2012 India Trade Conference - Program

Program Agenda

08:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
08:45 AM
Keynote Session
  • N. Parthasarathi, Consul General of India, San Francisco, USA (Bio)
  • Holly Vineyard, Dep Asst Secretary of Commerce (South Asia), U.S. ITA (Bio)
  • Carol Chen, Councilmember, City of Cerritos (Bio)
  • R Sampath, Managing Director, Quanta Consulting, Inc. (Bio) (PPT)
  • Jeffrey Greenstein, Nu Image Films,U.S Dept of Commerce Export Achievement Award (Bio)
10:30 AM
Panel: India Strategy and Trends
  • India opportunities, trends, incentives, markets, and culture
  • Success stories and optimal approaches
  • High Growth industry segments
  • Moderator: R Sampath, Managing Director, Quanta Consulting, Inc. (Bio)
  • Shekhar Chitnis, CEO, Chitnis Consulting, Inc. (Bio)  (PPT)
  • Christopher Harrington, VP of Strategy and Chief CSR Officer, Toshiba America (Bio) (PPT)
  • Dr. K. Ravi Kumar, Professor, USC Marshall School of Business (Bio)
  • Aileen Nandi, U.S. Department of Commerce (Bio) (PPT)
  • Richard Rutledge, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Western Digital (Bio)
Luncheon: Indian Cuisine
  • Bollywood Media Highlights and Sponsor Showcases
  • Book Signing: Predictable Magic by Deepa Prahalad (Bio)
01:30 PM
Panel: Trade & Logistics
  • Logistics challenges and solutions in trade with India
  • Sea & Air cargo trends in trade between India and So California
  • Moderator: Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles (Bio) (PPT)
  • Steve Arnold, Regional International Sales Manager, Fedex (Bio)
  • Doreen Bonnici, International Agency Development Director, Western Overseas Corp (Bio)  (PPT)
  • Eddie Northen, Vice President of Finance, UPS West Region(Bio)
  • Joyce Sloss, Director, Los Angeles World Airports (Bio)  (PPT)
02:45 PM
Panel: Social Entrepreneurship in India
  • Social & Humanitarian Technologies
  • Bottom-of-the-Pyramid and Private-NGO-Public partnerships
  • Moderator: Dr. Sangeeta Gupta, Partner, Gupta Consulting Group; TiE Board (Bio)
  • Paula Golden, Executive Director, Broadcom Foundation (Bio)  (PPT)
  • Sharad Pawar, Co-Founder & COO, BeWo Technologies (Bio)
  • Deepa Prahalad, Author and Strategy Consultant (Bio)
03:45 PM
04:00 PM
Panel: Innovation and Smart Energy
  • Energy, Smart Meters and SmartGrid
  • Macro and Micro Innovation
  • Moderator: Rajat Khurana, CEO, West Coast Consulting LLC (Bio)
  • Doug Malousis, Edison SmartConnect, Southern California Edison (Bio)
  • Ken Prevatte, Itron
04:45 PM
Panel: Non-Conventional Financing and Risk
  • Leveraging global bodies and entities
  • Trade finance and risk
  • Moderator: Kathy Lin, Meridian Finance Group (Bio)
  • Rita Sukiasian, Senior Underwriter, Chartis Trade Credit Insurance (Bio)
  • Ricardo Tejada, Overseas Private Investment Corporation / Vnesto (Bio)
06:00 PM
Reception: Networking and Cocktails

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