Experiential / Reality-based Learning / April 15, 2016

Emerging Markets Forum, April 29

Please join us for our sixth annual Emerging Markets Forum, presented by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Doing Business with India: The Promise and the Perils
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004


India is an emerging economic powerhouse that holds considerable promise, yet is complex and difficult to navigate. This year's Emerging Markets Forum focuses on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in India at a time when U.S.-India commercial ties are of increasing importance to both countries.


  • Key trends and forces impacting the fortunes of Indian industry
  • Effective strategies for negotiating the diverse Indian market
  • Government policies and the reform agenda

Your registration for this daylong event includes lunch.



His Excellency Arun K. Singh
India's Ambassador to the United States


Jagdish Bhagwati
University Professor of Economics, Columbia University


Mukesh Aghi, PhD
President, U.S.-India Business Council

Bhagwati - BookEmerging Markets Forum attendees will receive a copy of Jagdish Bhagwati's book, "Why Growth Matters:How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries."

Our distinguished speakers will be joined by other expert speakers and panelists, including:

  • Steve Beigun, VP of International Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Company
  • Ambassador Karan Bhatia, VP and Senior Counsel for Global Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric
  • Anil Chandramani, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science & Chair, Department of Marketing, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Sunil Mithas, Professor, Decision, Operations & Information Technologies, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • Dave Ryan, EVP and Americas Regional Head, Tata Communications
  • Kapil Sharma, VP, Government and Public Affairs, North America, Wipro
  • Annaswamy Vaidheesh, VP, South Asia & Managing Director, India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited

Seating is limited for this event so please register today.

Questions? Please contact ciber@rhsmith.umd.edu


The Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI grant.

To see the detailed agenda and speaker bios, visit the Emerging Markets Forum website: www.rhsmith.umd.edu/emergingmarkets.

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