India Infoline News Service: 15th November 2010

The second edition of the Chief Learning Officers (CLO) Summit India will be held in Mumbai on November 19-20.
The summit is organised by LeapVault, a premier Indian player in organisation development consulting, training and executive recruitment. The summit is supported by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India and will see
presentations of case studies and an interactive session by Harvard Business Publishing.

The summit will also have individual sessions by CEOs and business leaders. Additionally, there would be in-depth CLO sessions and a panel discussion with CLOs and HR heads moderated by Harvard Business Publishing. The
summit shall also see an Unconference where the participants shall discuss and debate key areas related to
organizational learning & development.

Speaking on the initiative, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Government of India said “The
importance of learning and knowledge development for all employees in any organization is paramount as our
country makes its presence felt in the global knowledge arena. Continuous learning and skill upgradation are the
backbone for progress in R&D and innovation for sustainable growth. The CLO Chief Learning Officers Summit
India is a pioneering initiative to bring focus on this important aspect in the corporate world. My best wishes for the
success of the summit.”

The CLO Summit 2010 will focus on issues such as the need to bridge the national skill deficit, the necessity for
establishing certifications and standards in India and setting up corporate universities, and the integral competencies that a CEO should possess. The event would, moreover, discuss learning challenges in the public sector, the role of learning in driving innovation, perspectives on learning and development in media and journalism, learning as a
tool for sales and after sales service among others.

“The CLO Summit has very quickly established itself as the leading event for learning and development
professionals in India. We are pleased to support this important event”, says Curtis Bateman, CEO Spencer
Johnson Foundation.”

“The learning and development landscape in India is evolving very rapidly and we see scalability, impact and
continuity of learning as key cornerstones of this change. The theme of the event “Organizational Learning:
impacting business, changing the game” resonates well with us at Harvard Business Publishing in our mission to
improve the practice of management and its impact on a changing world. We are excited about our partnership with Leapvault and look forward to a great summit” said Vivek Chachra, Director – Corporate Learning (India & ME).

Speakers at the summit would include Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India, Secretary Bhaskar
Chatterjee, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) CEO & MD Dilip Chenoy, Financial Planning Standards
Board (FPSB) CEO Ranjeet Mudholkar, Petronet LNG CEO & MD Dr. A K Balyan, Harvard Business Publishing
Director (Design & Development) Sherry Heffner, Ginger Hotels CEO Prabhat Pani, Fortis Healthcare CEO
Bhavdeep Singh, former Editor in Chief, Bloomberg UTV, Govindraj Ethiraj, acclaimed film director Sudhir Mishra,
experienced CLOs and noted experts from leading global and Indian companies like Infosys, GE, Deloitte,
Aditya Birla, Nabard, Thoon Reuters, Hewlett Packard and others.

“We are very pleased to be associated with the CLO Summit, 2010, as a strategic partner since the event would
provide an excellent platform to discuss some of the most critical challenges being faced by India Inc, particularly in
the arena of learning and skill development,” NSDC CEO & MD Dilip Chenoy said.

“At best, past performance and learning, helps keep momentum going. Future-proofing however is a different
game. It requires knowing ‘next’. It needs fresh insights & newer ways of doing things. Pro-active & New learnings.
The CLO summit is a platform for all ‘learning’ leaders to chart this course for business enterprises” says
Ravindran G, CEO SHRM India.

Harvard Business Publishing is the Knowledge Partner, NSDC the Strategic Partner, Who Moved My Cheese the
Change Coaching Partner, Tata Institute of Social Sciences the Academic Partner and SHRM India is the Strategic
HR Partner for the event. The programme is powered by Ascent. The summit is supported by the EU-India
Chambers, the Indian Merchants Chamber, and the All India Association of Industries.