Upcoming Events & Conferences

New Road to Mandalay:
The promise and challenges of a new relationship
When: Friday, May 10, 2013 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Where : iLEAD Institute, 113/C/1, Matheshwartala Road, Topsia, Kolkata As Myanmar’s gradual transition to democracy opens a new chapter of opportunity in Indo-Myanmar relations, its relations with the external world is also evolving steadily. Myanmar rejoining the global mainstream has also become the latest arena for Asia’s contentious geopolitical environment and the window of opportunity is short for India to stamp its own footprint, vis-à-vis existing and emerging competition.

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times and Member of National Security Advisory Board of Government of India will be leading the discussion which will be moderated by Dr. Kingshuk Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Calcutta University and guest faculty at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies. more…

North East India-Myanmar Business Conclave
When: May 26 and 27, 2013
Where : Monywa and Mandalay
In a bid to boost trade relationship between Myanmar and India, especially in the northeast region, this first ever Business Conclave would be held under the auspices of Indian Chamber of Commerce with the support of Myanmar Government, will deliberate on various issues with special focus on development of border trade and tourism.

In the business conclave, there would be discussion of various major issues related to promotion of trade between India and Myanmar in general and the North Eastern States and Myanmar in particular. It would also focus on investments prospects of Indians in Myanmar. Various sectors including food processing, oil seed extraction, electrical and electronics, agriculture, contract farming, teak and timber, mining, hotel, logistics, infrastructure, transport, manufacturing and textiles will be given attention.