Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe

Indian Diaspora Conference: Connecting Communities & Generations

PROGRAMME | Sunday | 30-09-12

10:00-10:45

Arrival & registration with coffee & tea (doors close at 10:50!)

10:45-10:50 Arrival of VIP’s [Received by Mr. Rajen Ramnath, Board Member FIDE]

11:00-12:15

Inaugural Session

11:00-11:05

Opening remarks by Jasbir Singh,
President FIDE & President FCCI

11:05-11:10

Lighting of the inaugural lamp by VIP’s

11:10-11:25

Welcome address by H.E. Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee,
The Ambassador of India

11:25-11:30 ‘Greetings from Haarlemmermeer’ by the H.E. Mr. Theo Weterings, The Mayor of Haarlemmermeer
11:30-11:35 ‘Greetings from Amstelveen’ by H.E. Mr. Jan van Zanen, The Mayor of the Amstelveen

11:35-11:40

‘Greetings from Suriname’ by Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi,Former Minister of Justice, Suriname, Chairman of the United Reformist Party (VHP), Suriname

11:40-11:55 Keynote address by H. E. Eberhard van der Laan, The Mayor of Amsterdam

11:55-12:05

Conference Theme Presentation by Mr. Ram Lakhina
Founder and Chairman NICCT, First Chairman GOPIO, President Emeritus FCCI

12:05-13:20

Plenary Session I


Retirement issues and planning
Panel Members:
Prof. Onkar Srivastava, Prof. Chan Choenni, Drs. Badri Madan,
Drs. Shekhar Bissessur

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Pramod Saxena
Emeritus Professor & Head of Pharmacology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam and Former President FCCI

13:20-14:10

Lunch Break

14:10-15:30

Plenary Session 2


Growing up in a multicultural environment
Panel Members: Drs. Daulatram Ramlal, Drs. Shashi Roopram,
Drs. Nupur Kohli, Miss. Ritika Mehra,Mr. Anil Kumar

Moderator: Mrs. Sheela Vyas
Anthropologist and trainer/ consultant/ coach of Lotus and Tulip specialized in empowerment and diversity management

15:30-16:45

Plenary Session 3


Indo-Dutch business relations: role of Indian Diaspora
Panel Members:
Mrs. Chanine Bhoendie MA, Drs. Vipin Moharir, Mr. Ram Ramdas,
Mr. P. Prasad

Moderator: Drs. RajindreTewari
Secretary-General, FIDE,
Member of the Executive Council GOPIO International & International Coordinator Europe

16:45-17:15

Coffee/tea break with snacks

17:15-18:50

Cultural Programme

18:50-19:00

Closing speech & vote of thanks by the President FIDE

Conference Reporter:
Dr. Vasant Moharir assisted by Ms. Satarupa Bose Roy
FCCI    = Foundation Critical Choices for India
FIDE     = Foundation for Indian Diaspora Europe
GOPIO = Global Organization of People of Indian Origin
NICCT  = Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade

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