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Interactive Session on Proposed U.S. Tax Reforms

11th August 2017

An interactive session on proposed U.S. tax reforms was jointly organized by AMCHAM India and Deloitte in the office of Deloitte, Gurgaon. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM, welcomed members…

AMCHAM supported Executive Workshop: Leadership and Strategic Execution in a Chaotic World

10th August 2017

AMCHAM supported an executive workshop on ‘Leadership and Strategic Execution in a Chaotic World,’ an initiative of TwentyEight Strategy Execution and Duke Corporation Education…

Interactive Session on Innovation, Technology and Management Approaches to Remain Competitive & Succeed in Energy Sector

8th August 2017

AMCHAM’s ECP member companies met for an interactive session on ‘Innovation, Technology and Management Approaches to Remain Competitive and Succeed in the Energy Sector’ under the Chairmanship of Mr. Rajendra Shrivastav, Market Business Leader, AES India…

Meeting with the Mr. Darpan Jain, Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka

4th August 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce, Karnataka Chapter, conducted a breakfast session with the Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Darpan Jain…

Defense Committee Meeting with Ms. Cara Abercrombie

3rd August 2017

 

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee members met with Ms. Cara Abercrombie, previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, in New Delhi on 3rd August. Currently she is researching and writing at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace but continues to be affiliated to the DoD. Ms. Abercrombie is an old friend of AMCHAM and members have met her many times during her previous visits. Members discussed the U.S.-India defense climate and the challenges and opportunities the sector currently faces.

Roundtable on ‘30 Days Of The GST Regime’

2nd August 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with EY India, organised a roundtable on ‘30 Days Of The GST Regime’ on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 in Mumbai. Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM, made the opening remarks and…

Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management Master Class 2017

2nd August 2017

On 2nd August 2017, the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee organized an Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management Master Class. The master class began with a welcome address by Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM. In her address she pointed out that India has been ranked 79th among 176 countries…

Roundtable on the Future of U.S. – India Relations with Mr. Nelson Cunningham, President, McLarty Associates

31st July 2017

AMCHAM members met with Mr. Nelson Cunningham, President and Co-Founder, McLarty Associates, for a roundtable session on the future of U.S. – India relations at the office of BAE Systems India…

Western Region Committee Meeting

28th July 2017

The second meeting of AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee (WRC) was held over a concall on Friday, 28th July 2017. Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director, RGP, along with Ms. Kaku Nakhate, National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and President & Country Head, Bank of America, and participating WRC members of the regional steering committee reviewed the past events which included specialized and topical events, learning and sharing forums, advocacy initiatives, as well as engagement and interaction with senior leaders and representatives of state governments. In addition to reviewing AMCHAM’s past events and brainstorming on forthcoming events, committee members collaborated on concepts, ideas and sub group initiatives for the proposed Western Region signature event proposed in December 2017.

Meeting with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs

28th July 2017

AMCHAM hosted an interactive session with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, International Affairs Advisor…

Meeting with Dr. D. Suresh, Commissioner, Gurgaon Division

28th July 2017

Members of the Northern Region Council led by Mr. Varun Khanna, Managing Director, Becton Dickinson India Private Limited, had a meeting with Dr. D. Suresh, Commissioner, Gurgaon Division, in his office on 28th July 2017 in his office. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM, spoke about AMCHAM and Mr. Varun Khanna gave an overview of the activities of the members of AMCHAM in the Northern Region Council…

Meeting with Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon

28th July 2017

Members of the Northern Region Council led by Mr. Varun Khanna, Managing Director, BD India Private Limited, called on Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon, on 28th July 2017 in his office. Mr. Khanna shared the Northern Region Council’s capability deck with Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh which provides details on the activities of some of the U.S. companies having their offices in North India, particularly in Gurgaon, and their contribution in terms of employment, investment and revenue generated…

Con-Call of Sub-Group on GST

27th July 2017

A con-call of the sub-group on GST was organized on 27th July 2017. Mr. Atul Gupta, Senior Director, Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP, sought members’ views on whether any issues need to be taken up with the Ministry of Finance and GST Council. It was agreed that a follow-up note on anti-profiteering would be prepared by Anita of PwC and sent to the Government. The points sent by Amazon would also be included. Mr. Bipin Sapra of EY was requested to send a note on the export of service as there were large number of issues in terms of filing/accepting of LUT. Mr. Atul Gupta checked with members when AMCHAM’s Tax Committee could organize an event on GST with the Revenue Secretary. After discussion, it was agreed that such an event should be organized post 20th September. Members of the GST Council would also be invited. It was also agreed that a meeting would be sought with Mr. Hasmukh Adhia and Chairman, CBEC.

Supply Chain and Logistics Committee’s Sharing and Learning Concall Session on ‘How Will GST Aid and Help Design the Supply Chain Network?’

27th July 2017

To discuss the impact, implications and opportunities in supply chain that GST has created for both organizations and their value chain, AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Committee, in partnership with Deloitte Touche Tohmatshu India LLP, organized a sharing and learning concall session on ‘How Will GST Aid and Help Design the Supply Chain Network?’ on Thursday, 27th July 2017…

U.S. Immigration Session – Trumped! The Changing Face of Business Immigration in the Age of Trump 

26th July 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce in India’s Karnataka Chapter, in association with Scarborough Law L.L.C., hosted a breakfast session entitled ‘Trumped! The Changing Face of Business Immigration in the Age of Trump’ on 26th July in Bangalore. The session was conducted by Ms. Stephanie Scarborough, a leading immigration attorney with more than 10 years’ experience in U.S. and Canada immigration…

Roundtable Meeting with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner (US Ambassador to India 1994-97), International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs

26th July 2017

AMCHAM India’s Western Region held an exclusive roundtable for members with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner (U.S. Ambassador to India 1994-97), International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs on ‘U.S. – India Bilateral Relations: The Ongoing Dialogue Between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump and the Implication…

Roundtable Meeting with Ms. Fatema Sumar, Millennium Challenge Corporation: Opportunities to Partner in Development Projects & Economic Growth

24th July 2017

AMCHAM India and the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, met with Ms. Fatema Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President, Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America, Millennium Challenge Corporation on Monday, 24th July 2017 in Mumbai, to discuss opportunities to partner in development projects…

Panel Discussion on Security in a Digital Era

21st July 2017

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region organized a panel discussion on ‘Security in a Digital Era’ at the Hyatt Regency over breakfast on Friday 21st July 2017 in Kolkata. The U.S. Consul General in Kolkata, Mr. Craig Hall, was the guest of honor. Mr. Gulshan Sachdev…

Meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

20th July 2017

A few members of the ICT Committee of AMCHAM India led by its Co-Chairmen, Mr. Naveen Tandon, Director – IEA, AT&T Communication Services India Private Limited and Mr. Vivek Vasishtha…

Breakfast Meeting: Smart Business Infrastructure – ‘Education, Employment and Employability; India’s Challenges and Opportunities’

20th July 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter held a meeting on held on ‘Education, Employment and Employability; India’s Challenges and Opportunities’ on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Hotel Westin Velachery in Chennai. Mr. R. Ramkumar, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM chaired the meeting and Mr. Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, TeamLease Services India Ltd., was the guest speaker…

Breakfast Session on Energy Neutral Buildings and Smart Corporate Offices

14th July 2017

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter organized a session on energy neutral buildings and smart corporate offices on 14th July in Bangalore. The speakers included Dr. C. Velan, Executive Director & CEO, TRIL Infopark Ltd, Tata Realty, Dr. Benny Raphael, Associate Professor, IIT Chennai and Ms. Gayathri Chauhan, Regional Manager, APAC and Middle East, U.S. Green Building Council. The session was moderated by Mr. Marnik Vermeulen, Director, Real Estate Strategy & Operations – South Asia, IBM…

Enhancing and Accelerating Responses to the Needs of Orphan and Vulnerable children (OVC): A Consultation & Learning Workshop

14th July 2017

AMCHAM India as Supporting Partner to Karnataka Health Promotion Trust and USAID jointly with Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS), Maharashtra District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) and NACO organised a CSR Consultation…

Smart Cities and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

12th July 2017

The AMCHAM Smart Cities and Infrastructure Committee met at Gurgaon under the chairmanship of Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Fluor Daniel India and co-chairmanship of Mr. Pawan Gupta…

Defense Committee Meeting with DOMW

11th July 2017

Members of AMCHAM’s Defense Committee met with Economic Advisor and In-charge DOMW, Mr. Rajib Sen, at Sena Bhawan, New Delhi. Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Ms. Udaya Arun, Director – Aerospace & Defense, AMCHAM, along with members from Boeing, Honeywell, Textron and KPMG attended the meeting on 11th July 2017. Members went through the committee’s recommendations on offsets, point by point, and volunteered to get more information, with respect to best practices from around the world, to Mr. Sen, as he requested.

Meeting with Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) Delegation

11th July 2017

Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India and President, Boeing India; Mr. Atul Dhawan, Honorary Secretary & Treasurer, AMCHAM India and Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP; Mr. Saket Modi, Chief Executive Officer, Lucideus Technologies; and Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM India, met with U.S. government officials from Washington DC on 11th July 2017 in New Delhi to discuss the forthcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in India in November of this year. Dates will be firmed up soon. AMCHAM has expressed keen interest to be associated with this summit.

Briefing Session with Visiting Officials from USTR

10th July 2017

AMCHAM organized a briefing session over breakfast for visiting officials from the USTR. AMCHAM members from IPR, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals committee participated in the briefing session. The main objective of the briefing session was to sensitize USTR…

Meeting with Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI

4th July 2017

A few members of AMCHAM’s ICT Committee led by its Chairman, Mr. Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President Asia, ATC India and Co-Chairman, Mr. Naveen Tandon, Director – IEA, AT&T Communication Services India Private Limited, called on Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI, on 4th July 2017. Members discussed issues related to VNO. These licenses did not differentiate between B2B and B2C licenses and led to double taxation. Mr. Sharma agreed that this was a genuine problem of double taxation. Mr. Naveen Tandon would be sending a note to Mr. Sharma on multi-parenting. Members appreciated that TRAI had adopted a number of positive measures in the last few months. Members were hoping that the M2M policy will be announced soon and the cloud consultation paper, for which chambers had sent their views, would also be finalized soon.

Meeting with Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications

3rd July 2017

A few members of AMCHAM’s ICT Committee, led by its Chairman, Mr. Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President Asia, ATC India and Co-Chairman, Mr. Naveen Tandon, Director – IEA, AT&T Communication Services India Private Limited, called on Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications…

Aviation Committee Meeting

3rd July 2017

AMCHAM’s Aviation Committee met on 3rd July 2017 in New Delhi. They decided to focus on the implementation aspects of policy framework especially with states since AMCHAM had submitted many policy recommendations for which some have been implemented in the previous union budget and recent NCAP (National Civil Aviation Policy). AMCHAM led standalone trade missions, reverse trade missions, an annual summit and events around other big aviation shows, were also discussed. Airport infrastructure, MRO and ‘Make in India’ and skill development concluded the discussed topics.

Annual Door Knock to Washington D.C. 2017

25th – 28th June 2017

The annual AMCHAM India door knock delegation to Washington D.C. was led by AMCHAM’s Chairman, Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India, from 25th – 28th June 2017, to coincide with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to D.C. The main purpose of the door knock was to inform and sensitize U.S. policy-makers on issues impacting U.S. investments in India…

 

Farewell for Mr. John Fleming, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Chennai

27th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter bid farewell to the outgoing Commercial Consul, Mr. John Fleming on June 27th, 2017. He thanked AMCHAM Karnataka for working closely with the U.S. Commercial Service…

Talk by Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director Tata Medical Center on Cancer – Its Spread, Awareness, Control and Cure

26th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with PwC India, organized a session on – ‘Cancer – Its Spread, Awareness, Control.’ Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, was the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandy has been a pioneer in developing the field of hematology…

Breakfast Meeting: Smart Business Infrastructure – Cyber Security in the Digital Age

23rd June 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter hosted a breakfast meeting on smart business infrastructure in the digital age on June 23rd, 2017 at Hotel Westin Velachery. Mr. R. Ramkumar, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM…

Farewell Lunch in Honour of Mr. Thomas L Vajda, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai

21st June 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with IACC and USIIC, organized a farewell lunch to bid adieu to Consul General Mr. Thomas (Tom) L. Vajda, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Mumbai. The afternoon commenced with a warm welcome by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India. Leaders of each partner organizations – Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director…

Conference Call of the Sub-Group on GST

21st June 2017

A sub-group has been set up by AMCHAM’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Atul Gupta, Senior Director, Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP, to discuss and analyze issues relating to GST and decide the way forward…

Interactive Session with Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

19th June 2017

AMCHAM India hosted an interactive session with Ms. Enoh Ebong, Acting Director, USTDA and her team during their visit to India on 19thJune 2017 at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The meeting was focused on the future of U.S…

Roundtable Discussion on GST & GSP-ASP – Latest Developments, Impact Areas and Way Forward with knowledge partner EY

16th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with EY as their knowledge partner, organized a roundtable discussion on the goods and service tax, ‘GST & GSP – ASP – Latest Developments, Impact Areas and Way Forward’ on 16th June 2017 in Kolkata….

 

CSR Committee Meeting 

16th June 2017

The first meeting of AMCHAM’s CSR Committee for 2017-2018 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Harish Krishnan, Executive Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement, India & SAARC, Cisco Systems (India) was held on 16th June 2017 at the Cisco office in Gurgaon. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO…

 

Roundtable Interaction with Senior Officials from the State Government of Gujarat at Gandhinagar, Gujarat

15th June 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai and the U.S. – India Business Council, met with key officials of the Government of Gujarat at Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar on 15thJune 2017…

 

AMCHAM Breakfast Meeting: Panel Discussion on the Goods & Service Tax

15th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter held a panel discussion on GST on 15th June in Chennai. The members of the panel were Mr. Soumyaranjan Biswal, Advisor, KPMG, Mr. K. Sivarajan, Partner, PwC, Mr. L. Sayee Mohan, Partner, Deloitte…

 

HR Committee Breakfast Meeting with KPMG

14th June 2017

The first HR Committee meeting for the year 2017-18 was held on 14th June 2017, at the KPMG office in Bangalore. Ms. Ines Miranda, Regional Director – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM, introduced Mr. D.P. Singh, Chairman – HR Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President – Human Resources (India/South Asia), IBM…

 

Roundtable Discussion on GST & GSP-ASP – Latest Developments, Impact Areas and Way Forward with knowledge partner EY

14th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with EY as their knowledge partner, organized a roundtable discussion on the goods and service tax, ‘GST & GSP – ASP – Latest Developments, Impact Areas and Way…

 

Webinar on Waste to Energy: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India

13th June 2017

The direct line webinar on ‘Waste to Energy: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India,’ an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, was supported by AMCHAM India…

Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

12th June 2017

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee met at the office of Qualcomm on 12th June to discuss and plan the way forward for the chapter. Ms. Sandya Rodrigues, Regional Director – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM, went through a presentation with the agenda and other items for approval.  Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Chairperson – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM and VP HR Global and COO of AMD and Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM and VP Engineering, Qualcomm Hyderabad, along with other members present discussed various programs at length. The budget for AMCHAM Hyderabad Sports for the year was approved and they were updated about the progress on the Healthcare Conference scheduled for September.

Supply Chain and Logistics Committee Meeting

12th June 2017

The first meeting AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Committee for 2017-2018 was held on Monday, 12th June at the Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. office in Mumbai…

 

Leadership Conclave: Design the Difference hosted by Altair

9th June 2017

As part of Altair’s ‘Design the Difference’ campaign a unique leadership conclave was held on Friday, 9th June 2017, at the Ritz Carlton in Bangalore, in association with the…

Meeting with Students from the University of Texas

9th June 2017

A group of business students from the University of Texas, Dallas, met with AMCHAM India on June 9th, 2017 in the office of APCO, New Delhi. Mr. Rameesh Kailasam, Deputy Managing Director, APCO Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd., made a presentation on the Indian economy and business environment. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM India, spoke about the role and vision of AMCHAM India.

Western Region Committee Meeting

6th June 2017

The first meeting AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee for 2017-2018 was held on Tuesday, 6th June at the EY office in Mumbai. The meeting commenced with an opening address by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India…

Session on GST Update in association with Grant Thornton

5th June 2017

AMCHAM, in association with Grant Thornton in India, hosted a breakfast session on ‘Goods & Services Tax – Industry Specific Issues’ on 5th June 2017, at the Grant Thornton office in Bangalore…

 

Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting

1st June 2017

The First Meeting of the Tax, Tariff & Regulatory Affairs Committee of AMCHAM India for the year 2017-18 was held under the chairmanship of Ms. Neeru Ahuja, Partner, Business Tax, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, on 1st June 2017 in the office of Deloitte, Gurgaon.  The work plan for the year was discussed. The focus of the discussion was on GST and a sub-group on GST was formed to focus on issues relating to GST.

Interactive Roundtable with Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson, U.S. Embassy

31st May 2017

Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson, U.S. Embassy, hosted a closed door interactive roundtable for AMCHAM’s leadership on 31st May 2017 at ACSA, U.S. Embassy. CDA Carlson welcomed members and gave a brief overview of the economic and political landscape…

Meeting with Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

30th May 2017

A meeting with Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), was held on 30th May 2017 for DIPP partnering with AMCHAM India members through their initiative on ‘Start Up India’ and on similar lines as the Innovation Growth Program being spearheaded by Lockheed Martin. Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Executive – India, Lockheed Martin India Private Limited, updated Mr. Aggarwal on the 10 year old program, leading to commercialization of 400 innovations and generating revenue of $1 billion in the Indian economy. DIPP has offered their support to work on a PPP model for ‘Start Up India’ and generate technology requirements to U.S. companies.

 

Meeting with Mr. Santosh Jha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and DCM designate, Indian Embassy, Washington D.C.

29th May 2017

A meeting was held with Mr. Santosh Jha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs and DCM Designate, Indian Embassy, Washington D.C., on 29th May 2017. Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India, and President, Boeing India; Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Member of National Executive Board, AMCHAM and President & Country Head (India), Bank of America N.A.; Mr. Phil Shaw, Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Executive – India, Lockheed Martin India Private Limited; Mr. Prabal Chakraborty, Chairman – Medical Devices Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President and Managing Director, Boston Scientific India Pvt. Ltd., and Mr. Ankur Malhotra, Vice President – Govt. Relations and Public Policy, Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.; updated Mr. Jha on the concerns of AMCHAM India members during their operations in India. Following up on the discussions, brief notes on healthcare and ICT have been sent to him.

Session on U.S. Visa

27th May 2017

Approximately 40 members attended a session on U.S. visas that was held at the office of AMD on 27th May 2017. It began with an introduction by Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Chairperson – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM and VP HR Global and COO of AMD.  Mr. Adam Ferguson, Fraud Prevention Manager from the US Consulate Hyderabad gave a presentation on U.S. visas and opened the floor for questions. Many questions were raised by various company representatives and they were answered satisfactorily.

Meeting with Ms. Shilpa Prabhakar Satish IAS, Executive Vice Chairperson, Tamil Nadu Guidance Bureau

26th May 2017

Mr. R. Ramkumar, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM and Mr. Aubrey Daniels, Regional Director – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM, had a meeting with Ms. Shipla Prabhakar Satish, Executive Vice Chairperson…

Breakfast Meeting: Smart Business Infrastructure – Experience of living and working in Chennai

26th May 2017

AMCHAM, in partnership with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, held a breakfast meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Hotel Westin Velachery. Mr. R. Ramkumar, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM, chaired the meeting, which featured guest speaker Mr. John Fleming, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, Chennai…

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee’s Breakfast Meeting in association with PwC

25th May 2017

The Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee met at the PwC office in Gurgaon for a breakfast meeting. This meeting was led by Ms. Ritika Ratti, Chairperson – Anti-Corruption and FCPA Compliance Committee, AMCHAM and Senior Director, Chief…

Defense Committee Meeting 

24th May 2017

The Defense Committee met on Wednesday 24th May 2017 to go over the documents submitted to the DG (Acquisition) office. A final request to all members was made for any additional items for submission/consideration. The team felt that congratulatory letters to Def Sec Mitra and DOMW Rajib Kumar Sen should be sent out immediately. AMCHAM’s Defense Committee engagement with Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense was discussed and the team was updated about all AMCHAM upcoming meetings. All members were invited to participate at the annual door knock to Washington D.C.  from 25th – 28th June. The next committee meeting was planned for the first week of July 2017.

Healthcare Conference Committee Meeting 

24th May 2017

The committee for the 5th AMCHAM Healthcare Conference met at the office of Eli Global India on 24th May and discussed the conference flow at length.  The speakers for various panel discussions will focus on the theme ‘Impact of Current Geo Political Situation on Healthcare.’  Frost & Sullivan confirmed to be the knowledge partners for this conference.

Cyber Security Committee Meeting

23rd May 2017

The newest AMCHAM committee, the Cyber Security Committee, met for the first time. Mr. Deepak Maheshwari, Chairman – Cyber Security Committee, AMCHAM and Director Government Affairs, India & ASEAN, Symantec, Mr. Arijit Sen, Co-Chairman – Cyber Security Committee, AMCHAM and Director Global Government Affairs & Public Policy, Dell, and Mr. Chad R. Norberg, Trade Unit Chief, U.S. Embassy attended the meeting in the AMCHAM office along with Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM,  to discuss the way forward in cyber security and also identified the following few key areas to work on 1) critical infrastructure building 2) financial sector is the most critical so gap analysis is needed and 3) how to get three identified smart cities into the cyber security framework. This was followed up with a networking meeting at U.S. Embassy to meet industry representatives actively engaged in cyber security.

Meeting with the Tamil Nadu State Government on Disaster Management

23rd May 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter held a meeting on 23rd May, 2017 at the office of the State Disaster Management Authority, Principal Commissioner for Revenue Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu…

Meeting with Dr. Krishna Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Departments of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal

22th May 2017

Dr. Krishna Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Departments of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal, held a meeting in his office inviting representatives of different chambers in Kolkata who have IT committees or who have a strong IT presence in the state…

Northern Region Council Executive Committee Meeting

19th May 2017

The first meeting of AMCHAM’s Northern Region Council Executive Committee for the year 2017-18 was held on 19th May 2017, under the chairmanship of Mr. Varun Khanna, Managing Director, BD India, with Mr. Subrata Bagchi, Senior Managing…

Eastern Region Executive Committee Meeting

19th May 2017

Mr. Debdas Sen, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, chaired the EC meeting on 19th May, 2017. He updated the members on the AGM and first NEB meeting of 2017. The focus of the meeting was the membership drive and events for 2017.  He requested members to assist in the membership drive for the ER. The meeting was hosted by TCG Digital Solutions.

Meeting with Dr. Shrikar Keshav Pardeshi, Director, PMO

19th May 2017

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, KPMG and Co-Chairman – Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee, AMCHAM along with Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM and Mr. Debasish Roy, Program Director, AMCHAM, met Dr. Shrikar Keshav Pardeshi, Director, Prime Minister’s Office, GoI, to push forward AMCHAM’s agenda on smart cities in India. The meeting took place on 19th May at Dr. Pardeshi’s office at the PMO. During the meeting, AMCHAM pressed for an effort by the government to identify the problems faced by the Indian smart cities agenda under three heads: 1) governance and accountability issues, 2) funding issues and 3) regulatory issues. Dr. Pardeshi was open to AMCHAM detailing and quantifying such problems through the committee so that the PMO can pass it on to the Ministry of Urban Development.

Meeting with Mr. Anil Kumar Jain, Additional Secretary, Niti Ayog

18th May 2017

AMCHAM met with Mr. Anil Kumar Jain , Additional Secretary, Niti Ayog on 18th May. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM and Ms. Shailja Kaushal, Program Director, AMCHAM attended the meeting to discuss the Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) and to seek his suggestions on the same. Mr. Jain was of opinion that mid-size U.S. companies should come in picture and take up projects in small cities. He shared that the GoI is investing 100 billion dollars in the energy sector and also planning to set up an R&D center in Gurgaon. He invited interested U.S. companies to be part of the project. Mr. Jain also mentioned that the U.S. – India Energy Dialogue would be held in Delhi in the fall of this year. Mr. Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy would be accompanied by a business delegation across energy sectors.

Meeting with Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs

18th May 2017

Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, called on Mr. Munu Mahawar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, on 18th May 2017 in his office and discussed collaboration opportunities in the forthcoming visits.

Site Visit to WaterHealth Plant

17th May 2017

AMCHAM’s member, WaterHealth, operates as a social business that provides drinking water to communities in primarily rural areas.  WaterHealth purifies and retails water through decentralized plants called “WaterHealth Centers” which serve an average consumer base of 10,000…

Meeting with Mr. Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair at CSIS

16th May 2017

Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, had a meeting with Mr. Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on 16th May 2017 to share and understand the future of the economic partnership. Mr. Rossow has been involved in U.S.-India engagement in various capacities. CSIS would be hosting a roundtable with think tank experts for the AMCHAM door knock delegation during their visit to Washington D.C.

Conference Call with U.S. Trade & Development Agency Officials

16th May 2017

There was a conference call with U.S. Trade & Development Agency Officials on 16th May to discuss all possible steps that could be taken to revive the Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) and to work out an agenda for ECP in 2017. They were of opinion that ECP focus has shifted from the central government to the state governments. It was decided that more interaction is required going forward.

Dinner Reception for Mr. George Sibley, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy

15th May 2017

AMCHAM hosted a farewell reception for Ms. Lee Alison Sibley and Mr. George Sibley, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy on 15th May, 2017 in New Delhi…

IPR Committee Meeting

12th May 2017

A meeting of the AMCHAM IPR committee was organized at the AMCHAM office on 12th May, 2017. The objective of the meeting was to brainstorm the agenda to be taken up by the committee in the year 2017-18…

Interactive Session with Honourable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

10th May 2017

During the visit of Honourable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, and the accompanying Congressmen, an interaction was organized on 10th May 2017 to apprise them of AMCHAM member activities and outreach. Copies of the publication “The India Journey – 25 Years of India-U.S. Business Partnership” brought out by AMCHAM to commemorate its silver jubilee was presented to the visiting delegates. AMCHAM was represented by its Chairman, Mr. Pratyush Kumar, a few members of the National Executive Board, and Director General CEO, Ms. Ranjana Khanna.

25th Annual General Meeting

4th May 2017

AMCHAM celebrated its 25th anniversary at Hotel ITC Maurya in New Delhi. The theme of this event was The Future of U.S.-India Economic Synergy…

Meeting with Ms. MaryKay Carlson, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy

27th April 2017

AMCHAM members met with Ms. MaryKay Carlson, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy during her visit to Hyderabad…

Defense Committee Meeting

26th April 2017

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee held their meeting on 26th April 2017. It was decided that members could share case studies of work companies have done overseas to generate industrial capability. AMCHAM also decided to send a letter to DG (Acq) on classified information sharing and submit recommendations on offsets and procurement issues. Offsets document to include all the previously identified issues of the committee and the best practice recommendation from MoCA.

Meeting with Beth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

25th April 2017

Ms. Beth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas at the Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), participated in a roundtable discussion with AMCHAM members to discuss energy access…

Medical Devices Committee Meeting

21st April 2017

The AMCHAM Medical Devices Committee met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Prabal Chakraborty on 21st April 2017 in New Delhi to discuss the agenda to be taken up by the committee in the year 2017-18….

Breakfast Meeting: Smart Business Infrastructure – Authorised Economic Operator, Customs & Central Excise

20th April 2017

AMCHAM’s breakfast meeting on ‘Smart Business Infrastructure – Authorised Economic Operator, Customs & Central Excise’ was held on Thursday, 20th April 2017 at Hotel Westin Velachery in Chennai. Mr. Aubrey Daniels, Regional Director – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM chaired the meeting…

Technology & Innovation Towards a Futuristic Value Chain 2025 Conference 

19th April 2017

AMCHAM India’s Supply Chain and Logistic Committee and Manufacturing Committee organized it’s annual conference on ‘Technology & Innovation – Value Chain 2025’ on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 in Mumbai…

Presentation by U.S. Consular Section Chief, Shelly Dittmar, on Business and Work Visas

19th April 2017

Ms. Shelly Dittmer, Consular Section Chief, U.S. Consulate Kolkata, and Ms. Shoshauna Clark, Visa Chief/Non-Immigrant Visas, had an interactive session with members of AMCHAM’s Eastern Region on the recent trends in the U.S. visa processing system…

Roundtable with Assistant USTR for South and Central Asia, Mr. Mark Linscott

19th April 2017

AMCHAM hosted a breakfast roundtable for Mr. Mark Linscott, Assistant USTR for South and Central Asia, U.S. Trade Representative, during his inaugural trip to India on 19th 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 and multilateral trade policy…

Meeting with Senator Coons (D-DE) and Senator Merkley (D-OR)

18th April 2017

AMCHAM members met with for a closeddoor roundtable with Senator Christopher Andrew “Chris” Coons, United States Senator from Delaware (Democrat)…

Meeting with DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defense

11th April 2017

AMCHAM Defense Core team members engaged with DG (Acquisition) Ms. Smita Nagaraj on Tuesday, 11th April 2017. Discussion points revolved around strategic partners, DDP issues, offset issues and others. The team is currently preparing recommendations for submission to her office. Please reach out to udaya@amchamindia.com for more information.

HR Committee’s Future of Work Conference 2017

10th April 2017

As a prelude to the conference, there were two webinars conducted on the future of work, a live twitter chat and a white paper competition held by AMCHAM. Many teams from member companies participated in this competition with two teams emerging as winners, both teams showcased a millennial’s perspective on the future of work. This conference was planned to be the first ever signature event of the HR Committee…

Open House: An Interactive Evening with Mr. Subhash R. Desai, Minister – Industries & Mining, Government of Maharashtra and Mr. Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary – Industries, Government of Maharashtra

7th April 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, organized an ‘Open House: An Interactive Evening with Mr. Subhash Desai, Minister Industries & Mining, Government of Maharashtra and Mr. Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary – Industries, Government of Maharashtra’ on Friday, 7th April 2017 in Mumbai…

Breakfast meeting: Topic: Smart Infrastructure – Smart Corporate Offices and Energy Neutral Buildings

30th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter organized a breakfast meeting on energy neutral buildings and smart corporate offices on 30th March, 2017 at Hotel Westin Velachery in Chennai. The meeting was chaired by Mr. R. Ramkumar…

Western Region Committee Meeting

29th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee meeting was held on Wednesday, 29th March 2017 at the Bank of America office in Mumbai. The meeting, which was well attended, commenced with welcome remarks by Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Co-Chair – WRC, AMCHAM and opening remarks by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM. As part of the agenda a presentation of AMCHAM’s Supply Chain & Logistics Committee (SCL) was made Mr. Milind Tailor, Co-Chair – SCL Committee, AMCHAM and Head of Indirect Procurement & Electronic Security Asia Pacific, Diebold Systems Pvt. Ltd. The main focus of the WRC meeting was to discuss the forthcoming AMCHAM Open House and the Western Region Signature Event ‘India: 2017 and Beyond.’ Members were updated on the newly elected WRC Committee members w.e.f. 4th May 2017 (post AMCHAM India’s 25th AGM). The WRC meeting concluded with brief remarks by Ms. Surabhi Wahal.

Aviation Core Committee Meeting

29th March 2017

The core group of AMCHAM’s Aviation Committee met on 29th March and decided to map the member capabilities into the top 7 priority issues that needed to be taken up for discussion and the top priority states that could be engaged with, to take forward the committee’s agenda.

Agriculture & Food Processing Committee Meeting

29th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Agriculture & Food Processing Committee meeting took place on 29th March. The committee discussed the document they are preparing on agriculture and food processing and how to expand the scope to make it more inclusive.

Defense Committee Meeting

24th March 2017

On 24th March, AMCHAM’s Defense Committee held a meeting. The members discussed recommendations that the group could submit to DIPP on ease of doing business and the challenges being faced. The future engagements planned with the Ministry of Defence officials was also discussed.

HR Core Committee Meeting

24th March 2017

On 24th March 2017, the HR Core Committee met to discuss the details of the Future of Work Conference 2017. The conference is going to be held in the second week of April. The committee deliberated on the requirements for the event and created a checklist. A detailed agenda was finalized and coordinators were assigned to each session based on the design created by Mr. Sarthak Raychaudhuri, VP HR, Asia South, Whirlpool. This meeting was chaired by Mr. DP Singh, VP – HR (India/South Asia), IBM and co-chaired by Mr. Sameer Mathur, SVP-HR, Citibank N.A.

Meeting with Dr. Amit Mitra, Minister for Departments of Finance and Industry, Commerce and Enterprises, Government of West Bengal

22nd March 2017

AMCHAM’s National Executive Board, led by Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM, had a closed-door meeting with Dr. Amit Mitra, Minister for Departments of Finance and Industry, Commerce and Enterprises, Government of West Bengal…

Networking Reception Dinner

22nd March 2017

The U.S. Consul General to Kolkata, Mr. Craig Hall, hosted a networking dinner reception for members of the AMCHAM National Executive Board (NEB) who were in Kolkata for the board meeting, members of AMCHAM’s Eastern Region and representatives of American companies, not yet members…

National Executive Board Meeting

22nd March 2017

A meeting of AMCHAM’s National Executive Board was held on 22nd March 2017 in Kolkata under the chairmanship of Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India. The meeting was hosted by Mr. K. P. Sengupta, Chairman…

ImPact 50-50 India: CSR Enabling Socio-Economic Transformation in 100 Districts in India

22nd March 2017

AMCHAM, in partnership with Habitat For Humanity India, organized ‘ImPact 50-50 India: CSR Enabling Socio-Economic Transformation in 100 Districts in India’ in Mumbai on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017…

A Tour of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Followed By An Interactive Meeting with Mr. Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT

21st March 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with the Consulate General of the United States, Mumbai, organized a site visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and interactive sessions with Chairman JNPT and Commissioners of Customs JNPT…

Meeting with Mr. James Schillenger, Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana, U.S.

16th March 2017

Mr. James Schillenger, Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana, U.S. and his team met with the AMCHAM members in Hyderabad at The Westin…

Interaction with Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, GOI, on Manufacturing

16th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Manufacturing Committee met with Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, GOI, on 16th March in New Delhi. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, welcomed members…

Panel Discussion on Breaking the Glass Ceiling with Chief Guest, Ms. Usha Uthap, in honor of International Women’s Day

15th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region, in association with Hyatt Regency Kolkata, organized a chat session for members and guests to celebrate Women’s Day. The event was graced by eminent personalities from all walks of life who shared their experience in their journey to success through a panel discussion…

AMCHAM and USIBC Roundtable with Senior Executives from the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Delegation

15th March 2017

AMCHAM hosted the delegation from Business Executives for National Security (BENS), jointly with USIBC, for a roundtable. BENS is an impactful group of C suite executives who have a strong interest in U.S. National Security and can provide government leaders within the U.S. National Security Enterprise their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities inherent in the key strategic relationships of the United States and associated international partners. They wanted to gain an understanding of India’s business environment and perspectives on the security issues shaping U.S.-India relations. Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India, led the discussions and invited fellow AMCHAM members to participate and share comments on India’s counter-terrorism initiatives, the impact of India being designated as America’s Major Defense Partner and government policies (tax and investment regulations, ‘ease of doing business’, etc.) that promote / hinder economic development and FDI in the defense sector.

Review on the L1 Blanket Visa Procedures with Mr. Peter Theis, U.S. Consular Officer

14th March 2017

The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate, hosted a review of L1 blanket visa procedures at the American Center in Kolkata…

Tamil Nadu Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

11th March 2017

A meeting of the Tamil Nadu Chapter Executive Committee was held on 11th March 2017 at the Madras Club, under the leadership of Mr. R. Ramkumar as the Chairman…

Interactive Session on ‘Impact of GST on e-Commerce and Services Sector’

9th March 2017

AMCHAM and KPMG organized an interactive session on ‘Impact of GST on e-Commerce and Services Sector’ on 9th March 2017 at the KPMG office in Gurgaon…

Meeting with Mr. Joseph M. Pomper, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

8th March 2017

A select group of six AMCHAM members led by the Tamil Nadu Chapter Chairman, R. Ramkumar, met with Mr. Joseph Pomper, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs, U.S. Embassy Mr. Charles Louma D’Overstreet, Chief of Consular Services and Vice Consul Nathan Leonard at the Taj Coromandel on 8th March 2017, to exchange notes on the recent developments on the U.S. visa situation…

Hyderabad Executive Committee Meeting

7th March 2017

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter Executive Committee met at the office of Invesco on 7th March 2017 to bid farewell for some of the board members who are moving on or have stepped down from their current positions. Wonderful experiences and memories with AMCHAM were shared. There was also a brainstorming session for board meetings, the annual event – AMCHAM Sports, Annual Day and the interaction they shared with members at large.

Session on “U.S. Immigration: Understanding Impact for India Outbound” in association with Deloitte

6th March 2017

AMCHAM, association with Deloitte, held a half-day seminar on “U.S. Immigration: Understanding the Impact for India Outbound” on 6th March 2017, at the Leela Palace in Bangalore.  A presentation on immigration fundamentals…

Annual Day 2017

23rd February 2017

AMCHAM Hyderabad’s Annual Day was held on 23rd February, 2017.  The Consul General of the US Consulate Hyderabad was the chief guest for the event. Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Chairperson – Hyderabad Chapter…

Breakfast Meeting on Policy Initiatives by the Tamil Nadu Government to Promote Industrial Development

23rd February 2017

A breakfast meeting on the ease of doing business in Tamil Nadu was held on 23rd February in Chennai. The guest speaker was Mr. Vikram Kapur IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Industries Department…

Breakfast Meeting with U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Representative Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, U.S. House Judiciary Committee

23rd February 2017

A high-level U.S. Congressional delegation visiting Bangalore met up with the top management of U.S. companies at an exclusive breakfast meeting on 23rd February. This important group of U.S. lawmakers was led by the Chairman…

Presentation on Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value

22nd February 2017

The U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA) plans to launch their Global Procurement Initiative (GPI) in India shortly. As a precursor to this launch, AMCHAM India, in partnership with the Consulate General of the United States…

Presentation on ‘The Dynamics of the Global Tax Environment’ in Partnership with Knowledge Partner EY

15th February 2017

AMCHAM, in partnership with knowledge partner EY, organized a breakfast session on ‘The Dynamics of the Global Tax Environment’ on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Mumbai…

Western Region Committee Meeting

15th February 2017

A meeting by concall of AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee (WRC) was held. Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Co-Chair, AMCHAM WRC, welcomed the members present…

Meeting with Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary Defence Production, Ministry of Defence

15th February 2017

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee met with Secretary, Defence Production, Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, at the Ministry of Defence Chalet at Yelahanka Air Show Grounds at Aero India 2017. The committee shared AMCHAM’s recommendations on the ease of doing business in defence and how it could be relaxed a bit for the benefit of OEM’s. The secretary was very open to suggestions and after a lengthy discussion advised his team to continue this engagement with AMCHAM and take this forward.

Meeting with Mr. R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development

15th February 2017

AMCHAM members met with Mr. R V Deshpande, Minister of Commerce & Industries, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development, GoK and Mr. D.V. Prasad, I.A.S, Additional Chief Secretary to Karnataka Govt. for Commerce & Industry, on the sidelines of Aero India 2017…

AMCHAM and USIBC Joint Reception for Defense and Aerospace Industry at Aero India 2017

13th February 2017

AMCHAM and USIBC co-hosted a U.S. defense and aerospace industry reception on 13th February on the occasion of Aero India 2017 in Bangalore…

Roundtable with U.S. Government Defense Officials at Aero India 2017

13th February 2017

AMCHAM and USIBC co-hosted the U.S. Government Defense officials for a roundtable on the occasion of Aero India 2017 in Bangalore. Ms. Beth McCormick, Director, DTSA, was the leader…

Future of Work Webinar in association with IBM

10th February 2017

The HR Committee hosted a webinar in association with IBM on the future of work. The webinar began with Mr. D. P. Singh, Chairman – HR Committee, AMCHAM and Vice President and Head, HR, IBM India, as the keynote speaker…

ICT Committee Meeting

10th February 2017

A meeting of AMCHAM’s ICT Committee was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President Asia, ATC India…

Meeting with Mr. Patrick Santillo, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy

9th February 2017

A meeting was held on 9th February 2017 at the United States Consulate in Chennai to brief Mr. Patrick Santillo, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, on the business environment in Tamil Nadu. The participants were Mr. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Chairman – Tamil Nadu Chapter, AMCHAM, Mr. John Fleming…

CSR Roundtable Session on Child Protection in India with ChildFund International’s Global Leadership

9th February 2017

The AMCHAM CSR Committee had a session with ChildFund International’s global leadership, hosted at the Fluor Daniel office in Gurgaon. Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd. and National Executive Board Member of AMCHAM, made opening remarks…

Breakfast meeting on Impact of Union Budget on the Manufacturing and Technology sectors

8th February 2017

AMCHAM’s Tamil Nadu Chapter organized a breakfast meet with the topic for discussion being the impact of the budget on manufacturing and technology for MNC’s” on Wednesday, 8th February 2017 at the Westin, Chennai…

Exclusive Rountable on ‘Budget 2017 – Impact Analysis’ with Knowledge Partner EY

2nd February 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with knowledge partner EY, organised a roundtable on ‘Budget 2017- Impact Analysis’ in Mumbai. The session was held with the objective of decoding the proposals made in budget 2017…

On the Spot Analysis of the Union Budget

1st February 2017

AMCHAM Eastern Region organized its annual ‘On the Spot Analysis of the Union Budget’ — a live viewing of the budget, in association with EY…

Supply Chain and Logistics Committee Meeting

24th January 2017

Mr. Srinivasan Sarangapani, Chairperson, AMCHAM Supply Chain and Logistics Committee, welcomed members to the first meeting of the year on 24th January at the Diebold Systems office in Mumbai. An overview of all events and achievements in 2016 was followed by a discussion on planned and prospective events in Q1 of 2017…

Defense Committee Meeting

24th January 2017

AMCHAM’s monthly Defense Committee meeting took place on 24th January. Members had great deliberations over the existing and projected defense projects “Make in India” programs. The team also discussed recommendations on “Make in India,” ease of doing business and related tax aspects. The team is working on finalizing the recommendations to be submitted to government officials.

Session on GST with Ernst & Young

24th January 2017

AMCHAM Hyderabad organized a session on GST at Westin Mindspace on 24th January. Siddhartha Jain from Ernst & Young led the session and encouraged the participants to make it as interactive as possible…

Transfer Pricing: Alternate Dispute Resolution Forums

23rd January 2017

The Transfer Pricing (TP) Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum was held in Chennai. The event brought together a forum of PwC tax partners and directors for sessions, dialogues and panel discussions to discuss TP disputes and various dispute…

HR Committee Meeting

23rd January 2017

The fourth meeting of the HR Committee was held on 23rd January 2017 in New Delhi under the leadership of Mr. D.P. Singh, Chairman – HR Committee and VP – HR (India/South Asia), IBM India and Mr. Sameer Mathur, Co-Chair and Senior VP – HR, Citibank India. The committee deliberated on possible topics of interest and events for the next quarter…

Meeting with Office of Defense Cooperation Officials

20th January 2017

AMCHAM’s Defense Committee hosted a meeting with the newly commissioned officers at the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), U.S. Embassy — Major Neil S Prakash (Army Programs) and Captain Vinamra Pandey (Air Force Programs). The AMCHAM team briefed the officers on the Defense Committee achievements and plan of action for the current year while the ODC briefed AMCHAM about the vision and goals for 2017. Some information on Aero India 2017 was also shared.

Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

19th – 21st January 2017

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, AMCHAM had jointly organized a road show for the West Bengal government in New Delhi also. There were 27 countries who participated in the third edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit…

Eastern Region Committee Meeting

19th January 2017

A meeting of AMCHAM’s Eastern Region Committee (ER) and members was held on Thursday 19th January at the Data Core Systems office. The meeting was primarily held to nominate the ER Chairman, Vice Chairman and nominee to the National Executive Board.  AMCHAM’s Director General CEO, Ms. Ranjana Khanna…

Interactive Panel Discussion on Digital Transformation

13th January 2017

AMCHAM Eastern Region organized a panel discussion on digital transformation at the Hyatt Regency Kolkata. Ms. Amada Kidwai, Regional Director – Eastern Region, AMCHAM introduced the panelists. Mr. K.P. Sengupta, Chairman AMCHAM ER, gave the welcome address. Mr. Amit Malik, AMCHAM Executive Committee (EC) member…

Western Region Committee Meeting

13th January 2017

A meeting of AMCHAM’s Western Region Committee (WRC) was held on Friday, 13th January 2017 at the Bank of America office in Mumbai. Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Co-Chair, AMCHAM WRC, welcomed members on the occasion. This was followed by an update on the regional initiatives in the year 2016…

Roundtable with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupani and Senior Officials of the Government of Gujarat on the Occasion of Vibrant Gujarat 2017

11th January 2017

On the occasion of Vibrant Gujarat 2017, AMCHAM India in partnership with the U.S. Consulate, Mumbai and the U.S. India Business Council, met with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupani and key officials of the Government of Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir on Wednesday, 11th January 2017. The roundtable meeting saw a sizeable and diverse representation…

National Executive Board Meeting

10th January 2017

A meeting of the National Executive Board of AMCHAM was held on 10th January 2017 in Ahmedabad to coincide with the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit…