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Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative Roundtable will be Held at Rollins College March 14th

02/28/2018 12:19 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

Orlando, FL – February 28, 2018 The Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative Roundtable will be held March 14, 2018 in the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College.  The event will focus on high tech ways to improve services offered by the City of Orlando and cities across Florida.  The roundtable will also focus on how cities can enact more sustainable policies to reduce negative impacts on our environment.  Orlando’s efforts are part of a growing national and international trend.  One such example is India, which has set a goal of creating 100 Smart Cities.  The nation is collaborating with the U.S. Government and an American company to implement the intelligent transformation of India’s first smart capital city.

We invite you to join The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC), local officials, Indian Delegates, corporate and academic leaders for this cutting-edge discussion about how we can improve our own community’s future.  The IACC will host this roundtable in alliance with the City of Orlando and Rollins College.

The event will take place March 14th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM in the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College.  The IACC will facilitate meaningful dialogue with community leaders to see how these initiatives can benefit our community, via healthcare, transportation or tourism.  

IACC President Yog Melwani believes Orlando has a technological edge over other American cities as we are part of the Florida High Tech Corridor.  Mr. Melwani says, “Central Florida is one of the leaders in developing smart sensors technology, and the development of many other technology industries- from agritechnology and aviation, to sustainable energy, and everything in between.  This creates more opportunities here for high tech entrepreneurs and job growth, while empowering Orlando to be a leader in cutting edge technologies.  Smart Cities become business magnets.”

Roundtable panelists will include: Evan Wyant, Market President- BB&T; Truong    Nguyen, Shareholder- GrayRobinson; Dr. Mamta Accapadi, VP Student Affairs- Rollins College; Hammad Chaudry, Manager, Business Plan Development, Intelligence & Analytics- OUC; Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability- the City of Orlando; Consul General Nagesh Singh- Indian Consulate Atlanta; Alberto Vargas, Planning Manager- Orange County; Mike Hess, Vice President, Smart and Sustainable Buildings- Panasonic; Dr. Mohammad Abdel-Aty, Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department- UCF; and Ivan Aron, General Manager, Central Florida- Siemens.

The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a strong chamber, with a growing membership. The IACC is focused on providing opportunities for the people of Asian Indian origin to network with some of Central Florida’s most successful business professionals and guest speakers, to assist in growing business locally, state-wide and internationally.  The IACC does this by“Connecting People and Fostering Business”.

The IACC leaders have facilitated strategic alliances with other Indian and Non Indian business organizations, who want to do business with the Asian Indian American community, through networking and sponsorships.

IACC members are committed to community service, to assisting other charitable groups, and to increasing trade between the United States and India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (C)(6).  Visit for more information.


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Indian American Chamber of Commerce
670 N. Orlando Ave, Ste 1003
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407.391.5151


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