IIFA 2014 – Weekend fever @ Tampa Bay


15th IIFA AWARDS – A Glittery Show of Indian Cinema

IIFA_Weekend & Awards_Lava_3 transparentAmerica is all set to witness the unique convergence of Hollywood and Indian Cinema, as IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) rolls out its Green Carpet in Tampa Bay. The Award Winning Actor John Travolta is set to make an appearance at India’s biggest celebration of cinema, the 15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards later this month. The actor will also receive a special honour at the Awards ceremony, being the ‘Most Popular All time International star in India’.

The superstar’s presence at IIFA is symbolic to the coming together of the two distinctive film industries. Travolta will grace the extravaganza extending his support and appreciation of the Indian Film Industry and its spectacular influence world over. An iconic name in Hollywood, John Travolta has seen staggering success as an actor, singer and dancer. Travolta has starred in numerous eponymous blockbusters including Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Grease, Swordfish, Face Off, Broken Arrow and Ladder 49. The multitalented star has been nominated for the Academy Award twice and nominated for 7 Golden Globes. He went on to win 2 Golden Globes including one for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Get Shorty.

To make this event more globally and promotion of Business opportunities FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum is scheduled to take place this time. With the trade relationship between India and America at its acme, the theme for the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum will see business delegates discuss “Indo-U.S. Partnership: A Catalyst for Economic Growth”.  The effort is being led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), University of South Florida College of Business, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd, and the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council. Other notable partners include Enterprise Florida, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Visit Tampa BayVisit Florida, USIBC and TIE.. The forum will stand witness to the coming together of some of the biggest change drivers and opinion leaders and business leaders from top brands and business houses to engage in dialogue and explore new and promising commercial possibilities.

Some of the visionaries include Dr RK Pachauri, who spearheads the Nobel prize winning UN Intergovernmental panel on Climate change; NR Narayanmurthy, Executive Chairman and Founder of Infosys, Ron Somers, President USIBC, Dr Didar Singh, Secretary General FICCI, Consul General of India – Ajit Kumar, and Congressman Gus Bilirakis.

Some of the prominent women leaders addressing the business forum include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Nisha Desai Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Shabana Azmi, renowned activist and Indian actor, Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida and Renu Khator, President of University of Houston.

Business icons leading discussions include Bharat Desai, Chairman, Syntel, Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja-Neotia group, Ranjit Yadav, President Tata Motors, Vivek Lall, President  & CEO, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Aghi, CEO, L&T Infotech.

Among the renowned guests who will grace the forum are over 100 business leaders and policy makers. These eminent personalities will share their precious insights on and examine the copious benefits of a partnership between the two economies.

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