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IIFA Global Business Forum to focus on India-US commercial relations

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The day-long program will start at 9 a.m.

The IIFA fever is already in a high in the New York City and along with all the fun, the International Indian Film Academy is hosting some serious discussions too.

IIFA and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry announced the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum, which will be held on July 14 at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue.

The business forum is also part of the IIFA Weekend and Awards in New York and will be supported by the Consulate General of India-New York, Asia Society and US-India Business Council (USIBC), IIFA said in a press release.

The day-long program will start at 9 a.m. and some of the most prominent personalities of the Indian and United States industry such as business leaders, policymakers, and dignitaries will discuss opportunities for collaboration.

The theme of the Global Business Forum 2017 is ‘India and United States: Partners in Progress’ with discussions on India-US commercial relations, with panel sessions focusing on key aspects of the relationship.

The subjects of focus for the sessions include the future of India-US economic partnership, Defense and Security, Manufacturing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Media and Entertainment and Women Safety.

Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, FICCI President Pankaj Patel, Anil Agarwal of Vedanta Resources, Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta are expected to address the forum.

IIFA began the Business Forum initiative in 2005 and it has grown into a global platform which has hosted international leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair of UK, President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka and a number of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

The annual one-day event has been a major highlight of the IIFA Weekend and Awards, strengthening the business ties between India and its significant trade and investment partners.