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2011 Telfer India Forum

2011 Telfer India Forum

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC), the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and OCRI, presented the 2011 Telfer India Forum on February 23, 2011. This half day event involving senior business and government leaders from Canada and India was designed to help Canadian companies assess their readiness to tackle this ever evolving and strategic market.

The following is an article written by Marvin Hough, Executive in Residence at the Telfer School

Telfer School Explores Canadian Companies’ Readiness for India

Executives in Canadian firms of all sizes are clearly awakening to the tremendous opportunities in the vast and diverse Indian marketplace while appreciating that the country will soon be an economic superpower. India, of course, represents a multi-faceted opportunity for Canada: a huge export and investment market, a cost effective outsourcing destination, an investor into Canada and a partner for third country projects. The opportunities are well recognized and the current state of government to government relations has never been better. The key question that is arising is how to ensure that Canadian firms will be “ready and effective” as the competition continues to intensify.

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“Assessing Your Readiness for India”

Keynote speaker:

Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover
"Why Canadian firms cannot afford to ignore India"

Topics of the conference will include:

  • The state of Indo-Canadian commercial relations and the strategic sectors of focus for future collaboration
  • The challenges faced by Canadian companies doing business in India
  • The India Readiness Assessment Model and how to apply it to your firm
  • Preparing your marketing, financing and risk mitigation strategies
  • Who can help you effectively prepare for India

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For registration information, contact Nadya-Lee Ringuette, 613-562-5716.





Marketing Partners

EDC, Ottawa Citizen


"Assessing Your Readiness for India" – February 23, 2011
2:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking
3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Micheál Kelly, Professor of Strategic and international Management,
Telfer School of Management
Pradeep Merchant, Chair, Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC)

Introduction of High Commissioner Gavai – Mike Darch, OCRI
"Why India Matters" – Mr. S. Gavai, High Commissioner of India in Canada

"The India Readiness Model and the Telfer Focus India Program"
Marvin Hough, Executive In Residence, Telfer School of Management

3:30 p.m.

"Who and What You Need to Know Before Tackling the India Market"

Moderator: Peter Sutherland, Senior Business Advisor, Aird & Berlis

Rajiv Pancholy, CEO, TenXc
Atul Aggarwal, CEO, A & A Pharmachem
Bruce Linton, CEO, Clearford Industries
Suren Rao, CEO – Canada Projects, Tata Steel and CII

4:30 p.m.
Networking Break – 4th floor lobby
4:45 p.m.

"Key Risks in India and How to Manage Them"

Moderator: Mahesh Mani, Partner, KPMG

Balwinderjit Singh, Director, Customer Support, MDS Aero
Deepak Dave, Principal – Financing Group, EDC
Anand Srinivasan, VP Technology and Product Development, Eion
Manoj Pundit, Partner BLG

6:00 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Erin Kelly, Executive Director, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Terry Matthews, Chairman, Wesley Clover
"Why Canadian firms cannot afford to ignore India"

Closing Remarks

Micheál Kelly, Professor of Strategic and International Management,
Telfer School of Management

6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Networking


Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa ON

$100 Regular price
$ 40 Telfer School Students

Register Now

For registration information, contact Nadya-Lee Ringuette, 613-562-5716.

For more information contact:

613-562-5800 ext 2396
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Register early. Seats are limited. Registration deadline: February 16, 2011