USIBC 48th India Ideas Summit and Annual General Meeting

June 13, 2023




8:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Reception

8:25 AM

Welcome Announcements


Opening Plenary and Address on the State of the Council

  • Ambassador Atul Keshap, President, U.S. – India Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


8:40 AM

Lamp Lighting Ceremony

8:50 AM

Keynote Remarks by Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Hon’ble Ambassador of India to the United States

  • Introduced by Kami Viswanathan, Senior Vice President - Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa Operations, FedEx

9:05 AM

Global Leadership Awards


9:35 AM

Fireside Chat with Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor to the President and Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security

  • Introduced by Arun Kumar, Partner, Celesta Capital


9:50 AM

Enhancing Patient Outcomes: Delivering a Resilient Healthcare System

  • Änjali Kaur, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Milind Pant, Chief Executive Officer, Amway
  • Hari Bhartia, Founder and Co-Chairman, Jubilant Bhartia Group
  • Moderated by Varnee Murugan, Executive Director of Global Health, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

10:20 AM

Our People-to-People Partnership: Advancing Education and Skills Development

  • Nancy Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for India, U.S. Department of State
  • Devyani Rana, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability for India, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Jill Kouri, Chief Marketing Officer, HCLTech
  • Moderated by Shreerupa Mitra, Deputy Managing Director, USIBC

10:50 AM

Tea Break

11:10 AM

Keynote Remarks from The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce of the United States

  • Introduction by Mary Jones, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Worldwide Public Affairs, Deere & Co.

11:15 AM

Charting the Roadmap for Global Energy Transition: Leveraging Technological Innovations and Sustainable Solutions

  • Vicki Hollub, Chief Executive Officer, Occidental
  • Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President of Policy and President of the Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11:35 AM

Translating Capital to Opportunity: How U.S. Investment is Powering Inclusive Growth in India

  • Pamela Phan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, International Trade Administration
  • Sanjay Kedia, Country Head and CEO, Marsh & McLennan India
  • Eli Peterson, Senior Vice President and Global Deputy General Counsel, TransUnion
  • Moderated by Anand Shah, Partner, The Asia Group

12:05 PM

Fireside Chat: View from the Hill

  • John Cornyn, U.S. Senator (R-TX)
  • Mark Warner, U.S. Senator (D-VA)
  • Moderated by Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


12:35 PM

How to Guarantee India’s Industrial Revolution

  • Samir Kapadia, Founder and CEO, India Index LLC

12:45 PM

Lunch with Recorded Remarks by the Hon’ble Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Chemicals and Fertilizers

  • Introduced by Jason Grove, Divisional Vice President for International Government Affairs, Abbott

12:45 PM

Roundtable: The 21st Century Security Scenario: The U.S. and India’s Role in Securing an Open Indo-Pacific

  • Lindsey Ford, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Government
  • Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive, General Atomics Global Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Moderated by Tanvi Madan, Director, The Brookings Institution

*closed door roundtable

1:15 PM

Digital Horizons: Keynote by Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor, National Security Council

  • Introduced by Medha Jaishankar, Senior Producer, JetSynthesys

1:25 PM

Digital Horizons: Cultivating Partnerships for Strategic and Emerging Technology

  • Kris Lovejoy, Global Practice Leader, Security & Resiliency, Kyndryl
  • Kamal Ahluwalia, President, Ikigai Labs
  • Moderated by Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Western Digital

1:50 PM

Leading the Energy Transition: Innovative Pathways to Energy Security

  • Keynote by Enoh Ebong, Director, USTDA
  • Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Pankaj Sindwani, Chief Business Officer, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd.
  • Craig Husa, Director of Lockheed Martin Energy, Lockheed Martin
  • Moderated by Ernie Bower, Founder and CEO, BowerGroupAsia

2:30 PM

Investing in the Next Generation of U.S.-India Ties: The Quad Fellowship

  • Curtis Ried, Chief of Staff, National Security Council
  • Parris Washington, Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
  • Divya Ramesh, Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Moderated by Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18

3:00 PM

Tea Break

3:10 PM

Developing a Robust Innovation Ecosystem: Powering Better Economic and Healthcare Outcomes

  • Himani Pande, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India
  • John Cabeca, U.S. Intellectual Property Counsellor for South Asia, U.S. Embassy in Delhi
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President for Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
  • Moderated by Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerc

3:50 PM

Forging Trust in Digital Markets: Beyond Strategic Supply Chains

  • Vivan Sharan, Partner, Koan Advisory Group

4:00 PM

Keynote Remarks from Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Introduced by Atul Keshap, President, U.S.-India Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

4:05 PM

From Factory Floors to Foreign Markets: India’s Rise as a Global Manufacturing Hub

  • Himani Pande, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India
  • Paul Dyck, Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart
  • Guru Bandekar, Global Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Carrier
  • Moderated by Rick Rossow, Chair of U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS and Managing Director, India & South Asia, McLarty Associates


4:45 PM

Tea Break

4:55 PM

5G Direct-to-Mobile Services as a Digital Public Infrastructure Priority

  • Sesh Simha, Vice President of Advanced Technologies, Sinclair Broadcast Group

5:05 PM

Trade Means Jobs: How Indian Investment is Fueling American Prosperity

  • Jasjit Singh, Executive Director, SelectUSA
  • Anant Haidale, Vice President, North America, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Moderated by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad, Senior Managing Director and Partner, McLarty Associates

5:30 PM

Closing Keynote by Jonathan Finer, Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House

  • Introduction by Alexander Slater, Managing Director, USIBC India
  • Q&A Moderated by Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18

5:50 PM

Virtual Keynote by The Hon’ble Janet Yellen, United States Secretary of the Treasury

  • Introduction by Ed Knight, Executive Vice Chairman, Nasdaq


5:55 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Ambassador Atul Keshap, President, U.S.-India Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce