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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet CEOs of top global companies with collective worth of nearly $4 trillion — twice the size of India’s GDP — in New York on September 24 to discuss ideas to turn the country into an investment hotspot and a manufacturing hub.
Lockheed Martin chairman Marillyn A Hewson, Ford Motor president Mark Fields, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles D White, Johnson & Johnson chairman Jorge Mesquita and Starwood Hotels and Resorts CEO Adam M Aron were among the leaders of several Fortune 500 companies who would be at the dinner meeting with Modi in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, sources said.
The push also comes at a time when many global companies are seeking an alternative to China as costs and risks rise in Asia’s biggest economy.