  • India’s global competitive advantages, and the rise of Poland and neighbouring countries as favorable near-shoring hubs for continental Europe
  • Strategies to facilitate Indian business to step out into the global marketplace
  • Building and shaping the image of brand “India” in the media

Gunjan will also participate as a panellist during a key plenary session “Globalization and the Rise of India” which will explore India as the new engine of globalization and the impact on the balance of investment, trade and prosperity worldwide for corporations, consumers, and civil society. This discussion will be chaired by Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, Switzerland, and will feature the insights and perspectives of Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, India; Shobana Kamineni, President-Designate, CII; Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India; Rajive Kaul, Past President AIMA; and Chairman, Nicco Group, India; and Ajay Shriram, Chairman, DCM Shriram, India.

Joining Mr. Sinha in Portugal include over 300 business leaders, CEOs, government officials and heads of state whose goal is to advance the dialogue on today’s most pressing global challenges, opportunities, and solutions. MetricStream, a long-standing contributor and partner of Horasis events, is at the forefront of addressing the evolving risk and security needs of organizations around the world as they seek to become more risk-aware, compliant, and better governed. MetricStream’s advanced technology solutions and services are leveraged by businesses and governments alike to strengthen their real-time risk monitoring and management, cybersecurity, business continuity, and compliance programs.

Commenting on the significance of today’s geopolitical and economic landscape, MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha remarked, “MetricStream is committed to engaging business and government leaders in a dialogue on today’s most pressing challenges, risks, and opportunities in order to provide the most innovative technology solutions that support risk-aware and resilient organizations, governments, and smart cities of the future.” He continued, “Organizations today are focused on creating the right governance frameworks, ensuring compliance with rules and regulations, and cultivating a pervasive data-driven risk management culture. The 2016 Horasis Meeting in Portugal will bring together leaders from the private and public sector to discuss the future of India, as well as share universal strategies for driving sustainable performance, creating value for stakeholders, and thriving in today’s world.”

About Horasis

Horasis as an independent international organization is committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future through the active participation of global business leaders in series of annual meetings. In addition to the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis holds meetings on China, Russia and the Arab world.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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