Before all the glamour and excitement of awards night, business and trade relations are on the agenda at the IIFA and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Global Business Forum scheduled at the Tampa Convention Center on April 24-25. The theme for delegates is “Indo-U.S. Partnership: A Catalyst for Economic Growth.”
Some of the visionaries attending include Dr. R.K. Pachauri, who spearheads the Nobel Prize-winning UN Intergovernmental panel on climate change; N.R. Narayan Murthy, Executive Chairman and Founder of Infosys, Ron Somers, President USIBC, Consul General of India Ajit Kumar, Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis, and Arun Kumar, Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce. Prominent women leaders to address the business forum include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal, renowned activist and actor Shabana Azmi, along with Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida and Renu Khator, President of University of Houston.
Business icons leading discussions include Bharat Desai, Chairman, Syntel, Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja-Neotia group, Ranjit Yadav, President Tata Motors, Vivek Lall, President and CEO, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Aghi, CEO, L&T Infotech. The effort is being led by the USF College of Business, FICCI, Wizcraft International Entertainment Private Ltd., and the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council. For more information and to register, visit www.usf.edu/business/iifa/index.aspx