The FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum 2017 Highlights India And United States: Partners In Progress


The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), in partnership with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) organized the 2017 FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum on July 14th as part of the 18th Edition of the IIFA Weekend & Awards in New York.

Ever since FICCI- India’s oldest and largest apex business organization associated with IIFA to create FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum, the annual one day event has been a major highlight of the IIFA weekend solidifying the business ties between India and its significant trade and investment partners.  A global business platform, ever since its inception in 2005 has hosted a number of international leaders as Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair of UK, President Mahindra Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka as well as numerous CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

As IIFA once again returns to the shores of United States of America, the FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum was centered on “India and United States: Partners in Progress for the World”. The focus of the forum was on India-U.S. commercial relations respectively in sectors of The future of India-US Economic Partnership, Defense and Security, Manufacturing, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Media & Entertainment and Women Safety. The forum drew a gamut of imminent Indian and American speakers from various industries, featuring artistes, luminaries, experts, policymakers from around the world for discussions from both countries, The FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum created a platform to delve into further opportunities and build relationships facilitating a healthy exchange of ideas and innovations.

Hosted at the Asia Society Auditorium In  New York, the forum featured conversation on the future of India- US relationship under the new administration as well as on the association between the two countries in area spanning Indo-US Defense And Security, Energy, Trade And Investment, And Technology and Education.

The FICCI- IIFA Global Business Forum featured key speakers such as the Ambassador of India in United States Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Anil Agarwal, Vedanta, Shiv Khemka, Sun Group, Nisha Biswal Desai, Bollywood’s leading stars Anil Kapoor & Preity Zinta.  The forum also included participation of high-profile Indian business delegation led by FICCI President Mr Pankaj Patel.

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.