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Sunday, December 4, 2016 (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

(Registration begins at 2:45pm)

at Rockcliffe Park Community Centre Hall
380 Springfield Road, Ottawa [at the intersection of Buena Vista Dr]

India's Struggle with the Market
by Dr. Richard French

Event Poster (PDF)

Synopsis: Dr. French will give personal reflections of his experiences of doing business in India, including the period from 1996 to 1999, when he was President and CEO of Tata Communications in Hyderabad.

About the Speaker: Richard French earned a BSc. in Biological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and a D. Phil in History from Oxford, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. He has worked in the secretariat to the Cabinet of the Government of Canada, on the faculties of Princeton, McGill and the University of Ottawa, where he holds the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair of Business and Public Policy. In the 1980s, he was Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Westmount and held ministerial portfolios in Communications, Science and Technology, and Supply and Services. He served as a senior executive for Bell Canada and for Bombardier in Canada, India and Germany. His most recent public appointment was as Vice Chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He is chairman of the board and investor in a privately held company which employs advanced materials to manufacture logistical products for the trucking, defence, and aviation industries, with operations in Montreal, Indiana, and Shanghai.

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VENUE
Please join us for an informative talk and networking over tea and snacks at:

Rockcliffe Park Community Centre Hall
380 Springfield Road, Ottawa
[at the intersection of Springfield Road and Buena Vista Drive]

You are welcome to bring family and friends to this event.
Admission: $10 per person [for non-members]
Annual Members of ICFC have pre-paid for all events.

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Summary of 2016 Events
Date Speaker Topic
Dec 4, 2016 Speaker: Dr. Richard French Topic: India's Struggle with the Market [Event Poster]
Oct 16, 2016 Speaker: Dr. Geeti Sen, Cultural Historian, Professor, Author and Art Critic from New Delhi Topic: Art and Indian Nationalism in the 20th Century [Event Poster][Photos]
Sep 25, 2016 Speaker: Mr. Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament Topic: Fostering Closer Canadian and Indian Parliamentary Relation
[Event Poster] [Photos]
May 29, 2016 Speaker: Mr. Harry Sharma Topic: Canada-India Centre of Excellence (CICE) [Event Poster]
April 17, 2016 Speaker: Dr. Radha Jetty Topic: Northern Exposure [Event Poster]