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Indian Diaspora Conference 2018

Mobility of Skills Between India-Europe

Jointly organised by:

Foundation for Critical Choices for India (FCCI),

Foundation for Indian Diaspora in Europe (FIDE),

Province Utrecht and Utrecht University (UU).

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 13.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Venue: Foyer, Province house Utrecht, Archimedeslaan 6,

3584 BA Utrecht


Registration, Walking, Lunch, Meet and Greet


Inauguration/ Opening words by Mr. Jasbir Singh, President, FCCI and FIDE


Address by the chief guest, H.E. Mr. Pim van der Berg, Vice-Governor, Province Utrecht


Address by Dr. Luther M Rangreji, Counsellor (Legal), Embassy of India on behalf of H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands




Theme presentation “Mobility of skills between India-Europe - role of Indian diaspora” by Mr. Ram Lakhina, President Emeritus FCCI.

15.05-15.10 “Mobility of skills – why Utrecht province?” by Mr. R.D.D. Gurnani, FCCI Trustee, President - The India Foundation, Utrecht.

“Creating functional prototype of the circular skills ecosystem in Utrecht through Indo-Dutch collaboration”, by Dr. Ajay Bailey, Assistant Professor Transnational Mobilities, International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University.

15.25-15.45 Short break – Tea, Coffee

Interactive Q/A session and discussion: The panellist are:

1. Dr. Ajay Bailey

2. H.E. Mr. Eric Niehe, former Ambassador of the Netherlands in India and Ireland. Chairman of the Europe India Institute at Nyenrode Business University.

3. Mr. Gurvinder Chahal, Head International Desks of Rabobank in Europe and Africa.

4. Mr. Ram Lakhina

5. Dr. Luther M Rangreji, Counsellor (Legal), Embassy of India

6. Ms. Mrinalini Kaur Sapra, First Secretary (Economic and Commerce) Embassy of India

7. Ms. Sanchi Tibrewala, Trustee FCCI

17.00-17.30 Short Cultural Program
17.30-18.00 Networking/ Drink and Snacks

*Master of Ceremony: Ms. Usha Doekhi, Chairperson Hindustani Council & Member Indian Diaspora Council.

**Conference reporter: Ms. Poorvi Shukla, Director of Publications and Trustee FCCI.

Technical Supervisor: Drs. Vikas Kohli

18:45 19:00

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:11