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International Lamba, President of Times Strategic Solutions, expressed his gratitude on behalf of The Economic Times for receiving an overwhelming support to the Economic Times India UAE Strategic Conclave 2017. “The Conclave took a deep dive into some of the micro issues that carve the way forward for substantial investments and greater cooperation both on the business and government front. Business leaders from both the countries deliberated on macro structural issues that need to be addressed to build confidence. Much has been talked about the USD 75 billion infrastructure fund from the UAE, throwing light on the action points which can speed up the investments,” he said. At the Conclave, H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan launched the Economic 12 September 2017 Times Best Asian Healthcare Brands coffee table book and felicitated leading healthcare brands from across Asia. H.E. Navdeep Suri felicitated investment agencies that have helped enhance bilateral investment between the two countries. The business leaders’ panel titled “Remodelling Globalisation: Co- functioning in a fast- changing world and the opportunities between India and the UAE”, deliberated on developing a medium and long-term strategy for key industry sectors to increase bilateral trade. The panel included CP Gurnani, MD & CEO of Tech Mahindra; Sanjay Modi, MD – APAC & ME,; Sunil Kanoria, Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman - SREI Infrastructure; Sharafudheen Sharaf, Co-Founder & Vice- Chairman – Sharaf Group; Manish Dhameja, MD & Head of Commercial Banking UAE – Standard Chartered Bank; H.E. Abdulla Al Darmaki, CEO of Khalifa Fund for Entreprise Development; Khalid Al Mansouri, CEO of Emirates Driving Company. Another panel discussion deliberated on making the USD 75 billion infrastructure fund work for India. The panel included K Ramchand, Group CEO of IL&FS; Ravi Khanna, CEO of Aditya Birla Solar; Rajiv Agarwal, MD & CEO of Essar Ports; Capt. BVJK Sharma, CEO & JMD of JSW Infrastructure; Jayant Mhaiskar, Vice Chairman & MD of MEP Infrastructure; Edwin Lammers, VP Commercial of Abu Dhabi Ports. Other speakers on the final day of the Conclave included