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UIBS 2013 Program Overview
* - Invited Speakers
Day 1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
From To Room
8:00 AM 8:55 AM Rotunda Registration and Continental Breakfast

UIBS 2013 Summit Opening
9:00 AM 10:15 AM Theater Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Ani Agnihotri, Managing Director of USIBRC and Co-Chair, UIBS

Dr. John R. McIntyre, Director, Georgia Tech CIBER, Professor, College of Management, GaTech. Co-Chair - UIBS

Honorable Ajit Kumar, Consul General of India, Atlanta

Officials of GDEcD, State of Georgia & Fulton County

Session Coordinator - Hans Gant, Senior Vice President - Economic Devp. , Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)

Keynote Remarks

USA and India:Growing Partnership

Her Excellency Ms. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States

Keynote Remarks
10:20 AM 11:00 AM Theater Keynote Remarks

Innovation and R&D between USA and India.

Session Coordinator - Mr. Ani Agnihotri, Managing Director of USIBRC and Co-Chair, UIBS

Hon. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister of India, Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations (PIII) and Chairman of the National Innovation Council

Fire side chat session 1
11:05 AM 12:15 PM Theater Globalization of a corporation, Executive Perspectives

Session Coordinator - Mr. Jorge Fernandez, VP Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Mr. Rahul Kumar, Managing Director, Amul Dairy, INDIA

Mr. Lars Kloch, CEO, SBS Worldwide, Inc. - Atlanta

Mr. Lalit Dhingra, President, NIIT Technologies - USA

Mr. Srinivasan Raghavan, Sr. VP Asia Pacific & Africa & Managing Director India, Bally Technologies

Fire side chat session 2
1:15 PM 2:15 PM Theater Developing India’s Silicon Valley

Session Coordinator - Ms. Amanda Shailendra, Sr. Project Manager, Health Sciences and Advanced Technology, Georgia Deptt. of Economic Development (GDEcD)

Dr. Jagadish Mittur, Head – Biotech Facilitation Cell, KBITS, Dept of IT, BT and S & T, Government of Karnataka, INDIA

Mr. Sandeep Dadlani, SVP & Head Americas, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys Limited

Mr. Abhijit Zutshi, Sr. Director, Marketing & Business Development and Head, N. America, Biocon

Dr. Bobby Khan, M.D., Founder, Carmel Biosciences/Atlanta Vascular Research Foundation

Sectoral Session 1
2:30 PM 3:25 PM Theater USA and India: Growing Business and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Film & New Media

Session Coordinator - Ms. Diane Cheklich, Producer and Editor, Cheklich Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Manu S. Kumaran, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Medient Studios, Inc.

Mr. David Roemer, CEO, Ideas United

Sectoral Session 2
2:30 PM 3:25 PM Magnolia Destination India - Tax and Regulatory Insights

Mr. Tejas Mody, Associate Director, India Tax Desk - Global Tax Desk Network, Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Samit Shah, Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Keynote Remarks
3:30 PM 4:15 PM Theater Innovation & R&D : A historical and futuristic perspective

Session Coordinator - Mr. Carl A. Rust*, Associate Vice President for International Initiatives, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mr. Eddie Capel, President and CEO, Manhattan Associates

Fire side chat session 3
4:30 PM 5:20 PM Theater The US India Business Connections - Lessons and prospects

Session Coordinator - Dr. Marion Creekmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History and Political Science, Emory University

Mr. Sunil K. Ghatnekar, Chief Finance Officer, Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Suresh V. Shenoy, Executive Vice President, iMC

Mr. Leif Voelcker, Cluster Managing Director South Asia, Geodis Overseas Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Mr. Abhay Paranjape, Director, Lockheed Martin, USA

Sectoral Session 3
4:30 PM 5:20 PM Magnolia Strategies to Minimize your Worldwide Tax Liabilities

Ms. Yelena Epova, Partner-In-Charge, International Servics, Habif, Arogeti and Wynne, LLP

Mr. Kamal Parag, Partner, Habif, Arogeti and Wynne, LLP
5:30 PM 8:30 PM Rotunda Networking Reception and UIBS Awards
Reception will start from 5:30 pm followed by scintillating Indian folk and Bollywood dances by performers from Sanam Studios*. UIBS Awards Ceremony will start at 7:30 pm.
*Ms. Sanam Azeem is a professionally trained dance teacher, choreographer and performer. Her Atlanta based, troupe Sanam Studios performs in corporate and private events. Ms. Azeem is the reigning Mrs. Pakistan International 2013 and the first South Asian to make it in the top five positions at the Mrs. International. In 2013 Mrs. International pageant, she was judged in the 2nd Runners-Up position, out of 70 Queens from around the world. The dance style performed by her and the group will be a mix of Indian folk and Bollywood dances.
7:00 PM Theater UIBS Awards
Day 2 - Thursday, September 12, 2013
From To Room
8:00 AM 8:50 AM Rotunda Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Theater 19th annual Georgia Tech Global Business Forum

Session Coordinator - Dr. John R. McIntyre, Director, Georgia Tech CIBER, Professor, College of Management, GaTech. Co-Chair - UIBS

Dr. Yves Berthelot, Vice Provost of International Initiatives, Georgia Tech

Ms. Duriya M. Farooqui, Chief Operating Officer, City of Atlanta

Distinguished Guests address
9:20 AM 10:00 AM Theater Amul Dairy in India and Abroad

Mr. Rahul Kumar, Managing Director, Amul Dairy, INDIA

Distinguished Guests address
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Theater CISCO in India, past, present and future

Mr. Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalization Officer, CISCO

Sectoral Session 4
10:45 AM 11:35 AM Theater Exporting to India - An overview of Government Resources

Session Coordinator - Mr. Rick Hubler, Senior Director, Global Trade Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Mr. Donald Nay, Director, Atlanta U.S. Export Assistance Center

Ms. Taube Ponce, Senior International Trade Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Trade Office

Susan Kintanar, Export Finance Manager/Director, Ex-Im Atlanta

Sandro Murtas, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Office of International Trade

Fire side chat session 4
11:40 AM 12:30 PM Theater Collaboration for R&D and Innovation in Life Sciences and Biotech

Mr. David Hartnett, VP, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Vice-Chair, Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership

Dr. Murali-Krishna Kaja, Associate Director, ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center; Associate Professor, Deptt. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory U. School of Medicine

Dr. Shailesh Chavan, MD, Senior Director, Clinical Research, Medical Affairs and Drug Safety, Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Mr. Russell Allen, President and CEO, Georgia Bio

Special session 1
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Theater Corporate Experience: Success Stories in the Making

Session Coordinator -

Mr. Ashish Bahl, Chairman and CEO, Acculynk

Dr. Ayyappan R. Nair, Buisness Head, Anthem Biosciences, INDIA
2:05 PM 3:00 PM Theater Special session 2

The Role of Immigration Law and Policy in US-India Trade and Investment: A Glance at Present and Future Issues

Session Coordinator - Mr. Daryl Buffenstein, Partner- Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Bruce Richards, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer – Manhattan Associates

Ms. Anna Apostolou, Immigration Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

Ms. Anita E. J. Ninan, Attorney at Law, Arnall, Golden, Gregory LLP

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