During the 10 day Learning Expedition, the team will do a combination of business, cultural, historical and governmental visits to expand each participant’s understanding of India. Below is the itinerary of the 2012 Learning Expedition:

Date      Location Business Culture
Dec. 2 Chennai Team arrives in Chennai
Dec. 3 Chennai
  • Tour ancient port city Mahabalipuram. Discussion of  the evolution of temple art and architecture with Dr. Suresh Sethuraman
Dec. 4 Chennai
  • Company and home visits (group splits into three teams)
    1. Visit a NGO, a small manufacturer and a low-income Hindu household
    2. Visit a public utility, a government enterprise and a middle-income Christian household
    3. Visit a hospital, a small new-age enterprise and a high-income household
Dec. 5 Chennai
  • Visit Fifth Avenue Clothing, an apparel sourcing company for design, production scheduling and quality control for Diesel, Benetton and others
  • Visit TI Cycles, a local bicycle manufacturer
Dec. 6 Chennai
  • Meet with Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone
  • Visit Hello 106.4FM
Dec. 7 Chennai, Agra Travel day
Dec. 8 Agra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Barara Village
Dec. 9 Agra, Delhi
  • Discussion on Private Equity in India with Suds Tirumala T’10
  • Itmad ud Daula Tomb
Dec. 10 Delhi
  • Visit to Parliament
  • Meeting with Kishore Deo, Minister for Tribal Affairs
  • Meeting with Smt. Sindushree Khullar, Secretary, Planning Commission
  • Meeting with Loveleen Tandon, Co-Producer of Slumdog Millionaire
Dec. 11 Delhi
  • Meeting with Prannoy Roy, founder of NDTV, a leading television company
Dec. 12 Delhi
  • Meeting with Dr. Pachauri, Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, President of TERI North America and Director General of TERI India
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