The first World Hindu Economic Conference with the theme “Shaping the World Economy along with making Society Prosperous” will be held in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1st.

This two-day conference will be inaugurated by Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.

The conference organisers, World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF), have invited New Zealand Hindu business community to participate in this conference and to have discussions with successful business leaders who have established well internationally.
Responding to the invitation, Hindu Council of New Zealand (HCNZ) is co-ordinating the first New Zealand Hindu business delegation to Hong Kong.
Vinod Kumar, a successful businessman from Auckland and the president of HCNZ, will lead the delegation.
"This is an opportunity to meet with established and successful business people from around the world," Mr Kumar said.

The conference will feature Group discussion sessions to discuss industry success stories, challenges and opportunities. Eminent panellists will discuss the future trends and expectations of various sectors.

Some of the keynote speakers at the conference include:
* Dr Subramaniam Swamy (Harvard Univ and former Union Minister, Government of India);
* Dr G Madhavan Nair (Ex-Chief of Indian Space Research Organisation);
* Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Scientist and designer of Param and Padam Super Computers);
* Dr Gautam Sen (London School of Economics);
* Prof R Vaidyanathan (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore).

The world economy has greatly changed since the 1960s, and individually Hindus have created vast business empires. Many Hindus have also become the heads of a number of major corporations throughout the world. This impressive performance of individuals needs to be translated to the Hindu society on the whole as well by encouraging creation of wealth while being guided by the principles of Dharma.

The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) promotes activities that make society prosperous, primarily through the generation and sharing of material wealth. Through this conference, WHEF aims to bring together disparate financially successful business people such as traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists, so that each group can share their business knowledge, experience, and expertise with their fellow business people to generate surplus wealth in service of society and Dharma.

"The sharing of this information will lead to the creation and strengthening of effective business networks to link financially successful Hindus together," said Dr Manoj Kumar Motwani, co-ordinator of this conference.

"Greater economic cooperation among Hindu entrepreneurs will also help create the conditions amenable for the generation of surplus wealth.”

Registration to the WHEC is selection-based, as this is a platform for a new group of entrepreneurs who believe in developing business skills that can aid in generating new streams of wealth which in turn encourages the overall development of the Hindu society as a whole.

The primary objectives of WHEF are to promote activities of developing enterprise and entrepreneurship globally; to develop solutions for most crucial of the issues on world economy like sustainable development, education, eradication of poverty, climate change and infrastructure development; and to promote a value based corporate governance system through organizing seminars, conferences, and research activities.

This conference gives an opportunity for New Zealand business people to cooperate, collaborate, and share business ideas and opportunities with investors.
"We will invite the Hindu business leaders from around the world to look for opportunities and invest in New Zealand," Dr Guna Magesan, co-ordinator of NZ Hindu business delegation and the General Secretary, Hindu Council of New Zealand.

This delegation is self funded. Those who are interested in being part of the NZ Hindu business delegation, please email
or contact one of the following:
Auckland: Vinod Kumar - 021 795 721; Wellington: Dr Rajiv Chaturvedi - 021 0795036
Rest of NZ: Dr Guna Magesan - 021 034 5621
The World Hindu Economic conference 2012 will be held at Holiday Inn Hong Kong-Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Rd, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 30 June and 1 July, 2012.

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