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Business Forum is organized by National Indian American Chamber of Commerce (NIACC) and NAVIKA on August 30th, at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Navika 5th Worlds Kannada Summit 2019 Business Forum is organized by National Indian American Chamber of Commerce (NIACC) and NAVIKA on August 30th, at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. NIACC is an umbrella organization that provides a sustainable platform and leadership forum for businesses in US and India, to Promote and foster Indian American economic development for the benefit of the United States of America and the Republic of India. NIACC has taken the leadership role through their advocacy programs in helping the policy makers develop policies of the governments at the local, state & federal levels in the United States. NIACC works with governments, businesses and professionals to develop entrepreneurship and commerce through mentor -protégé programs, training, seminars and networking opportunities. NIACC acts as a catalyst to establish strategic alliances between businesses in the United States and India and to strengthen business and economic engagements between the two countries. NIACC national assists regional/state chapters through connecting the states with national leadership and advocacy. Indian American Owned and other businesses in India and the United States can benefit from NIACC. In continuation of this effort, this year we plan to have a business summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of this business summit is to provide a platform to discuss business opportunities of entrepreneurs. In addition to Key note address, there will be three panel discussions on business and franchising opportunities. An innovation challenge is also organized for entrepreneurs in collaboration with angel investors and venture capital community.

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“America is now leading the global race to deploy secure and reliable 5G.”

5G INITIATIVE

The White House announced President Trump’s 5G Initiative brings $275 Billion investments to deploy 5G Networks creating 3 Million New Jobs, adding $500 Billion to US economy. It’s important for U.S. be in front of the global race for 5G and will hasten the private sector deployment of broadband and put US ahead.

NIACC congratulates the President and FCC for pursuing the additional spectrum of technologically neutral funding for private sector initiatives in rural broadband through 5G infrastructure. This could amount to more than $75 Billion per year in rural business and more than $10 trillion worth of goods & services over the next 15 to 20 years.

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“India 360, Executive Education Program on India”

I have great pleasure to inform you that the Consulate General of India in New York has teamed up with Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh University to offer a unique Executive Education program designed with India in Focus. The course offers a comprehensive view of India from politics to business, from culture to yoga and bollywood.

This course is a must for every American business executive in understanding India.

Please download the course brochure and don’t forget to make use of 10% discount for five or more registrations.

KV Kumar

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Special Events

Washington Celebrations of NIACC 30 th Anniversary: September/October 2019: Celebrations will be a once in a lifetime of memorable & useful events.

NIACC First Trade Mission to India: End of November to Middle of December 2019: High powered corporate and government combined mission.

 

White House Conference on Opportunity Zone in the White House, Washington, DC

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The United States Signs a Stronger Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

United States joined Canada and Mexico in Argentina to sign a new trade agreement that will better serve the interests of American workers and businesses. This follows the President’s announcement in October that a deal had been reached.The new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the outdated, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the signing of this agreement, President Trump has delivered on his promise to renegotiate NAFTA and protect American farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers.

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NIACC Establishes the Mississippi State Chapter in Jackson, MS.

Counsel general of India in Atlanta for SE U.S. Region, The Honorable Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni and NIACC Chairman, KV Kumar were honored special guests of Mississippi State and both addressed the State Senate and met with the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, President of the Senate, House Speaker and Speaker Protem, Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner and number of legislators, mayors, Chairman of Port Gipson board of county supervisors, numerous business and community leaders in Mississippi.

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NIACC SE Regional Chapter was Inaugurated at the Consulate General of India, Atlanta, GA on November 25, 2018.

India’s Minister for State for External (Foreign) Affairs, The Honorable General V.K. Singh inaugurated the SE Regional Chapter of NIACC and delivered an inspirational and outstanding key note address. Dr. Kulkarni’s very impressive welcome speech and introduction of the honorable minister was very well received by the audience. Mr. Shailesh Lakhtakia, Cpunsel at the Consulate General, was the Master of Ceremony was very good and yet very concise in his remarks.

In addition to the Honorable Minister, General V.K. Singh, Consul General of India, Dr. Swati V. Kulkarni and her entrepreneur husband, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, The Honorable Rob Woodall, Member of Congress from 7th Dist., GA, the Honorable Andrew Young, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Former Congressman and Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations had many words of wisdom in their brief remarks.

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National Indian American Chamber of Commerce extends warm welcome to His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States of America.

  • Senators Cornyn and Warner hosted Congressional Reception for His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the new Ambassador of India to the United States at the Capitol Hill on February 7th, which was attended by more than 70 senators and members of congress. NIACC National Chairman, KV Kumar said that it was the largest attendance by members of congress to welcome any Indian Ambassador.
  • Following the reception, Ambassador Shringla hosted reception/dinner at his residence to Indian Americans which was attended by Ambassador Santosh Jha and senior Washington diplomats as well as the counsel generals from all over the country.
  • Atlanta Council on International Relations hosted lunch for Indian Ambassador, His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla on January 30th, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Consul General of India in Atlanta for SE Region hosted dinner Reception for Ambassador of India, H.E. Harsh Vardhan Shringla at her residence on January 30, 2019.

Announcement

 

NIACC Chairman's Corner

  • National Chairman KV Kumar and the members of NIACC board welcomes the incoming members who bring a wealth of experience to NIACC.
  • NIACC and Latino Coalition has agreed to work together in a collaborative effort.

Flash News

  • National Indian American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to inform our membership and patrons that Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President & Chief Executive Officer of US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF.org) has joined the National Indian American Chamber of Commerce (NIACC), Washington, DC as National Vice Chairman.

NIACC Partners

  • ICE Futures (U.S.) Formerly, NYBOT ( Website )
  • The Coca Cola Company, Inc. ( Website )
  • Churchs Chicken, LLC. ( Website )
  • KV Kumar and Associates, LLC. ( Website )
  • Claridyne INC. ( Website )
  • HonorVerus Research, LLC.
  • Satish Shah, CPA & Associates, LLC.
  • Falcao Investment Group, LLC.
  • Taarruni Design Solutions. ( Website )
  • Ditthavong & Steiner, P.C. ( Website )
  • U.S. National Indian American Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Latino Coalition, Inc. ( Website )
  • All India Association of Industries. ( Website )
  • International Women's ThinkTank. ( Website )
  • Hispanic 100. ( Website )

Resources

NIACC facilitates a dynamic trade environment by working closely with U.S. & Indian governments on trade policy issues and expanding trade opportunities for a range of specialized services.

  • Seminars, Workshops & Training Programs for Entrepreneurs
  • Indian Vendor Directory (IVD)
  • Access to capital/funding in U.S. & India
  • Trade Opportunities - Programs & Initiatives
  • Tips for making successful trade transactions
  • Hot sectors for trade between U.S. & India
  • Procedure for setting up trade corporations
  • ABCs of import and export business
  • Trade hotlines information for members

Mission Statement

"Promote and foster Indian American economic development for the benefit of the United States of America and the Republic of India."

"Access to Success" program"

The NIACC Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting e-mentoring program. "Access to Success" will match students from around the country with industry specific mentors from corporate America and the NIACC network through its revamped web portal. By providing young Indians with role models, the Foundation hopes to build bright and successful futures for the country's Indian youth.

It is a mentoring program that offers students opportunities to shadow and gain practical experience from NIACC Foundation corporate and business partners. An online mentoring portion (E-mentoring) was recently designed to match students with professional adults in careers and industries compatible to student's interest. As mentors, professional adults offer support, career counseling and friendship advice to students

"Regional and National Youth Entrepreneurship 'BizFest' program"

Throughout the year the National Indian American Chamber of Commerce (NIACC) offers the Regional Youth Entrepreneurship “BizFest” in a number of cities across the United States. “BizFest” is a three and half-day intensive workshop series equipping Indian students, ages 17-25, with the tools to be successful in both business and life.

The “BizFest” teaches students a variety of business techniques and focuses on: turning hobbies and skills into profit-making ventures; establishing entrepreneurial and leadership goals; creating plans for business and life;

 

  • NIACC Chairman, Vice Chairman, President and the Board is delighted to welcome Dr. Poniserril Somasundaran a very accomplished professor at Columbia University as the Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisory Board and Environmental Science Committee. Dr. Somasundaran will also be the acting chair of the Science & Technology Committees.
  • Chairman and the Board are most grateful to Ms. Brenda Morant for having taken the responsibility of Acting Executive Director. Brenda will continue to serve as an Advisor to the Chairman as well as the National Board Member and Co-Chair of South East Atlanta Region, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
  • National Chairman KV Kumar is an invited Guest Speaker at the International Economic Development Council's meeting in September/October 2018.
  • NIACC National Co-Chairman was elected as the Chairman of Board of Trustees of "NAVIKA" (North American Association of People of Karnataka State, India.
  • NIACC National Chairman is the Keynote Speaker at NAVIKA's Business Forum in Mysore, India on August 04, 2018.
  • NIACC joins NAVIKA as Co-sponsor

DBE Certification

  • DBE Certification is a key element of economic development and growth for the small business entrepreneur and the community. NIACC in conjunction with MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority) will sponsor a DBE Certification Workshop.

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