22nd Jan - 25th Jan 2019
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

New India at Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum @ Davos

Meet us at India Investment Centre, Promenade 50, Davos or contact to us at indiaatdavos@investindia.org.in

The 49th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting would be taking place between 22nd to 25th January 2019, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland with the theme ‘Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The annual meeting aims to build meaningful international collaborations to develop a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The forum will host more than 400 sessions, and will provide a platform to more than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries to interact with each other. Home to more than 17% of the global population and a vital engine of global growth, India is at the cusp of monumental innovation, industrial growth, and social development. WEF presents a unique opportunity for us – an opportunity that has the potential to build sustainable relationships and partnerships to create a better India, a better world and a shared future.

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Sectoral Opportunities


  • Largest two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer
  • 2nd Largest bus manufacturer
  • 3rd Largest heavy trucks manufacturer 
  • 4th Largest car manufacturer 
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  • 3rd biggest biotech industry in APAC region. 
  • Bioeconomy is estimated at $ 44 bn in 2017 and expected to grow to $ 100 bn by 2025 
  • Leader in global supply of DPT, BCG and measles vaccines 
  • Largest Bt Cotton Producer in the world
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  • Largest provider of generic medicines globally (20% of global supply) 
  • Indian pharmaceuticals market to reach $ 55 bn by 2020 with a growth rate of 12.89%
  • FDI inflows: $ 4.24 bn received in FDI since 2014
  • Medical tourists increased from 233,918 in 2015 to 495,056 in 2017
  • Medical tourism industry expected to grow to $ 8 bn by 2020
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Defence and Aerospace

  • With 1.3 mn active personnel, India has the 2nd largest armed force in the world
  • At $ 42.2 bn, India has the 5th largest defence budget in the world
  • The Indian Airforce proposes to add 110 combat aircrafts, of which 85% will be made in India
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  • $ 26 bn in FDI received since 2014
  • Sector accounts for 7.7% of India’s GDP and over 49% of the services exported ($ 108 bn exported in 2016) 
  • Sector expected to grow to $ 350 bn by 2025
  • India is the no. 1 sourcing destination globally
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  • 2nd biggest employer (after agriculture), employing about 45 mn people directly or indirectly in 2015 
  • $ 11.83 bn in FDI since 2014
  • India’s construction market will reach $ 1 tn in size by 2025, to become 3rd largest globally
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Tourism & Hospitality

  • 14.62 mn jobs created since 2014
  • $ 4.04 bn in FDI since 2014
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Retail & E-commerce

  • India ranked no. 1 in Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) in 2017 
  • India to become 3rd largest consumer economy by 2025 (consumption expenditure to increase by a factor of 3 to reach $ 4 tn)
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  • FDI in telecom sector has jumped nearly 5x in the last three years from $ 1.3 bn in 2015-16 to $ 6.2 bn in 2017-18
  • 2nd largest telecom network in the world with over 1.18 bn telecom subscriptions
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  • Indian domestic textile and apparel market is expected to reach $ 220 bn by 2025 
  • $ 2 bn FDI equity inflow (April 2014 – March 2018) as compared to $ 0.59 bn (April 2010 – March 2014)
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  • India will be the 3rd largest aviation market in the world by 2020
  • Indian air passenger traffic grew by 16% in 2017 - 18
  • 12% of Indian commercial pilots are female as compared to global average of 5%
  • In the next 20 years, India will require nearly 1600 aircrafts worth $ 224 bn
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Renewable Energy

  • 100 GW capacity addition to meet the 2022 target of 175 GW
  • Invest India helped Danish wind energy firm Vestas set up commercial production in 15 months - the shortest in their history of manufacturing
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  • India has the 3rd largest output in Asia
  • Indian chemicals industry was valued at $ 163 bn in 2017
  • Contributes 3.4% to the global chemical industry
  • Employs more than 2 mn people
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  • Healthcare sector has received $ 2.85 bn in FDI since 2014
  • Healthcare market in India is expected to reach $ 372 bn by 2022
  • India is the largest exporter of formulations, with 14% market share
  • In 2017, healthcare was the 4th largest employer in the country
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  • Electronic hardware production has increased from $ 29 bn in 2014 - 15 to an estimated $ 59 bn in 2017 - 18, with a CAGR of 26.7%
  • Production of cellular mobile handsets reached 225 mn units in 2017 - 18, compared to 60 mn units in 2014 - 15
  • Production of LCD/LED TVs increased from 8.7 mn units in 2014 - 15 to 16 mn units in 2017 - 18
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Medical Devices

  • The current market size of the medical devices industry in India is estimated to be $ 5.2 bn
  • The market size is expected to reach $ 50 bn by 2025
  • Indian medical devices industry is growing at a CAGR of 15.8% compared to a CAGR of 4.1% for the Global medical devices industry
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