AmCham supported The Bengal Global Business Summit 2016
AmCham India supported the Government of West Bengal at the Bengal Global Business Summit held in Kolkata from 8th-9th January 2016. The primary purpose of the summit was to attract U.S. investors to do business in the state and as a prelude, AmCham had jointly organized road shows for the West Bengal government in New Delhi and Bangalore. These events were well attended and interest was evident, thanks to support of the AmCham National Secretariat.
The 2 day summit was a great success in terms of the investment intentions announced at the venue. Proposals worth a total of Rs. 2,50, 263.74 crore was made in manufacturing and infrastructure, mining, transport, power and renewable energy, tourism, fisheries, animal resources, MSME, urban development, IT, ITES, telecom, higher education, healthcare and medical education, food processing, technical education and training.
Amongst the AmCham members who made investment proposals were TCG, which made a commitment of Rs. 22,000 crore in the manufacturing sector, while Hewlett Packard has tied up with HIDCO in a pilot project, to work in the telemedicine sector. A demonstration unit would be set up by HP where people would receive diagnostic and treatment facilities free of cost.