Saturday, April 19, 2008. 8:45 am - 8 pm



Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

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Platinum Sponsors

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a world leader in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer.


Godrej is today one of the largest engineering and consumer products companies in India, having varied interests from engineering to personal care products. It is also one of the most respected corporate houses known for philanthropy and initiation of labor reforms besides being recognized for values of fair, transparent and ethical dealings.


Gold Sponsors

ATCS is an IT consulting firm based out of Park Ridge, New Jersey. Its service offerings include contract based application management services and time & material based professional consulting services. Based on its unique strength of aligning its services to its client’s key business initiatives, ATCS has been able to accomplish seven consecutive years of impressive sales growth. Its fast growing list of clients includes Mercedes Benz, Medco, Office Depot, UBS and Capgemini.

Brigade Group

Founded in 1990, Brigade Group is one of the leading real estate development companies based in Bangalore, primarily focused on the development of residential, commercial and hospitality properties in South India. Their residential properties include integrated lifestyle enclaves and apartment buildings targeted towards middle income and high income customers. They are also rapidly expanding in the hospitality industry and are developing hotels and resorts in South India.


FedEx is the pioneer of modern air/ground express industry servicing more than 220 countries and territories. Through its worldwide network of companies, it provides customers and businesses with flexible, specialized services that represent the broadest array of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services. It was recently ranked seventh on the Fortune’slist of world’s most admired companies.


Gutenberg Communications is a global full-service, strategic communications firm offering public and investor relations services. The firm leverages communications to key audiences across a global landscape for clients in numerous industries including technology, financial services, biotech, healthcare, academia, real estate and conference marketing. Gutenberg Communications is built upon a foundation of services that includes executive thought leadership, media relations, crisis communications, executive speaking, event planning, and investor relations services. Gutenberg Communications is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; London, England; New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore, India. For more information, please visit www.gutenbergpr.com or call 212-239-8595.


Incorporated in 1977, HDFC the pioneer of housing finance in India has assisted more than 3 million families to own a home of their own, through housing loan approvals of over Rs.1,750 billion.  It has consistently striven for and developed an excellent reputation for professionalism, integrity and an impeccable record of customer friendly services. HDFC has been described as a model housing finance company for developing countries with nascent housing finance markets. It has provided technical assistance in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Egypt and has undertaken consultancy assignments in various countries across Asia, Africa and East Europe. It has been recognized among India’s Best Managed Companies and has emerged as a financial conglomerate with the group’s presence in the entire gamut of financial services including banking, insurance (life & general), asset management, credit bureau and a real estate venture capital company. The HDFC group has an asset base of over Rs 2,200 billion and a customer base of over 20 million.


Founded in 2003, Primus is an emerging leader and one of the fastest growing companies in India’s rapidly evolving retail landscape. It focuses on retailing and distribution of lifestyle products like apparel, shoes and related accessories. It operates 300,000 square feet of selling space across 150 cities in the nation.


Silver Sponsors

The Rajan Raheja Group is a leading diversified conglomerate in India with interests in various sectors including building materials, real estate, automotive and industrial batteries, life and non-life insurance, asset management, cable, retail, publishing, and hotels. Some of the companies of the Rajan Raheja Group are H. & R. Johnson, Exide Industries, Hathway Cable, Prism Cement, Globus Retail, Outlook Publishing, etc. It also has joint ventures with several leading global corporations such as ING Group, News Corp, Jardine Matheson, and QBE Insurance Group.


Vistaar provides analytical software designed for pricing, product marketing, and sales operations groups. Vistaar has been aiding leading companies to improve the planning and analysis capabilities. These companies have benefited from higher price realization, increased customer and product profitability, and product portfolio margin maximization.



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