What is HPAIR?...
0 A collaboration between the students and faculty of Harvard
University to promote discourse on critical issues affecting
Asia and its relations with the world.
0 An effort started in 1991 which has brought together students
from the world’s foremost universities and leaders in
government, business, culture, and academia.
0 It includes :
The HPAIR Conference
The HPAIR Harvard Conference
The HPAIR Asia Conference
The HPAIR Asia Conference…
0 A 5-day academic program with six panel workshops
moderated by Harvard graduate students and conducted
concurrently throughout the conference.
More than 500 international delegates
Eminent leadersfrom diverse field
Why India(Hyderabad) for this?
0 With a mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages
blending harmoniously to form a composite whole, India is a
colorful and vibrant land.
0 India has become the hub of Information technology in south
Asia, owing to its vast pool of English-knowing technical
0 The Indian economy is robust and boasts of a stable
annual growth rate, rising foreign exchange reserves and
booming capital markets among others.
0 Hyderabad is located within two hour's flying distance
from anywhere in India and has the lowest cost of living
compared to other major metros.
0 It has several places of historical and cultural importance
such as Charminar, Golconda as well as modern
investment destinations such as HITEC city.
0 It is also an important educational destination with many
institutes like IIT, ISB and Research Facilities as CCMB
0 Being an accommodating, a highly advanced and a multi-
cultural city, Hyderabad would make the perfect host for
the HPAIR Conference 2011.
And why BITS, Pilani?
0 BITS, Pilani is one of the oldest and leading universities of India.
Established with the aid of MIT in 1963, it is today home to around
0 Its graduates can be found the world over in various fields. BITS,
Pilani symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and "can-
do" entrepreneurial spirit.
0 BITS has produced several eminent Alumni such as:
• S.K Roongta– Chairman, SAIL
• Dr. S P Kothari – Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
• Sabir Bhatia- Founder, Hotmail
• Dr. Ashok Malhotra - Nominated, Nobel Peace Prize, 2011
• Girish Bhargava – Winner of two Emmy awards.
0 We have an enthusiastic Student Body that is experienced
in hosting several fests, conferences and symposia:
• OASIS : The annual cultural festival of the Pilani campus,
with a budget over Rs. 5 million draws 1600 participants
• APOGEE: An ISO-9001certified event, it is the annual
technical festival of the Pilani campus and draws over a 1000
Why Support This?
0 Involvement in the largest annual Harvard event in Asia and
the largest student event in the Asia-Pacific Region.
0 A chance to participate in a dynamic program bringing
together the world’s most influential leaders, renowned
academics, and captains of industry.
0 The opportunity to promote products and services in a highly
visible and widely respected forum
0 An advantage in targeted recruitment: given the program’s
regional focus, sponsors obtain direct access to students
interested in working in Asia