Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
SUITE 2009


Consulate General of India, New York, USA

Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel
569 Lexington Avenue, New York
NY 10022

About SUITE 2009
A two day conference on SUITE 2009 was organized by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce on September 10-11 2009 at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel, New York. It was a huge success, particularly as it was the first attempt for this Mumbai-based organization to hold an event in the heart of Manhattan. Considering the role of the organization, it is easy to appreciate that such an event should be organized at least once a year in USA. Now that we are planning to hold an annual Conference in Delhi every year – the Indo-US summit, the US event fits in beautifully with our overall strategy of being equally visible in both the countries. Such a strategy will go a long way in improving the visibility index of the organization. In this background, the event was a success – not merely as a curtain-raiser but an important event in its own right.
About 50 delegates from India and another 32 from the USA participated in the conference. The event also received commendable organizational support from Mr. Mridul Pathak, an NRI based in New York , who also is a patron member of IACC, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the New York Metropolitan Area Economic Development Council.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Seth W.Pinsky, President of New York City Development Council, who praised the effort of IACC in organizing this event. He drew the attention of the audience to the fact that New York City is not merely the financial centre of USA, but also the melting pot for people all over the world who pursue a multitude of activities. The Summit focussed on Infrastructure, Health, Power ; Energy, Food Processing, Education, IT; ITES, Finance ; Legal Aspects of setting up business in India; US. Mr. S.K. Mitra focused on financing of projects in the important sectors in the Indian economy with potential investment opportunities in India. He felt that the financing of small; medium sectors was not really a problem. What they need were proper business plans and the right technology. Finance will start flowing into India if there are right projects.
  Dr. Naresh Malik, Atlanta
However, US should not only provide funds internationally but also help in conducting research and biotechnology from India and US counterparts. In his concluding address Ambassador Agnihotri praised IACC for organizing this conference. He said such conferences should be held regularly in US in the future and the chamber should focus on providing a proper platform for expansion of business and other ideas.
Mr. Mridul Pathak, New York Mr. David Hobday, Australia
Dr. U K Mukhopadhyay, Mumbai.
The Summit provided forum the following:
* Views exchanged on various aspects of business between India & the US including investment.
* One to one business contacts eshtablished.
* Understanding of business between India & the US enhanced.
* New investment and diversification opportunities explored.
* Opportunity to network with business leaders and policy makers.