Chicago’s Indian American Business Council’s [IABC] domineering presence at Pravasi Haryana Divas [PHD] was manifestly conspicuous with four prominent Chicagoans Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, Harish Kolasani, Keerthi Kumar Ravoori and Chacko Kurian actively participated and interacted as official representatives at this glittering global diaspora conference hosted on a grand epic scale with all the fanfare at the Kingdom of Dreams venue in Gurgaon in Haryana near Delhi.
The enthused Chicagoans of the Indian American Business Council actively interacted with ministers and several high ranking government officials to complement their efforts and discussed laying out of a preliminary road map on ways to inspire investors to make India the investment destination. Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, CEO of Iyka International and IABC Chairperson said the Pravasi Haryana Divas served as a momentous opportunity for Chicago’s IABC to serve as an effective catalyst to garner investors in Haryana and other states in India from the United States — that which seeks to benefit both the countries. Poonam Gupta-Krishnan led the team to interact with the officials, corporate heads and other entrepreneurs in forging this alliance of collaboration.
Harish Kolasani, IABC President IABC said Pravasi Haryana Divas has opened sluice gates of investment opportunities in wide range of sectors and added that IABC would play a substantive role in leveraging its organizational business-acumen capital to build bridges of partnerships to encourage a mutually-beneficial business opportunities especially in the area of information technology.
Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, IABC Vice President outlined several initiatives to be undertaken by IABC with a goal of serving as ambassadors promoting business and investments opportunities between India and the United States and enable a robust exchange of business prospects between the two countries.
Connected by roots and united by vision, the state of Haryana in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] hosted this grand scale 2-day diaspora summit that was replete with sectoral sessions and business seminars on information technology enabled service, education, sports, tourism, media and entertainment to usher a paradigm shift in the development of the state of Haryana. The 2-day conference also encompassed colorful cultural programs in the evening culminating with a grand awards presentation attracting the diaspora elite showcasing the best of Haryana and its global class city making the city as a ‘Preferred Investment Destination’
Earlier, the executive team of IABC also actively participated in Pravasi Bharitya Divas [PBD] in Bengaluru, India. Chairperson Poonam Gupta -Krishnan and President, Harish Kolasani held high level trade discussions at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru. Discussions with Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah and his high-level team was productive especially the meeting with B. K. Shivkumar, MD Department of Industry and Commerce; Gaurav Gupta, Commissioner for Industrial Development ; Dr. K. Muralidhara, Secretary, NRI Forum, Government of Karnataka.
Other well-known Chicagoans who joined at this global Indian diaspora conference include Dr. Sanhita Agnihotri, Dr. Hyder Mohammed and Hina Trivedi.