SOURCE: GDP Ayurvedic University

GDP Ayurvedic University

January 13, 2011 08:00 ET

GDP Ayurvedic University Selected as 2010 British Airways Face-of-Opportunity Winner

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - GDP Ayurvedic University (GDPAU), today announced that it has been selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner and has been awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings as well as attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity business conference. This award is part of the British Airways Face-to-Face program, which provides small business owners and entrepreneurs the critical tools for building business relationships abroad and stimulating growth through the power of face-to-face interaction.

Prof. Ramesh Pandey, Chairman and President of GDPAU, said, "We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious group of entrepreneurs that were chosen by British Airways as a Face-of-Opportunity winner. This flight will give us the chance to meet our key stakeholders/partners/customers/manufacturers like National Institute of Pharmaceuticals Research and Development (NIPRD) and TREC Pharmaceuticals International Limited in Nigeria, which is vital for the growth of our business in 2011."

GDPAU has a vision and mission to explore the Herbal Biodiversity of developing countries to bring one or more herbal remedies as prescription drugs, through US-FDA and WHO regulatory agencies to the world market. At present, we are developing a Herbal Product AD-1 from Nigeria for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. As these herbs are specific to Western Africa, extraction units are established in Nigeria to achieve our goals, build bonds among countries involved and significantly help to reduce poverty, create jobs, provide remedies or cure, bring mass awareness, education and a clean healthy environment. Compliment the UN Millennium Goals.

Prof. Pandey will attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity conference in New York City on February 2nd, 2011 which includes free counsel from top influential international business experts while networking with venture capitalists, renowned entrepreneurs, media, and other small business owners and an introduction by Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President Americas British Airways, and keynote speeches by Rhonda Abrams, best-selling author and USA Today small business columnist and Bill Rancic, best-selling author and first season winner of The Apprentice. GDPAU will receive additional tools in business planning, marketing and travel to assist the company in its strategy to bring the AD-1 from Nigeria to the world market.

"We are very excited for this phase of the program and for the 250 small business owners who, beyond the educational resources already provided through the Face-to-Face program, now have the opportunity to fly British Airways overseas to conduct vital face-to-face meetings for their business," said Simon Talling-Smith. "Each of the winner's stories is uniquely inspiring and our hope is that the program is a powerful catalyst in ensuring lasting and fruitful businesses for them."

About GDPAU:

GDP Ayurvedic University (GDPAU) is a "not-for-profit" tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization established in the year 2001 at New Brunswick, New Jersey with the vision to bring credibility and recognition to the Traditional Systems of Health and Medicines through research, education, training therapy, and mass promotion. The mission of GDPAU is to establish a state-of-the-art center of excellence in the field of Alternative Systems of Medicines and Modern Medical System for the Health Care Delivery, Health Promotion, Integral Disease Management, and Adjunctive/Alternative Management of diseases in USA, India and other parts of the world. Website: http://gdpau.org/.

About British Airways:

British Airways is one of the world's largest leading global premium airlines with its principal place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its codeshare and franchise partners, the airline flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide. Also, operates a worldwide air cargo business, largely in conjunction with scheduled passenger services. The airline operates the majority of its domestic UK, international and intercontinental flights from its home at Terminal 5, Heathrow.

Whether customers are in the air or on the ground, British Airways takes pride in providing a full service experience.

Additional information on Face-to-Face is available by visiting the airlines website, ba.com/facetoface.

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