Consul General of India

Dr. Anupam Ray's remarks at Ist Houston India Conference, 2017

US Secretary of State

Mr. Rex Tillerson talking  on "Defining USA Relationship with India for the Next Century"

Chancellor, Alamo Colleges and USISEC Chair

Dr. Bruce Leslie discussing his experience on working in India at the Ist Houston India Conference


India has experienced remarkable transformation in recent history, going from being a newly independent state to a candidate for permanent membership on the UN Security Council in a few short decades. This transformation has taken place following a distinctly Indian path.

Texas has a large interest in India. India is one of the major business partners for companies in this area. There is a large Indian presence in the educational, medical and research institutes that Houston is renowned for. The GDP of Texas at US$ 1.7 trillion would make it the 10th largest economy in the world, if it were an independent nation. Texas is home to 54 (or 11%) of Fortune 500 companies.

The Houston India conference also known as Texas India conference is designed to bring various constituencies that have an interest in India together and discuss with them the latest developments and the best practices of doing business in India. The first edition of Houston India Conference took place in March 2017 and it was a huge success.

The theme of 2nd Houston India Conference 2018 is Make in India – The Inside Story. Make in India is a major national initiative of the Government of India, designed to foster innovation, enhance skills development, protect intellectual property, build best in class manufacturing infrastructure, facilitate investment and collaboration.

The conference has a series of panel discussions on the state of the Indian economy and politics, doing business in India, and to explore India’s growing soft power on the global stage. The panelists are some of the most respected voices, including foreign policy experts, business pioneers, and thought leaders sharing their insights on the unique Indian way of thinking.

The conference is organized by the Consulate General of India in Houston, US India Business Council, University of Houston, US India Skills and Education Council, Asia Society Texas Center, Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Greater Houston Partnership, US India Chamber of Commerce of Dallas – Fort Worth, and India House, .

The central focus of the Houston India Conference is to share today’s India story with the audience in Texas who are interested in investing in India, by the people who are playing an important role in shaping up the modern India.



Well known leaders and emerging talents


March 8 – 9, 2018

Registration: 8.30 AM – 9.00 AM

Remarks: 9 - 9.15 AM

Welcome Remarks:

Remarks by Conference Chair

Remarks by Consulate General of India

PANEL 1 -  9.10 AM – 10.15 AM

Title: Recent Political Developments in India: Implications on Economic and Foreign Policy

Tea Break: 10.15 AM – 10.30 AM

PANEL 2  -  10.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Title: Investment Climate, Opportunity and Ease of doing business with India

Lunch: 11.30 AM – Noon

PANEL 2A  -  12.15 PM– 1 PM

Title: Investment Climate, Opportunity and Ease of doing business with India

PANEL 3  -  1.15 PM – 2.15 PM

Title: US India Relations: Looking Ahead

Networking Session 2.15 PM - 4.00 PM

4.00 PM:  Opening Keynote by Government of India

PANEL 4  -  4.20 PM – 5.30 PM 

Title: Texas-India Energy: Where are we in 5, 10, 20 years?

5.30 PM:  Closing Keynote Address

6.00 PM: Vote of Thanks & Concluding Remarks

PANEL 1: 9.00 AM – 10.15 AM

Title: Investment Opportunity in the State of Madhya Pradesh

Tea Break: 10.15 AM – 10.30 AM

PANEL 2: 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Title: Title: Investment Opportunity in the State of Andhra Pradesh

Closing Remarks 2.15 PM – 2.20 PM



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