Speakers, Panels & Agenda - 2008 India Trade Seminar

 Introductions (3:00 PM - 3:15 PM)
 Intro: Rajat Khurana, West Coast Consulting & TiE
 Master of Ceremonies: R Sampath, Director, Quanta Consulting

 Keynote and Special Speakers (3:15 PM - 4:00 PM)
 Claudio Lilienfeld, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
 Ravi Tilak, President, AlmexUSA
 Paul Tambakis, Director, US Dept of Commerce

PANEL I : Business in India, Partnerships, Culture (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Opportunities & Trends in India. Cultural Factors. Partnerships & Negotiations
MODERATOR R Sampath, Director, Global Sourcing, Quanta Consulting, Inc.
PANELIST Dr. K. Ravi Kumar, Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
PANELIST Ravi Tilak, President, AlmexUSA
PANELIST Julie Anne Hennessy, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

PANEL II: Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations (5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)
MODERATOR Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles
PANELIST Roger Clarke, President, LA Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
PANELIST Jay Patel, Westcoast Warehousing, LLC
PANELIST Art Stern, Desk Officer for India, US Department of Commerce

PANEL III: Finance, Banking, Legal, Risk (5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)
MODERATOR Scott Kaiser, Vice President, Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank
PANELIST Brian Peck, Counsel for International Trade & IP, Crowell & Moring LLP
PANELIST David Josephson, Western Regional Director, Export-Import Bank
PANELIST Jehil Thakkar, Director, Emerging Markets Practice, KPMG International
PANELIST Jeff Jankowiak, Partner, International Risk Consultants, Inc.
PANELIST Manu Shah, CEO, MS International.

 Reception (6:15 PM - 8:30 PM):

 Welcome by Frank J. Quevedo, Vice President, Southern California Edison
 Book Release: New Mantras in Corporate Corridors by Dr. Subhash Sharma, Dean, Indian Business Academy