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IIT Alumni Canada To Host North American Regional Conference

Anil Saigal
06/12/2006

Creating Values - Developing Leadership - Nurturing Talent - Showcasing Excellence - Nation Building

IIT Alumni Canada, in collaboration with PAN IIT, USA is pleased to announce the North American Regional Conference to be held in Toronto, at Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Center (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on June 24-25, 2006. 

The conference, with its theme Knowledge and Skills - Creating Values Beyond Borders, offers several high quality technical sessions, meetings, networking and career related opportunities, and more including great entertainment.

Hundreds of participants from Canada, USA, India and other parts of the world are expected to attend. The last conference held in Washington, DC was attended by about 2000 delegates (www.iit2005.org).

This conference is an exceptional opportunity for IIT Alumni, Corporate bodies, Governments, Sponsors and other professionals. This event will bring together engineers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision-makers from industry, government and academia from Canada, the US and India. The event will cover a range of issues of critical interest to academic, industrial and government communities. Given the pace of economic progress occurring in India, this conference provides an ideal setting to explore potential collaborations between Canada, partners in the United States, and India, that will generate mutually beneficial business, social and  employment opportunities.

OBJECTIVES
•    Enhance branding, outreach to government, industry, academia
•    Promote networking and collaboration
•    Showcase contributions of IITians in Canada
•    Foster research and collaboration among IITs, universities, governments & industries

HIGHLIGHTS/SPEAKERS
•    Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Canada
•    Hon. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Government of Ontario
•    Her Excellency, Ms. Shyamala Cowsik, High Commissioner of India in Canada
•    Rajesh Subramaniam, President, Fed-Ex Canada
•    Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner, Mckinsey & Co., USA
•    Padmasree Warrior, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Inc. USA
•    Mohan Warrior, President & CEO, Alfalight Inc., USA
•    Presentations by distinguished alumni in discussion tracks
•    Multiple tracks to meet the needs of technical and non-technical careerists
•    Opportunities to meet and discuss career opportunities with participating companies
•    Hospitality, friendship and social connections, family activities and visit attractions in Toronto
      For complete list of speakers  click here.

DISCUSSION TRACKS
•    Sustainability - Energy and Environment
•    Knowledge and training as a means to careers
•    Engineering and Entrepreneurship
•    Women in a Knowledge based economy
•    Engineering - Beyond the "present"
•    Gen-X and Gen-Y – Mobile beyond borders
•    Engineering for humanity
•    Global Business Environment
•    The Indian diaspora in North America – the business link to emerging India
•    The Global Economy - Financial Opportunities
•    PAN IIT Academic and Research Council
•    Engineering in Canada
 
BENEFITS FOR IIT ALUMNI
•    Network, find professional partners
•    Career, contract, research opportunities
•    Financial planning

BENEFITS FOR CORPORATIONS / BUSINESSES
•    Recruiting best talent
•    Business leads, promotion and development
•    Investments, product marketing opportunities to a select audience
•    Enhance image, name recognition
 
To register, go to www.iitac2006conference.org.



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