INVITED GUESTS OF HONORS AND OTHER INVITED DIGNITARIES
EIGHT CONFERENCE SESSIONS ARE PLANNED AT THE CONVENTION
Friday, June 24
th- World's Fair Marina, Flushing, New York
2 pm to 4 p.m. - Workshop for Executive Council Members and Council Chairs/Co-Chairs -
Theme: "How to Conduct Organization Work Efficiently and Effectively" and GOPIO's Future Strategy
4 pm to 6 p.m. - GOPIO's Regional and Country Reports (Open to all those registering for the convention)
7.00 p.m. to 10 p.m. -Welcome Reception/Dinner and Inauguration - World's Fair Marina
Chief Guest - His Excellency Arun Singh, Indian Ambassador to the US
Saturday, June 25th- New York LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, New York
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Conference Inaugural Session
10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Two Tracks Covering the Following Conference Sessions
Make in India - Diaspora Role
Indian Diaspora Promoting Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries
- Indian Diaspora in Hospitality and Convenience Foods
- Promoting Entrepreneurship and Technology
- Major Issues of Indian Diaspora
- Health and Wellness of the Indian Diaspora
- Diaspora Writers Forum
- Diaspora Indian Women
Suggestions for speakers and panelists are welcome. Contact Conference Chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham at email@example.com or call 203-329-8010.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Grand Finale Banquet - Recognition of Business Achievers and Businesses with Social Responsibility - World's Fair Marina, Flushing, New York
Chief Guest - Hon. Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India, New York
Sunday, June 26th
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. GOPIO Executive Council Meeting and GOPIO General Body Meeting - New York LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, New York
Hotel Booking: New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott for US$179.00 per night (includes breakfast for two). Call (800) 882-1043 or (718) 565-8900, book under GOPIO or online at Book your group rate for GOPIO International .
Seeking Nominations in Diaspora Business Achievers, Social Entrepreneurs and Businesses with Social Responsibility
GOPIO Business Council is seeking nominations in these categories to be recognized at the Finale Banquet on June 25th from the Indian Diaspora community. Please send in your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is June 5th.
For Convention registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact: Convention Convener Lal Motwani at email@example.com or call the following numbers: 516-581-3332, 516-616-0233 or 203-329-8010.
Pre-register before May 31st and save $25
Registration for events on June 24 -26 - $175 per person (Before May 31st, $200 from June 1st)
GOPIO Life Members and Chapter Delegates attending only the General Body Meeting on June 26th need to pay only $80 for the day (includes breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea Breaks)
Become a Patron of the Convention - $275 for individual and $500 for couple (Must register before June 10th to be listed as Patron in the souvenir booklet). Include registration for all events of the convention from June 24th to 26th.
Register Online using a credit card of PayPal at
Make the payment and indicate the type of registration and event attendance. Provide names of people registered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also send the registration from and a check to GOPIO Inc., c/o Lal K. Motwani, 237-50 Fairbury Avenue, Bellrose, NY 11426, USA
Visitors from most Western European and Scandinavian countries, New Zealand and Australia do not require a visa to visit the U.S. Visitors from India and other countries need a valid visa to come to America. After registering for the conference, an invitation letter will be issued. Apply at the nearest American Consulate for a visa.
CONVENTION PLANNING MEETING HELD IN NEW JERSEY
The Third Convention Planning Meeting was held at the Fairbridge Hotel in East Hanover and hosted by GOPIO silicon Valley President Ashok Bhatt. Comvemer, Co-conveners and committee chairpersons provided the reports of the various activities. Convention Convener Lal Motwani reported that a full color 100-page program booklet is planned for the convention and that he was seeking advertisements and sponsorship. Conference Chairperson Dr. Thomas Abraham reported that in addition to an inaugural session, there will be eight sessions organized in two tracks which will be held at the New York LaGuardia Marriott Hotel.The committee also decided to have teleconferences every week till the convention.
Photo above: GOPIO Convention 2016 Round Table Meeting held on May 22nd at the Fairbridge, East Hanover, New Jersey.