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2012 Telfer India Forum

India map“Establishing Your Presence in India – What You Need To Know”

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC), the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation of Ontario and the Sponsoring Organizations, presented the 2012 Telfer India Forum on March 8, 2012.

This half day event involving senior business and government leaders from Canada and India is designed to help prepare Canadian companies in establishing an ongoing presence in this dynamic and globally strategic market.

Topics of the Conference will include:

  • India as an investment destination – what are the trends, opportunities and challenges?
  • The modes of entry into the Indian market and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Strategies to mitigate your risks as you establish your presence in India
  • Who can help you effectively establish your presence in India?
  • The state of Indo-Canadian commercial relations and the significance of the proposed  Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA)
    Presented by Don Stephenson, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)

For more information contact:

(613) 562-5800 ext 2396
www.telfer.uOttawa.ca/india
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Program

Program
Time Room Session
2:15 p.m.    DMS 4101 Registration and Networking
2:45 p.m.  DMS 4101 Welcome and Introduction – Telfer’s Commitment to India

Francois Julien – Dean, Telfer School of Management
2:50 p.m.  DMS 4101 “Why India Matters”Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Deputy High Commissioner of India in Canada
3:00 p.m.    DMS 4101 Ontario’s Commitment to India

Akhil Tyagi, International Marketing Consultant Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Ontario

3:10 pm
DMS 4101 The Indian Investment Climate

Moderator: Anju Malhotra, Senior Manager, Trade Finance & Team Lead, Global Transaction Banking, The Bank of Nova Scotia

Speaker : Peter Hall, Chief Economist Export Development Canada (EDC)
3:30 p.m. DMS 4101 “Establishing a Presence in India – What You Need to know “

Moderator: Marvin Hough, Executive in Residence – Telfer School of Management

Panelists:
Joan Vogelesang, President, Toon Boom
Alan Solheim, VP Dragonwave
Pierre Gignac, SVP, EDC
Sriram Iyer, CEO, ICICI Bank Canada
4:30 p.m. 12th Floor Desmarais
 
Networking Break – 12th floor
4:50 p.m. 12th Floor Desmarais Roundtable Discussions (30 mins)
Participants will have the choice of 2 roundtables once they arrive at the conference.

Key Aspects of Establishing Your Presence in India

Table 1 – Modes of Entry

Mahesh Mani, Partner, KPMG
Andrea Johnson,  Partner FMC Law

Table  2 – Cultural Aspects to be Considered

Pradeep Mechant, Chair, Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC)
Akhil Tyagi, International Marketing Consultant,
Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation

Table 3  - Mitigating Risks and Who Can Help

Al Hamdani, VP and Head of Structured and Project Finance
Russi Surti, President, Global Ventures
5:50 p.m. DMS 4101 “Canada/India - Towards a Comprehensive Economic Partnership”

Moderator
Greg Tereposky, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

Don Stephenson, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
Rana Sarkar, President, Canada - India Business Council

Question and Answer Period
6:40 p.m. DMS 4101 Closing Remarks

Pradeep Merchant, Chair, ICOBC
6:45 p.m. DMS 4101 Dinner and Networking

 

 

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