The Chicago Trustees of the American India Foundation (AIF) are organizational co-sponsors of The Executives’ Club of Chicago’s “Speakers, Sponsors and Special Guests” private, invitation-only dinner on Monday, September 19, 2011, preceding the US-India Economic Opportunities and Synergies Summit on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The dinner will be held at The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL.

India’s Minister of Power, Sushil Kumar Shinde, will address dinner guests, followed by a formal dinner. India’s Minister of Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, will also be in attendance, as well as the entire India Delegation of ministers, senior government officials and India business leaders. The Chicago Trustees of the American India Foundation are organizational co-sponsors of the dinner.

The U.S. – India Economic Opportunities and Synergies Summit takes place at The Fairmont Chicago from 7:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. on September 20, 2011. The Summit is a one-day program designed to provide information, insight and sustainability between the United States and India; to contribute to business development in both countries; and to enhance political, economic and trade relations. Discover is one of the sponsors. To register for the Summit, please contact Elizabeth Ferruelo at: 312-263-3500, ext.32 or . Please also visit: to learn more.

Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel; Lt. Governor of Illinois Sheila Simon; President & CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago Melissa L. Bean; The Board of Directors of The Executives’ Club of Chicago and AIF Chicago Trustees will be present on September 20 to welcome the India Delegation of Indian ministers, Indian senior government officials and Indian business leaders including: the Honorable Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce & Industry; the Honorable Sushil Kumar Shinde, Minister of Power; the Honorable Farooq Abdullah, Minister of Renewable Energy; R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary Telecom; Mr. S N A Zaidi, Secretary Civil Aviation and Mr. Harsh Mariwala, President of FICCI.

Additionally, on Septemeber 19th, Vimal Bahuguna, Member, AIF Board of Directors, and his fellow AIF Trustees Mukesh Gangwal and Harit Talwar, will host a private luncheon in honor of India’s Commerce and Industry Minister the Honorable Anand Sharma. The luncheon will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Leaders from Chicago’s business community and members of the Indian minister’s delegation will be in attendance.

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