Want to invest in India, collaborate with Indian companies, and identify potential partners?
Join the OIFC Indian Diaspora Business Meet on 14th November .

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11:00 AM

Arrival & Registration

San Diego Booth

11:00 AM - 12 noon

Briefing by Ambassador

Emerald Room

12 NOON – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Avalon Room

1 :00 PM

Inaugural : Indian Diaspora Business Meet

Emerald Room

1:45 PM

Panel I: Investment Opportunities in Clean & Renewable Energy Sector in India

Emerald Room

2:45 PM

Panel II: Technology Partnerships Investment & Innovation

Emerald Room

3:45 PM

Panel III: Impact Investments into Social Enterprises in India

Emerald Room

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Business Meetings with Indian Official and Business Delegation

Avalon Room

6.00-6.05 pm

National Anthems of India and USA

California Ballroom

6.05-6.08 pm

Welcome address by Ambassador of India Shri Arun Singh

California Ballroom

6.09-6.12 pm

Remarks by Secretary MOIA Shri A.K. Agrawal

California Ballroom

6.13-6.15 pm

Remarks by Congressman Tony Cardenas

California Ballroom

6.16-6.19 pm

Remarks by Congresswoman Judy Chu

California Ballroom

6.20-6.25 pm

Remarks by Congressman Brad Sherman

California Ballroom

6.25-6.40 pm

Address by Hon’ble EAM/HMOIA

California Ballroom

6.40-6.45 pm

CII – TIE Coffee Table Book launch by Hon’ble EAM/HMOIA

California Ballroom

6.45-6.48 pm

Vote of Thanks by Consul General Ambassador V. Ashok

California Ballroom

6.48-6.55 pm

Dignitaries to be escorted to their seats and stage setup for cultural performance

California Ballroom

6.55-7.40 pm

Cultural Program

California Ballroom

7.40-7.45 pm

Remarks by California State Treasurer John Chiang

California Ballroom

7.45-9.00 pm

Dinner hosted by EAM/HMOIA

California Ballroom


10.00 am

Chair: Secretary, MOIA

California Ballroom


Increasing Engagement with Diaspora

  • Indian Diaspora Across the World” – Mr Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys-Videofeed – 15 minutes
  • Presentation on MOIA programmes by JS (DS) – 5 minutes Presentation on IDF-OI by JS (FS) – 5 minutes

Brief Remarks:

  • Mr. Avdesh Agarwal, Community Leader
  • Mr. Inder Singh, GOPIO
  • Dr. Seema Jain, President AAPI
  • Mr. Nadadur Varadan, Community Leader
  • Mr. Ashok Madan, NFIA
  • Dr. Thomas Abraham, GOPIO

California Ballroom

11.15-12.15 pm

Government of India Programs and Role of the Diaspora

Chairman:Ambassador of India to USA H.E. Arun Kumar Singh


  • Mr. Venktesh Shukla, President TIE (on Start UP-India, Digital India & Entrepreneurship)
  • DG CII Shri Chandrajit Bannerji (on Make in India)
  • DG FICCI, Shri Aurobind Prasad ( on Invest in India, Skill Development)

Q & A Session

Concluding Remarks: Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh

California Ballroom

12.15 -1.00 pm

Role of Culture and Youth in Sustaining Links

Moderator: Mr. M. Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora


  • Dr. Manohar Shinde, Dharma Foundation
  • Ms. VandanaTilak, Akshayapatra, LA Chapter
  • Mr. Ashish Pandya, Art of Living Foundation
  • Mr. Debajyoti Ray, CEO Cerebral Media

Q & A Session

Concluding Remarks: Mr. M. Rangaswami

California Ballroom

1.00-2.00 PM


California Ballroom

2.00-2.45 pm

Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

Moderator: Mr. Ram Reddy Global Industry Analysts


  • Mr Kanwal Rekhi, Inventus Capital
  • Dr. Manpreet Anand, Dy Asst Secretary of State
  • Mr. Amit Shah, Artiman Ventures
  • Mr. Rubaab Sood, Senior Director, FICCI
  • Mr. Kunal Upadhyay, CEO of Center for Incubation, Innovation and Enterpreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad

Q & A Session

Concluding Remarks: Mr. Ram Reddy

California Ballroom

2.45-4.15 pm

Business Opportunities in India

Consul General Amb. Venkatesan Ashok

State Government Representatives from 5 States

  • Mr. Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister for Industries, Sugar and Handlooms, Govt. of Telangana
  • Mr. I Y R Krishna Rao – Chief Secretary, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Udai Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary (Industries), Govt. of Jharkhand
  • Ms. Rani George – Commissioner, NORKA, Govt. of Kerala
  • Mr. Vineet Garg, MD, HSIIDC, Govt. of Haryana

Mr. Prakash Agrawal – iKoa Corp and setting up electronics plant in India

Shri Arun Kumar, Assistant Secretary US Commerce Department

Q & A Session

Concluding Remarks: Consul General Amb. V. Ashok

California Ballroom

4.15- 5.00 pm

Education, Skills and Vocational Training

Chair:Prof Surya Prakash, University of Southern California

  • Karl Mehta Ed-Cast
  • Mr Raj Jaswa, Ex-TIE President, teaches entrepreneurship in IITs Bombay and Gandhinagar
  • Shri Suresh Iyer –Ekal Vidyalaya
  • Mr Sanjay Shrivastava, CEO Vocareum (teaches entrepreneurship)

Q & A Session

Concluding Remarks: Prof. Surya Prakash

California Ballroom

6.00-7.00 pm

Farewell & Felicitations

California Ballroom

* Registrations for OIFC Indian Diaspora Business Meet on 14 November are free. Participants are requested to register their business interests for B2B/B2G meetings at

* Participants registered for RPBD will also have access to OIFC Indian Diaspora Business Meet on 14th November.

*Spot registrations also available.