Seminar on


“India: Opportunities Unlimited”


4 December 2003, Brussels



4 December 2003


9.30 a.m.              Registration

10:30a.m.             Inauguration

                             Welcome and Opening of the Seminar

Welcome by                    GOPIO Belgium


Chair:                    His Excellency P.K. Singh, Ambassador of India


Inauguration:         Ms. Sumitra Mahajan

                             Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas

                             Government of India


Chief Guest:          Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Chairman of the Task Force for Interlinking of Major Rivers (Cabinet Rank Minister)


Special Invitee:      Ms. Binoo Sen, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of India


Thanks:                 GOPIO        


11:15 a.m.            Session 1

India of tomorrow: Presenting Opportunities in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Sector  

Economic factors and business perspective: where and how can firms invest in India and how will this change over the next five years? 


Presentation by Ms. Sumitra Mahajan


Input by:      Representative of the European Commission


Representative of the European Institute for Asian Studies


Discussions: Open sessions 


Session II

12:15 p.m.            India: Opportunities in the River Interlinking Project

                             Presentation by Mr. Suresh Prabhu




13:15 p.m.            Lunch


                             Session III

14.30 p.m.            Challenges and Opportunities of Investment in India

India has been recognized as the single industrial miracle of the 21st century. Its success as the provider and leader in IT with largest pool of software experts in the world offers an opportunity to global investors.


Input by:     Information and Technology Ministry, Government of India


                   Representative of INFOSYS/WIPRO/TCS


                   Representative of  PROXIMUS


                   Representative of the EC/Belgian Government


Session IV

16:00 p.m.            Opportunities in the Dairy Sector


Presentation by Ms. Binoo Sen                




18:00 p.m.            Closure of the Seminar


19:30 p.m.            Reception and Dinner






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