As preparations for the 18th IIFA Weekend and Awards are underway, the International Indian Film Academy and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry announced the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum to be held onJuly 14th, 2017 at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue as part of the IIFA Weekend and Awards in New York. Supported by Consulate General of India- New York, Asia Society and US-India Business Council (USIBC), the Business Forum is an initiative which began in 2005 and 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.

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The FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum in partnership with Asia Society Policy Institute and USIBC highlights to include:

  • Anil Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna,  Tulsi Gabbard, FICCI President Pankaj Patel and Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Resources to Address Forum 

    Sessions focused on:

  • The future of India-US Economic Partnership
  • Defense and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Women Safety

 FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum, the annual one-day event has been a major highlight of the IIFA Weekend And Awards, solidifying the business ties between India and its significant trade and investment partners. This year, the Global Business Forum 2017 will focus on the theme “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 future of India-US Economic Partnership, Defense and Security,ManufacturingInnovation and EntrepreneurshipMedia & Entertainment. 

The 9am- 5pm, day long programme is expected to draw participation from some of the most prominent personalities of Indian and American industry and will be seen bringing together business leaders, policy makers, and dignitaries from India and United States on a common platform to discuss opportunities of collaboration.

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IIFA has always striven to act in the best interest of the Indian Film Industry and to work closely with the governments of host countries to build community engagement, better ties for business, trade, tourism and cinema ties.