A group of top executives and economic and government leaders will explore India’s growing role in the global economy at the third annual US-India Conference to be held this Friday at Berkeley Haas.
Speakers at the Sept. 7th conference, “A Transforming India: Tapping Growth Opportunities,” include John Chambers, chairman emeritus of Cisco and founder and CEO of JC2Ventures, Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, the Consul General of India in San Francisco, and Dr. Eric Goosby, UCSF professor of medicine and the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy on tuberculosis.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ will welcome conference attendees. Prof. Catherine Wolfram, acting associate dean for academic affairs at Haas, will also speak before the group breaks for panel discussions. Jay Stowsky, senior assistant dean for Instruction at Haas will moderate a panel on trade and Prof. Toby Stuart will moderate a panel on entrepreneurship.
America’s role in India’s economy is growing, but companies have only scratched the surface of the broad range of economic opportunities available, said Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Haas.
“The size of the Indian economy, its high growth rate, and the country’s high caliber of technology talent present a huge worldwide economic opportunity,” Darwin said.
The day’s sessions will cover India’s goal to become a $1 trillion digital economy over the next few years; the opportunities within the booming healthcare sector; navigating growth partnerships at a time of escalating trade wars driven by the U.S.; and tapping into India’s startup and venture capital environment.
The conference, to be held at Spieker Forum in Chou Hall, will conclude with a networking high tea.