42nd Anniversary Leadership Summit

9:00 AM
2:15 PM

USIBC 42nd Anniversary Leadership Summit

The ​U.S.-India ​Business ​Council will be celebrating ​its ​42nd ​Anniversary ​Leadership ​Summit ​​on ​June ​27, ​2017. ​The ​Council’s ​Annual ​Leadership ​Summit ​has ​become ​an ​institution, ​assembling ​senior ​Indian ​and ​American ​leaders ​from ​the ​public ​and ​private ​sectors, ​who ​are ​committed ​to ​advancing ​the ​U.S.-India ​commercial ​and ​strategic ​partnership. ​The ​purpose ​of ​this ​gathering ​is ​to ​chart ​the ​way ​forward ​and ​strengthen ​the ​bonds ​of ​U.S.-India ​enterprise, ​commercial ​opportunity, ​and ​friendship. ​

Vice President Mike Pence will be providing the keynote address.

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8:30 – 9:15 AM
Arrival and Registration

Continental Breakfast


9:30 – 9:35 AM                  

Welcome Remarks

Mukesh Aghi – President, U.S.-India Business Council


9:35 – 9:45 AM                  

State of the Council

John Chambers- Chairman, U.S.-India Business Council and Executive Chairman of Cisco


9:45 – 10:30 AM                

Fireside Chat

Rick Perry – U.S. Secretary of Energy*

Piyush Goyal – Minister of State with Independent Charge, Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India*


10:30 – 11:00 AM             

Networking Break


11:00 – 11:05 AM             

Introduction of U.S. Vice President


11:05 – 11:30 AM             

Keynote Address

 The Honorable Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States of America


11:30 – 11:35 AM             

Special Remarks

Congressman Pete Sessions, Chairman, House Committee on Rules


11:35 – 11:45 AM             

Global Leadership Awards Ceremony

Andrew Liveris - CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Adi Godrej – Executive Chairman, The Godrej Group

11:45 – 12:30 PM              

Dialogue on Achieving Common Goals:  Prosperity & Jobs for all

Andrew Liveris - CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Adi Godrej – Executive Chairman, The Godrej Group

Ajay Singh – CEO, Spice Jet

Dinesh Paliwal – CEO, Harman International


12:30 – 1:10PM                 

Lunch & Congressional Discussion:
U.S. India Defense & Trade Partnership

Senator Mark Warner, Co-Chair, U.S.-India Senate Caucus

Senator John Cornyn, Co-Chair, U.S.-India Senate Caucus

Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair, U.S.-India House Caucus

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Co-Chair, U.S.-India House Caucus



1:10 – 1:15 PM                   

Artistic Achievement Award Ceremony

Yashwant Shirwadkar


1:15 – 1:45 PM                   

Closing Discussion: The U.S.-India Trade Relationship

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative

Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India*


1.45 – 1:55 PM                   


Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the United States


1:55 PM                               

Closing Remarks

John Chambers- Chairman, U.S.-India Business Council