New Global Indian Foundation celebrates the success of the first ever Global Indian Business Meet in New York City

Global Indian Business Meet

New York, Sept 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM), a 3 day conference held at the Marriott Marquis, in Manhattan, was organized by NGI Foundation (New Global Indian) to provide a platform, for entrepreneurship, innovation, partnership and growth. The event was inaugurated by Swami Tyagananda on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary. Swami Tyagananda of Ramakrishna order, Swami Bhoomananda Teertha, underlined respect, justice and charity to be the hallmarks of businesses to make businesses sustainable and rooted to true Indian values.


“For the first time a small group of people with a gigantic mission before them is organizing this event to truly impact the world of business and entrepreneurship.” says event Chairman Mr.Vijay Nahata.

GIBM kick started with The Nanoholdings CEO, Justin Hall-Tipping, outlining futuristic nano-technologies and the Marketing VIP’s of Du Telecom, Gulf’s second largest telecom company, outlining the future and importance of reinventing the telecom industry. The conference additionally held engaging sessions on venture capital and their next focus of investments, healthcare, tourism and media investment scenarios, and an international session on Caribbean business promotion.

GIBM’s main mission was to focus on Business, Entrepreneurships, Investments, India business Opportunities, and Global Partnerships. The NGI Foundation Chairman Kanchan Banerjee noted, “This is only the first of a series of similar meets across the world, one each year, through which we want to take the Indian growth story to every nook and corner and also share experiences and cases for better business and entrepreneurship development among business leaders of Indian origin globally.”

High profiles speakers at GIBM included, Desh Deshpande, Sam Pitroda, Ajit Manocha, Poonam Ahluwalia, Nicola Arena, Ajay Bhakshi, Ashish Chauhan,  Swadesh Chatterjee, Ajit Dayal, Sachin Duggal, Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Dr. Anita Goel, Atul Gupta, Justin Hall, Stuli Jalan, Satish Jha, Dr. Vinod Juneja, R.V. Kanoria, Dr. Sunita Kanumury,  Sushil Mantri, Shubash Menon, Louise Nair, Alkesh Patel,  , Rajen Pillay, Sajay Puri, Ashok Rao, Chandrakant Salunkhe, Fred Schwartz, Dr. Ashok Sinha,   Anand S. Krishnan, Edie Weiner and Manoj Soma. Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Nirupama Rao, Robert Orris Blake, Upendra Chivukula, Subodh Kant Sahey, Vayalar Ravi,  Ambassador Prabhu Dayal, Denzil Douglas, Debashis Chatterjee, Meghand Desai, Meleveetil Damodaran, Mitul Desai, Vibhuti Jha, Ashoke Rao, Ranjana Khanna, Professor Tarun Khanna, Preet Bharara, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Dr. Navaratna Rajaram, Dr, Anil Lamba, Prof Dasarath Chetty, and Minocher Patel. Kelly Wright from Fox News, Spiritual leader Swami Tyagananda Maharaj and Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha.


GIBM held an NGI Excellence Award Ceremony to recognize many great leaders in various fields. Awards categories and winners included Swami Vivekananda Leadership Award in Entrepreneurship Philanthropy to Dr Gururaj Deshpande, NGI Excellence Award for Educational Leadership to Thumbay Moideen (UAE), Communication Leadership  to Atul Gupta (South Africa), Community IKnitiatives to Kallicharan (Guyana), Indian Diaspora Leadership to GOPIO President Ashook Ramsaran (USA), Community Leadership to Dr Dasarath Chetty (South Africa), Finance and Banking Leadership to Rajen Pillay (South Africa), and Business Leadership to Dato Dr Vijay Eshwaran (Malaysia).

dance evening by Shweta Pandit

In addition, an outstanding entertainment program was planned for the 3 evenings that featured Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan with Ayaan Ali Khan & Aman Ali Khan, Stem Dance Group from Bangalore, Standup comedy show by Rajiv Satyal and a Bollywood song and dance evening by Shweta Pandit.

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