Dr A Didar Singh
May 16, 2017
Mr N.K. Sagar
Editor Topix, Europe, Germany-New Delhi
Enkay Sagar Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
Dear Mr Sagar,
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a consultation on ‘Creating an Enabling Environment for Returnee Entrepreneurs’ on July 27th, 2017 at Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi at 9:30 am.
The idea that migration of skilled individuals from developing to developed countries leads to a ‘brain drain’ has come to be replaced by the concepts of ‘brain circulation’ and ‘brain gain’ – which occurs when talented people return with newly absorbed technologies, networks, technical expertise, managerial skills and the like. Perhaps owing to these risk taking abilities illustrated by their decision to move in the first place, migrants often return to their country of origin to start their own businesses. The entrepreneurial process on their return is accompanied by several challenges which tend to be unique and different from those faced by local entrepreneurs, even though there are overlaps.
The consultation is aimed at bringing together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the findings of a research project being undertaken FICCI, in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, on the return migration of entrepreneurs to India in light of the Chinese experience. The conference will also serve as a platform for discussing and throwing light on issues faced by returnee entrepreneurs in India, and deliberating on solutions, including the possibility of putting in place an institutional mechanism for providing support to the Indian diaspora wishing to return and start enterprises back home
Please find enclosed a copy of the draft programme for your reference.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this significant event. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hear from you.
With Best Regards,
(A Didar Singh)