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Chennai to host the Third Global Summit of Tamil Entrepreneurs and Professionals

Chennai, September 2019: The Third Global Summit of Tamil Entrepreneurs and Professionals would take place in Chennai during November 14 – 16 this year, it was announced today in the city. Envisioned and created by The Rise, a fast expanding global network of Tamil entrepreneurs and professionals, the forthcoming summit is the third edition within a short span of eleven months, a commendable feat for a new organization.

“The Summit calls for deepening of a culture of multi-stakeholder collaborations, and expansion of resources based small and medium entrepreneurial ventures. This summit is aimed at addressing the massive joblessness and economic downturn that the country is witnessing today, while keeping the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations as the foundational belief for action,” said Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj, Founder Visionary and Global Head of The Rise movement.

Terming the recent overseas visits of Chief Minister Mr. Edapadi Palanisamy as a welcome step in the right direction, Senior Advocate and Chairman of The Rise India Trust Mr. R.Gandhi said that The Rise movement is willing to work closely with the Govt. of Tamil Nadu in strengthening a collaborative frame-work of global Tamil entrepreneurs and professionals. He further informed that more than one thousand delegates are expected to participate in the third Global Summit representing five continents and more than thirty-five countries, even countries like East Timor, Bostwana and Surinam.

Prof. Dr. Narmatha, Convener of Institutional Innovation Council of the Women’s Christian College that is hosting the Summit, called upon the student community and the youth to dream and dare, transform themselves from job seekers to job creating entrepreneurial adventurers. “This is the prime reason why WCC is partnering with The Rise” she opined.

One major initiative of The Rise Summit will be – GTAI (Global Tamil Angel Investors) Mr. Mohan Kumaramangalam, a professional Fund Manager cum investor, and active politician would head this initiative. GTAI will encourage and nurture entrepreneurship in Tamil Nadu by providing funds, market access and mentorship. The overarching mission is to create substantial employment opportunities for the educated Tamil Youth by helping Tamil entrepreneurs build successful companies.

The Rise Team is working on to create an interface between various industries and institutions during the Summit. “Frequency of such multi-industry interfaces can help dependent enterprises to innovate, cut cost, increase efficiency and strengthen collaborations “, said Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj.

Mr. Josh Foulger, MD and Country Head of Foxconn India will lead a high-level panel to deliberate on how to turn Tamil Nadu into a hundred billion dollar Electronics Hub. Mr. Josh believes that manufacturing holds the scope and potential for massive job generation along with countless number of allied small – medium companies.

Some of the flagship initiatives awaiting to be launched during the Third Global Summit of Tamil Entrepreneurs and Professionals apart from Global Tamil Angel Investors are:

  1. Consortium of Tamil IT Entrepreneurs and Professionals
  2. Consortium of Global Tamil Auditors and Finance Professionals
  3. Consortium of Global Tamil Exporters and Importers,
  4. Global Tamil Retailers Network,
  5. Global Sales Force to support IT products and services,
  6. Real Estate Investment Trust,
  7. Global Tamil Legal Facilitation offices,
  8. Global Tamil Consultancy Services and taking up Tamil Teaching as entrepreneurship.
    Specifically responding to the recent incentives announced by the Union Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman to encourage export economy by setting up Export Facilitation offices in ten countries in the next twelve months.
    Panel Discussions during the Summit would include:
  9. Innovative Agricultural Technologies and Robust Organic Supply Chains,
  10. Integrative Health Care,
  11. Health Tourism and Heritage Tourism,
  12. Yoga and Lifestyle entrepreneurship,
  13. Media and Art’s & Sports Entrepreneurship,
  14. Managing Stress & Business failure in times of economic slowdown,
  15. 21st Century Education.
    The Summit is proposed to be a huge opportunity to meet, learn and network with successful Tamil Entrepreneurs from more than 35 countries of the world. It will also be an occasion to celebrate Tamil cuisine and fine arts. Free Siddha Medical checkups too will be available to all the delegates, conducted by celebrated Siddha missionary Dr.Ku. Sivaraman.

Interested Tamil entrepreneurs and professionals are invited to register by logging on to www.tamilrise.org or call toll free number +918448441078.

To avail an attractive Early Bird offer, one may register before September 30, 2019.
The Rise special sponsorships to attend the Summit are available for successful Rural Women Entrepreneurs and aspiring young and student entrepreneurs. You may apply to hemavathi@tamilrise.org or Call +917395922365.
The Rise is also announcing a “Global Top Ten Tamil Entrepreneurs Award. Nominations are welcome and can be submitted to hemavathi@tamilrise.org . A high level panel will select the Top Ten Global Tamil Entrepreneurs based on the following criteria: Business size, Impact, Leadership and Governance, Community contributions.

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