U.S.-India Business Council and Partners to Host President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for First-Ever Joint Address to the Business Community
January 21, 2015 – New Delhi, India – The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) is privileged to host President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a first-ever joint address to the U.S. and Indian business communities on January 26 in New Delhi along with the Government of India’s Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
The culmination of a series of high-level engagements that USIBC has held over the last several years, this event will take place during President Obama’s visit to India as Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day, the first time a U.S. President will have visited India twice in office. USIBC was honored to host President Obama during his first visit to India in 2010 and Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the United States last September as Prime Minister of India.
USIBC Acting President Diane Farrell said, “With business sentiment at an all-time high, the timing could not be better. We see both countries working earnestly and with a firm resolve towards achieving $500 billion in two-way trade over the next five years.”
Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) is the premier business advocacy organization advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. Today, USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi, comprised of 325 leading U.S. and Indian companies. The Chairman of USIBC is Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard.
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