Hyderabad Chapter Sports 2018 September – December 2018

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Hyderabad Chapter Sports 2018  –  September – December  2018

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter Sports 2018 began with cricket on September 29th at various grounds and basketball on the premises of CA Technologies. A total of 31 companies participated in Hyderabad Sports 2018 which ended on December 16th, 2018 with athletics at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium. A total of 1,476 players participated in the event which was played on weekends from September thru December 2018.

This year saw an increase in participation in football, men’s volleyball and throwball. 261 players were declared winners and runners in the 12 categories that were held namely – cricket, basketball, throwball, football, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, carom, chess and athletics. This year Wells Fargo were the cricket champions ousting the previous year’s champions, Qualcomm, in the finals

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Hyderabad Chapter Sports 29th September 2018

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Hyderabad Chapter Sports – 29 September 2018

AMCHAM’ Hyderabad Chapter Sports 2018 began with cricket and basketball on September 29th and 30th. Cricket matches were played at Vijay Anand Grounds, Babukhan Cricket Grounds and VBCC II. The basketball games were held at the premises of CA Technologies, a member of AMCHAM India. The weekend culminated with D.E. Shaw as the winner of basketball with Wells Fargo as the runners up.

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CSR Committee Concall on Relief Work in Kerala 28th September 2018

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CSR Committee Concall on Relief Work in Kerala – 28 September 2018

AMCHAM’s CSR Committee had a conference call under the chairmanship of Mr. Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement, India & SAARC, Cisco Systems (India) on September 28th, 2018 to discuss the ongoing flood relief for Kerala. Mr. Krishnan had recently met with officials in the Chief Minister’s office and updated participants on the work underway. With limited NGOs working on the ground, members mentioned the following NGOs they have already partnered with: Oxfam, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Goonj, CAF, and Habitat for Humanity. It was decided that AMCHAM would collect information about the contributions members have made to rebuild Kerala and solicit interest in having an umbrella AMCHAM project that many companies contribute to, such as, sponsoring the reconstruction of a tower or building.

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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.

6th AMCHAM Healthcare Conference: Changing Landscape in Healthcare – Challenges and Opportunities 28th September 2018

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6th AMCHAM Healthcare Conference: Changing Landscape in Healthcare – Challenges and Opportunities – 28 September 2018

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter organized the 6th Healthcare Conference in Hyderabad on September 28th, 2018. Accessibility, quality, affordability and transparency are key tenets to strive for in healthcare. The ability to make each of these beliefs a reality lies not just with policy makers and physicians, but with investors, hospitals, insurance companies, researchers, pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostic and patient-care companies, all of whom make up the healthcare ecosystem. Given the context, the overall theme of the conference was “Changing Landscape in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities.” A focus on different domains was important to generate the right perspective and hence the focus of the conference was not limited to healthcare delivery models in isolation.

The conference began with a welcome address by Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM, followed by an address by Consul General Katherine Hadda, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad, who was the guest of honor. The inaugural address was given by Dr. Subhash Khuntia, Chairman, Insurance Regulatory Authority of India. Session I focused on ‘Creating the Right Healthcare Delivery Modes: Services, Geographies and Quality.’ Mr. Satya Gottumukkala was the moderator for this panel with Dr. GN Road, Founder & Chairman, LVPEI, Mr. Hari Thalapalli, CEO, Call Health and Mr. Harish Krishnaswamy, COO, Tata Trust. Session 2 touched on ‘Healthcare Innovation – Disrupting Conventional Business Models.’ This was led by Mr. Ratan Jalan, Founder, Medium Consulting, along with Mr. Rajaram Sankaran, Director Strategy, Abbott, Mr. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB and Mr. Manish Sharma, Senior Medical Director, PAREXEL and Mr. Hari Bhardwaj, Founder, eSahai. They shared diverse views on disrupting conventional business models and how innovation is the door for newer solutions. Session 3 dwelt on the subject of human resources – ‘The Unfulfilled Gap: Role for Skill Development and Quality.’ Led by Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi a neurosurgeon from Medtronic along with Mr. Vaibhav Tewari, COO, Portea Medical, Mr. Srinivasa Rao, CEO, Apollo MedSkills and Mr. Satya Gottumukkala. The last session of the day concentrated on ‘Balancing Profitability and Affordability: Role and Challenges for Different Stakeholders.’ This was led by Mr. Ritesh Dogra, Partner, Medium Consulting, along with Mr. Manish Bajaj, VP, India Business, Dr. Reddy’s, Mr. Divya Prakash, Site Director, Medtronic, Mr. Ram Rangarajan, Director, Stryker Global, and Mr. Rahul Paith, COO/Director, DocOnline.

Delegates included entrepreneurs, start-ups, and mid to senior managers from different healthcare formats. Some of the delegates were quite senior and accomplished in their respective fields. There were around 150 participants. The takeaways of the conference would be summarized in the form of a white paper which would be circulated shortly.

 

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Breakfast Meeting with Key Officers of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai 27th September 2018

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Breakfast Meeting with Key Officers of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai – 27 September 2018

AM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter organized a meeting with key officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai on September 27th. The guest speakers included Consul General Robert Burgess, Mr. James Fluker, Principal Commercial Officer and Mr. Kent May, Consular Chief. The meeting began with Mr. Aubrey Daniels, Regional Director – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM welcoming participants and officers from the Consulate. In his opening remarks Consul General Robert Burgess gave members a bird’s eye view of the recent happenings in Indo – U.S. relations. He added that the other interesting developments are the strategic partnership on Afghanistan, economic development through regional stability in South Asia, cooperation in the Indo Pacific region, working with the United States in keeping the maritime trade routes open and the freedom for the navy to navigate the sea in the area. The other important developments have been the growing partnership in science, technology and education. He went on to state that economic and commercial ties have strengthened with trade at $125 billion a year, two-way investment at $45 billion. He briefed participants on the outcomes of the recently held U.S. – India 2 + 2 Dialogue and emphasized the strength of the people to people connection between both countries.

In his remarks, Principal Commercial Officer, Jim Fluker, said that there are about 1,900 U.S. companies operating in India. He added that India was the lead partner in Indo-Pacific cooperation and that Commerce Secretary will lead a delegation of 100 companies for the U.S. – India CEO Forum to India. He mentioned the next big initiative ‘Trade Winds.’ the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission headed to India during May 6th – 8th, 2019. Trade Winds would facilitate networking sessions with key industry contacts, schedule individual meetings with U.S. economic diplomats, gain first-hand market insight and solidify Indo-Pacific business strategy during the visit to India.

Chief of Consular Services, Kent May, in his address to members said that the mission post in Chennai was quite large with 45 U.S. citizens and over 200 Indian staff working at the Consulate. He requested members to inform all U.S. citizens working in their companies to register with the American Citizen Services section at the Consulate. Registrations could be done online at www.travel.state.gov. Mr. Kent May said that Chennai and India beat the trend of a downturn in visas issued globally. In Chennai the Consulate processed over 300,000 visa applications and the pan India figure was over 1.1. million. He also added that the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs will travel to India in October 2018 and will be visiting New Delhi and Chennai.

During the interactive session, Mr. Kent May addressed various visa questions. The meeting concluded with thanks by the Regional Director Mr. Aubrey Daniels to the officers of the Consulate and to the members who participated at this meeting.

 

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Exclusive Closed Door Dialogue with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on U.S. – India Economic Relations 26th September 2018

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Exclusive Closed Door Dialogue with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on U.S. – India Economic Relations – 26 September 2018

On 26th September 2018, AMCHAM India organized an exclusive closed door dialogue with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India on ‘U.S. – India Economic Relations’ in Pune. Ambassador Juster shared an update on the U.S. – India 2+2 Dialogue and the economic relations between both countries.

The meeting commenced with welcome remarks by Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director, RGP India. Mr. Krishnamurti expressed that it was indeed a privilege for AMCHAM to have Ambassador Juster address captains of U.S. industries on the occasion. He shared the vision and overview of AMCHAM’s initiatives and activities in the Western Region and thanked Consul General Edgard Kagan and team for the great partnership that AMCHAM shares with the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. Through her address, Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Vice Chairperson, AMCHAM and President and Country Head, India, Bank of America N.A. highlighted the significant contributions being made by U.S. companies in CSR, the cutting edge leadership of companies in e-commerce as well as an overview of the U.S. – India growth story. Mr. Satish Nadiger, Managing Director and CEO, John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. shared a perspective of the role of U.S. companies in Pune and the growth of the city as a leading manufacturing and IT hub in India. He also spoke of the many initiatives of John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. including their technology centre and their partnership with the state government to create opportunities of employment and development for Indian farmers. The interactive discussion moderated by Ms. Kaku Nakhate brought forth issues of U.S. companies doing business in India. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Nakhate.

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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.