Agriculture and Food Processing Committee Meeting

24th May 2018

AMCHAM’s Agriculture and Food Processing Committee met on May 24th, 2018 at the Cargill office in Gurugram, under the chairmanship of Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill…

Aviation Committee Meeting with Ms. Vandana Aggarwal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation

21st May 2018

AMCHAM met with Ms. Vandana Aggarwal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Mr. Angshumali Rastogi, Director, Ministry of Civil Aviation, in New Delhi on May 21st, 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan. The topic of discussion inclusion and support of U.S. companies in skills development in the aviation sector. The core group led by the Chairman for the AMCHAM’s Aviation Committee, Mr. Palash Roy Chowdhury, Pratt & Whitney, discussed proposals on American companies to upgrade the ecosystem at identified aerotropolis and adopting airports for development under RCS especially in north eastern states to ensure working cohesively towards building up the whole ecosystem.

ICT Committee Meeting

15th May 2018

A meeting of AMCHAM’s ICT Committee was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Amit Sharma, EVP & President, Asia, American Tower Corporation, on May 15th, 2018 in the office of ATC India, New Delhi.  Co-Chairmen, Mr. Naveen Tandon, Director – IEA, AT&T Communication Services India Private Limited and Mr. Vivek Vasishtha, Executive Director & Country Leader – IBM India, South Asia, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., along with other members of the ICT Committee participated. A number of issues such as National Digital Communications Policy 2018, CRO/safety testing, data privacy and protection, and public procurement, among others, were discussed.

Agriculture and Food Processing Committee Chairs Meeting with Ms. Jeanne Bailey, Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy

14th May 2018

AMCHAM’s Director General CEO, Ms. Ranjana Khanna, accompanied by the Chairs of the Agriculture and Food Processing Committee met the new Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Ms. Jeanne Bailey, and her team members, Mr. Mark Wallace, Mr. Santosh Singh and Ms. Tiffany Landry, on May 14th, 2018…

U.S. – India Aviation Summit 2018

8th – 11th May 2018

AMCHAM was a supporting partner of the 6th edition of U.S. – India Aviation Summit held on May 8th – 11th in Mumbai. The summit was jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)…

AMCHAM and Centre for High Technology, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Sign MoU

8th May 2018

On May 8, 2018, Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM and Mr. Brijesh Kumar, Executive Director, Centre for High Technology, an NGO sponsored by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, signed an MoU for cooperation in areas of technology, operations and access, with AMCHAM…

Eastern Region Executive Committee Meeting

3rd May 2018

Mr. Debdas Sen, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, chaired the EC meeting on May 3rd, 2018.  He updated members on the AGM which was held on April 26th, 2018.The focus of the meeting was membership drive and upcoming events.  He requested members to assist in the membership drive for the Eastern Region.  The meeting was hosted by TCG Digital Solutions.

26th Annual General Meeting

26th April 2018

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in India was held on April 26th, 2018 at Hotel Lela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The theme of the event was ‘Accelerating U.S. – India Economic & Strategic Partnership.’ The meeting was chaired by Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India and President, Boeing India. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, welcomed participants and presented the Annual Report. She highlighted the important events organized by AMCHAM during the year. The Annual Report was unanimously adopted…

Global Procurement Initiative – Industry Roundtable

23rd April 2018

As a precursor to USTDA’s workshop focussing on training 75 officials from the Government of Maharashtra, AMCHAM India in partnership with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, organized ‘Global Procurement Initiative – Industry Roundtable’ on Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Mumbai…

Breakfast Meeting on Tamil Nadu‘s Business Facilitation Act and Policy Initiatives to Accelerate Industrial Development of the State

20th April 2018

The Tamil Nadu Chapter of AMCHAM held a breakfast meeting on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at Hotel Westin Velachery, on Tamil Nadu‘s Business Facilitation Act and policy initiatives to accelerate industrial development of the state…

AMCHAM supported the U.S. Embassy Business Roundtable and Reception for Secretary of Energy, Mr. Rick Perry

16th April 2018

AMCHAM supported the business roundtable hosted by U.S. Embassy for the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Mr. Rick Perry on 16th April, 2018 in New Delhi. The roundtable participants included U.S. industry along with U.S. government officials. Welcome remarks were given by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster. Secretary Rick Perry, in his opening remarks, talked about expanding the U.S. – India energy partnership through energy innovation and also emphasized that the U.S. was keen to cooperate with India in all forms of energy including nuclear, coal, oil and gas. Moderator Mr. Robert Garverick, Minister Counselor Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy, commenced the roundtable discussion and invited representatives from industry to present an overview on the opportunities and challenges that U.S. companies face in India and how it hinders the expansion of this partnership. Issues such as availability of power, oil pricing, regulatory issues and procurement processes were also discussed.

U.S. Industry Networking Reception with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster

10th April 2018

On 10th April 2018, AMCHAM, USISPF and USIBC co-hosted a reception for Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster, visiting U.S. government principals…

U.S. Industry Roundtable with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster and Visiting U.S. Government Principals

10th April 2018

AMCHAM, USISPF and USIBC co-hosted a closed door roundtable on 10th April 2018 in Chennai on the eve of DefExpo…

Interactive Session with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Mr. Mark Linscott

9th April 2018

AMCHAM hosted a luncheon roundtable for Mr. Mark Linscott, Assistant USTR for South and Central Asia, U.S. Trade Representative, on 9th April at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The meeting was focussed on the U.S. – India economic relationship and future engagement on bilateral trade policy.

Session on BlockChain

5th April 2018

During the recent AMCHAM event held at Westin Hyderabad on April 5th 2018, the Blockchain Center of Excellence team from Broadridge Financial Solutions India Private Limited presented a 2 hour session on blockchain, its origins and the impact on business of the future…

Roundtable on Global Trade Conflicts: Impact on U.S.-India ties

5th April 2018

AMCHAM, USISPF and USIBC co-hosted a round-table on April 5th 2018 on ‘Global Trade Conflicts: Impact on U.S.-India ties’ with Mr. Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense and Ambassador  Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

AMCHAM – U.S. Embassy CSR Photo Exhibition: U.S. Companies Partnering in India’s Inclusive Growth

2nd April 2018

AMCHAM, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, launched the second CSR photo exhibition ‘U.S. Companies Partnering in India’s Inclusive Growth’ on 2nd April at the American Center. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ambassador Kenneth Juster and attended by U.S Embassy and USAID officials. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, introduced the Ambassador and welcomed guests…

Agriculture and Food Processing Core Committee Meeting 

28th March 2018

The core committee of AMCHAM’s Agriculture and Food Processing Committee met under the chairmanship of Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry at the Cargill office on March 28th, 2018. The co-chairs  of the committee, Ms. Neelima Dwivedi from Pepsico and Mr. Raju Kapoor from Corteva, were present. It was decided that the committee should concentrate on objectives that are unique to AMCHAM and not replicate what the other business chambers were doing and highlighted that AMCHAM was the only chamber which worked actively with the U.S. Embassy. Since AMCHAM was the sole chamber representing American companies while other chambers represented all business entities in India, the core committee concluded to start off with activities that are peculiar to and generic to American companies specifically. The Chairpersons agreed that the committee should have a mission statement that covers seed companies, pre-harvest companies, post-harvest companies, food processing and finally packaging and marketing companies. The pros and cons of a pilot projects were discussed. Grant Thornton discussed the knowledge paper the committee plans to bring out and requested inputs.

Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee Meeting

26th March 2018

Members of AMCHAM’s Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee met under the chairmanship of Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Fluor Daniel India, on 26th March at the office of Fluor Daniel. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, KPMG and Mr. Samit Ray, Director, Government Affairs, United Technologies Corporation. Since the last committee meeting, Mr. Sameer Jain, Director, Smart Cities, KPMG, shared the smart city proposals and their specifications. Members animatedly discussed the restrictions U.S. companies were operating within, what was holding them back from bidding or participating in any other manner in the contracts for smart cities, the concept of open loop standards for payments in smart cities and difficulties in obtaining licenses. The committee felt that Indian companies do not bother about scope of liability when they sign the contracts. It was decided to send representations for this issue to the Ministry. It was recommended to reach out to the cities of Ajmer and Allahabad for contracts.

CSR Committee Meeting

19th March 2018

AMCHAM’s CSR Committee met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Harish Krishnan, Manging Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement, India & SAARC, Cisco Systems (India) on March 19th, 2018 at the Cisco office in Gurugram. The purpose of the meeting was to brainstorm and plan a full day CSR event with cross-sectoral panel discussions aimed at identifying and addressing challenges, needs and avenues for capacity building in CSR. It was decided the event would be held on May 15th in New Delhi and bring together all relevant stakeholders — corporates, NGOs, social and developmental agencies and the government.

Webcast on U.S. Tax Reforms with Deloitte as a Knowledge Partner

19th March 2018

AMCHAM, with knowledge partner, Deloitte, organized a webcast on ‘U.S. Tax Reforms’ and its impact on U.S. and non-U.S. based multinationals, on 19thMarch 2018. The speakers were subject matter experts, Ms. Nancy Millet, Partner, Deloitte U.S. and Mr. Charles Umsted, Managing Director, Deloitte U.S. Their presentations were followed by Q&A with AMCHAM members. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Rajesh H. Gandhi, Tax Partner, Deloitte India.

Supply Chain & Logistics Committee’s Session on ‘E-Way Bill – The Road Ahead’ with Knowledge Provider EY India

14th March 2018

AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics Committee, in partnership with knowledge provider EY, organized a session on ‘E-Way Bill – The Road Ahead’ on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 in Mumbai. The session was held with the objective of understanding the requirement, identifying the concern area…

Western Region Committee Meeting

14th March 2018

AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee (WRC) meeting was held on Wednesday, 14th March 2018. The meeting commenced with reviews and comments on past events and meetings held in the Western Region. The committee actively discussed the progress of the WR project ‘Impact Statement’ and ideated towards proposed meetings and events in the region for the near future.

CEOs Interaction with Mr. Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary, MEA

13th March 2018

Prior to his U.S. visit, the CEOs interaction was organized with the Foreign Secretary to update him on the U.S.-India economic partnership on March 13th, 2018. He was briefed on the current scenario and the challenges faced by U.S. industry across sectors. Defence was particularly highlighted due to the forthcoming 2+2 Dialogue to be held in Washington D.C. in April. He was accompanied by Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas) and Dr. Rajesh Ranjan, Director (Americas). The Foreign Secretary thanked AMCHAM for arranging the interaction and suggested that this should be a regular feature to keep him apprised on developments. He offered to take up various issues raised by AMCHAM with the concerned Ministries.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee Meeting

13th March 2018

On 13th March 2018, the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee Meeting took place at the Coca-Cola office in Gurugram. The opening remarks were given by Ms. Ritika Ratti, Chairperson – Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Head of Anti-Corruption, Walmart India. There was an interactive discussion on the following topics: control mechanisms that can be implemented for CSR activities in India to avoid risk under FCPA or anti-corruption laws, contributory factors for India being ranked 81 in the Global Corruption Perceptions Index in 2017 vs. 79 in 2016, increasing regulatory scrutiny of bribery and corruption – is it a media hype or actual execution at the ground level, parent-subsidiary liability under FCPA, internal audits and/or internal action initiated for contravention of compliance policies/directives and how youth in India can play an important role in building a corruption-free country. Members decided that the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Masterclass 2018 should be hosted in August. The committee would begin work towards the agenda and logistics in the next meeting.

Ask the Consultant: Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee Meeting 

12th March 2018

On 12th March, AMCHAM’s Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, under the leadership of Mr. Samit Ray, Co-Chairman – Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM and Director, Government Affairs, United Technologies Corporation, organized a session with consultants to address challenges that members faced regarding smart cities. American consulting firms have been appointed by Indian Smart City SPVs as their Project Management Consultants (PMCs), however, American companies have not been able to make much progress since the smart cities mission has been launched. The panel of experts from consulting firms who advised member companies and members from the U.S. Embassy discussed the short comings in the RFPs, contracts, appendices etc. Mr. Amit V. Singh from PWC, Mr. Sameer Jain from KPMG, Mr. Anil Kumar from CH2M Hill and Mr. Puneet Randeo from Underwriter Laboratories formed a panel of consultants to advise members on hitches experienced during the procurement process in India’s smart cities and infrastructure space.

Panel Discussion in Honor of Women’s Day 2018 on #PressforProgress

 

9th March 2018

On 9th March, AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with Hyatt Regency Kolkata, organized a session on gender diversity #PressforProgress for AMCHAM Eastern Region members and guests to celebrate Women’s Day. The event was graced by eminent personalities from all walks of life who shared…

Exclusive Workshop on Design Thinking for the C’Suite on ‘Executing Strategy on Design Thinking in a VUCA World’ with Strategy Execution and Duke Corporate Education

7th March 2018

AMCHAM India, in association with Strategy Execution and Duke Corporate Education, conducted an exclusive workshop on “Design Thinking in a VUCA World” in Bengaluru, on 7th March 2018, at the J.W. Marriott. The speakers included Mr. Nikhil Raval, Managing Director, Duke CE and Mr. Ajay Parasrampuria, Design Thinker. The key takeaway was an overview of how to deploy design thinking for results in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world.  The speakers talked about how to (i) jump-start an innovation culture; (ii) visualize new or improved product and services that a company could offer; and (iii) make the offering more desirable, feasible, viable and dependable. The participants gained an understanding of executing strategy through design thinking in a VUCA environment; customer focused thinking and re-framing of what one sees; leading a collaborative process for ideation and innovation; and pitching, informing and improving ideas for success.

Medical Devices and Pharma Committee Meeting with Mr. Darrel Ching, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy

26th February 2018

Members of AMCHAM’s Medical Devices Committee and Pharmaceuticals Committee met with Mr. Darrel Ching, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy. The meeting was held at the Boston Scientific office in Gurgaon and chaired by Mr. Prabal Chakraborty…

Meeting with Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary Defence Production

26th February 2018

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary Defence Production, met with AMCHAM’s Defense Committee members at his office. Key points of discussion were offsets, strategic partnerships, increase in ease of doing business and DTTI. The AMCHAM team was led by Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee and NEB Member, AMCHAM and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India and Mr. Michael Koch, Co-Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President – South Asia, International Business Development, Boeing International Corporation. The forum is working on reverting to him with position papers for submission on the points discussed.

Annual Day 2018

23rd February 2018

On 23rd February 2018, the Annual Day of AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter commenced with a welcome dance by the team from DST Worldwide services. This was followed by Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Chairperson – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM, giving the welcome address and an overview of the activities

Defense Committee Meeting

21st February 2018

On February 21st 2018, a Defense Committee meeting was held at the BAE Systems India office. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India and Mr. Michael Koch, Co-Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President – South Asia, International Business Development, Boeing International Corporation. Members were briefed on the meetings with Mr. Rajib Kumar Sen, Economic Advisor and In-Charge DOMW and Mr. Apurva Chandra, DG (Acquisition), MoD. Members discussed issues to be raised in the upcoming meeting with Secretary Defence Production, Mr. Ajay Kumar. Increase in ease of doing business, strategic partnerships and offsets were a few topics that were finalized and discussed at length.

Economic Affairs Committee Meeting

20th February 2018

The first meeting of AMCHAM’s Economic Affairs Committee was held on February 20th 2018, in Gurgaon under the chairmanship of Mr. Nitin Atroley, Chairman – Economic Affairs Committee, AMCHAM and Office Managing Partner Delhi, KPMG in India. Members brainstormed on the agenda for 2018 – 2019. Some of the topics discussed included trade, tariffs, capital markets, investment promotion, healthcare infrastructure, electric vehicles, aadhaar card challenges, ease of doing business and the insolvency bankruptcy code. The committee decided to create a survey for AMCHAM members on ease of doing business.

Eastern Region Executive Committee Meeting

20th February 2018

Mr. Debdas Sen, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, chaired the Executive Committee meeting on February 20th, 2018 in Kolkata.  The focus of the meeting was forthcoming events through April 2018.  He also updated members on events that the region had hosted or participated in since the last meeting held in November 2017. He said the region had done a record number of high level focused events and that all the events were very well attended. He mentioned the signature event on inclusive growth with the former President of India, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, Annual Get-Together where a number of IAS officers and IPS officers attended provided members an opportunity to interactive with government officials in a social setting, the Bengal Global Business Summit and U.S. Ambassadors interactive session with AMCHAM members, in partnership with BCCI, which received wide media coverage.  He also updated members on the session AMCHAM organized in partnership with the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh on February 15th, 2018.  He said that this was the first time that the region had hosted an event of this nature and said that member companies who participated found it very helpful and useful. The ‘On the Spot Budget Analysis 2018’ was also held.

U.S. – India Trade Roundtable Discussion with the Hon’ble CM of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and U.S. Consul General Edgard D. Kagan, Mumbai

20th February 2018

On Tuesday, 20th February 2018, on the occasion of Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018: Global Investor Summit, AMCHAM in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, organized a ‘U.S. – India Trade Roundtable’ chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and U.S. Consul General Edgard D. Kagan…

Meeting with Mr. Apurva Chandra, DG Acquisition, Ministry of Defence

19th February 2018

On 19th February 2018, AMCHAM’s Defence Committee members met with Mr. Apurva Chandra, DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence and his team. The key discussion points were increase in ease of doing business, strategic partnerships and the MoD procurement process. AMCHAM members gave a few suggestions which were appreciated by Mr. Apurva Chandra. He expressed his interest in making such interactions regular to discuss and understand U.S. industry’s perspective.

Investment Opportunity Session with the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh

15th February 2018

On 15th February 2018, AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in partnership with the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh, hosted an investment opportunity session at the Hyatt Regency in Kolkata. The day started with one-one meetings with the Bangladesh team of officials and companies…

Tax and Tariff Committee Meeting

15th February 2018

A meeting of AMCHAM’s Tax and Tariff Committee was held on 15th February 2018 in the Deloitte office, Gurgaon. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Neeru Ahuja, Partner, Business Tax, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, with Ms. Garima Pande, Partner – Tax & Regulatory, Ernst & Young LLP, as the Co-Chair. The meeting discussed tax proposals announced in the Union Budget; issues relating to BEPS; anti-profiteering provisions and other challenges under GST.

National Executive Board Meeting

7th February 2018

The fourth meeting of AMCHAM’s National Executive Board was held on February 7th, 2018 in Bengaluru, under the chairmanship of Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India, and President, Boeing India. Mr. Iqbal Sait, Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM India and Head of EMEA Operations, Saggezza, made a presentation on the activities of the Karnataka Chapter. Mr. Hitesh D. Gajaria, Partner, KPMG. made a presentation on direct tax proposals in Union Budget 2018 to the NEB, along with Mr. Sachin Menon, who covered indirect taxes.

Meeting with the Honorable Minister for Large & Medium Industries, Mr. R. V. Deshpande

7th February 2018

On February 7th 2018, the AMCHAM India delegation led by Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, National Executive Board and President, Boeing International Corporation India Pvt. Ltd, met with the Minister R.V. Deshpande. The minister welcomed the delegation and assured U.S. companies that the government would support them in all the investments in the state. Mr. Pratyush Kumar thanked the minister for meeting them and raised a concern over the state of infrastructure and hoped that it would be improved soon, as it would increase investments from U.S. companies.

National Executive Board Interaction with the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah

7th February 2018

On February 7th 2018, the National Executive Board members of AMCHAM met with the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah, in Bengaluru. Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India, thanked the Chief Minister for his time and support and emphasized that AMCHAM members were committed to Karnataka. Members introduced themselves and highlighted their footprint in the state.

Karnataka Chapter Signature Event ‘The Indo – U.S. Partnership’

7th February 2018

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter, hosted AMCHAM’ National Executive Board members led by Chairman, Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India, U.S. Embassy officials and members on Wednesday, February 7th ,2018…

Interactive Session with U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster

7th February 2018

On February 7th 2018, AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in partnership with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted the U.S. Ambassador to India for an interactive session with members of the business community, think tanks and press…

Informal Chat with Consul General Edgard D. Kagan, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai

6th February 2018

On 6th February 2018, AMCHAM’s Western Region organized an informal chat with Consul General Edgard D. Kagan, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai. The morning began with Consul General Edgard D. Kagan being escorted on a special tour of the Abbott Healthcare office which was led by Mr. Bhasker Iyer, Vice President, EPD India, Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd…

Western Region Committee Meeting

6th February 2018

AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee (WRC) held a meeting on Tuesday, 6th February 2018. WRC members actively discussed the WR project ‘Impact Statement’ and ideated towards the proposed meetings and events in the region for the near future. Members were updated on the newly elected WRC 2018 -2019 that will be instated w.e.f.  AMCHAM India’s AGM in April 2018.

Breakfast Meeting on the Impact of Union Budget 2018 on the Manufacturing and Technology Sectors

5th February 2018

On February 5th 2018, AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter, with Deloitte at the knowledge parter, held a breakfast meeting on the impact of Union Budget 2018 on the manufacturing and technology sectors at the Hotel Westin in Chennai. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Rajan Aiyer, Vice Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM and Country Head, Trimble Information Technologies, India. The meeting began with an overview of the Union Budget 2018 by Mr. P.S. Easwaran, Partner Consulting, Deloitte in Chennai. Mr. Easwaran said that the budget represents prudent management…

Hyderabad Chapter Members Meet

5th February 2018

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter held a Members Meet on February 5th 2018, at the Westin to elect the new Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Hyderabad Chapter and plan the way forward. Mr. Shashidhar Reddy of Qualcomm was elected the Chairman and Mr. Prakash Bodla of UTC HRDC was elected the Vice Chairman.

Roundtable on Budget 2018 – Impact Analysis

2nd February 2018

AMCHAM India, in partnership with knowledge provider EY, organized a roundtable on ‘Budget 2018 – Impact Analysis’ on Friday, 2nd February 2018 in Mumbai. The session was held with the objective of decoding the proposals made in Budget 2018…

Breakfast Interaction with Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2nd February 2018

AMCHAM met with Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency and his team on 2nd February 2018 at ACSA, U.S. Embassy for a breakfast interaction. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM and Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India welcomed Lieutenant General Charles Hooper. The opening remarks were delivered by Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee and NEB Member, AMCHAM and Chief Executive…

Budget Connect

2nd February 2018

AMCHAM organized ‘Budget Connect’ in association with Ernst & Young at the Westin on February 2nd, 2018.  There was a presentation on two major points: direct tax proposals which included individual tax proposals, changes and benefits; measures to stimulate growth – promotion of start-ups, levy of distribution tax, long term capital gain etc.; proposals to generate revenues which touched on commodity transaction taxation, digital economy taxation etc. and rationalization measures. Indirect tax proposals which included incentivizing ‘Make in India,’ power to conduct audit and dispute resolution measures.

On-the-Spot Budget Analysis with Knowledge Partner Ernst & Young

1st February 2018

The live viewing and interactive session on budget 2018 was organized by AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with EY as the knowledge partner, on 1st February 2018 at the EY Kolkata office. The session started with inaugural remarks on the expected budget proposals given by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Partner, Tax & Regulatory Services, EY, followed by live viewing of the budget 2018 speech delivered by Hon’ble Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley…

Roundtable on U.S. Business and Ease of Doing Business in the Eastern Region with Mr. Robert Garverick, Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, U.S. Embassy

25th January 2018

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Robert Garverick, Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Kolkata on January 25th, 2018.  Mr. Joydeep Datta Gupta, Eastern Region Executive Committee Member…

Interaction with Ambassador Alice Wells, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs, U.S. Department of State

17th January 2018

On 17th January 2018, AMCHAM held an interactive discussion with Ambassador Alice Wells, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi. Mr. Robert Garverick, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy, introduced the visiting delegates…

Roundtable with Ambassador Richard Verma and Ambassador Nirupama Rao, Co-Chairs, Center for American Progress U.S.-India Task Force

16th January 2018

With the increasing importance of the U.S. – India partnership to advancing shared interests in global peace, prosperity, and freedom, AMCHAM organized a roundtable with the Co-Chairs for the Center for American Progress Task Force on U.S. – India Relations, Ambassador Richard Verma and Ambassador Nirupama Rao, on 16th January at the office of Lockheed Martin India…

AMCHAM supported the Bengal Global Business Summit 2018

15th January 2018

AMCHAM India, and its Eastern Region, supported the Government of West Bengal to attract U.S. investors to do business in the state. As a prelude to the event, on January 15th, the Honorable Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee hosted a dinner for delegates, chambers…

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee Meeting

11th January 2018

On 11th January 2018, the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee meeting took place in the Bausch & Lomb office in Gurugram. Opening remarks were made by Ms. Ritika Ratti, Chairperson – Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Head of Anti-Corruption, Walmart India. There was an interactive discussion on how to measure the effectiveness of compliance training, both internal and external. Each member shared the tools that their organization uses to measure the effectiveness of internal trainings held throughout the year. The core committee also discussed the action plan for 2018 – 2019 and the potential topics for the 2018 FCPA Master Class