Securing Digital India 19th December 2017

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Apex Chamber of US Industry in India

Securing Digital India – 19 December  2017

AMCHAM’s Cyber Security Committee, in partnership with Dell, organized a roundtable on ‘Securing Digital India’ with key stakeholders, decision makers and industry leaders.

Mr. Arijit Sen, Co-Chairman – Cyber Security Committee, and Director – Global Government Relations & Public Policy, Dell, gave opening remarks. This was followed by remarks by Mr. Robert Garverick, Minister Counselor Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India, President, Boeing India, Dr. C. S. Mohapatra, Adviser
(Financial Stability) and Secretary of Financial Stability & Development Council (FSDC), Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India and Mr. Ravinder P. Singh, Director Strategic & Mega Business, Dell EMC.

The second session included experts Mr. Rakesh Kharwal, Country Manager – Security Business, IBM India, Mr. Subrata Bagchi, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti India and Dr. C. S. Mohapatra Adviser (Financial Stability) and Secretary of Financial Stability & Development Council (FSDC), Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Annual Christmas Ball 2017 16th December 2017

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Annual Christmas Ball 2017 – 16th December 2017

AMCHAM organized its annual Christmas Ball on 16th December 2017 in New Delhi. Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India, along with Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, welcomed participants and wished everyone happy holidays. U.S. Embassy officials, Indian government officials, AMCHAM members, along with their spouses, attended the fun filled evening.

The Christmas Ball was made possible by the following sponsors:

Platinum sponsors – Azure Power, Boeing, Cisco, Herbalife, Lockheed Martin, Metlife

Gold sponsors – Cognizant, Corning, Dell, Goodyear, Jacobs, Textron, Tupperware

Silver sponsors – Coca-Cola India, General Motors, Pepsico

Bronze sponsors – Amazon, D.E.Shaw

Supporting partners – American Airlines, Baxter, Kohinoor, VLCC

Evening partners – Jack Daniels (Brown Forman)

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Mr. Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister 14th December 2017

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Meeting with Mr. Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister – 14th December 2017

A one-to-one meeting between AMCHAM – AdvaMed member Medtronic and Mr. Nripendra Misra was organized on December 14th, 2017. Mr. James Southwick,Vice President, Global Government Affairs met with the Principal Secretary as a follow up to AMCHAM-AdvaMed delegation meeting in October. The discussion included a presentation on the ‘Global Medical Devices Industry Footprint in India’ survey data to the Principal Secretary and how to make quality medical technologies affordable to all. Mr. Misra also requested the association to reach out to its members to consider investing in manufacturing facilities in India and requested suggestions on achieving universal healthcare and access to primary care for the Indian population. AdvaMed-AMCHAM offered to work with its members and prepare a position paper for consideration by the Principal Secretary in coming weeks.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) Meeting 14th December 2017

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Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) Meeting – 14th December 2017

An Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) meeting was held on 14th December 2017 in New Delhi. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM, welcomed members and Mr. Rajendra Shrivastav, Chairman – Energy Cooperation Program, AMCHAM and Country Manager (India), AES India Pvt. Ltd. gave the opening remarks.

From USTDA, Ms. Alissa Lee, Country Manager, South Asia and Ms. Mehnaz Ansari, Country Representative – South Asia, joined the meeting over a call and updated members on the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative and Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program (SCCP) workshops planned in 2018. Ms. Dinah McDougall, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, shared details on the upcoming Smart Grid & Energy Storage Trade Mission planned for March 2018.

The other topics of discussion included key trade issues affecting energy companies in India, Clean Energy Task Force and upcoming Energy Dialogue 2018. It was decided during the meeting that AMCHAM would create a document which would include opportunities and challenges of all ECP member companies to be shared with the Commercial Affairs Section and Department of Energy Affairs, U.S. Embassy.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

CSR Session – Reaching Your Impact 12th December 2017

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CSR Session – Reaching Your Impact – 12th December 2017

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter, organized a CSR session entitled ‘Reaching Your Impact’ in association with ChildFund India on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. The Embassy Group sponsored the event at the Hilton Golf Links. Ms. Shaina Ganapathy, Head of Corporate Outreach, Embassy Group, welcomed participants from leading U.S. companies based in Bangalore. Mr. Atul Ujagar, Country Director, Nike India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and Executive Committee Member – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM Karnataka, gave the opening remarks with a brief on AMCHAM and Nike’s CSR activities. The keynote speaker was Dr. Manoj Chakravarti, COO, Centre for Corporate Governance & Citizenship, IIMB, and he spoke about the CSR law and its implementation, successes and challenges.

This was followed by a panel discussion that deliberated on some critical areas such as sharing learnings and expertise on CSR accounting, assessments and reporting, challenges and opportunities with CSR, CSR policy vs. key sustainable development goals, models for collaborations, and employee engagement. The panellists included Mr. Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor, Mr. Dushyant Singh, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co., Mr. Santosh Abraham, VP, NASSCOM Foundation, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri, Chairman, Valluri Technology Accelerators & Valluri Change Foundation and Ms. Neelam Makhijani, Country Director/CEO, ChildFund India. Mr. Raju Shahani, Managing Director, Christel House India, moderated the panel. This was followed by an interactive session with the audience. Ms. Makhijani wrapped up the session and said that AMCHAM could collaborate with NGOs and corporates to tackle some of the challenges facing the implementation of the CSR law.

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By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market 12th December 2017

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Meeting with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market – 12th December 2017

A few members of AMCHAM met with Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, CEO, Government e-Market, (GeM) on December 12th, 2017 in her office. Members shared their experiences with the Government e-Market portal and requested for guidelines to streamline the process, rate contracts, add new products and new companies and allow for change in prices. Ms. Radha S. Chauhan said that they were looking into all these issues and requested for information from members to make the GeM portal more effective and transparent.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.