Past Events

Christmas Carnival – 05 December 2020

AMCHAM’s first ever virtual Christmas Carnival was held on December 5thover Webex. AMCHAM members, U.S. Embassy and government officials, along with their entire families, enjoyed the evening of fun, raffles, laughter, prizes and games with Santa Claus. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM welcomed members. Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman, AMCHAM gave an upbeat festive message. The holiday drink demonstrations were by Pernod Ricard (chai royal cocktail) and by Marriott (cilantro martini mocktail).

The evening featured the Christmas Carol Sing with participation from all regions of AMCHAM along with a fireside chat between the Regional Directors and Chairpersons:

  • Ms. Amada Kidwai, Regional Director – Eastern Region and Mr. Gulshan Kumar Sachdev, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM
  • Ms. Sandya Rodrigues, Regional Director – Hyderabad Chapter and Mr. Prakash Bodla, Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM
  • Ms. Payal Satish, Regional Director – Karnataka Chapter and Mr. Sanjay Koul, Vice Chair of AMCHAM and Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM
  • Wg Cdr Rajiv Anand, Regional Director – Northern Region and Mr. William Blair, Chairman – Northern Region, AMCHAM
  • Mr. Aubrey Daniels, Regional Director – Tamil Nadu Chapter and Mr. Rajan Aiyer, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM
  • Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region and Mr. Sarthak Ranade, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM

Mr. Edgard Kagan, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, shared brief remarks and holiday greetings. Special thanks to Aileen Nandi, Honorary National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy for lending AMCHAM her tree virtually. Thank you to event partners: Applied Materials, Becton Dickinson, Corning India, Pepsico India, Rossell Techsys and Textron India and gift partners 3M India, Bausch & Lomb, Cargill India, Carrier Midea, Four Seasons Hotel, Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links, Hughes Systique, Hyatt Hotels, ITC Hotels, Marriott International, Pernod Ricard Jacobs Creek, The Ritz Carlton and The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace.  About 100 people participated in the Christmas Carnival.