Demystifying India - Teleforum
October 15, 2009

October 15, 2009

Demystifying India - Uncovering the Barriers to Business Success

45 minutes of actionable insights: A Free Brightlights/CATA Teleforum
Friday, October 23rd at 11 a.m. EST

Already the world's fourth largest economy, with the world's second-fastest growth rate, India is a dynamic and strategic market for Canadian firms whether they are looking to export, outsource or invest. Learn about the business environment and the opportunities and challenges inherent in the market from Marvin Hough, Executive-in Residence at the Telfer School of Management and former Canadian Trade Commissioner in India. Listen to an informative preview of the Telfer Focus India Program, a two and a half day Executive Training Program on doing business with India which has been launched and will be conducted Nov 3, 4 and 25th in Ottawa and December 1, 2 and 10th in Montreal (in collaboration with Desautels/McGill).

Join us for this informative 45 minute Teleforum and gain valuable insights on effective market research and business planning, the Indian business culture, export and investment challenges, financing and risk mitigation strategies, legal issues, and much more from leading Indian trade and culture experts.

Who should attend?
Canadian companies seriously interested in doing business in India or with Indian firms.

Who will be on the call?
Marvin K. Hough - Executive-in-Residence, Telfer School of Management
Marvin joined the Telfer School of Management on May 30, 2008 as an Executive-in-Residence focusing on international business. His responsibilities include developing international business courses and seminars offered at the Telfer School's Centre for Executive Leadership and the Executive MBA. He l also assists Executive MBA participants in their International Consulting Projects. Marvin Hough draws on 30 years of experience with Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's official export credit agency. His experience also included a four-year interchange assignment with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade where he served as a Senior Trade Commissioner in New Delhi, India. He has been involved in supporting Canadian trade with India for over 20 years.

Jas Kalra - Facilitator and Program Design, Graybridge Malkam
Jas is an engaging speaker and facilitator who has been designing, developing and facilitating training programs using adult education principles for almost nine years. Jas' passion is learning about and working across cultures. She has lived in over 6 countries allowing her to deepen her knowledge of different cultures. Before working with Graybridge Malkam, Jas managed, designed, developed and facilitated adult education programs for various private sector organizations in India.

Mike Fox, Managing Director, Brightlights
Mike has 20 years of recruiting experience working with technology companies. His company, Brightlights assists software and hardware firms by connecting them with great people, helping them find international channel partnerships and assisting them with strategic business planning and interim management. Mike is the moderator and sponsor of the CATA Teleforum Series.

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