The Art of Living and the World Forum for Ethics in Business to host a unique international Conference


Mahesh Gupta, Advisory Board member CCS and Chairman Kent RO Group and Tripta Dhawan, Member Board of Trustees, addressing the media persons.

New Delhi, January 9, 2015: The Art of Living and the World Forum for Ethics in Business will host a unique international Conference- ‘The Corporate Culture and Spirituality’ at the Art of Living International centre in Bangalore on January 31, 2015 – February 1, 2015. 
Sharing the information, Mahesh Gupta, Advisory Board member CCS and Chairman Kent RO Group said, “The genesis of the Corporate Culture Spirituality conference took place in 2003 at the International Art of Living Center in Bangalore, India and after successful editions at the European Parliament in Brussels and in Singapore, this is the eleventh edition in the series.”
The 2 days summit will witness eminent Government heads, business and corporate leaders including Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Governor, Karnataka; Deepak Parekh, HDFC Chairman; Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD, State Bank of India; D Sundaram; VP & Managing Director, TVS Capital Funds Limited; D Shivakumar, CEO-PepsiCo, India, Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman, HCL and many others.
Also present on the occasion,  Tripta Dhawan, Member Board of Trustees, disclosed, The Corporate Culture & Spirituality Conference is an annual event, where leaders from business, governance, academia, civil society and faith-based organisations come together to discuss and dialogue ethical ways of doing business and maximizing profit; while also keeping social good in mind.”
The conference will be inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual leader & Humanitarian and Founder, Art of Living who will also address the inaugural session. His vision behind the creation of this forum is encapsulated in his words, “Trust is the breath of business, ethics its limbs, to uplift the spirit, its goal”
Speakers will address a variety of pivotal issues impacting the global economy today under various sessions focusing on - Corporate Shared Value; Entrepreneurship Redefined: Social Impact, Collaboration, Innovation and Growth; Business through Non Linear Thinking; Unleashing the Human Potential.
The CCS is fast becoming a must-attend event for the corporate sector said Mahesh Gupta, “This Conference is the need of the hour, as it focuses on the importance of corporate entities to practice good governance and ethical values in building the foundation of their businesses. It gives a new perspective and dimension in this direction”.
The conference has also constituted the ‘Sri Sri Leadership Awards’ that will be presented in the categories of - Outstanding Corporation, Outstanding Individual and Outstanding Innovation.
The conference envisions a way-forward map from the deliberations: Regional Conferences  and the creation of a CCS community. The regional conferences will address the needs of many companies who want to adopt the role of values in business and stakeholder interaction. The CCS community will encourage a continuous dialogue and exchange of value driven practices being adopted by companies and their positive outcomes.
During the Conference, delegates will have an opportunity to network, interact and collaborate with leaders and decision makers. Attendees will also be entertained by a special cultural program and an interesting exhibition that will showcase a day in the life of a village habitat, illustrating the holistic impact of the Art of Living intervention in improving the life of the rural population.
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Friday, January 9, 2015