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India and the United States: Partners in Progress (YPFP Excursion)

The day-long 2017 Global Business Forum will be centered on the theme “India and United States: Partners in Progress,” and will feature discussions on India-U.S. commercial relations, particularly cooperation in sectors such as defense, manufacturing, healthcare, media, and entertainment. The forum will draw participation from some of the most prominent personalities of Indian and American industry. 

Confirmed speakers include Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, India's Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna, FICCI Chairman Pankaj Patel, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta, and leaders from companies such as Axiscades Aerospace, Boeing, Cadila Healthcare, Cyient, HSBC, KPMG, Nicco, Viacom, YuppTV, and many more.

Asia Society has generously reserved 5 free seats for YPFP members for this event ($65 value). Members may log into their accounts and RSVP below to be added to the list.

Agenda

I. INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES: PARTNERS IN PROGRESS
(9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Inaugural Session:

  • Sabbas Joseph (Chair), Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment
  • Pankaj R. Patel, President, FICCI; Chairman and Managing Director, Cadila Healthcare
  • Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India in United States
  • Anil Agarwal, Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources

Launch of the FICCI-East West Center Report “India Matters for America / America Matters for India” & FICCI-KPMG White Paper

Panel Discussion on Future of India-U.S. Economic Partnership:

  • Mukesh Aghi (Moderator), Former President, USIBC
  • Nisha Biswal, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge
  • Marshall M. Bouton, Senior Fellow for India, ASPI
  • Joel Hellman, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Amita Poole, Chief Executive Officer, IIPL USA LLC
  • Sunil Sanghai, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking, HSBC India

II. INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES: PARTNERS IN PROSPERITY
(11:30 AM – 3:00 PM)

Panel Discussion on Defense Trade and Security Partnership:

  • Amber Dubey (Moderator), Partner and Head, Aerospace and Defense, KPMG India
  • Cara Abercrombie, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
  • Sudhakar Gande, Vice Chairman, Axiscades Aerospace
  • Mark Lippert, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Boeing International

Luncheon

Panel Discussion on Manufacturing:

  • Keith Updike (Moderator), Director, KPMG
  • Shiv Siddhant Kaul, Managing Director, Nicco Engineering Services Limited
  • Pankaj R. Patel, President, FICCI; Chairman & Managing Director, Cadila Healthcare
  • Ashish Saraf, Joint Managing Director, Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd
  • Sumit Sawhney, Managing Director, Renault India (Invited)
  • Madhu Vuppuluri, President and CEO, Essar Capital Limited

Panel Discussion on Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

  • M. R. Rangaswami (Moderator), Founder, Indiaspora
  • Subaskaran Allirajah (Keynote), Chairman and Founder, Lycamobile Group of Companies 
  • Anita Dongre, Chief Creative Officer, House of Anita Dongre 
  • Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, Sun Group 
  • Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra
  • Hari Ravichandran, Founder and CEO, Endurance International Group
  • Sheel Tyle, Venture Capitalist
  • Sunil Wadhwani, WISH Foundation

III. INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES: PARTNERS IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
(3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

Panel Discussion on Media and Entertainment:

  • Mukul Srivastava (Moderator), Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Vishesh Bhatt, Director
  • Kai Falkenberg, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Hitesh Jain, Senior Partner, ALMT Legal Partners 
  • Kabir Khan, Filmmaker
  • Uday Nandan Reddy, CEO, YuppTV

Bollywood Fireside Chat:

  • Sudhanshu Vats (Moderator), Group CEO, Viacom 18
  • Anil Kapoor, Actor
  • Preity Zinta, Actor

Valedictory Session:

  • Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India to the United States
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Representative of Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, Co-chair of House India Caucus 
  • Ambika Sharma, Director General, FICCI
WHEN
July 14, 2017 at 9am - 5pm
WHERE
Asia Society
725 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021
United States
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