Companies seem to be hesitating in moving ahead as they wait for further improvements in the global economy. However, Frost & Sullivan believes that the best CEOs are already planning how their businesses will take advantage of the growth opportunities presented by the rebound. This was one of the key topics of discussion at this year’s GIL 2009: India – Growth, Innovation and Leadership: A Frost & Sullivan Global Congress on Corporate Growth. The Growth Partnership Company’s flagship program which leverages growth, innovation and leadership as the three core elements of a successful growth strategy. This year’s annual program took place 23rd October 2009 at the Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore where CEOs along with their growth teams representing a pollination of cross industries throughout India came to share, engage and inspire fresh and innovative tools, tactics and strategies in driving growth.This year’s keynote ‘The CEO’s Perspective on Growth in a Complex Business Environment’ delivered by Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad said, ‘Now more than ever, CEOs need to continual maintain a 360 degree perspective of their industry to support their critical decision making.’ GIL 2009: India also provided participants access to specific trends and challenges of their industry as part of eight interactive concurrent think tanks covering the Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics and Security, Power, Transmission and Distribution, Environment, Information and Communication Technologies, Chemicals and Materials and Healthcare sectors. ‘The Indian economy is at a critical cross-road, faced with the challenge of maintaining a steady growth rate between 7-9% despite the sluggish global markets. Global opportunities continue to wide open for Indian enterprises with the ability to excel in quality, costs and delivery – the focus on expanding domestic markets and bridging the urban-rural divide are greater than ever before. GIL Global is a unique platform where senior utives across multiple industries can come to share and exchange in proven strategies and best practices that will continue to drive this,’ stated Anand Rangachary, Managing Director, South Asia and Middle East, Frost & Sullivan. A stellar line-up of industry luminaries, visionaries, innovators and leaders to network with, and benchmark against including Ajay Nanavati, Managing Director, 3M India, Ajay Popat, CEO, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd, Mr. R. Basil, CEO, Manipal Health Systems, Chetan Maini, Deputy Chairman and CTO, Reva Electric Car Company, Dr. Dinesh A Keskar, President, Boeing International Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pramoud Rao, Managing Director, Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd.