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Global Reach: A New Report on Ties Between the San Francisco Bay Area and India

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute, The Commonwealth Club and Asia Society of Northern California invite you to a special forum on the Bay Area's economic ties with India.

This event will be the public release and first presentation of a report by the Economic Institute, "Global Reach: Emerging Ties Between the San Francisco Bay Area and India" that documents the historical, cultural, educational, trade and investment links between the two economies, and the interactions that make this a unique partnership and a case study of the new forces that are driving globalization. Based on more than two years of research and nearly 200 interviews in both the Bay Area and India, the Institute's analysis makes a convincing case for the uniqueness of the Bay Area-India connection, and the wide range of opportunities that it presents.

Once perceived primarily as a site for call centers and for low-cost offshoring, India has rapidly scaled the economic ladder to provide increasingly sophisticated services that are embedding its companies and workers into the fabric of the global economy. It is also developing dynamic markets that are attracting growing investment by Bay Area venture capital, technology and consumer-oriented companies.

Dr. Sean Randolph, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute will present the report's findings, followed by a panel of industry and university experts who will discuss India's role in the global economy and the factors that make the Bay Area a unique partner in that process.

Panelists include:

* Jim Herlihy, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management, Deutsch Bank - San Francisco; Co-chairman, San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Committee
* Kaiser Mulla-Feroze, Vice President, International Development & Strategy, Salesforce.com
* Vivek Paul, Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
* Sandeep Kishore, Senior Vice President and Head of Hi Tech/Manufacturing, HCL
* Michel St. Pierre, Director of Planning and Urban Design, Gensler

Hard copy reports will be available with a suggested contribution of $15.

Don't miss an opportunity to see this event in the South Bay Friday, November 20th.


Event Details

Mon 23 Nov 2009
6:30am - 8:30am

Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco

Free admission. Click on the link below to RSVP.