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Salwan Media announces USIBC, Institute of International Education and YES BANK as partners for One Globe 2012

New Delhi, India, January 25, 2012- Salwan Media Private Limited, a media company focused on education, consumer and business information, today announces US India Business Council (USIBC), Institute of International Education (IIE) and YES BANK as partners for its first annual flagship conference One Globe 2012 – Uniting Knowledge Communities. The conference will be held on February 3rd and 4th, 2012 in New Delhi, India.

HarjivSingh, Founder and CEO, Salwan Media said, “We are delighted to have USIBC, Yes Bank and IIE as partners for One Globe 2012. We truly value USIBC’s work with academia, industry, and NGOs to strengthen institutional linkages in education; YES bank’s commitment to the Indian education sector; and IIE’s largest global education networks. This partnership, we believe, will further our understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Indian education market to help create a 21st Century “Knowledge” economy.”

Commenting on the conference, Ron Somers, President, USIBC said, “The U.S.-India Business Council is delighted to partner with Salwan Media for the One Globe 2012 conference in New Delhi. The conference has brought together an impressive roster of speakers from the intersection of education, business and skills development from India and around the world. We look forward to the important discussion on February 3rd & 4th. ”

Dr. Rana Kapoor, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANKsaid, “Our association with USIBC in this significant initiative is yet another step towards our commitment to the education and social infrastructure sector, which is one of the sunrise sectors of the Indian economy. Banks & financial institutions, as drivers of economic growth, have a crucial role to play in meeting the financial needs of the sector. YES BANK is deeply committed towards promoting inclusive growth through higher education and ushering innovation in higher education through a sustained Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach. I sincerely believe that ‘knowledge & innovation’ will differentiate the nations that emerge as economic powerhouses and will strengthen the competitive edge of businesses that assume leadership in a global marketplace.”

Yes bank will be releasing a report on education at the conference, titled, “A Global Perspective to Higher Education in India”

AddsDr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education, “India is a vital partner in international education. The Institute is committed to strengthening higher education ties between India and the United States. By bringing together diverse stakeholders to advance India’s role in creating a knowledge economy across South Asia, this conference provides a good starting point for leaders from government, education, business and other important sectors to discuss how best to harness the country’s resources for an even brighter future."

At the conference, IIE will address international partnerships in higher education, and the findings of the Institute’s newly published book, “Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages”.

The two day conference will have leaders and experts from across the world and region to discuss many topics of importance to addressing the pressing challenges of education in India, including technology and innovation, human capital, skill development, private equity investments in higher education, creation of physical infrastructure and philanthropy. One Globe 2012 conference is also in partnership with International Herald Tribune, Knowledge@Wharton, FICCI, UKIBC, TiE and Columbia School of Journalism.

If you would like to register for the conference, please click here.

About Salwan Media

Founded in 2004, Salwan Media Private Limited owns a portfolio of businesses in education, consumer and business information. Our mission is to connect, inform, and empower our audiences to succeed in a globalized world powered by knowledge. Headquartered in New Delhi, Salwan Media also has offices in New York and London.

About US India Business Council (USIBC)

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) was founded in 1975 at the request of the governments of India and the U.S. to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties. USIBC is the premier business advocacy organization representing nearly 400 of America’s top companies investing in India, joined by India’s finest global companies. The U.S.-India Business Council serves its membership from offices in Washington, New York, New Delhi, and California. Guided by a prestigious board of directors, USIBC’s current chair is Harold “Terry” McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies.   

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder, Rana Kapoor and his top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven,  private Indian Bank catering to the Future Businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers. YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India”.

About IIE

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, IIE has network of over 20 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad. The Institute of International Education has been engaged with higher education in India for over 50 years and has had an office in New Delhi since 2005. IIE India works closely with businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations in the region, and has developed and implemented a strong set of activities in higher education scholarship administration, leadership development, and critical development fields, including energy.

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