Date

November 18 - 20, 2016

Location

Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jambooree Road, Irvine, California, USA

WHEF 2016@Los Angeles Explore, Grow : Share, Celebrate

USA is the premier economic power in the world. It is driven by a spirit of entrepreneurship and leads the world in fields of finance and technological innovation. There are multiple opportunities for growth across the length & breadth of this vast nation. Los Angeles (LA) is the third-largest economic metropolitan area in the world. LA is a global hub for international trade, manufacturing, technology, finance, entertainment and fashion – making it an excellent venue for an economic forum. The WHEF 2016 conference 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.

The WHEF journey began in 2012 at Hong Kong, followed by successful annual forums in Bangkok 2013, New Delhi 2014, London 2015, and several regional forums along the way.

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Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE 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

World Hindu Economic Forum to hold its next meet at Los Angeles in Nov

Norwalk, (California), May 25: The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) has planned its next conference at Los Angeles in November this year. Announcing this at a press conference at the Norwalk Sheraton May 7 the WHEF leaders said that the upcoming fifth

Hotel Irvine Will be the Venue for WHEF 2016@Los Angeles

Hotel Irvine has been chosen as the venue for WHEF 2016@Los Angeles, USA which is going to be held from 18-20 November, 2016. The hotel address is: Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614, USA. Delegates may choose to stay at the

Organising Committee - WHEF 2016 @ Los Angeles

1  Avadhesh Agarwal – Chairman

2  Nadadur Vardhan  / Ravi Tilak – Vice Chairman

3  Bala Palanisamy – Secretary

4  Raj Sardesai / Sharad Mehta / Subbu Shanmugham – Director

5  JP Vejendla / Sridhar Talanki / Toni DasGupta – Joint Secretary

6  Malikarjun Banda – Sponsorship

7  Raghu Kuppanan / Shailesh Sheyte – Event/Registration Coordination

8  Anil Parekh / Nitin Bajaj – Media Relations

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The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) brings together financially successful elements within Hindu society such as industrialists, traders, technocrats, investors, businesspersons, bankers, professionals, along with economists and thinkers, so that each group can share their business knowledge, expertise and resources with their fellow brethren. The end goal is to generate surplus wealth and make society prosperous.

The WHEF journey began in 2012 at Hong Kong, followed by successful annual forums in Bangkok 2013, New Delhi 2014, London 2015, and several regional forums along the way. Delegates from past forums have extended their network, made lasting connections, struck deals, found investors/partners/mentors, and gained insight on various topics.

USA is the premier economic power in the world. There are multiple opportunities for growth across the length & breadth of this vast nation. Los Angeles (LA) is the third-largest economic metropolitan area in the world and is a global hub for international trade, manufacturing, technology, finance, entertainment and fashion - making it an excellent venue for an economic forum. The WHEF 2016 conference 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.

Registration for WHEF 2016 @ Los Angeles must be done online. Registration closes on 31 October 2016, and fee is as below
  • Early bird registration till 15 Oct 2016: USD 300 per person & USD 500 with spouse.
  • Registration fee from 16 -31 Oct 2016: USD 350 per person & USD 550 with spouse.
(For the refund policy, please visit here) Note: The registration fee includes lunch, dinner, refreshments and forum material for the Conference duration.
No. You have to register for complete event.
Payment has to be made in advance.
The registration fee can be paid via one of 3 methods:
  • By Demand Draft in favor of "Hindu Economic Forum USA Inc." and sent to WHEF USA Office Address:
545 W Lambert Rd, Suite C, Brea, CA 92821, USA
Ph: +1 (714) 253 3515; Cell: +1 (714) 873 2563;
Fax: +1 (866) 503 1027; Email: usa2016@wheforum.org
  • Via netbanking transfer to USA Account:
Account Name: Hindu Economic Forum USA Inc.
Account Number: 8507039603   |   Bank Name: Wells Fargo
Routing Number: 122000248      |   Account Type: Business Checking
SWIFT Code :  WFBIUS6S
Note: Even if you choose to pay by Demand Draft or through netbanking transfer, you must still complete the online registration form. Mention the same email id used for online registration,  while making payment through any of the above 3 methods.
Any numbers. There is no limit.
You will receive confirmation email from secretariat of WHEF, once your registration & payment part is complete.
The email that WHEF secretariat would send confirming your registration and payment can serve as registration receipt.
Registration fee includes 3 lunches and 2 dinners & Conference Materials.
No. Email confirmation is sufficient.
Delegates should arrange accommodation on their own. The Conference venue is:

Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614, USA.

Delegates may choose to stay at the conference venue. To get the best room rates at Hotel Irvine, please visit the website https://resweb.passkey.com/go/worldhindueconomic2016
You can contact the Hotel Irvine Reservations Department
Phone: +1 855-347-0806
Email: reservations@hotelirvine.com (Refer World Hindu Economic Forum 2016 or WHEF 2016)
For any visa requirement/questions, please contact the WHEF USA Office -
545 W Lambert Rd, Suite C, Brea, CA 92821, USA
Ph: +1 (714) 253 3515; Cell: +1 (714) 873 2563; 
Fax: +1 (866) 503 1027; Email: usa2016@wheforum.org
Ordinarily, no refund will be admissible under any circumstances. Hence the delegates are requested to firm up their plans, keeping the same in view. Refund will be considered in the following cases –
  • In case of refusal of VISA by the concerned country, the fees paid will be refundable, at the discretion of the WHEF Directors, after deducting administrative charges incurred by WHEF and a processing charge of $50 or Indian Rupee equivalent. In such a case the claimant has to file the refund claim at least 7 days before the date of the event/conference along with the  VISA refusal document.
  • In case WHEF declines the registration request. Conveying of the reason of rejection is not binding. The fees paid will be refundable, after deducting administrative charges incurred by WHEF and a processing charge of $50 or Indian Rupee equivalent.
However, in case any registered delegate is unable to come for genuine reasons, they can depute some one else to attend the conference as a replacement. Details of such person should be sent by the registered delegate to WHEF USA office, at least 3 days before the date of the event.
Delegates needs to pay all shuttle services, SuperShuttle (http://www.supershuttle.com) is cheaper one, PrimeTime Shuttle (http://www.primetimeshuttle.com)  are best choices. UBER is another choice if you have/prefer UBER account.

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Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jambooree Road, Irvine, California – 92614, USA

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You can contact the WHEF 2016 Organising Team by filling the below form.

Alternatively, you can contact us via email: usa2016@wheforum.org | phone:+1 (714) 873 2563. For any immediate questions or general enquiry, please call Sharad Metha  +1 (310) 430 6612 or Subbu Shanmugham (sponsorship ONLY) +1 (714) 613 3257 or Shailesh (registration ONLY) +1 (213) 215 0064.