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BRICS Connect 2012 Venture and Strategic Investment Summit

Loeb & Loeb LLP
, Citibank, and BRIC Business Forum present BRICS Connect 2012 Venture and Strategic Investment Summit.

Join us at a networking event for industry insiders to discover exciting prospects for investment or collaboration.

BRICS Connect works with mid-market firms in BRICS countries and the US to achieve revenue growth through acquisitions, collaboration, joint ventures, investments and strategic partnerships. BRICS Connect creates opportunities by facilitating and executing development deals between mid-market companies to enhance the financial profiles and long-term brand value of clients. This includes access to entrepreneurs and promoters in the mid-market space, venture and private equity sources, leading investment bankers, and other financial leaders. BRICS Connect is initially focused primarily on the US and BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). For more information, see


5:00-5:30 PM Registration and networking (cocktails will be served)
5:30-5:40 PM Opening remarks by Joseph Daniels, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Description of BRICS Connect by Bharat Ramani, Managing Partner, BRICS Connect
5:40-6:20 PM Opportunities and Risks of Venture Investing in BRICS Countries
     Moderator: Joseph Daniels, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
     Sanjay Bharwani
, CEO, Ipanema Capital
     Bharani Bobba, Partner, Baseline Ventures
     Roger Frank, Managing Partner and Founder, i3 Advisors LLC
     Sripat Pandey, Managing Director, Hinduja Group
     Dr. Eric Wu, Managing Director, NYPC Fund
6:20-6:50 PM Opportunities and Risks of Strategic Investment in BRICS Countries
     Moderator: David Kinnear, Chair, Global Sourcing Council 
     Hongfei Huang,
CEO, Insigma US, Inc.
     Robert Janssen, Managing Partner, Outsource Brazil
     Makarand Jawadekar, Former Director, Pfizer
     Alex Poberezhsky, EVP, Exigen Services
6:50-7:00 PM Closing remarks by Chris Golden, Member, BRICS Connect
7:00-8:00 PM Cocktail reception