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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATE DEAN MBA PROGRAMS Dear Sponsors, Speakers and Attendees,

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would like to extend to each of you a warm welcome to Goodes Hall, home of Queen’s School of Business and to the “Experience India, Queen’s Business Forum 2010”. This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, speakers and attendees and we are grateful to all of you for making this event a success. India is fast becoming one of the most important business partners for Canada. Each year there are many events held across Canada dealing with “doing business in India”. The students of our Masters of Global Management and Masters of Business Administration programs wanted to do something different with this event. They wanted to concentrate on the practical aspects of doing business in India and with Indian companies. The list of distinguished speakers and panelists that have been assembled by the students shows me that they have succeeded in their goals. Many of the students at QSB are preparing for careers as global managers and they see an event such as this as providing them with a richer and more complete education in global business. Thank you to the students who spent countless hours in organizing this event.

Copyright © 2010 Experience India Email experienceindia@business.queensu.ca Website http://experienceindiaatqueens.com LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3169605 In partnership with: Sponsored by:

I hope that each of you will leave the event meeting some new friends and with a better understanding of India.

Elspeth Murray Associate Dean MBA Programs


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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

MESSAGE FROM THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR INDIA OTTAWA

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n behalf of the citizens of Kingston, I am delighted to welcome you to the “Experience India – Queens Business Forum 2010”. I am certain that the discussions and the topics on the agenda will be of great interest to you and your colleagues. As the conditions of our global economy continue to evolve, I am encouraged that our local businesses and post-secondary education institutions are aggressively investigating innovative ways to connect with emerging international markets. These collective efforts can have a dramatic positive effect on new business interests in our region and help to continue to project Kingston as an inviting location for new investment. During some of your free time, I would hope that you and your colleagues take some time to discover more of what our proud city has to offer. Citizens of Kingston proudly claim that our shopping, dining and cultural attractions are second to none. With dozens of museums, galleries and historic sites, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to see and do in Kingston! Canada’s First Capital is proud to be considered the hub of South-Eastern Ontario for business, education and culture. Thank you for visiting. Please take some time to visit the Tourist Information Office on Ontario Street (telephone toll free 1-888-855-4555) – to find more information on Kingston’s many amenities and attractions. I offer you my best wishes for an enjoyable conference.

Harvey Rosen

t the outset I wish to apologize for not being able to attend the ‘Experience India’ event at Queen’s School of Business. I was looking forward to the opportunity of speaking about Canada and the rise of India and interacting with students of the Master’s programme in Global Management and Business Administration. Unfortunately a family emergency requires my presence in India. I have, therefore, requested my colleague Deputy High Commissioner Narinder Chauhan to make a presentation. India and Canada share many values and institutions democracy, freedom, tolerance, an independent judiciary, a free press and a market economy. The rise of India, therefore, is the ascent of a benevolent power and is in the interest of Canada and the rest of the world. The relationship between the two countries has never been so close and extensive and coming years will see it strengthen even further. Exciting times lie ahead for bilateral ties particularly in the domain of business. All of you will soon be graduating from the School of Business. The world of business and management will open before you. India will inevitably constitute a very important part of this experience. My best wishes to you all.

(S.M. Gavai)  


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*Schedule is subject to change Time 8:00 AM

Details Registration and Continental Breakfast (optional)

8:30 AM

Greeting

8:45 AM 9:30 AM

Welcome address and keynote speaker Talk Show: Rising India and the Indo-Canadian Relationship Up Close and Personal FAQ Break Talk Show: Partnerships with India Up Close and Personal FAQ Lunch Talk Show: Explore India – Business Culture and Regulations

10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:45 PM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Up Close and Personal FAQ

3:15 PM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:45 PM

Break Talk Show: Socio-economic Trends in India Up Close and Personal FAQ Closing Speech and Finale


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MRS. NARINDER CHAUHAN DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER, HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, OTTAWA Mrs. Narinder Chauhan joined the Indian Foreign Service in July, 1985. During her career spanning about 24 years, she has served in Indian Missions in Tokyo, Bangkok and Brussels. Her previous assignment was at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, as Director General responsible for African Affairs (2005-2008). She has also worked in the Ministry of External Affairs as Director in charge of East Asia, Africa and Administration. She also served as Director in the Office of Minister of State for External Affairs during the period March 1998 to March 2001.She joined as the Deputy High Commissioner of India in Ottawa on 11th August, 2008. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

MAYOR HARVEY ROSEN MAYOR OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF KINGSTON Harvey Rosen was elected the 94th mayor of the City of Kingston on November 10th, 2003, and re-elected to a second term in November 2006. Prior to this, he was first elected to the former Kingston Township council in November 1994 and then to the Board of Control of the newly amalgamated City of Kingston in November 1997. In addition to his duties as Mayor, he serves on the Police Services Board, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Kingston Electric Distribution Limited, St. Lawrence College Community Council, the FOCUS Kingston Steering Committee and is ex officio of all council committees. He is past president of the Beth Israel Congregation and is involved in the operation of Rosen Corporation Limited, a family business. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

JOHN GERRETSON MPP FOR KINGSTON AND THE ISLANDS John Gerretsen was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1995 to represent Kingston and The Islands. In October of 2007, John was appointed Minister of the Environment. John is leading the development of a new Water Opportunities Act. The Act would take advantage of the province’s expertise in clean-water technology, helping us to conserve and protect more water at home and spurring the development in Ontario of technologies in demand around the world. An active member of the Kingston community, John has also served as Chair of the Kingston Police Services Board, a founding member of Kingcole Homes, and the Rotary Club of Kingston. He has also been the Chair of the South Eastern Emergency Health Services Committee and a trustee for Queen’s University. A graduate of Queen’s University, John has practiced law in Kingston since 1971. (TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON RISING INDIA AND IMPLICATION FOR CANADA)

PETER SUTHERLAND FORMER HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA Peter Sutherland advises Canadian companies interested in doing business in India, the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Mr. Sutherland joins Aird & Berlis LLP after a distinguished diplomatic career which included service as Canada’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, High Commissioner to India and as Director General, International Business Operations in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Mr. Sutherland’s other foreign assignments included postings in the United States, Hungary, Ivory Coast and as an attorney in the Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Sutherland is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Canada-India Business Council. (TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON RISING INDIA AND IMPLICATION FOR CANADA)


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Bombardier Transportation has been present in India for over 35 years, but it was not until November 2008 when it decided to solidify its strategic partnership and presence in India by investing 35 million euros in the construction of a modern vehicle manufacturing facility destined primarily to cater to the Indian market as well

Asia-Pacific reThis industrial strategy is in line with the fact that Bombardier fully recognizes that India is one if the most promising emerging markets and Bomas other markets in gion.

FRANCISCO GARCIA DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SYSTEMS DIVISION, BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

Mr. Garcia holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mexico. His professional experience spans 32 years in the transportation sector with companies like Hawker Siddeley, UTDC, SNCLavalin and Bombardier.

bardier wants to be well positioned as

India

prepares itself to enhance

its transport infrastructure. with

9

cities having a population in

excess of

5

million and foreseeing

to have by the year

35

Already

2051

more than

cities reaching that volume, India

is a prime example of a country which need a comprehensive, sustainable and

integrated rail transportation system.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIA)

Over the course of his career, Mr. Garcia has led business development initiatives and sales campaigns in five continents. Mr. Garcia devoted two years to assist in the development and successful implementation of Bombardier Transportation’s entry strategy for India. Mr. Garcia’s focus over the past 14 months is to penetrate the increasingly important Brazilian transportation market and his current goal is to submit a winning bid for the construction of the first high capacity monorail system to be built in Brazil. This will be a 24 km monorail system for the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest metropolis and the nucleus of Brazil’s economic growth.

I am very excited to participate in the “Experience India, Queens Business forum 2010”. India is a remarkable country, that has great opportunities from both a personal and professional perspective.

I had my first taste of India in 2009, as a group member for my EMBA Global business project. I am now looking for ways to leverage that experience into opportunities for my company.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIA)

MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE VALCOUSTICS CANADA LTD – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Since joining Valcoustics Canada Ltd. in 2005, Michael has been responsible for business development, client relations, proposals, strategic planning, financial management and human resources. Valcoustics is an acoustical engineering firm in a wide variety of public and private facilities across North America and around the world. Prior to joining Valcoustics Canada Ltd. , Michael worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Options and the Chicago Board of Trade for brokerage and trading firms. Michael was part of the Queens EMBA class of 2010.


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DuPont

is a

$30B

global market

driven science company with over

63

years of business experience in India

$650M in 2010 CAGR of 20%. During

that generates revenues and that

period,

the

corporation

has

evolved from trading/sales of imported products to leveraging India’s inherent

1600 partnerships,

strengths and our through

local manufacturing and

employees alliances,

R&D

that

not only design and commercialize offerings specifically tuned to the

India

market/consumer but also to

support

global

corporate

needs.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIA)

DAVID E. YAKE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – E.I. DUPONT CANADA CO. David has over 30 years of global R&D, business, sales and marketing leadership with E.I. DuPont after receiving his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1980. He served 6 years in Asia as Regional Business and Marketing Manager and Director of DuPont’s Chemical Solutions business, which also included considerable business dealings in India. During the last 4 years David has lived in Canada and lead the Research and Business Development Center in Kingston, ON and the DuPont Center for Process Innovation – a global corporate leveraged technology based business that specializes in developing, scalingup technology solutions to commercial level. In Canada, the organization’s key role is to identify key growth opportunities and collaborate with global businesses to commercialize innovative solutions that meet market needs.

India albeit

is truly a land of opportunity, complex

weak-hearted.

and

India

not

for

own path, different from the and distinct from of

India

is

China. The

filled

the

will forge its

with

West future

promise.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIA)

ALEYA CHATTOPADHYAY VICE PRESIDENT, NEW MARKETS, BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SERVICES Aleya Chattopadhyay is a strategy and business development senior executive with a background in marketing and communications. Aleya is responsible for investigating, recommending and implementing new market entry alternatives for Brookfield RPS with particular focus on current operational business units: relocation services, real estate services (brokerage/ franchise) and appraisal services and opportunities to expand these operations in India. Prior to Brookfield, Aleya held a number of roles in start up and turnaround organizations, including forming part of the core management team at Chapters Inc. in the late 1990’s. Aleya holds a B.A., Honours from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Queen’s University.


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(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON EXPLORE INDIA – BUSINESS CULTURE AND REGULATIONS)

In India SME

owner-mangers as well

as large complex corporates believe that their respective businesses will

PAT KOVAL PARTNER, TORYS LLP Patricia (Pat) Koval practices in the area of corporate-commercial law with primary emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and managed assets. She regularly acts for issuers and investment dealers in structuring acquisitions and reorganizations, including take-over bids, arrangements, privately negotiated acquisitions and going private transactions. As well, she regularly acts for issuers and investment dealers in structuring international, cross-border and domestic public and private financings, and in the design of enhanced or new financial products and services.

attain national status if their own regions can grow.

Therefore,

HARI PANDAY FORMER PRESIDENT OF ICICI CANADA

thier

demands for infrastructure and a favourable fiscal and monetary policy

Mr. Panday’s long and distinguished career spreads over 30 years in a variety of progressive senior management roles with ICICI Bank Canada, HSBC Bank Canada, Bank of Montreal and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He has also served on prominent not-for-profit boards, including a past president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is a Governor on the board of The Corporation of Roy Thompson Hall and Massey Hall and an Honorary Trustee at the Royal Ontario Museum – located in Toronto.

are dissimilar to that seen in any other part of the world.

They

want immedi-

ate access to technology, education, capital markets and best-practices.

Many

foreign companies find

Indian

executives to be western educated, articulate, very analytical, smart, and intelligent--and yet in their decision making they don’t seem to follow the pre-conceived notions generally associated with such visible factors. Indian landscape requires local businesses to be catering to masses whose per

$1,000; therein lays $2,500 car $35 i-Pad and yet, make money the shareholders. Once foreign

capita income is

the need for inventing a and for

companies come to grips with such

Pat has led the global legal team on a significant number of international acquisitions by Indian companies. She and her colleagues also work regularly with ICICI Bank, both in India and Canada. Pat co-founded and is Co-Chair of Tory’s India Group and she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada-India Business Council.

factors and the ground reality, they find themselves handsomely rewarded.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON EXPLORE INDIA – BUSINESS CULTURE AND REGULATIONS)

In June 2009, he received the Corporate Executive of the Year Award from Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, India Abroad named him in its PowerList of 35 most influential Indo-Canadians.


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With 20

years of

“on

the ground”

experience doing business India, with small

companies

to

large

Indian

multinationals, there are numerous opportunities in

India

but not with-

out challenges and difficulties. is important to advantages develop

and

It understand India’s disadvantages, and

solutions

and

strategies

to maximize those opportunities and minimize the difficulties.

Only

with

this kind of perspective can one be successful doing business in

India.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS IN INDIA)

ATUL S. AGGARWAL

PRESIDENT & CEO – A & A PHARMACHEM INC., PRESIDENT & CEO – INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL GENERICS LTD.

Atul is the Founder and President of A & A Pharmachem Inc, a leading distributor in Canada of fine chemicals to both pharmaceutical and nutritional industries in Canada with supply from around the world including India. He is also the Founder and President of International Pharmaceutical Generics Ltd., a generic drug company in Canada, with R & D and manufacturing of generic drugs primarily from India.

I am really excited to Experience India 2010

participate in at

Queens. I

hope to share a few thoughts from my Indian heritage and

Canadian

ex-

perience to help navigate your India experience and come out smiling.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS IN INDIA)

SWAROOP DOGRA MANAGER - PMO TELUS

In his professional career spanning 30 years , Swaroop has worked at multiple locations across Asia/ Europe/Australia and the Americas. His experience encompasses Executive leadership, Project Management, Process re-engineering, IT Service delivery and software development in large cooperates such as TELUS, Verizon, Bharti Airtel, Amdocs, Osram (India), Unit Trust of India and Punjab National Bank. Swaroop volunteers as Director at India Rainbow Center, Director at PMI Lakeshore Chapter, Member curriculum advisory committees at Humber and George Brown College. Swaroop is married to Tejinder, a Senior Math’s teacher with Toronto school board. They have two sons. The family loves traveling.


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Indian Small Medium enterprises with a global presence, and Canadian Small Medium Enterprises with back offices in India, have played a pivotal role in the Indian economy, as well as in job creation, economic growth and innovation in the Canadian economy. These SMEs have made significant contribution

in

achieving

various

socio-economic objectives.

Kundan, a founder of a few such SMEs, as well as a board member of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, that plays a big role in bilateral trade between

India and Canada, shares his thoughts. (TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS IN INDIA)

KUNDAN JOSHI MANAGING DIRECTOR, JOSHI INC - BUSINESS, IT & CREATIVE CONSULTING VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SECRETARY, INDO-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Kundan Joshi is the Founder and Managing Director of Joshi Inc, a Business, IT & Creative Consulting company that offers solutions such as Brand Strategy, Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing & Offshoring. He has worked with clients such as Holiday Inn, Bell Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Rogers, National Post, among others. He is also the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PowerHome, a clean technology consulting firm. Kundan serves on the Board of Directors for the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, as Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Kundan has completed a B.Eng. Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

Indian

companies

are

increasingly

becoming the pace setters for how we think about cost and quality.

Their

twin-pronged ability to harness

high end talent combined with the availability of huge pools of labour will increasingly force us to adapt our thinking and strategies.

(TALK SHOW SPEAKER ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS IN INDIA)

KASI V.P. RAO CONSULTANT Kasi Rao is a consultant based in Toronto, Canada, providing strategic guidance to broader public and private sector organizations on matters pertaining to higher education, government relations, business development and policy issues, with a particular focus on India. In 2008, Rao authored a report “Ontario-India Relations: The Infrastructure Dimension” for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He has been a panel participant at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in New Delhi (2010 and 2008) and in Chennai (2009). He is a member of the international Steering Group of Global Indian Network of Knowledge (Global INK), an initiative launched by the Government of India.


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SHAI DUBEY DIRECTOR CORNELL-QUEEN’S EMBA PROGRAM, ACADEMIC DIRECTOR, MASTERS OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Shai Dubey is Director of the CornellQueen’s Executive MBA program and the Academic Director of the Masters of Global Management program at Queen’s University. He also is a member of Faculty at Queen’s School of Business and a visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University. He teaches both domestic and international business law and negotiations. Shai is also the director of project courses for Exectuive MBA programs. In addition, Shai is a lawyer with Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP in Kingston, Ontario where he advises clients on corporate commercial and governance matters. (EVENT ADVISOR)

ERIC LEBLANC DIRECTOR, MASTER OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS QUEEN’S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Eric is currently responsible for the operations of all Master of Management Programs within Queen’s School of Business. This includes the Global Management, Finance, and Accounting programs. He has been in this position since the creation of the degree and has launched all three of these innovative programs over the past four years. Prior to this, he was the Director of Queen’s Executive Development Centre responsible for Custom Programs and the Director of the Centre of International Management. He has been with the School for 15 years and has also been involved with team facilitation within the MBA programs, a facilitator for Queen’s Executive Development Centre in the area of Leadership and teaches on the SIDF, Saudi MBA program for the School. He has an undergraduate degree from Queen’s and completed his graduate studies at the University of Toronto. (EVENT ADVISOR)

LORI GARNIER ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, QUEEN’S FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM

MUKESH GUPTA STRATEGIC RELATIONS, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Lori Garnier is the Associate Director of the Queen’s full-time MBA program and is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, admissions and operational aspects of the program. Prior to her time with the full-time MBA program, she worked with the Queen’s Executive Development Centre organizing and implementing nondegree executive programs. In addition to her time at Queen’s, she also has experience working in the non-profit, healthcare, and consulting fields. She has her Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an MBA from Queen’s University.

As a Director of Strategic Relations for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Canada, Mukesh is responsible for the company’s interactions with government, academia & research centers, trade bodies and business institutions. He has achieved significant success in establishing and cementing the Tata brand as a significant player across all sectors.

(EVENT ADVISOR)

Mukesh is also active in the local community and volunteer his time with community based organizations and serves as Table captain with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and as board member with the Catholic Immigration Center Foundation. (EVENT ADVISOR)


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RISING INDIA AND THE INDO-CANADIAN RELATIONSHIP

PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIA

9:30AM, GOODES HALL ATRIUM

10:45AM, GOODES HALL ATRIUM

Why is India a global force to reckon with and what are the key factors that make it an attractive destination for Canada?

OVERVIEW This session will put the spotlight on the state of India, exploring the socio-economic and geo-political trends, government policy and regulations, and rising industries. A look into the future of the relationship and opportunities that exists for India and Canada. The key factors that promote the trade links with new partners and reinforce the existing ones. Through our talk show guests, we will obtain an insight about how Canada and India can mutually benefit from establishing new trading channels. The talk show will also shed light on some of the government policies and trade initiatives that the Canadian government has been extending to people who are interested in setting up business links with India.

What are the opportunities and challenges for partnerships with India?

OVERVIEW India is arguably the world’s most promising emerging market because of its structural strengths of a skilled young population, rising consumer spending power and investment rates, large unfilled domestic demand and globally competitive returns. The mutual need to industrialize agrarian economies, enhance infrastructure and meet ever growing demand for energy, resources and financial services opens the door wide open for global strategic partnerships between India and Canada. PriceWaterhouseCoopers cites in one of its previous reports that India is expected to produce the most new multinational companies over the next 15 years. In that time period, 2,200 Indian companies are projected to open operations via global partnerships or acquisitions.


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BUSINESS CULTURE AND REGULATIONS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRENDS IN INDIA

2:00PM, GOODES HALL ATRIUM

3:30PM, GOODES HALL ATRIUM

How has the changes in Indian business culture and regulations changed the experiences of doing business in India?

OVERVIEW Over the 60 years since independence, India has transformed into a new global superpower. The modern capitalistic nature over powers the previously submissive and conservative nature to reach out and compete at a global level. The business culture is competitive, progressive, and incorporates a balance of the western discipline and eastern creativity. The new management paradigm rewards good business etiquette, promotes the role of women, and spurs innovation. The regulatory requirements have influenced the power of Indian firms to compete internally and globally, and restricted the opportunities for global firms in India. In this talk show we explore the regulatory side of India ranging from high level questions regarding mergers and acquisitions, to the recent nuclear and mining treaties between India and Canada.

What are the opportunities and challenges for partnerships with India?

OVERVIEW As the global economy recovers from recession and Indian companies expand in global markets, driven by a domestic economy poised to grow and easy access to capital, India Inc is grooming global managers to effortlessly connect with diverse geographies and fuel opportunities for growth. During the economic boom, a few Indian companies established their global presence through acquisitions. Indian companies are shifting focus to cross border trade and learning to handle diversity at an early stage, creating a reserve of globally competent resources. The Tatas, the Aditya Birla Group, the Essar Group and mid-cap firms like Glenmark Pharmaceuticals are among such companies.


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Central Organizing Committee Ricky Chandrana Armin Eichhorn Meredith Slemko Katherine Tausz Niral Vora

Sponsorship Committee Ananya Datta Gautam Garg Russell Parikh Ashtad Pouedehi Rob Zakaib

our team Speaker Liasion Committee Tannishta Ganguly Ritesh Mangal Annie Pound Inder Semi Sumit Srivastava Laura Webb

Logistics Committee Michael Brenner Kyle Cunningham Minhaal Dinani Harish Gopal Priya Gupta Ash Kaushik Roshan Kalra Phani Korasala Nilesh Kujur Alvin Wong Robert Zakaib

Marketing Committee Christal Agostino (logo) Elaine Chow Rony Gao Nathania Go (graphics) Shabaz Iqbal Arthur Lui (web) Mukul Mehta Lauren Parker Vaibhav Rajan Pranav Taneja Racheal Xu Event Advisors & Oversight Shai Dubey Eric LeBlanc Lori Garnier Mukesh Gupta


THERE ARE TWO INDIA’S IN THIS COUNTRY One India is straining at the leash, eager to spring forth and live up to all the adjectives that the world has been showering recently upon us. The other India is the leash. One India says, give me a chance and I’ll prove myself. The other India says, prove yourself and maybe then you’ll have a chance. One India lives in the optimism of our hearts. The other India lurks in the skepticism of your minds One India wants. The other India hopes. One India leads. The other India follows.

But conversions are on the rise. With each passing day more and more people from the other India have been coming over to this side. And quietly, while the world is not looking, a pulsating, dynamic, new India is emerging. An India whose faith in success is far greater than its fear in failure. An India that no longer boycotts foreign-made goods but buys out the companies that makes them instead. And one India- a tiny little voice at the back of the head- is looking down at the bottom of the ravine and hesitating. The other India is looking up at the sky and saying, it’s time to fly. AMITABH BACHCHAN ON NEW INDIA


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