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Hosted by the University of South Florida College of Business
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, April 24 & 25, 2014
The excitement of Bollywood and International Indian Film Academy Awards is complemented by the significance of the IIFA Global Business Forum. The theme is “Indo – US Partnership, A Catalyst for Economic Growth”. The IIFA Diversity Training Committee has spent the last few months conversing with business leaders about Tampa hosting IIFA Weekend. Many executives and companies inquired,“Why should we attend?”
5 Things everyone ought to know:
1. Tampa is the first U.S. host city for the prestigious International Indian Film Academy weekend – Past host cities include Macau, China; Singapore; Toronto, Canada; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2. Your Participation Matters – Participation by the Tampa Bay area business community encourages robust business development with this prestigious organization.
3. There is something for everyone – The presenters range from top Indian business leaders to entertainers and government representatives.
4. Your voice can be heard on the international stage – Share your perspective and get answers to your questions about international business.
5. Organizers want you to attend – The USF College of Business produced this event with a focus on education and inclusion.
On April 24th and 25th Tampa will host an incredible conference on international trade and the global economy. The list of presenters is awe inspiring. A few highlights include:
Business & Economics
Bharat Desai – Chariman of Syntel (NASDAQ:SYNT) Multi-national IT services provider with $825 million in revenues in 2013. Desai is a resident of South Florida
Mukesh Aghi – CEO and Board member leads Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a subsidiary of the USD 13.5 billion Larsen & Toubro Group One of the fastest growing IT services companies, L&T Infotech is ranked by NASSCOM as the 9th largest software and services exporter from India
Policy & Influence
Representative Gus M. Bilirakis – US Congressman 12th District (R) serves on The Energy and Commerce Committee and Vice Chairman of the Veteran’s Affairs Committee.
Shabana Azmi – Former member of Indian Parliament, Actress, USF Professor
For $199 investment you can experience the who’s who of Indo- US relations, commerce, global insights and influence. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! #outfrontbrands #theoprodromitis #michellenault #IIFATAMPA
Theo Prodromitis facilitated one of the first briefing sessions on behalf of the sensitivity training committee for Visit Tampa Bay and unveiled the new IIFA GET Training video. This new video and program is geared towards educating Tampa Bay Area businesses about Indian culture and customs, in preparation for the upcoming IIFA Awards that Tampa will be hosting April 24-26. Forty excited guests representing various businesses and organizations attended this meeting at the Crumb & Cork Tuesday morning in downtown Tampa, March 25, 2014. #IIFA #outfrontbrands #visittampabay
“The information presented by Theo Prodromitis at a briefing for the Downtown Tampa Partnership, was highly informative. I felt her presentation will truly help acclimate Tampa to the great international opportunity coming up in April with the Bollywood & IIFA Weekend. A great conversation about strategies to share in the success of IIFA. I hope other groups and organizations take the time to participate in this diversity training.”
-Michael Laverty, Commercial Manager, City of Tampa Dept of Solid Waste
All independent creative directors and graphic designers have been there… You have an awesome client and project that presents an opportunity for you to shine…however, your budget is little and your vision for the project is BIG. You have a minuscule or non-existent budget for stock photography… so what do you do? Instead of settling for mediocre…YOU create your own image library! With a little resourcefulness you can save your client AND yourself hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars and give your project a unique, custom look all your own.
After perusing Taekwondo stock images for a project that I am currently working on, (Ferkile’s Taekwondo in Saint Petersburg, Florida) and calculating the costs for the images that I wanted to buy, I determined that I could borrow props from my client and stage exactly what I wanted instead of settling and save money. I could also create a robust library for all future projects for this client.
Since I am also a professional photographer, I had a distinct advantage. You will, however, be surprised at how much money you can save, even if you are not a photographer, by thinking outside the box and hiring a professional photographer in your network of resources to help you. Many photographers will be willing to work with you at a reduced fee if you schedule a time that is convenient for them. Make sure you have your shots planned out and are organized. Not only will you be able to create images that are EXACTLY what you envision for your project AND save money…you may also be able to “stock up” on images that you can bank for future projects.
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Great event tonight at The Wine Studio Tampa #Winestudiotampa.
This little bistro and wine bar offers a relaxing, eclectic and intimate atmosphere for a night out with your sweetie, gathering with good friends…or you can book the whole shebang for an intimate event. They feature live music several times a week and support local artists. (Artwork changes monthly) The food is truly amazing…AND they show nostalgic old movies in one of their charming dining alcoves. Find them on Henderson in Tampa.