Rep. George Holding (R-NC) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT) to Keynote Trade Event “Is India Open for Business?”

Washington, D.C. (Jun. 15, 2015) – CQ Roll Call announced today that Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) will provide keynote remarks at the policy briefing event, Is India Open for Business? on June 16, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings will moderate the keynote remarks. This event is sponsored by The National Association of Manufacturers and will feature CEO and President Jay Timmons delivering welcome remarks.

“Manufacturers in the U.S. are eager to resolve discriminatory and other barriers in India that are hampering stronger economic and commercial partnerships between our two countries,” said Linda Dempsey, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) vice president of international economic affairs. “The NAM is excited to join together some of the leading members of Congress, government officials, and economists to examine the commercial relationship between India and the U.S. and encourage the market-opening and other commercial reforms necessary to grow our economies.”

The keynote remarks will be followed by an expert panel, moderated by Patrick Foulis, New York bureau chief and U.S. business editor for The Economist, and featuring Sadanand Dhume, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Roy Kamphausen, senior vice president of trade, economic, and energy affairs, and director of the Washington, D.C. Office at The National Bureau of Asian Research.

“CQ Roll Call and The Economist are pleased to be partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers on this important topic,” said Beth Bronder, senior vice president and publisher of CQ Roll Call. “We look forward to facilitating a robust trade policy discussion among the various stakeholders.”

Members of the media interested in attending can contact Shana Westlake at for more information. To watch a live stream of the event, log on to:


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