NEW YORK (TIP): The Indo American Press Club (IAPC) is hosting its 3rd International Media Conference on October 8-9 at Hilton Stamford Hotel in Connecticut with leading media professionals, dignitaries and lawmakers from US, Canada and India.

Speaking at the inaugural session will be India’s Deputy Consul General in New York, Mr. Manoj K. Mohapatra, H.R. Shah, Chairman, TV Asia, Dr. Ajay Lodha, AAPI National President, and Thomas Abraham, Chairman, GOPIO.

Over 100 senior print, TV and web professionals will deliberate on challenges and opportunities facing the media.

A highlight of the conference is a ‘Presidential Debate’ on Oct 9 between Prof. AD Amar, Founder of Indian Americans for Trump 2016, and Congressional candidate from New Jersey’s 7th district, Peter Jacob. The debate will be moderated by Prof Indrajit Saluja, Chief Editor-Publisher of The Indian Panorama newspaper.

Noted media guests and dignitaries flying down from India include Kodiyeri Balakrishnan (CPM’s Kerala chief), Abdul Wahab (Rajya Sabha member), Dr. J Alexander IAS (Ex-Karnataka minister), P.T Chacko, R.S. Babu, Pradeep Pillai, Mangad Ratnakaran, MV Nikesh Kumar, Meera Nair, J.S Indukumar and N.R Harikumar.

There will also be sessions in Malayalam for guests from India.

At the awards gala dinner on Oct 9 the IAPC souvenir will be released and the IAPC Sathkarma Award announced for a social activist from India, Theruvoram Murugan.

IAPC will honor media professionals and community leaders from India and America for their achievements and services to society.

IAPC was formed in 2013 – and has 8 chapters by now – with the lofty ideal of providing a common platform to media professionals of Indian origin living in North America, fostering closer bonds with IAPC?s counterparts in India and to strive for betterment of society at large.

The current president of IAPC is Parveen Chopra, Managing Editor of The South Asian Times while Ginsmon Zacharia, publisher of a Malayalam newspaper is the Chairman.