Programme

 

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

 

                             Discussions

 

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                

 

Discussions

 

18:00 p.m.            Closure of the Seminar

 

19:30 p.m.            Reception and Dinner

 

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Contact:

Sunil Prasad, President, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Belgium, Boulevard Louis Mettewie 69, (bte. 18), B-1080 Brussels, Belgium, Tel. & Fax: +32-2-469 2677 E-mail: sunil.prasad@coditel.net

 

Shashank Sapre, Secretary, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Belgium, Tel: +32 14-70 30 30 & 70 32 32 Fax: +32 14-70 34 34

GSM: +32.496. 36 01 00 E-mail: multitrade@pandora.be

 

The Embassy of India, 217, Chausse de Vleurgat, 1040 Brussels

Tel :+32-2-640 9140 Fax : 02-648 9638