Convention Overview:

Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC) 2023 Convention & 30th Anniversary Celebrations come at a critical time as India and US bilateral relations have developed into a “global strategic partnership” based on shared democratic values, common geopolitical goals, and, most importantly, a thriving relationship based on trade and commerce in multiple sectors including Information Technology, Science and Technology, Defense and Security, Health and Pharma, Education, Nuclear and Space Technology, Energy, Infrastructure, Philanthropy and multitude of other areas.

Over a three-day period in Washington DC, the IAICC 2023 Convention will seek to highlight and stimulate deeper interactions between India and the US in both political and trade/commerce arenas to strengthen the bonds between the countries. The President and the Vice President of the USA, Secretaries of various cabinet-level agencies (Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Commerce, Small Business Administration, etc.), Members of the US Senate/Congress, Governors of several state governments, Mayors, and Industry Leaders from the United States, India, and other countries, will be invited to this extraordinary event. The convention will feature several forums, including networking breakfasts, lunches, keynote addresses, and convention sessions, for the convention delegates to learn and discuss key aspects of trade and commerce between India and the US in multiple areas. Proposed convention sessions include:

India – 75 years of Economic Progress

This session will feature key presentations and discussions on India’s progress in various economic sectors, including Agriculture, Aviation, Defense, Energy, Entertainment, Pharma, Sports, Technology, Philanthropy, and Sports. It will also feature a Fireside Chat by key leaders on subjects of importance to India & USA.

75 Years of Indo-US Strategic Cooperation: Progress and Potential

This session will feature key presentations on opportunities for US companies in India and Indian companies in the US. The session keynote address will cover issues related to a budding strategic relationship between India and US and the opportunities that result from such a partnership.

Health & Pharma: Special Focus

This session will be focused on the growing opportunities for trade and cooperation between India and the US in the areas of Health and Pharma. A special event on Health and Wellness will be the highlight of this session.

Small Business Development and Partnering Event

This special event for small businesses will include meetings with representatives from several US government agencies, including SBA, US Dept: of Commerce, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security. It will also feature opportunities to partner with large companies that are doing business with the US government.

Indian American Businesses in the US: Successes and Challenges

This session will feature key presentations on the contribution of the Indian American-owned businesses to the US economy that celebrate the successes but will also highlight challenges faced by that business in areas such as access to opportunities, capital, and strategic advice. The session will include a keynote address and a fire-side chat featuring key Indian American business leaders.

Cross-border Matters: Impact on Individuals and Businesses

This session will feature key presentations on issues and obligations that individuals and businesses should bear in mind while conducting transactions across the border between India and the US. It will cover issues and tax matters related to banking, insurance, and cross-border asset and business ownership. The session will feature a keynote address and a fireside chat with highly respected legal and accounting experts.

Other planned events include:

• Small Business and Technology Networking Breakfasts

• Energy & Defense and Health & Pharma Lunches

• Gala Welcome Reception

• Congressional Reception

• Two Very Special Events to be announced later

• Gala Banquet

The proceedings of the convention will be included in the Souvenir that will be published to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the chamber.

Tickets:

Early-Bird Special: September 15, 2022 – November 15, 2022 – $ 500

Early Registration: November 16 – December 31, 2022 – $ 600

Final Registration: January 1 – March 25, 2023 – $ 750

Onsite Registration: March 26 – 31, 2023 – $1,000.00

Exhibition Tables: Limited Space: $2,500 per table, subject to availability

Convention Committee:

Contact E-Mail: convention@iaicc.org

Convention Telephone: 1-202-591-5555