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Annual General Meeting

Mumbai - India
Nov 13 - Nov 15 2019

Hotel & Meeting Venue



The Taj Mahal Palace
Apollo Bunder
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 India
022 6665 3366


For all meeting delegates, special room rates were arranged at the Luxury Taj Mahal Palace & Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai.

Rooms may be booked at the Palace Wing or at the Tower Wing.

The Palace wing has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality. Strategically located in Mumbai’s prime historical and commercial hub, The Taj Mahal Palace is walking distance from Colaba Causeway, known for its touristy tiny roadside shops. The city’s financial hub, parliament, stadium, offices and shopping districts are all located within close proximity; as is a flourishing art and heritage precinct with must visit museums, art galleries, churches and synagogues.

Room rates

Hotel confirms the following Guest Room Rates


Room Types

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Superior City View Room

All superior city view rooms are located between 3rd and 10th Floor

13500 INR (+/- 165 EUR)

15000 INR (+/- 183 EUR)

Taxes as applicable are additional.
Current taxes are 28%. Government taxes are subject to change.

The above rates are inclusive of the following benefits:
• Buffet Breakfast at the Shamiana
• Complimentary Tea / Coffee maker in the room
• Complimentary 2 bottles of drinking water on a daily basis
• In-room electronic safe
• Access to a fully equipped fitness centre
• WIFI with limited bandwidth for up to 4 devices; speed 2 MBPS and unlimited download

Superior city-view rooms

Looking out at a panoramic view of the artistic Colaba district, the 280 sq. ft. Superior City View rooms are designed with a blend of Indian aesthetics and European flair. Fully equipped with all modern facilities, digital connectivity and excellent service, the rooms at Taj Mahal Tower also offer access to the hotel’s gymnasium

• Bedroom & bathroom
• Tea-coffee maker
• Yoga kit
• Well-stocked minibar
• Electronic safe

NOTE: There is a possibility to upgrade your room to a Deluxe City View Room(located between 11th till 19th Floor) or Superior Sea View Room at additional cost.

The Taj Mahal Palace

Special Rate - INR

Room Types

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Luxury Grande City/Pool View Room


+/- 302 EUR


+/- 320 EUR

Taxes as applicable are additional.
Current taxes are 28%. Government taxes are subject to change.

The above rates are inclusive of the following benefits:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Buffet Breakfast at the Sea Lounge or Shamiana or American Breakfast at the Aquarius
  • Service of hot and soft beverages throughout the day at the Palace Lounge (except from 1900hrs – 0100hrs when it is available at Sea Lounge / Shamiana)
  • Access to a fully equipped fitness centre
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Round the clock butler service
  • Choice of newspapers and magazines
  • WIFI with limited bandwidth for up to 4 devices; speed 2 MBPS and unlimited download

These rooms are located in the Palace Wing on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Their size is 33 sqm. They exude an aura of the old-world charm and elegance. These rooms are adorned with delicate Rajput bay-windows, offering spectacular views of the poolside or the bustling Mumbai city

Cut-off date

Cut-Off Date for rooms is 13 October 2019.

Booking mehod

Business Agenda

The main theme of this meeting will be Accounting, counting what matters

Wednesday 13 November 2019

19.30 – 22.30

Welcome Reception at RendezVous, Taj Mahal Tower

Thursday 14 November 2019

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome and opening of the meeting Shariq Contractor, Chairman, INAA Nadège Mullier, Executive Manager, INAA

9.15 – 9.30

What is INAA? Ed Turner, Vice-President, INAA

9.15 – 9.30

What is INAA? Ed Turner, Vice-President, INAA

9.30 – 10.15

How to do business in India Ketan Delal, Managing Partner, Katalyst Advisors

10.15 – 11.00

Re-imagine reporting beyond financials Salil Tripathi, Writer and Human Rights Expert

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.15

Nuances of International Taxation and its impact on Society Pranav Sayta, Partner & National Leader, EY

12.15 – 13.00

Awaken the Leader in You  Jaya Row, Creator, Vedanta Vision

13.00 – 14.15

Lunch break

14.15 – 15.00

Indian capital market: the story has just begun Raja Parthasarthy, Morgan Stanley,  

15.00 – 15.45

Ghandi and his relevance in corporate governance and sustainable growth Rajni Bakshi, Author

15.45 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 16.45

Emerging Geopolitical Situation in the Asian Region Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, Times of India


Meeting point in the lobby and departure for Gala Dinner


Gala Dinner at the Turf Club

Friday 15 November 2019

8.00 - 9.00

Yoga session (please RSVP)

9.30 – 11.00

Role of Management auditors: Journey from Backroom to Boardroom presentation followed by a discussion Nandita Parekh, PartnerCNK

11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 13.15

INAA Business Session

13.15 – 14.15


15.30 – 18.30

Block printing workshop (Delegates and guests)


Departure for dinner


Dinner at Clearing House

Social programme

Note :

PRE and POST Tours packages have been designed specifically for INAA members and guests. Scroll down for details.

Social agenda

Registration & Visa information



Delegates from eligible Countries/Territories are advised to apply for e-Visa which is completely an online process.
At present e-Visa is issued to passport holders of 161 countries.
e-Visa has 5 sub-categories :

  • e-Tourist visa,
  • e-Business visa,
  • e-Medical visa,
  • e-Medical Attendant visa
  • e-Conference visa

Delegates are advised to apply for e-Business Visa.

Online application for e-Visa can be made 120 days in advance of the actual arrival date in India. However, applications are to be made minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.

For details and applying for e-Visa, please visit:

Regular Visa:

Alternatively, delegates can apply for a regular visa through online application link. Delegates from Countries/Territories not listed under the e-Visa scheme must apply for regular visa only. For details and applying for regular visa please visit:

For details and applying for regular visa please visit:

Your secretariat will issue appropriate invitation letters to delegates to facilitate their e-Visa /regular visa application. Please write to [email protected] if you need any specific document from the organisers for your visa application.


How to do business in India

Ketan Dalal

Managing Partner, Katalyst Advisors

Ketan Dalal is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, having qualified in 1981. He was the Joint Head Tax, All India and the Managing Partner (West) and was a member of the India Leadership Team with PwC India. He exited PwC with effect from 1stApril 2017 to pursue his independent professional interests and runs a boutique Structuring and Tax firm, Katalyst Advisors LLP. He is a Director in HDFC Life Insurance, Zensar Technologies Ltd and Jio Payments Bank Ltd He was a member of the “Working group on Non resident taxation” formed by India’s Ministry of Finance in 2003. He has also served on various committees of professional and business organisations. He is a member of the Managing Committee and the Chairman of the Direct Tax Committee of IMC. International Tax Review, a leading global magazine on international tax has listed him among India’s leading tax advisors He has authored a book ‘‘Indian Taxation Decoded- An MNC Perspective” in 2018 published by Wolters Kluwer

Re-imagine reporting beyond financials

Salil Tripathi

Writer and Human Rights Experts

Salil Tripathi is a writer and human rights expert born in Mumbai and lives in London. Educated at New Era School and Sydenham College in Mumbai, Salil obtained his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in the United States. He has been a senior visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. As senior adviser - global issues at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Salil has been involved with developing global standards for corporate accountability with regard to human rights. He has been researcher at Amnesty International and member of the External Sustainability Advisory Panel at Exxon, and earlier performed a similar role at GE. Salil also chairs PEN International's Writers-in-Prison Committee. He is contributing editor at Mint and The Caravan, and has been foreign correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review in Singapore and Hong Kong. An award-winning journalist, he has written three works of non-fiction. His next book is about the Gujaratis.

Nuances of International Taxation and its impact on Society

Pranav Sayta

Partner & National Leader, EY

Pranav Sayta is a Partner in EY, India and is based in Mumbai. He is the national leader of the Transaction Tax practice. In the past, he has held diverse roles in EY India as National Leader for TMT sector (Technology, Media & Telecommunication), National head of the tax litigation and controversy practice and national head of Tax Learning & Development. He has also been a key part of the Tax Knowledge and Solutions team. Pranav is a Gold-Medalist charted Accountant attaining first rank at All-India level. He was also awarded the prize for the best paper on Direct Tax Laws by The Institute of Charted Accountants of India. he has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of Direct Tax Laws. He joined EY in 2001. Pranav is a Member of Permanent Scientific Committee of International Fiscal Association, Netherlands Pranav is also a Member of the Executive Committee of International Fiscal Association India (IFA India) and Chairman of the Managing Committee of the Western region Chapter, IFA India

Leadership and Ethics

Jaya Row

Creator, Vedanta Vision

Mrs. Jaya Row is one of the best speakers on Vedanta - the science of self-management. She brings alive the wisdom of the Vedas in a modern context. Backed by her experience in corporate life and 40 years of research on Vedanta, she motivates people to become outstanding achievers and live happy lives. Clarity, wit and zeal are the hallmarks of her presentations. Jaya Row has been invited to speak at the World Economic Forum Davos, World Bank, Young Presidents' Organization, Apple, Google & Intel in California, KPMG, MasterCard & Deutsche Bank in New York, Shell in London, Princeton University, and Washington University to name a few.

Presentation on Gandhi

Rajni Bakshi


Rajni Bakshi is a Mumbai-based author. Her books include: Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom: for a market culture beyond greed and fear (Penguin, India, 2009 and Greenleaf, UK, 2012), which won two Vodafone-Crossword Awards; Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi (Penguin, India, 1998) which inspired the Hindi film Swades; Long Haul: the Bombay Textile Workers Strike 1982-83 (BUILD, India, 1986). Rajni has also written several monographs including: Trusteeship: Business and the economics of well-being (2016); Civilizational Gandhi (2012); An Economics for Well-Being (2007); Let’s Make it Happen: a backgrounder on New Economics (2003); A Warning and an Opportunity: the Dispute over Swami Vivekananda’s Legacy (1994). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Rajni was awarded the Homi Bhabha Fellowship in 2000. From 2013 to 2016 Rajni was the Gandhi Peace Fellow at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, a Mumbai based foreign policy think tank. She serves on the Boards of Child Rights and You (CRY), Citizens for Peace (CfP) and the Centre of Education and Documentation (CED). Rajni has a BA in Journalism and Political Science from George Washington University and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Rajasthan.

Internal audit : Journey from Backroom to Boardroom

Nandita Parekh

Partner, CNK

Nandita Parekh is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA, with an outstanding academic record. A gold medalist Chartered Accountant, Nandita holds the distinction of being the first woman to top the final CA examination at an all-India level. Nandita specializes in internal audit and risk advisory services. She has authored a book on “Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) – A Handbook for Private Companies and their Auditors”. She is a regular speaker at professional seminars, on topics such as practice management, risk management, internal audit, Corporate Governance and ICFR. As an active member of the Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society, Nandita has made a notable contribution to the field of Internal Audit. Nandita has done pioneering work in pursuing the cause of women chartered accountants, in sensitizing the profession about the need for better gender balance and has supported many women professionals in re-starting their professional careers. An academician at heart, she is actively engaged in mentoring CA students and young professionals. Nandita can be reached at [email protected]

Emerging political scenario

Indrani Bagshi

Diplomatic Editor, Times of India

Indrani Bagchi is Diplomatic Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of The Times of India, the world's largest English language newspaper. She has been reporting and analyzing foreign policy and strategic issues for TOI since 2004. Her news and feature stories, opinion pieces, and blog ('Globespotting') cover a wide range of subjects – from India's geopolitical and economic relations with the rest of the world, to global trends viewed from a primarily Indian perspective. Prior to this, Indrani served as Associate Editor at India Today, a premier news magazine. She started her journalism career at The Statesman, before moving to The Economic Times. Indrani was a Reuters Fellow at Oxford University. She was awarded the Chang Lin-Tien Fellowship by the Asia Foundation to study US-China relations at Brookings Institution, Washington DC. She is a Fellow of the India Leadership Initiative of Aspen Institute India and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She tweets @IBagchiTOI and @horror06.

Practical Information


The Taj Mahal Palace
022 6665 3366
Apollo Bunder Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400001
Check-in time: 14:00 – Check-out time: 12:00


The Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of the city centre.

Hotel Shuttle:
The hotel can arrange airport pick-up and drop-off at 5197,5 INR per way (+/- 65 EUR).

By taxi:
Taxis are the only direct transport from the airport to the city. Make sure to take a government licensed taxi with a fare conversion chart Taxis are available outside Arrivals, at Terminals 2A and 2C. The journey time is approximately one hour to the city centre of Mumbai.


In order to connect to the internet, select the Wi-Fi of the hotel and accept the terms and conditions.
Internet Speed: 2Mbps Standard wi-fi can be availed up to 4 devices per room.


All participants (delegates and guests) are kindly requested to wear their name tags at all times.


  • Board Meeting: Sapphire Room 1st Floor of The Taj Mahal Palace
  • Wednesday Welcome Reception at 19:00: Rendezvous (Top floor of Taj Mahal Tower. Press “RS” in the elevator)
  • Thursday & Friday meetings (14-15 November 2019): Rendezvous (Top floor of Taj Mahal Tower. Press “RS” in the elevator)
  • Breakfast: If you are staying at the Tower, breakfast will be served at the Shamiana Restaurant from 7.00 to 11.00. If you are staying at the Palace Wing, breakfast can be taken at the Shamiana Restaurant, at the Sea Lounge or at the Aquarius from 7.00 to 11.00
  • Lunches: Lunch will be taken at Masala Kraft on Thursday 14 November 2019 and at Golden Dragon on Friday 15 November 2019.
  • Gym: Lower ground floor of The Taj Mahal Palace
  • Spa: Lobby level – The Taj Mahal Tower


  • Gala Dinner at The Turf Club (Thursday 14 November 2019):
    Address: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034, Inde
    Around 9 kilometers from the hotel, 40 minutes’ drive (Transportation is provided)
    Departure Time from the hotel: 18:30 Start Time: 19:15
  • Dinner at Clearing House (Friday 15 November 2019)
    Address: 13-15, Calicut Rd, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
    Around 2 kilometers from the hotel, 12 minutes’ drive (Transportation is provided)
    Departure Time from the hotel: 19:00 Start Time: 19:30


Business Sessions: Business Casual
* For men: trousers, collared shirt; jacket & tie optional. For women: skirt or trousers; jacket optional
*You may wish to bring a jacket or sweater as the temperature in meeting rooms may vary.

Wednesday Evening Reception & Friday Dinner: Smart Casual
For men: trousers, collared shirt; jacket & tie optional. For women: skirt or trousers; jacket optional

Thursday Gala Diner:  Business formal For men: Jacket is a must. For women: cocktail dress is recommended.

Friday Tour: Casual, comfortable clothing Footwear: boots or closed toed shoes only. For women - no heels


Please meet us at the lobby 15 minutes before the departure of each tour.


English is the official language of the meeting.


The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa).
Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de change. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.


Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before your trip. The WHO recommend the following vaccinations for India: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.


November in Mumbai is influenced by Tropical Wet & Dry climate. The temperature begins to drop during November with the minimum of 20.5 °C. The maximum temperature remains around 33.4 °C. The city also receives unseasonal showers during this period.


230 volts, 50Hz. A variety of power outlets are used in India, but most plugs have two or three round pins.


GMT +5,5


The international access code for India is +91


Mumbai is a city with a moderate level of crime. Travellers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking basic precautions. Areas that are often visited by tourists are generally safe. We recommend you follow these advices:
• Be very careful at the main tourist attractions, in crowds, in bars and at pavement cafés, among other places.
• Only carry around as much money as you need for that day. Leave valuables, including your plane ticket, in the safe at the hotel.
• Carry a photocopy of your passport or ID card and not the original.


Police: 100
Fire: 101
Ambulance: 102