November 15, 2016
The 5th Annual WHEF will be held at the Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California, USA from November 18 – 20, 2016.
World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF), as the name suggests, is a platform to bring together the wealth generators and thinkers in Hindu society, it’s entrepreneurs, academicians, economists and businesses, from across the globe. The purpose is to make the Hindu society prosperous. The inspiration for this idea is rooted in the wisdom – Dharmasya Moolam Artham or Economy Sustains Everything – as proclaimed by the legendary thinker Chanakya. The World Hindu Economic Forum pursues the vision of ‘Making Society Prosperous’ tempered by the ages old Hindu value of ‘Generate and Share Surplus Wealth’.
This value is expressed as an exhortation in Yajurveda as – Shata hasta samahara, sahastra hasta sankira or Generate wealth with a hundred hands and share it with a thousand.
One of the principal aims of WHEF is to bring together among Hindus, successful entrepreneurs such as traders, bankers, industrialists, businessmen, professionals, technocrats, investors along with economists and thinkers. The purpose of bringing them together is to enable them to share their, experience, acumen and resources with their fellow Hindu brethren. In addition, we encourage them to support the budding entrepreneurs. WHEF encourages Hindu businessmen, spread across the world, from Auckland to Alaska and Oslo to Johannesburg, to cooperate and collaborate globally and help each other with market access, technology, innovation and competitively priced capital for success in business.
The WHEF journey began in 2012 at Hong Kong, followed by successful annual fora in Bangkok 2013, New Delhi 2014, London 2015, and several regional fora along the way.
Today’s recession in major economies has followed the economic boom of previous two decades. The current institutional framework and mindsets responding with cost-cutting and resort to protectionism, are proving inadequate to these complex challenges. Such endeavours, designed for relative stability, do not work in adverse times. We need a new and creative response, which can propel creation of surplus wealth to rescue the world economy from its current crisis. WHEF’s present approach is based on the timeless wisdom in the Bhagwad Gita: Gatasunagatasums cha nanusochanti panditah or wise men neither worry about what is past nor what is passing. Which means, think in future, for the future.
The United States is the premier economic power in today’s world. It is driven by a spirit of entrepreneurship and leads the world in the fields of finance and technological innovation. There are multiple opportunities for growth across the length and breadth of this vast nation.
Los Angeles (LA) is the third largest economic metropolitan area in the world. Los Angeles is a global hub for international trade, manufacturing, technology, finance, entertainment and fashion – making it an excellent venue for the World Hindu Economic Forum. [email protected] will enable Hindus from across the world to network, get first hand insights into the North & South American markets, and pursue opportunities for mutual growth.
Over 500 delegates from across five continents will, over three days, deliberate upon their opportunities and strategies in the years to come.
It will be a privilege to have you with us at the conference, to observe and to report the proceedings. Kindly let us know your plans for us to arrange for accordingly.