Yaadhum Oorae Global Conclave 2020

The Tamil speaking community spread across the globe has been at the helm of not just the corporate world but also participates in the governance of most of the countries. To strengthen and bring together the Tamil Diaspora, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru Edappadi K Palansiwami announced the first of its kind initiative special forum for Non-Resident Tamil Cell ‘Yaadhum Oorae’ and launched during his official visit to the United States last year.

Continuing the engagements with the diaspora community, the Guidance is organising a virtual 3-day Global Yaadhum Oorae conclave in the last week of October 2020. Themed on ‘Redefining the engagements with Tamil Diaspora’, this summit will be an illustration of a well-established Tamil association and to celebrate the Tamil fraternity across the world with its inherent vibrant traditions, language and international trade while also capturing the cultural and entrepreneurial spirit of the state.

Participating Countries

Industrial and Cultural bodies


Expo Stalls

Yaadhum Oorae Global Conclave is envisioned as a yearly convention that will bring together all global Tamil chambers and sangams. The first edition will see the cultural fiesta by overseas tamil associations as we map the road ahead for Tamil trade integrations.

The first ever virtual Tamil global conclave will see participation of Associations, Tamil Sangams, Educational Institutions, Embassies and Consulates, and Chambers of Commerce among others.

The king who was instrumental in founding the port city of Puhar, resulting in overseas trade and also build the Grand Anaicut the oldest dam in India.

6:00 pm – 7.15 pm

  • Inaugural Session
  • Welcome address
  • Address by Hon’ble Chief Minister
  • Release of the Coffee Table Book
  • Inauguration of the Expo
  • Address by 3 Tamil Sangams – US, UK & SA

7.15 pm – 8.00 pm

  • Panel Discussion on ‘Engaging with Tamil Nadu – Opportunities & Challenges’
  • Vote of thanks

8.00 pm – 8.45 pm

Cultural Show

The king who sent a mission to China to promote trade.

6 pm – 7.45 pm

  • Inaugural Session
  • Address by Chief Secretary
  • Visit of the Expo
  • Inauguration of Hackathon, Startup Awards & Writer’s Launchpad
  • Address by 3 Tamil Sangams – Singapore, UAE, Australia
  • Panel Discussion on ‘Tamil Diaspora Linkages – Then, Now and Tomorrow’

7.45 pm – 8.30 pm

Cultural Events

The king who established trade with Romans and was instrumental in exporting pearls globally.


6 pm – 8.00 pm

  • Inaugural Session
  • Address by Hon’ble Industries Minister
  • Release of the Coffee
    Table Book to key VIPs
  • Visit of the Expo
  • Awarding Prizes to winners of Hackathon, Startup Pitch & Writer’s Launchpad
  • Address by 3 Tamil Sangams – Malaysia, Mauritius, Germany
  • Video Messages from Global Business CEOs
  • Concluding Remarks by MD & CEO, Guidance & President, SICCI


8.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Cultural Events by Overseas Artistes

I Panel Discussion on

‘Engaging with Tamil Nadu – Opportunities & Challenges’

– Mr. Ashok Amritraj, Chairman, Hyde Park Entertainment
– Mr. Andy Nalappan, CIO, Broadcom
– Mr. Velchamy Sankarlingam, President, Zoom
– Mr. Ganesh Iyer, MD, NIO USA
– Mr. Jay Vijayan, Former CIO Tesla & Founder, Tekion (TBC)

II Panel Discussion on

‘Tamil Disapora Linkages – Then, Now and Tomorrow’

– Mr. Muthu Nedumaran, Chairman, Murasu Group
– Dr. Janakiraman, Chairman, Harvard Tamil Chair
– Mr. M. R Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora
– Dr. Velan, Head, Capitaland (formerly Ascendas)

Virtual 3D Expo

The main attraction of the event – a virtual 3D expo will see 100+ industries-MSMEs-Startups put up their stalls. The exhibitors will be able to display their products through the world-class web-based platform replacing the need for a physical presence. Provisions for showcasing their products, brochures, presentations will be made available via the platform.

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Hackathon for students and young professionals under the sub theme — ‘Tools for improvement of technical education in Tamil’ aimed at solving specific problem statements through mobile/web applications, robotic/VR/AI interfaces. All higher education institutions in the state will participate in the hackathon organised in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) — the professional association of electrical and electronics engineers.

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Tamil Writers’ Launchpad

The Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) will anchor a program to identify the millennial Tamil writers through a writing contest.
While the best entries will be published, this will be the first ever platform that connects writers and publishers of Tamil literature.

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Coffee Table Book Launch

An investor guide detailing the cultural and linguistic heritage of Tamil Nadu along with the international directory of Tamil Associations.

This 120-page booklet will also chronicle the rich trade histories of Tamil Nadu with the nations of the world and outline the road ahead with country wise snap shots outlining the bilateral trade relationships. 1000 copies to be circulated to all major investors — both existing and prospective companies.

Panel Discussions

The knowledge forum will bring together the representatives from various domains to identify the road ahead for economic integration of nations through Tamil Diaspora. This will also bring awareness of the rich industrial history of the state.

Entrepreneurship Awards

Tamil Nadu is home to several upcoming Unicorns and has the potential to mentor and nuture startups in the nascent stages with its incubation centres. The entrepreneurship awards will recognize and encourage

i) Start-ups in Tamil Nadu specific to ‘Healthcare, Pharma and SaaS’

ii) Incubators that facilitate start-up ecosystem in the state.

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