Programme

“India and the Lusophone Market”
International Congress

January 14 and 15, 2014 – Goa, India

Organized by Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG)
in collaboration with CII – Confederation of Indian Industry, IdEA – Institute of Asian Studies and AAPI – Friendship Association Portugal-India

Venue
Hotel Mandovi – the centrally located Business/Holiday Centre on the Banks of the River Mandovi

Programme

14th January 2014

08:30.00 – 09:00 hrs
Registration

09:00 – 10:30 hrs
Welcome by the President of the Lusophone Society of Goa, Prof. Aurobindo Xavier
Mr Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister, Government of Goa, Chief Guest
Mr Fernando Sumbana Júnior, Minister of Youth and Sports (Mozambique)
Mr Salimo Amad Abdula, President of the Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries. CE-CPLP (Mozambique)
Ms Tavishi Behal, Embassy of India to Lisbon, Portugal (India)
Mr Joaquim Rafael Branco, former Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (São Tomé and Principe)
Mr Atul Kane, Chairman of CII – Confederation of Indian Industry, Goa
Prof Eugénio Viassa Monteiro, President, AAPI – Friendship Association Portugal-India (Portugal)

10:30 – 11:30 hrs
Key note
Mr Salimo Amad Abdula, President of the Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries. CE-CPLP (Mozambique)

11:30 – 12:00 hrs
Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 hrs
Investments in India, the Goa Door
Dr Manoj Kamat, Special advisor
Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) (India)

13:00 – 14:30 hrs
Lunch interval

14:30 – 15:00 hrs
What countries can learn from each other. The case of India
Prof Eugénio Viassa Monteiro, President, AAPI – Friendship Association Portugal-India (Portugal)

15:00 – 16:00 hrs
Aravind Eye Care System: Eye care for all – poor and rich
Mr Ravilla Thulasiraj, Executive Director,  Laico / Aravind Eye Care System

16:00 – 16:30 hrs
Tata Group and Tata International Limited and its interest in Africa
Mr Syamal Gupta – Special Advisor
Tata International Limited (India)

16:30 – 17:00 hrs
Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 hrs
Country Panels: recent data and projects, and possibilities in the future
Mozambique
: Mr Lourenço Sambo, Director General of the Investment Promotion Centre (CPI), Ministry of Planification and Development Mozambique
PortugalMr Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal to Delhi
Angola: Luís Silva, entrepreneur
São Tomé and Príncipe: Mr Joaquim Rafael Branco, former Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe

19:00 hrs
Concert by music ensemble “PortuGoesas” with soprano Veronica Milagres da Silva, mezzo-soprano Carolina Figueiredo and pianist Carlos Garcia. Portugoesas try to explore traditional and classical Goan music giving it a unique touch while respecting its root essence.
Venue: Kala Academy

15th January 2014

9:00 – 9:15 hrs
Mozambique – A multi sectorial model / An open window of investment opportunities
Mr João Filipe Figueiredo, President of Banco Único (Mozambique)
The model of the economic development in Mozambique, Mozambique in the regional economy, sectorial opportunities, promotion of foreign investment

9:15 – 9:30 hrs
108 a Life Saving Experience
Mr Venkat Changavalli

9:30 – 10:00 hrs
Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:00 hrs
Can every Indian citizen afford the best health services? Videoconference followed by Q&A
Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya Group of Hospitals

11:00 – 11:15 hrs
Know-how and logistics for the strong growing sectors in Angola
Mr Luis Silva, CEO António J Silva, Logistics (Angola)

11:15 -11:30 hrs
An Investment Case in Angola – Challenges for a Local Pharmaceutical Company
Mr João Carlos Lopes, CEO
Mecofarma de Angola (Angola)

11:30 – 11:45 hrs
Green Revolution in Diesel and Gas Generators
Mr Ramchandra Salgaonkar, Sr Manager
Power Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. (India)

11:45 – 12:00 hrs
Luso-tropicalism: Portuguese unique ability to adapt to India
Mr Miguel Sinval, General Manager
PETROTEC Retail Petroleum Equipment (India) Private Limited (India)

12:00 – 12:15 hrs
The role of the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce
Mr Pedro Magalhães, ACL-CIEP Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Industry / International Confederation of Portuguese Entrepreneurs (Portugal)

12:15 – 12:30 hrs
Economic and political relations between India and the Lusosphere: Present and potential
Mr Constantino Xavier, Johns Hopkins University, WashingtonDC (USA)

12:30 – 12:45 hrs
Portugal as a favourite tourist destination in Europe: real possibilities for Indian tourists
Mr Otto Czernin, CEO
LIMITS portugal incoming & incentives (Portugal)

12:45 – 13:00 hrs
Golden Visa, a door for investment and Export to Europe
Ms Célia Nunes, Golden Visa, Lisboa (Portugal)

13:00 – 14:30 hrs
Lunch interval

14:30 – 14:45 hrs
Cold chain to reduce waste in fishery, agriculture and retailing
Mr Gonçalo Valentim, REFRIGER, Lisboa (Portugal)

14:45 – 15:00 hrs
Investment opportunities in the Brazilian market
Mr Alick Nilesh Barreto, AdvantageBRIC Business Consulting, São Paulo (Brazil)

15:00 – 15:30 hrs
Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 hrs
Africa can feed the world – apply the ARAKU formula
Mr Manoj Kumar, CEO, Kallam Anji Reddy Chair, Naandi Foundation (India)

16:30 – 16:45 hrs
Perspective on the Healthcare Industry in India
Dr Hasit Joshipura, Senior Vice President South Asia & Managing Director, GSK Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (India)

16:45 – 17:00 hrs
The Spirit(s) of Goa. Achievements and opportunities in the Goan drinks sector
Mr Óscar de Sequeira Nazareth, Licor Armada (India)

17:00 – 17:15 hrs
Closing Ceremony
Mr Mahadev Naik
, Minister for Industries, Government of Goa
Mr Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal to Delhi
Mr Lourenço Sambo, Director General of the Investment Promotion Centre (CPI), Ministry of Planification and Development Mozambique

20:00
Gala Dinner at Hotel Mandovi with the presence of Mr Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister, Government of Goa

16th January 2014

Post Congress Excursion
A one day Post Congress Excursion visiting Old Goa, NIO – National Institute of Oceanography, and Verna Industrial Estate.

 

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updated on 13 Jan 2014