Bijou Kurien Elected as Chair of India Retail Forum 2010

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Bijou Kurien, President & Chief Executive – Lifestyle, Reliance Retail, has been unanimously elected by retail industry leaders to chair the India Retail Forum (IRF 2010) to be held on September 28 - 29, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India.

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The Chairmanship of Bijou Kurien, with his vast experience and contribution to the Indian retail industry will help take IRF 2010 to newer heights.

Bijou Kurien, President & Chief Executive – Lifestyle, Reliance Retail, has been unanimously elected by retail industry leaders to chair the India Retail Forum (IRF 2010) to be held on September 28 - 29, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India.

Nominated by Sanjiv Goenka of RPG Group, and seconded jointly by Kishore Biyani of Future Group and Thomas Varghese of Aditya Birla Retail, Bijou Kurien received support of over 200 industry leaders besides prominent global and Indian trade bodies to lead the 7th edition of IRF and make this the biggest ever retail show in India. Aptly themed 'Get the Power', IRF 2010 promises a sharing and empowering experience with great retail minds from across the globe.

The Alliance for US India Business (AUSIB) has partnered with India Retail Forum and will be a part of IRF 2010. AUSIB President, Sanjay Puri congratulated Mr. Kurien on his election and said, “The Chairmanship of Bijou Kurien, with his vast experience and contribution to the Indian retail industry will help take IRF 2010 to newer heights.”

Bijou Kurien has been associated with marquee brands in fast moving consumer products and consumer durables industry for over 29 years. A prolific speaker on behavioral insights and retail, Bijou has been associated with the IRF since its inception and has significantly contributed to its development. In addition, he has also been associated with the World Retail Congress since its inception as a speaker member of its advisory board as well as the grand jury for selection of the world retail award winners. In addition to retail industry, he is also a member of the National Retail Committees of CII, FICCI, State Council of CII and governing boards of various academic institutions.

Accepting the chair, Bijou said that with its conferences, exhibitions and awards, IRF continues to provide a great platform for the retail industry to learn from the masters, share experiences, strengthen relationships, forge new alliances, collaborate and also celebrate outstanding performances.

For more information about IRF 2010 please visit http://www.indiaretailforum.in. If you would like to know more about AUSIB’s partnership contact us at info@ausib.org
About AUSIB: The Alliance for U.S. India Business (AUSIB) is a leading non-profit trade association that offers a pathway to help your business succeed in the United States and India. AUSIB seeks to augment investment flows and trade between the U.S. and India and open new channels of communication between business and government leaders. For more information please visit http://ausib.org/

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