Conference Sponsors and Outreach Partners

The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business is the focal point for Columbia Business School's major international programs and initiatives. The Institute provides forums for collaboration and learning among students, faculty members and the global community, connecting these constituencies with experiences, cultures and practices in markets across the globe. The Chazen Institute plays a leading role in shaping international business education through experiential learning programs, research, symposia and conferences, curricular innovation and the creation of intellectual content and its translation to wider international business communities. Website


The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School

The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, founded in May 2003, is the umbrella for all activities on leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School. The center was made possible by a generous gift from the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Foundation. The foundation's parent, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., was established in 1967 by the late Sanford Bernstein, a paragon of the highest standards of his profession. The mission of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics is to be a globally-recognized locus for the promotion of ethics in the curriculum of business schools and the development of innovative cases and research on ethics, leadership and governance. The Center engages students, faculty and the outside community through a variety of endowed speaker series and through broad consultation to integrate ethics into the core classes taught to all MBA and EMBA students at Columbia. Website


Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, resolve disputes, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Huron is a management consulting firm and not a CPA firm, and does not provide attest services, audits, or other engagements in accordance with the AICPA's Statements on Auditing Standards. Website


2nd Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference and Career Expo. Website


Ministry of Tourism, India. Website


Gutenberg Communications is a global, full service strategic communications firm that offers public and investor relations services.Website
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SAJA serves as a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora.Its mission includes acting as a resource to facilitate and promote thorough, accurate coverage of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, including South Asians in North America. This includes coverage of media freedom and censorship issues affecting South Asian communities. Website
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is the rallying point for free enterprises in India. It has empowered Indian businesses, in the changing times, to shore up their competitiveness and enhance their global reach. With a nationwide membership of over 1500 corporates and over 500 chambers of commerce and business associations, FICCI espouses the shared vision of Indian businesses and speaks directly and indirectly for over 2,50,000 business units. It has an expanding direct membership of enterprises drawn from large, medium, small and tiny segments of manufacturing, distributive trade and services. FICCI maintains the lead as the proactive business solution provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking. Website
The Southern Asian Institute coordinates the many activities at Columbia University that relate to Southern Asia -- mainly the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Because of its location in New York City, the Institute has lively ties with persons serving in the United Nations, the diplomatic community, and many international agencies. It is also in the midst of the largest South Asian ethnic community in North America, with all its cultural richness. The Institute faculty come from a wide range of disciplines and, taken together in their research and teaching, cover virtually all the countries of the region -- and some neighboring areas, including Afghanistan, Tibet, Burma and other parts of Southeast Asia. Instruction is offered in four national languages -- Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Nepali -- as well as in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Punjabi, and Tamil; Vedic, Prakrit, Braj Bhasa and Avadhi are also taught. Website
AUSIB delivers a cost-effective way to help your business or State succeed in India and the US. We partner with member companies and States to create bottom-line results that moves business forward. AUSIB draws its strength from the Indian American community which has been a strong catalyst for the growth of small and medium sized businesses in the U.S., the engine of growth in both economies. Website
The U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization representing America's top companies investing in India, joined by global Indian companies, promoting economic reforms with an aim to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties. Celebrating its 33rd Anniversary in 2008, USIBC was formed in 1975 at the request of the government of the United States and India to involve the private sectors of both countries to enhance investment flows between the United States and India. Our primary mission is to serve as a direct link between business and government leaders, resulting in increased trade and investment. Website
Founded in 2006, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association (SAMMA) provides South Asian thought leaders and professionals in the media, marketing and entertainment industries a national platform for networking and business/professional development as well as platform for promoting the emergence of South Asians in the US and global media, marketing and entertainment industry. Website
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 114 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7500 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 83,000 companies from around 380 national and regional sectoral associations. Website
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently over 12,000 members and more than 1,800 charter members in 53 chapters across 12 countries. TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. Website

Friday, April 2nd 2010
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Columbia University
2960 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027


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