Tamil conference to focus on links
A HISTORICAL cultural event at the Durban International Convention Centre will see business entrepreneurs and academics engage at a conference with a Tamil ethos.
The fourth World Tamil Economic Conference is to take place from November 16 to 18.
The forum will follow the same trajectory as previous conferences held in Chennai and Dubai.
According to the chairman of the International Reception Committee and former ethekwini Municipality speaker, Logie Naidoo, the organisers decided to bring the conference to Durban to showcase the city’s beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Naidoo said: “The purpose of the conference is to promote economic links between India and South Africa, particularly Kwazulu-natal and South India.”
The conference is hosted by the World Tamil Economic Foundation and the Madras Development Society. It will be supported by businessmen, leading academics and professionals from various fields in the Tamil diaspora.
Naidoo said delegates from India, the US, Europe, Australia and Africa would participate at the networking, economic and research seminars.
The opening ceremony would include a glittering performance by world-renowned Bharatanatyam artist Chitra Viswesvaran.
The conference will end with a gala and awards dinner, where recipients from participating continents would receive the prestigious “Crown Jewel of World Tamils” award.
“The conference is open to everyone, and it’s purely a gettogether to discuss economic matters – it does not deal with any of the socio-political issues,” said Naidoo.
Register for the conference online at www. economicconference.in