Fairfax County EDA, Brickwork India host February 11 event in Bangalore to spotlight U.S. market-entry opportunities for Indian companies

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and its Bangalore-based representatives at Brickwork India are presenting a February 11 event to highlight U.S. market-entry opportunities for Indian firms in the information technology, software development, aerospace, defense, health IT, business-process management and mobile communications sectors.

“Business Opportunities in the U.S.: 2013 Trends” will be held at Brickwork India's office in Bangalore. About 50 executives are expected to attend. The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and NEWGEN Software are sponsors for the event.

Highlights of the seminar include a presentation by Vivek Kulkarni, chairman, Brickwork India, on business opportunities in the U.S. market. FCEDA International Business Development Manager Asher Kotz will speak on Fairfax County, which is just outside Washington, D.C., as a gateway to the U.S. market. The event also will feature a case study of NEWGEN Software, which is based in Bangalore and established its U.S. headquarters in Fairfax County. Click here for more information and to register for  the event.

“NEWGEN has been at the forefront of innovation in software products and technology since 1992. We decided to establish our Americas headquarters in Fairfax County and have been in the county since 1998 due to attractive business policies of the county, access to high-caliber talent and a value-added partner network,” said Max Dixit, regional vice president for NEWGEN Software. “We have recently expanded our office in Fairfax County with more sales, support and delivery personnel, and we also are proud to hire veterans.”

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA, said Indian companies would benefit from attending the event. “India is home to world-class companies that are looking for a way to expand into the U.S. market, and the Bangalore event will highlight the kinds of opportunities that exist in Fairfax County and an example of an Indian company that has taken advantage of the opportunities,” he said.

Almost 400 foreign-owned companies, including more than 25 from India, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in Bangalore since 2004 to work with Indian companies interested in expanding in the U.S.

“In spite of the recent recession, the United States continues its enviable economic position in the world due to its outstanding research, educational and democratic institutions. Any knowledge-based firm must have its presence in the U.S. to become well known, and Fairfax County is the right place for an Indian business to be in the U.S. because of strong expected job growth,” Kulkarni said.