Inaugural India Enterprise Forum

Tuesday, May 15
Naveen Jindal School of Management | Davidson Auditorium

A one-day event, the India Enterprise Forum will be held Tuesday, May 15, in the Davidson Auditorium at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

The forum will feature high-profile experts from business, government agencies and public institutions in India and the United States. They will discuss the economic opportunities and challenges associated with India’s rapid expansion, specifically the country’s future energy and infrastructural needs.

The conference, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is $200 for those not affiliated with UT Dallas but free for UT Dallas faculty, staff and students. Preregistration is required.

The agenda follows.

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India Enterprise Forum Agenda
Time Agenda Speaker
8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast and Registration All
8:45 – 9:15 AM Introduction: The India Imperative Dr. Sumit Majumdar
Professor of Technology Strategy
Jindal School of Management
9:15 – 9:20 AM Civic Welcome Mayor Bob Townsend
City of Richardson
9:20 – 9:30 AM State Welcome The Honorable Angie Chen Button
Texas State Representative
9:30 – 10 AM Keynote:
Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Equitable Business Growth
Ambassador Lakshmi Puri
United Nations

Dr. Kathleen Cooper
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
Southern Methodist University
10:00 – 10:30 AM Regional Business Attractions Dr. Anil Kumar
Advisor, Regional Economics
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break All
10:45 AM – Noon Energy Business Opportunities Labanyendu Mansingh
Founding Chairman
India Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board

Dipak Sinha
Petro Consultants

Prakash Bedapudi
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Lennox International

Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch All
Executive Education Dining Room
1:00 – 2:15 PM Investment Safety & Business Continuity Vappala Balachandran
Former Secretary
India’s Cabinet Secretariat

Harry Brandon
Former Director
FBI Worldwide Counter Terrorism Efforts

Abhay Paranjape
National Executive
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

2:15 – 3:45 PM Infrastructure Business Opportunities Yashwant Bhave
India’s Airports Economic Regulatory Authority

Phillip Ritter
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Pardeep Kohli
President and CEO
Mavenir Systems

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break All
3:45 – 4:15 PM How Indian Firms Globalize Sir Geoffrey Owen
Former Editor
Financial Times

Angel Ruiz
Head, North American Region

4:15 – 4:45 PM Valedictory: India and the Multilateral System Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri
United Nations
4:45 – 5:00 PM Closing Address Dr. Hasan Pirkul
Jindal School of Management
5:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktails