Former President Clinton To Speak At Paniit 2009 Global Conference

Schaumburg, Illinois (PressExposure) August 28, 2009 -- President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will speak at the Seventh  Annual PanIIT Global Conference 2009 to be held in Chicago from October 9-11, 2009 on the theme of “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Global Economy.” He will speak to attendees about innovative ways to address challenges and opportunities in the critical areas of education, energy & climate change, and public health, with a focus on transforming ideas into action.

The conference theme is aligned with the goals of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative in bringing together a community of global leaders and private citizens in identifying and implementing innovative solutions for the world's most pressing challenges. The high profile attendees at the conference, including academics, executives and professionals from leading institutions and corporations, are in a position to have a real impact in these critical areas.

Entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to participate in the Business Plan Competition (BPC) by visiting the event website immediately to register before the deadline. The BPC will provide a platform for enabling discovery, mentoring and funding of new business ideas and a forum to showcase ideas to potential partners and investors. For more details on the BPC, visit: or contact Attendees at the conference will include many entrepreneurs in various stages of venture evolution looking for capital and resources. The conference site will feature a dedicated Entrepreneurship Networking Zone with booths for Venture Capitalists.

The presence of speakers and panelists such as Mr. Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the US and Indian Ambassador Ms. Meera Shankar will ensure that projects and ideas initiated at the conference will get support and sponsorship at the senior-most levels in government and industry. PanIIT Conferences have become one of the leading technology summits for executives looking to build partnerships across the globe. Past keynote speakers at PanIIT Conferences have included Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Larry Summers, Hillary Clinton, and Jeffrey Immelt. PanIIT 2009 promises to be the biggest and best one yet, bringing together a diverse group of thought leaders from industry, academia and government, including alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology.

Besides President Clinton, Mr. Aneesh Chopra and Ambassador Meera Shankar, other speakers at the event include James W. Owens, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.; Sharon M. Oster, Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management; Sam Pitroda, Chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission; Tulsi Tanti, Chairman of Suzlon Energy; Carl Shramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship; and Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago and Former Chief Economist of the IMF.

All sessions are open to the media and coverage is encouraged. Please contact: A full conference agenda is posted at

Whether looking for a job or business opportunities, this is a one of a kind conference to interact with:

•- CXOs of several Fortune 500 companies

•- 200+ Sr. Executives of Large corporations

•- 300+ Entrepreneurs

•- 2000+ Energetic and Ambitious engineers, technologists and middle managers

•- Researchers, Patent Holders, Academicians and Faculty Register at a special pricing offer for $275 per person! Check [] for details.

About IIT Alumni: PanIIT ( is an umbrella alumni organization for all the campuses of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) which was described on CBS 60 Minutes as the Harvard, MIT and Princeton of India. Alumni from the IITs have made a significant impact in their chosen professions in India, the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. IIT Alumni occupy positions of leadership at top universities, at leading research institutions, at small and large companies, in government, and at non-profits.


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Press Release Submitted On: August 28, 2009 at 2:11 am
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