Eight Annual Gala and Awards of Excellence November 1st , 2014

Eight Annual Gala and Awards of Excellence
Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Leggett Dr, Ottawa ON K2K 2W2
November 1st , 2014
5.30 pm Onwards
Annual Gala and Awards of Excellence Night has been held since its inception in 2006. The Gala has
become an important social and celebratory event for the Indo Canadian community, businesses and
politicians for their contributions and achievements. ICOBC presents Awards of Excellence to IndoCanadians for their success and contribution in their professional fields and to the society at large
and One Outstanding Individual for his/her contribution to the Indo- Canada Socio-Economic and
Political relations. Some of our past recipients included Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shailendra Varma,
Venkatesh Mannar, Dr. Kanta Marwah, Malti Kesarwani, Sreedhar Natrajan, Nadir Patel, Subhas and
Uttra Bhargava, David Malone, Anil Arora, Bill Malhotra, Anand Agarwal, Dr.Vijay Jog, Dr. Ashok
Koul, Goldy Hyder; to name a few.
ICOBC invites your support by way of sponsorship. Part of the proceeds from the Gala will be donated
to ICOBC charity of the year & Community Support activities.
ICOBC is the premier organization of Indo-Canadian community in Ottawa with over 650 members
comprising professionals and businesspersons. ICOBC is actively involved in enhancing the profile of
its members at the city and national level. It is also working on improving economic, political, trade
and investment relations between Canada and India.
ICOBC organizes 12 to 15 events a year – from networking dinner events and business seminars to
prestigious annual awards gala. In partnership with other organizations, it organizes events like
annual Telfer India Forum and India Expo. It also hosts visiting political and trade delegations.
Gold Package: $ 5000: Includes Award Sponsorship, Corporate Table for 8, Signage and Stagemention
Silver Package: $ 2000: Includes Corporate Table for 8, Signage and Stage mention.
Award Sponsorship: $ 3000. Includes Sponsorship of one Award of Excellence; to be presented by the
Sponsor with a corporate introduction by the MC.
Corporate Table: $ 1500 Includes One Corporate Table for 8. Early Bird Price. Expires Oct 1st, 2014.
Liquor Sponsorship: $ 2500 includes banner placements in the reception area.
Keynote Speakers - Sumputous Indian Cuisine - Open Bar - Entertainment
For all sponsorship enquiries, please contact:
Karunakar Papala, Chair, ICOBC
(613) 291-2696 Email: [email protected]
Sponsorship Level (please select one)
Gold Sponsor: $ 5000
Silver Sponsor: $ 2000
Award Sponsor: $ 3000
Liquor Sponsor: $ 2500
Corporate Table Sponsor: $ 1500
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Please e-mail form to:
Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber
Email : [email protected]
Please mail Cheque to:
Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber
303 Moodie Dr, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 9R4
ICOBC - History
“... actively involved in promoting
the economic relations between
Canada and India ...”
Formation of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business
Chamber (ICOBC) was first publicly announced at
an event held in Ottawa on October 26, 2006 with
Mr. Arvind Chhatbar as the Chair. The first official
meeting of its key members was held on February
05, 2007 which ratified the appointment of the
Chair, developed plans and set ambitious targets.
IPA became the Ottawa council/chapter of the
Toronto-based Indo-Canadian Chamber of
Commerce. After several years, several key
The net- result the organization from just a
few people grew its membership running into
hundreds. From almost nothing, the organization
gained considerable financial strength in just
about two years.
Ottawa based members started to experience the
need for an autonomous organization to function
effectively. It was felt that an independent local
organization would provide better focus on its
members’ requirements. It was also recognized
that an Ottawa-based business chamber, due to
its presence in the national capital, could play
proactive and prominent role at all levels - from
local to national.
Significantly, ICOBC has become the major
entity for Indo-Canadians in Ottawa today. And
its membership today has spread beyond the
Indo-Canadian community. ICOBC not only
raised its own status and of its members but has
considerably raised the profile of Indo-Canadians
at the city and national level. Also today, ICOBC
is actively involved in promoting the economic
relations between Canada and India.
During the years 2005 and 2006, the then Chair
of the local council, Mr. Arvind Chhatbar, formally
initiated the idea to form an independent Ottawafocused business chamber for Indo-Canadians
business persons and professionals. A small team
understood the strong need for such a body and
had a long-term vision and commitment. They
decided to go ahead with the formation of the
Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC).
The First organization for Indo-Canadian
business persons and professionals. in Ottawa
was formedin 1994 as the Indian Professionals
Association (IPA). In 1998, with a view to be part
of a bigger entity,
The current Chair, Mr. Karunakar Papala is very
active member of the community and
volunteered with many organisations. He is
founding director of the Festival of India.
The rest, as they say, is history.
“... play proactive and prominent role
at all levels ...”