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Diversity Conference to Discuss Foreign Investment in NH

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The New Hampshire Cultural Diversity Awareness Council will be hosting its 7th annual Diversity Conference, Dinner and Expo for Business and Education on Tuesday May 24th at 4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown. The theme is “Foreign Investment= Job$ and Diversity”.   The focus for the dinner and conference will be on bringing foreign investment to New Hampshire and how it can create economic development, jobs and enrich New Hampshire’s ethnic diversity.

Consul General of India- NY, Ambassador Prabhu Dayal

Consul General of India- NY, Ambassador Prabhu Dayal

The keynote speaker is the Consul General of India-NY, Ambassador Prabhu Dayal.  Ambassador Dayal will talk about India’s rich history of being an ally and trade partner with the U.S. He will also talk about how Indian business interests and venture capitalists are looking for opportunities to invest in America. Why not here in New Hampshire?  Ambassador Dayal will also be accompanied by a delegation of approximately 20 Indian CEOs and venture capitalists. There will be a two hour “match up/ networking session”  where attendees can meet with Indian venture capitalists, potential investors and business buyers.
Matthew J. Slaughter, Associate Dean of the MBA Program and the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will be a special guest speaker. He will talk about why states such as New Hampshire need foreign investment and how it can benefit from the ethnic diversity that may accompany the investment.  Mr. Slaughter is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; an academic advisor to the Deloitte Center on Cross-Border Investment; and a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Tax Policy Forum.

Governor Lynch has been invited to speak about how foreign investment can have a positive impact on our state and make New Hampshire’s economy stronger.  The moderator and master of ceremonies is Gordon J. MacDonald, Esq. Attorney MacDonald is a partner at the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP.
Conference/dinner tickets are sold in advance.  Table sponsorships are available. For tickets and table sponsorship information, please visit our web site at nhcdac.org. For further information call 603-494-4723, email- nhcdac@aol.com The proceeds from the conference/dinner go toward funding the NHCDAC “Keeping the Dream Alive” ® youth diversity workshop and other diversity programs.

NHCDAC’s mission is to increase awareness of the need for communication, understanding and respect among people of ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds. Through community events, educational programs and alliances with corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations, NHCDAC addresses the important issues of multiculturalism facing our nation today.

Businesses, Government and Providers to Gather at Telecommunications Summit

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Imagine a day without email, teleconferencing, online videos, Google or cell phone access. In today’s world, broadband access is critical—especially to business growth, economic development, education and telemedicine—as we become more reliant on digital communication, from email to teleconferencing and social media.

telecomHow State government, municipalities, businesses and providers can work together to expand and improve broadband access throughout New Hampshire will be the focus of the 2011 New Hampshire Telecommunication Summit, which will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown. Sponsored by the NH Division of Economic Development, the NH Telecommunication Association (NHTA), HEADNetworks and NH Business Review, the summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from leaders in the industry and see the latest in voice and data technology.

According to Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technology for the State of New Hampshire, “This represents the first time in several years that providers, municipalities and businesses will gather to share information and resources about telecommunications. While we’re justifiably proud that New Hampshire ranks second in the nation for households with broadband access, we still have a lot of work to do to expand broadband to rural areas. Businesses tend to locate where broadband is, so making broadband, including wireless, available in rural areas is important to our economy.”

On the agenda will be an address by Scott Valcourt, UNH Adjunct Faculty Member in
Science & Technology Division, Computer Information Systems Program, who will speak on “New Hampshire’s Newest Broadband Initiative.” A panel discussion by New Hampshire service providers on “Statewide Broadband and Business Expansion Incentives” will be moderated by Matt Cookson, executive director of the New Hampshire High Technology Council.

Three breakout sessions—“Wireless/Cellular Technology Today,” “Where’s My Broadband?” and “Telecom 101 for Businesses and Municipalities”— will be offered, as well as lunch and ample time to meet with exhibitors.

Cost to attend the summit is $75 per person, which includes lunch. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with the program running from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 2pm. Register online at www.nhtelecom.org/Summit2011. For more information, call NHTA at 1-800-400-NHTA (6482) or email Summit@nhtelecom.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Lodging is available at the Radisson, which is located at 700 Elm Street in Manchester. Call (603) 625-1000 and use “NHTA” to receive the attendee discount.