The goal of Washington State Summit on US-India Trade and Commerce is to facilitate a platform to showcase the potentials and opportunities for bilateral collaborations and investments in various areas of economic development, education and research - enhancing trade and commerce between the two largest democracies capitalizing on the fast changing world of globalized economy. It will also create a platform to understand the intricate socio-cultural-economic structure of the country- India through personal interactions, net-workings and Q&A sessions.
Special emphasis will be put on connecting small and mid-size business enterprises here in the U.S. with their counterparts and policy makers from India. In the two-day conference hundreds of entrepreneurs will share their success stories and offer constructive suggestions on cultivating relationships and identifying the right business partners. They will provide guidance on complying with government regulations, overcoming trade barriers, and meeting the challenges of thriving in a multi-cultural market.
Additionally, the summit will present ample opportunities for business school students to interact and network with business leaders, officials, and speakers, enhancing their outlooks on international trade with India and giving them hands-on experience. Summit conversations will increase our understanding and awareness of Indian economy along with its socio-cultural-political structure from a closer perspective. It will also include sessions on corporate social responsibility, highlighting the role of businesses in building a stronger and sustainable communities.
Needless to say, India is an important business partner for America. In coming years, India is expected to witness exponential growth across various sectors. The presence of young dynamic workforce and the prevailing free-trade environment will stimulate export opportunities for American companies and accelerate infrastructure development in India, matching its needs to remain as an emerging world economy. As the Indian economy continues to grow, it will be extremely beneficial for the bilateral trade relationship between India and the U.S.
Summit registration will be complimentary for all current business school students in the State of Washington.
The 1st Washington State Summit on US-India Trade will consist of series of thought provoking dialogues among academicians, business leaders, policy makers and business students who exemplify innovative approaches and successful strategies. Through facilitated panel discussions, professionals of various generations and industries will contribute to the learning experience and discover new ways to collaborate. Through conversations and networking the summit will unleash the shared intelligence of business leaders for the benefit of the next fifty years.
Key sectors of interest for this summit are – Higher Education, Science & technology, Infrasture Development, Life Sciences & Bio Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Information and Communication Technology, Tourism and Convention, Ship Building, Nano Technology, Auto Engineering and Clean Technology.
Summit's Major Emphases:
- Identifying market opportunities in India for U.S.-based firms in various promising sectors and vice-versa;
- Where, when, and how to build your India market;
- Market entry and joint venture strategies for businesses in both countries;
- Overcoming regulatory and cultural obstacles; and
- Understanding the evolution of the national environment in both countries.