2011 India Trade Conference - Program

Program Agenda

08:00 AM      Registration & Breakfast

08:45 AM      Keynote & Special Speakers

  • Noel Massie, President, UPS (Central California District)
  • Jerome E. Horton, Chairman, California State Board of Equalization
  • Carol Chen, Mayor, City of Cerritos, California

11:00 AM      Panel 1: India Strategy and Trends

India opportunities, trends, incentives, markets, and culture
Elements of green and social entrepreneurship
High Growth industry segments

  • R Sampath, Managing Director, Quanta Consulting, Inc.
  • Inder Sharma, CEO, ACL, Inc.
  • Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director, Indus Business Academy, India
  • Joseph Tosto, Bureau of Industry and Security, US Dept of Commerce
  • Live Case Study Business

NOON            Luncheon: Indian Cuisine

Sponsor Showcase and Media Highlights

  • Sabina Shamdasani, Filmmaker, Karma Theory Films

02:00 PM      Panel 2a: Trade & Logistics

Logistics challenges and solutions in trade with India
Sea & Air cargo trends in trade between India and So California

  • Matthew Hill, General Manager, Middle East & India, Maersk
  • Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles
  • Ed Northen, VP of Finance, UPS Western Region
  • Joyce Sloss, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Nick Vyas, Managing Director, ALLogistx International, Inc

02:00 PM      Panel 2b: Financing Growth & Mitigating Risk

Trade financing nuances
Risk, Intellectual Property and Legal

  • Shiv Grewal, Managing Partner, Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth
  • David Josephson, Western Regional Director, US Export-Import Bank
  • Ravi Mahalingam, Esq., General Counsel & Senior Partner, Avasant
  • Azad Virk, IP Corporate Associate, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

03:30 PM      Panel 3a: Green Tech & Renewable Energy Opportunities
Wind & Solar Energy
Green Tech Trends

  • Gary Barsley, Manager Solar Initiatives, Southern California Edison
  • Rob Guthrie, Renewable Energy & Green Tech, EXIM Bank
  • Rajeev Kapur, CEO, Greenwala, Inc.
  • Rajat Khurana, CEO, West Coast Consulting LLC
  • Cynthia Torres, Leader, ITA Global Energy Team, and Director, US Commercial Service

03:30 PM      Panel 3b: Social Entrepreneurship in India

Social & Humanitarian Technologies
Bottom-of-the-Pyramid and Private-NGO-Public partnerships

  • Ashish Aggarwal, Wireless Reach, India & South Asia, Qualcomm
  • John Jolliffe, Senior Advisor, Better U Foundation
  • Sharad Pawar, Co-Founder & COO, BeWo Technologies

04:30 PM      Technologies for Globalization
Broadband, TelePresence and Collaboration

  • Daniel Dunning, PhD, Director of Engineering, Time Warner Cable
  • Technology Moderator

05:30 PM      Reception: Networking, hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails

Speaker Bios here