On October 21st, AMCHAM organized an exclusive interactive session for members with senior officials of the Government of Maharashtra virtually. The session aimed to be a follow-up to the interaction with senior officials of the Maharashtra state government at the 29th AGM of AMCHAM India. The session commenced with opening remarks by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM. This was followed by welcome remarks by Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Vice Chair, AMCHAM and President and Country Head (India), Bank of America, N.A. and remarks by Mr. Chandrakant Nayak, CEO & Country President, Dow India, Dow Chemical International Private Limited, that set the stage for the interaction.
Through his keynote address, supported by a presentation, Dr. P. Anbalagan, Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Government of Maharashtra highlighted the Maharashtra-U.S. economic synergies. He stated that Maharashtra is the industrial and socio-economic powerhouse of India and highlighted indicators such as the state’s highest GSDP, FDI, employable talent, etc. He highlighted ongoing infrastructure projects and statistics of industry sectoral performance across conventional and emerging sectors. He addressed trade and investment relations with the U.S. and spoke of Maharashtra-U.S. trade relations. Dr. Anbalagan concluded by highlighting Maharashtra’s robust policy ecosystem and key reforms launched for Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0.
In the interactive Q&A session members express their appreciation of the leadership and dynamic support of the MIDC in ease of doing business in the state. They also shared their operational issues/challenges for which Dr. Anbalagan and senior state officials present provided appropriate resolutions to the concerns posed. The event concluded with closing remarks and a vote of thanks by Mr. Abhijit Ghorpade, General Manager Marketing & Public Relations, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Government of Maharashtra.
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