India Business Conference is completely a student run conference and is heavily subsidized by our generous sponsors. As the premier India focussed conference in the tri-state area the conference attrracts more than 500 students, professionals and academecians from more than 150 organization and 15 universities. Thus the conference not only provides a platform to brand and showcase the strenghts of a company but also an opportunity to recruit and network with the best and the brightest talent in the tri-state area.
To sponsor or donate for the event please contact

Surya Mohan MBA'11
Saurabh Malpani MBA'11

 Conference Sponsors and Outreach Partners
 Gold Circle

Ministry of Tourism, India

The Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency for the formulation of national policies and programs and for the co-ordination of activities of various Central Government Agencies, State Governments/UTs and the Private Sector for the development and promotion of tourism in the country. This Ministry is headed by the Union Minister for Tourism and supported by Minister of State for Tourism. The Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency for the development and promotion of tourism in India and maintains the "Incredible India!" campaign.

Fidelity Investments

The "Fidelity Investments" campaign.

 Silver Circle

Chazen Institute

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

 Silver Circle

Bihar Society

Bihar Society aims at connecting world to Bihar and updating the story of Bihar to the rest of world. It is the story of century which is still evolving and waiting to unfold and be told. We aim at accelerating the intellectual, cultural and economic renaissance of Bihar. We also want to attract, promote and support trade, investments, art & culture in Biihar. We also want to connect the Bihari Diaspora globally. Bihar is the birthplace of Ashoka the great, Bhagwan Mahavir, Chanakya, Guru Gobind Singh (Sikkhism) , Patanjali (Yoga Sutra), Vatsyayana ( Kama Sutra), Sushruta (Father of Surgery and many more. We believe that destruction of Nalanda University in 1193 began the decline of Bihar, India and Asia and 2011 is the year when Bihar began to reverse the civilizational decline. Bihar also nourished Buddha to enlightenment.

 Bronze Circle

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



In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 45,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.


Analysis Group

Analysis Group, Inc. is the largest privately held economic consulting firm in North America. For 30 years our professionals have provided economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to government agencies, law firms, and corporations. We assist with all aspects of litigation, including pretrial discovery, development of economic and financial models, preparation of testimony, and critique of opposing experts. We also advise corporate and government clients on a range of business issues that require expert interpretation of economic and financial data, including company and asset valuations, financial planning, tax and transfer pricing issues, cost-effectiveness analyses, market analyses, and evaluation of mergers and acquisitions.


We thank Student Initiated Projects Panel (SIPP) at Columbia Business School for their support for the conference

 Exclusive Airline Partner

Ethihad Airways

Welcome to Etihad IndiaConnect– an exclusive club of Etihad Guest, tailor-made to celebrate the vibrancy and hospitality of one of the most diverse cultures in the world! Whether you are an Indian living in India or amongst the diaspora based around the globe, you can take advantage of a whole world of benefits designed exclusively around you. And while we connect you closer to your home, you will continue to enjoy the virtues of Etihad Guest - more flexible, less restrictive, more responsive, and much more rewarding. Welcome aboard. Website

 Outreach Partner

NetIP-NY Chapter

Network of Indian Professionals - New York (NetIP-NY) is the premier South Asian professional organization in the tri-state area. We are committed to helping our members grow professionally in their careers, learn about their culture and give back to the community in a meaningful way. On the day of the conference April 01, we are giving away an exclusive 20% discount on NetIP-NY 2011 memberships to SABA members and India Business Conference participants. Please email: Net-IP New York Chapter to claim your discount.

US-India Business Council

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, with an aim to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties. The U.S.-India Business Council is the principal interlocutor for industry operating in the U.S. and Indian marketplace, playing a critical role supporting U.S. Government initiatives that include the U.S.-India Economic Dialogue (CEO Forum), the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the Defense Procurement & Production Group, and the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum.

IIM Society

IIM Society is an institution to connect IIM Alumni, Students, Teachers and Family. IIM Society will connect the dots and help leverage the talent/capital/ideas to accelerate the rise of IIMs as a global brand and also contribute in global problems via collaboration with best of minds.

Indo-American Chamber Of Commerce

Established in 1968, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a non-government, industry led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in Indias development process and serves as a much needed link between the business communities of India and the United States of America. IACC is the only bilateral Chamber of Commerce in India, which is committed to development of Indo-US business and trade relations. They are incorporate as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce USA, Inc. in the United States of America

Sulekha is a global, interactive, mobile and internet platform for connecting Indians worldwide and serves them through a portfolio of industry-leading services including Classifieds, Yellow Pages Business Search, Events and Social Media reviews and participation. Today, Sulekha serves an exponentially growing online and mobile member base of 6.2 million in over 50 cities in India, US and elsewhere


Ivy Exec is the premier source for career information and job postings for high caliber professionals. Our website,, was founded on the simple idea of bringing together exceptional talent and the most sought-after employers. At Ivy Exec, experts hand-pick each job and each professional. The careful selection process results in a community comprised of highly qualified professionals and the most competitive jobs globally. When companies look to hire top-tier talent, they come to Ivy Exec

 Media Sponsors


Gutenberg Communications is a global, full service strategic communications firm that offers public and investor relations services. Website

 Media Sponsors

TV Asia

TV Asia is a US based Channel available on Echo Star's Dish Network Platform, on major Cable systems such as Time Warner,Comcast, Cox etc and on Telco providers Verizon FIOS and A T & T on some of their systems. TV Asia broadcasts 24x7 South Asian News and Entertainment programs for the past 17 years and this has provided us unique perspectives and knowledge of small but very important groups in USA and Canada. TV Asia mission is to highlight South Asian Talent in the USA and Canada and promote our rich heritage in the arts, religion,sports and culture and inspire the current generation to uphold and carry forward the rich and ancient ideals of our glorious past.

 Media Sponsors

The South Asian Times

The South Asian Times - The quintessential newspaper for the South Asian Communities - heralds quality, ethics and objectivity in journalism, and is a trendsetter among information outlets. The South Asian Times is the voice of Indian Diaspora. It is the one publication that nudges this accomplished group to reach greater heights and to connect with their roots. Based on its credo of Excellence in Journalism and value-based content, advertising and display, the weekly paper brings Rich heritage, Piercing objectivity, Humble intellect, and Truthful words to the vibrant South Asian communities of North America. Based in New York, this acclaimed publication has maintained an immaculate reputation of a family oriented, coffee table newspaper of affluent households of Indian communities. It is the only Indo-US newspaper who have Media Partnered with Indian Forums of prestigious Wharton School, Harvard Business School & Columbia Business School. The web site, , which is updated daily, is leading among Indian Diaspora publications' web sites in the world.

  • Mr. Bhavdeep Singh
    Former CEO, Fortis Healthcare
  • Prof. Bruce Greenwald
    Author of Value Investing: Graham to Buffet & Beyond
  • Mr. Ramdeo Agrawal
    Managing Director, Motilal Oswal
  • Mr. Nilesh Shah
    Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Envision Capital
  • Nitin Bajaj
    Fund Manager- Fidelity India Value Fund and Fidelity India Special Situations Fund
  • Mr. Amitabh Singhi
    MD, Surefin Investments
  • Mr. Roger Leeds
    Chairman Emerging Markets Private Equity
  • Mr. Sridar Iyengar
    Operating partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park, California
  • Mr. Sid Khanna
    Chairman & MD, India Equity Partners, ex-CEO Accenture India
  • Mr. Rahul Raisurana
    Managing Director, Standard Chartered Private Equity
  • Prof. Bruce Kogut
    Professor & Chair, Leadership and Ethics, Management Department, Columbia Business School
  • Mr. Mukul Somany
    Vice Chairman and Managing Director Hindustan National Glass
  • Mr. Sanjay Gupta
    HealthMedia Digital Health Coaching
  • Mr. Debjit Ghosh
    Vice President, Analysis Group
  • Mr. Amit Patel
    Senior Vice President & Head - North America Generics
  • Ms. Valerie Demont
    Partner Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Ms Kalpana Kochar
    Chief Economist-South Asia, World Bank
  • Mr. Rajiv Khanna
    Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Mr. Deven Sharma
    President S&P and Chairman CRISIL
  • Mr. Jai R. Shroff
    Global CEO of Group and Non Executive Director, United Phosphorus

Friday, April 1st 2011
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Columbia University
2960 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027