Meeting with Mr. K.J. George, Minister of State for Industries and Minister of State for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka 20th November 2018

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Meeting with Mr. K.J. George, Minister of State for Industries and Minister of State for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka– 20th November 2018

The Chairman of AMCHAM, Mr. Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India, Mr. Iqbal Sait, Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and Head of EMEA Operations, Saggezza Inc., Mr. Sanjay Koul, Chairman – Manufacturing Committee, AMCHAM and Chairman & Managing Director, Timken India Limited, Mr. Atul Dhawan, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, AMCHAM and Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, and Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, met with Mr. K.J. George, Minister of State for Industries and Minister of State for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka, at Vidhana Soudha on November 20th, 2018. The discussions centred around how U.S. companies could increase their presence in Karnataka, the business climate in the state, and how the government was focused on ensuring talent availability to industries.

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National Executive Board Dinner 20th November 2018

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National Executive Board Dinner – 20th November 2018

The Karnataka Chapter of AMCHAM hosted the National Executive Board meeting led by its Chairman, Mr. Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India, along with U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate officials and CEOs of U.S. companies on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Conrad, Bengaluru. On the same evening of the board meeting, the dinner started with a key note address by Mr. K.J. George, Minister of State for Industries and Minister of State for IT & BT, Government of Karnataka, followed by addresses from Consul General Robert Burgess, U.S. Consulate General Chennai, Mr. Krish Iyer, Chairman, AMCHAM and Mr. Ravi Venkatesan, UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People and Innovation. This was followed by an interesting panel discussion on ‘e-Commerce and Digital Transformation’ with Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary for Commerce and Industries and IT and BT, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Gunjan Samtani, Co-Head, Goldman Sachs, Mr. Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy and Mr. Atul Ujagar, Country Director, Nike Sourcing, South Asia. The event concluded with cocktails and dinner. The sponsors for the evening included: Indeed, Saggezza, Pernod Ricard, Institute of Management Accountants and Kafnu.

 

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Manufacturing Committee Meeting 19th November 2018

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Manufacturing Committee Meeting – 19th November 2018

A meeting of AMCHAM’s Manufacturing Committee was held on November 19th in Bengaluru at the Timken India office under the chairmanship of Mr. Sanjay Koul, Chairman & Managing Director, Timken India Limited and co-chairmanship of Mr. Amit Bansal, Managing Director, Corning India. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, welcomed members. Mr. Iqbal Sait, Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and Head of EMEA Operations, Saggezza Inc., made opening remarks and gave a presentation on the activities of the Karnataka Chapter of AMCHAM. Mr. Sanjay Koul gave a presentation on the growth of the manufacturing sector despite the challenges related to skilled labor, lack of infrastructure and environmental obstacles. Mr. Amit Bansal, in his remarks, emphasized the need for India to create an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing and touched on the positive impact of GST for manufacturing. Guest speaker Mr. Sudhanshu Singh, SVP & Business Leader, Analytics, Genpact, gave an insightful presentation on ‘Transformation of Businesses Using AI – Becoming a Reality!!’

The meeting focused on brainstorming for the Manufacturing Committee’s signature event with AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics Committee, in partnership with Invest India, a cross-sector event that would broadly focus on 1) mobile and electronic hardware, 2) agriculture and food processing (cold chain), 3) automotive/machinery, 4) overall supply chain and logistics. This event is scheduled to be in New Delhi on February 8th, 2019. Lastly, the Manufacturing Committee planted a tree at the Timken facility to commemorate the day.

 

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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.

Tax and Tariff Committee Meeting 16th November 2018

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Tax and Tariff Committee Meeting – 16th November 2018

A meeting of AMCHAM’s Tax and Tariff Committee was held on 16th November 2018 in the office of Ernst & Young, Mumbai. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Garima Pande, Chairperson – Tax And Tariff Committee, AMCHAM and Partner – Tax and Regulatory, Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM, welcomed members and Ms. Garima Pande gave opening remarks. The following three presentations were made followed by an interactive session: ‘Recent Developments in Transfer Pricing,’ ‘Fiscal Incentives Across India,’ and ‘Latest Update, Issues and Way Forward.’

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Defense Committee Meeting 15th November 2018

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Defense Committee Meeting – 15th November 2018

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee members convened on 15th November to discuss upcoming USG visits and GoI engagements. The group also discussed engagements and events at Aero India 2019 and shared the industry’s discussions with Secretary Defence Production, Dr. Ajay Kumar, focused on Aero India.

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Securing Digital India 13th November 2018

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Securing Digital India – 13th November 2018

On 13th November 2018, AMCHAM’s Cyber Security Committee held its Securing Digital India series at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The discussion was led by Mr. Anand Rajan, Senior Director, Intel labs, on emerging technologies, Internet of Things, 5G, blockchain and quantum cryptography. The welcome address was given my Mr. Rakesh Maheshwari, Scientist G and Group Coordinator, MeitY, followed by an address by Mr. Rakesh Kharwal, Chairman – Cyber Security Committee, AMCHAM and Country Lead – Security Software India & South Asia. The purpose of the series was to enhance capacity building in the cybersecurity space.

 

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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.