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Fairfax County, Virginia, IACC host 11 February event in Mumbai to spotlight US market-entry opportunities for Indian companies

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), its Bangalore-based representatives at Brickwork India and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) are presenting an 11 February event to highlight successful US market-entry opportunities for Indian firms in technology sectors such as information technology, telecommunications, finance, aerospace enterprises, health IT and mobile applications.

The seminar, “Global Expansion: Opportunities in the US for Indian Companies,” will be held at the Taj Vivanta President Hotel in Mumbai. Speakers will include representatives from the US Commercial Service and IMC, Inc., an IT consulting firm founded by Indian-American entrepreneurs, based in Fairfax County and with operations in Pune.

Highlights of the seminar include these presentations:

  • Vivek Kulkarni, chairman and CEO, Brickwork India, will discuss the Indian economy and global markets;
  • Sameer Joshi, CEO, IMC-Global Services, will discuss US market-entry strategies;
  • Camille Richardson, commercial consul at the US consulate in Mumbai, will discuss US opportunities on behalf of the US Commercial Service; and,
  • Asher Kotz of the FCEDA will speak about Fairfax County as a gateway to the US market.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

“We are delighted to be part of this event to explain how IMC has used a global model – working in Fairfax County and Pune – to build a successful company that leverages the strengths and opportunities in both areas,” said Suresh Shenoy, executive vice president of IMC.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA, said Fairfax County is an ideal location from which Indian companies can base US operations. “Whether firms want to take advantage of business opportunities that Fairfax County affords, or take advantage of our excellent transport access to other US markets, this event will be an excellent way for Indian companies to explore expansion opportunities,” he said. “Our growing Indian-Asian American business community also leverages and contributes to the excellent quality of life, public school system, and diverse cultural community here.”

More than 400 foreign-owned companies, including more than 25 from India, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in Bangalore since 2004 to work with Indian companies interested in expanding in the US.

“This event offers an excellent chance for IT service companies in Mumbai to take an important step forward and investigate US market opportunities in places such as Fairfax County that are well run, have an excellent infrastructure and supportive business environment,” said Kulkarni.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

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