“Yaadhum Oorae Conclave” starts in Chennai

The Southern India Chamber of Commerce (SICCI), joining hands with Guidance Tamil Nadu, the single window cell of the Government of Tamil Nadu today inaugurated  India’s first “Global Yaadhum Oorae Conclave” in Chennai on October 29, 2020.

Ar Rm Arun, President, SICCI, at the Yaadhum Oorae Conclave in Chennai.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami formally inaugurated the three-day virtual conclave From October 29-31, 2020, in the presence of the Principal Secretary, Industries N. Muruganandam, Dr. Neeraj Mittal, IAS, MD, Guidance TN and other senior Government officials from, both the State and the federal Government, in addition to the august presence of senior members from SICCI to create a unique experience for the global Tamil fraternity to celebrate the spirit of Tamil culture and languages.


The aim of the conclave is to showcase the investment potential of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and to further discuss the challenges and opportunities and facilitating inward investments through virtual channels.

Humongous Participation

This year’s conclave (virtual) sees the participation in excess of 10,000 members from over 38 countries including business leaders, investors and diplomats of important nations, that includes the US, the UK, South Africa, Singapore, the UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius and Germany. Thus, the event is all set to make the largest virtual conclave in India. What is more, Global Yaadhum Oorae Conclave is aiming at creating a unique experience for all global Tamil fraternity to come on one platform to have direct online interactive sessions on a regular basis to discuss the challenges and opportunities across sectors in Tamil Nadu.

What Is In Store

The three-day conclave is hosting lecture series of thought leaders and industry giants including Ashok Amritraj, Chairman, Hyde Park Entertainment; Andy Nallappan, CIO, Broadcom; Velchamy Sankarlingam, President, Zoom; Ganesh Iyer, Managing Director, NIO USA; Muthu Nedumaran, Chairman, Murasu Group, Malaysia; MR Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. R. Palan, Pro Chancellor, University of Cyberjaya and Chairman, SMRT Holdings Berhad; Dr. Janakiraman, Chairman, Harvard Tamil Chair, USA, and more.

While explaining the rationale on the three day conclave, Ar Rm Arun, President, SICCI, said: “Our common goal is to create a dedicated online platform for the Tamil fraternity from across nations, besides facilitating a detailed virtual discussion on how industry leaders from across sector could collaborate with Tamil Nadu to further develop new business models and take it to greater heights.”

Highlighting the advantage of preferring Tamil Nadu as a preferred destination for the Tamil diaspora, Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Managing Director and CEO of Guidance Tamil Nadu said: “The Global Yaadhum Oorae Conclave is not only a perfect platform for global Tamil fraternity but also fulfils a long-felt need. Therefore, it will enable both successful and budding Tamil entrepreneurs to share and contribute to Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, they might as well network with a host of people including industry leaders to generate business opportunities. Apart from commercial outreach, this feast for our own brethren will also promote Tamil culture and traditions that are so integral to our lives.”

On Offer

So, what is the take away from this Global Yaadhum Oorae Conclave? Rightly so, the organising committee has organised a host of activities to make the whole meet, a wonderful experience such as panel discussions, interactive sessions, specifically to strive to forge new relationships and joint ventures. In addition to that, the event will also have a slew of activities including Writer’s Launchpad, 3D Expo, conferences, cultural events to promote Tamil culture and traditions, Hackathon, Startup awards, technology and other avenues as well. Global Yaadhum Oorae Conclave concludes with a valediction on October 31, 2020 presided by MC Sampath, Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Now to talk a little about this wonderful unit, SICCI, which is a federation that have roots in excess of 110 years of excellence and enterprise, notably in service to the southern region of our nation. Furthermore, SICCI is also one of the oldest and renowned institutions of its kind in India. Ever since its establishment in 1909, SICCI has grown from strength to strength under the dynamic leadership of a galaxy of eminent Presidents. The Chamber is a founder member of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, the entity continues to take an active interest in the affairs of this national body.

Guidance Tamil Nadu

To brief about this department, which is in the forefront of promoting the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to its deserving position, among its other sibling states in India. This is the Nodal Agency for providing single window clearances for large enterprises, mandated to catalyse industrial development in the State such as: Disseminating information to attract new investments, rendering facilitation services to new investors, acting as a single window for industrial clearances, last, but, certainly, not the least, acting as a sounding board for industry view and policy changes.