Meeting with Consul General Robert Burgess and Mr. Manoj Desai, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Chennai 18th December 2019

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Meeting with Consul General Robert Burgess and Mr. Manoj Desai, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Chennai – 8th December 2019

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter had a meeting with Consul General Robert Burgess and Mr. Manoj Desai, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Chennai, on December 18th. The meeting covered the activities of the chapter in 2019 and potential areas of association in 2020. The meeting was attended by Mr. Iqbal Sait, National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and Head EMEA & Managing Director, Saggezza India and Ms. Payal Satish, Regional Director – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM.

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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.

Defense Committee Meeting 12th December 2019

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Defense Committee Meeting – 12 December 2019

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee met on December 12th, 2019 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Michael Koch, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President – India, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and co-chaired by Mr. Nik Khanna, Co-Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director, India, BAE Systems and Mr. Gaurav Mehndiratta, Co-Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Partner and Head – North India, Corporate & International Tax, KPMG India. From the U.S. Embassy, CAPT Daniel Fillion, Honorary USG Chair – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, chaired the meeting. AMCHAM welcomed new members, Mr. Guruprasad Mysore, President – India, Honeywell Aerospace and Mr. Monal Shesh, Senior Director – Business Development, GE Aviation. The deliberations began with a brief on recent AMCHAM submissions to the Government of India, upcoming meetings with both governments and future AMCHAM events at DefExpo 2020.

DefCom Meeting 12.12.2019

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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.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee Webinar on POCA (Prevention of Corruption Act) Guidelines and Enforcement 11th December 2019

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Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee Webinar on POCA (Prevention of Corruption Act) Guidelines and Enforcement – 11th December 2019

AMCHAM’s Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee organized a webinar on ‘POCA (Prevention of Corruption Act) Guidelines and Enforcement’ on December 11th, 2019. Mr. Ashish Singh, Partner, Dua Associates, was the expert speaker. Ms. Bhawna A. Ranganadhan, Co-Chairperson, Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee & Vice President, Legal and Compliance, Genpact, welcomed participants. The webinar was about the Prevention of Corruption Act, governing laws, recent amendments, its implications to MNC’s and case studies.

Mr. Ashish Singh explained the details about POCA that are applicable to business organizations. In his presentation, he covered the enforcement landscape, risks and preventions with the Act and instances of potential POCA cases faced by corporate houses. Around 75 participants attended the webinar. The webinar concluded with a vote of thanks by AMCHAM 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.

Corporate TB Pledge Working Group Meeting 10th December 2019

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Corporate TB Pledge Working Group Meeting – 10th December 2019

On December 10th, AMCHAM organized a meeting for members that have signed the Corporate TB Pledge, an initiative of USAID and the Government of India, that promotes workplace programs to create awareness and align CSR for TB activities and to invest in TB workplace programs. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, made opening remarks and mentioned that 32 AMCHAM members had already signed pledge. Mr. Ambrish Bakaya, Co-Chairman – Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM and Director Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, spoke about why HPE decided to sign the pledge at the platinum tier and commit to screening 50,000 patients through their 130 e-health centers across 21 states

Dr. Reuben Swamickan, Division Head of the Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases Team, USAID/India, said that TB is one of the top 10 causes of death globally and that India is a highest burden country. He emphasized that the TB Pledge was aligned with the GOI’s national strategic plan and U.S. government’s global TB strategy. Dr. Jamie Tonsing, Director-South East Asia, The Union (the organization that provides technical assistance for the TB Pledge) talked about the uniqueness of the pledge and how India is the first country to try something like it. In the seven months since the pledge was launched The Union has tracked that 100,000+ people have been reached every month with TB messages, around 15,000 symptomatic individuals have been referred for TB testing and more than 1,500 patients were diagnosed with TB referred for treatment.

Members were introduced to the resources and materials they would receive based on each tier of the pledge which included: email samples for HR to use while promoting the pledge, TB policy examples, posters, booklets, employee engagement ideas, a guide for CSR and a healthcare provider ready reckoner, among others. There was an interactive session in which companies shared about what their organizations were doing to carry out their pledge commitment and any challenges they faced. Ms. Kris Easter, USAID/India, gave the closing remarks and encouraged companies to discuss the pledge with other corporates. The meeting was hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Gurugram.

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AMCHAM – Saggezza 8th Annual Karnataka Chapter Golf Tournament 7th December 2019

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AMCHAM – Saggezza 8th Annual Karnataka Chapter Golf Tournament – 7th December 2019

The AMCHAM – Saggezza 8th Annual Karnataka Chapter Golf Tournament was held on December 7th, 2019, at Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru. There was a great turnout with 109 participants. The attendees comprised of Country Heads of U.S. companies, senior state government bureaucrats, senior management of Indian companies and sponsors of the tournament. Saggezza was the co-host and title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors included Indeed, 3M, WeWork, Citibank, Netapp, Wissen Infotech, Dayanand Sagar University, IMA, MOOG, Rolex Rings, Harsha Engineers, Ballantines (Pernod Ricard), KHT Motors, Etihad Airways and Marriott. The event partner was Tiger Sports Management. The tournament was followed by a luncheon and prize distribution with a wonderful band ‘Fernandes Fusion’ to entertain the audience.

 

Winners of the tournament included:

Straightest Drive : Mr. Jopinder Sherawat

Runner Up (0-12 Category) : Mr. Milesh Jumburao
Runner Up (12 & Above Category) : Mr. Sumit Dhar

Winner (0-12 Category) : Mr. Amitabh Poddar
Winner (12 & Above Category) : Mr. D G Raghavendra

Winner (0-12 Category): AMCHAM Category : Mr. Anil Sama
Winner (12 & Above Category) : AMCHAM Category: Mr. Ajay Vij

Overall Gross Winner : Mr. David D Souza

 

Blind Winning Team of 4 Members: Mr. Arun Murugappan, Mr. Jagadeesha KG, Mr. Ajay Vij, Mr. Ravi Vishwanath

 

 

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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.

Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Mr. Pramod Chandra Mody, Chairman CBDT, Ministry of Finance 6th December 2019

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Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Mr. Pramod Chandra Mody, Chairman CBDT, Ministry of Finance – 6th December 2019

AMCHAM’s Taxation, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee consisting of a team from of PwC, KPMG and AMCHAM, attended a meeting chaired by Mr. Pramod Chandra Mody, Chairman CBDT, Ministry of Finance on December 6th to discuss suggestions for Budget 2020-21. A shortlisted set of points from the suggestions already forwarded to GoI were presented by AMCHAM and discussed at the meeting. The GoI has appreciated the suggestions made and will be looking into them.

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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.