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India consul general Ashok to speak in Hayward

From the Hayward Chamber of Commerce:

HAYWARD — Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, newly appointed consul general of India, will speak on opportunities for international trade and business, new initiatives and new leadership in his country at a March 6 luncheon.

The event, hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the chamber website www.hayward.org.

“Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area, a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”

The ambassador’s topic is “India-US: Make in India.” Make in India is a major new national program designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.

Last year the chamber and the city of Hayward hosted an international trade conference with the U.S. Commercial Service, which will be among the co-hosts of the March 6 event. Other hosts will include the city of Hayward, California State University East Bay, and East Bay companies with international connections that include India.

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