Haas Newsroom


November 21, 2003

Contact: Ute S. Frey
Haas School of Business
(510) 642-0324

Berkeley South East Asia Conference to Explore Doing Business in India

WHAT: “Why India Matters” is the theme for the second annual Sangam Conference on South East Asia, to be held on the University of California, Berkeley campus this Sunday, Nov. 23. The conference will explore the increasing relevance of India in the global economy and the developments that are reshaping its economy and stature in today's world.

The conference is organized by Berkeley MBA students and sponsored by the Haas School of Business and the American India Foundation. Proceeds of the conference will be donated to Anar Seva Sangam, an organization dedicated to helping disabled individuals in South Asia.

WHEN: Sunday, November 23, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Keynote speakers include:
* Sanjay Joshi, Vice-Chairman, Wipro Spectramind
* Kanwal Rekhi, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, TiE
* Naren Gupta, CEO, Wind River Systems
* Kamran Elahian, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
* Deepak Talwar, Founder, Talwar Gallery

The two afternoon panels will focus on “Product Development in India: the World Laboratory” and “The Elephant and the Dragon: India and China.”

Panelists include entrepreneurs and senior executives from A.T. Kearney, BEA Software, Cypress Semiconductor, Denali Software, Instantis, Ittiam, Sierra Atlantic, Venture Outsource Group, and Wipro.

WHERE: UC Berkeley’s International House, Chevron Auditorium. The International House is located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley.

BACKGROUND: Sponsors of the event include the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the Haas Evening and Weekend MBA Association at the Haas School of Business, The Dravis Group, neoIT, Sierra Atlantic, and the South Asia Network at Genentech.


Members of the media are welcome to attend free of charge. To RSVP, please call Ute Frey at the Haas School at 510-642-0342 or at frey@haas.berkeley.edu.

Members of the general public may register at http://www.sangam2003.org or contact Ankur Jain at AnkurJain@mba.berkeley.edu or at 510-499-9232.