PIOCCI 14 Oct 2016 Program & Schedule



Conference Program

“Invoking a Paradigm Shift: Indian Diaspora – from Emotional Engagement to Economic Partnership with India”

14th October 2016
Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra
Dr. Jose P Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

1000 – 1100 Hours Inauguration : “India’s Steady and Resilient Economy a safe haven for Diaspora Investment”

Indian economy has showed tremendous resilient to global setbacks and continues to grow at 7% annually. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi beckons the Diaspora to engage in an economic partnership with India, beyond the emotional engagement that is deep-rooted and time tested.

Policies and procedures are evoking a positive response as the Diaspora looks beyond traditional real estate purchases to infrastructure development, technology and innovation driven entrepreneurship, health, tourism, textiles and other sectors that drive the government’s aggressive schemes of Swatch Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Make In India, StartUp India and more. This session engages Indian Minister and top bureaucrats with Diaspora leaders on walking the path of this paradigm shift.

Welcome Remarks by Session Chairman Shri Shyam Parande, Patron - PIOCCI; Secretary General - ARSP
The Diaspora Viewpoint Shri Munish Gupta, International Coordinator, PIOCCI
Evolving Engagement with Diaspora Amb. (Retd.) Virendra Gupta – President, ARSP; Immediate Past High Commissioner of India to South Africa
Diaspora Aspirations – Speaker 1 Smt. Rita Abraham, Country Coordinator South Africa, PIOCCI
Diaspora Aspirations – Speaker 2 Shri Shoban Saxena, Country Coordinator Brazil, PIOCCI
Diaspora Aspirations – Speaker 3 Shri Sunil Hali, Country Co-Coordinator, USA, PIOCCO
Diaspora Aspirations – Speaker 4 Sushri Utkarsha Sharma, Country Youth Coordinator, Russia, PIOCCI
Diaspora Aspirations – Speaker 5 Dr. Ajeet Singhvi, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, American Association of Physicians from India
Chief Guest Remarks Shri Santosh Gangwar Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance
Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) of Petroleum and Natural Gass
Vote of Thanks Shri Mukesh Aggarwal, Vice President, PIOCCI
Session Concludes


1130 - 1215 Hours Session – 2

PIOCCI – States in India as hubs of Economic Activity

PIOCCI functional model is unique in that not only does it connect India to the world through its Country Chapters globally, but it offers hand-holding PIO/NRI investors and prospectors down to the last mile in the States across India. Headquartered in Delhi, PIOCCI State Coordinators supported by a team of Co- Coordinators and other officials (based on the size of the state) will offer liaison with public and private sector enterprises and facilitate interaction with the state governments.

Welcome Remarks by Session Chairman Shri Sushil Pandit, Working President - PIOCCI
India’s Engagement – Speaker 1 Shri Samarth Raghava, State Coordinator of Karnataka - PIOCCI
India’s Engagement – Speaker 2 Shri A Suresh Anand, State Coordinator of Tamil Nadu -PIOCCI
India’s Engagement – Speaker 3 Shri K Balachandran Nair, State Coordinator, Kerala, PIOCCI
India’s Engagement – Speaker 4 Shri Jagat Shah, Mentor on the Road, Gujarat
Vote of Thanks & Concluding Remarks Shri Abhay Aggarwal, Secretary General - PIOCCI
Session Concludes


1215 – 1330 Hours Session 3

Preparing for PIOCCI Grand Convention 6 Jan 2017 in conjunction with PBD in Bengaluru

PIOCCI gears up for a grand convention on 6 January 2017 in Bengaluru in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) now held every two years. Expected attendees are 500 from across India and from 50 countries around the world. Broad agenda and planning teams to be finalized at this informal session.

Remarks by Session Chairman Shri Sushil Pandit, Working President, PIOCCI
Setting the Agenda Smt Renu Sharma, Vice President, PIOCCI
Organization Preparedness Shri Abhay Aggarwal, Secretary General, PIOCCI
Teams Shri Chandra Shekhar Randev
OPEN DISCUSSION BY ATTENDEES
Session Concludes


1330-1430 Hours Networking Lunch