Doing Business in India: Opportunities and Challenges

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Name: Doing Business in India: Opportunities and Challenges
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

While India has been overshadowed by China in recent years, the country's recently-implemented economic reform and prospects for growth can no longer be ignored. Join Automation Alley and a group of international business experts for a discussion on how American companies can succeed in India. Hear first-hand accounts from business owners about their experiences in India and discuss export challenges and opportunities as you discover best practices and lessons learned.  

This event is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Noel Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley

9:10 a.m. Michigan-Made Products, Services, and Technologies with Highest Demand in India:
Eve Lerman, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration

9:40 a.m. Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in India: Vikram Kohli, Principal of Trade & Investment, Team India Global Services

10:10 a.m. A Company Case Study on Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Robert Ruffini, President, Fluxtrol, Inc.

10:45 a.m. Support for Michigan Exports: MEDC State Trade and Expansion (STEP) Program: Jeanne Broad, International Trade Development Manager, MEDC

11 a.m. Q-and-A Period and Open Discussion

11:30 a.m. Conference Adjourned

One-on-one meetings are available
on Wednesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Thursday March 22 from 1:30 - 5 p.m.  If you are interested in 1:1 meeting with Vikram Kohli, Team India Global Services (TIGS), please contact David Newhouse at

Event Sponsors:
Automation Alley
Date/Time Information:
March 22, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Member price: $25
Member Walk-in price: $35
Non-member price: $35
Non-member Walk-in price: $45
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