Annual Day 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, AMCHAM, thanked the sponsors in her opening remarks and gave a brief on the activities of the Hyderabad Chapter. She mentioned the flagship event of the Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM Sports, which was only conducted by the Hyderabad Chapter. She spoke about the strong relationship of AMCHAM India with the U.S. Consulate and how AMCHAM has played a role in strengthening U.S. – India business ties over the last 25 years. Dr. Pendyala emphasized that if you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. American companies in India have created the relevant relationships and success they have today through the tenets of innovation and inclusive growth. As Hyderabad continues to play a key role in the growth of U.S. business in India, she mentioned that the best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Ms. Katherine Hadda, Consul General of the U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, mentioned that AMCHAM is an incredible organization, active in everything from social responsibility initiatives to sports and cultural events — a great partner to the consulate and great friends. CG Hadda said that these events were great examples of the strong community of leadership AMCHAM demonstrates in Hyderabad. She spoke about UTC and their involvement with the Hyderabad Metro. To learn more about all the things happening in Hyderabad, CG Hadda invited the audience to follow her on Twitter. She mentioned that the U.S. and India have agreed that the GES will be held somewhere in India this year. It would be a 3-day interaction focused on entrepreneurship with economic growth, social inclusion and securing communities. CG Hadda emphasized that it is the unique people to people ties between the citizens of U.S. and India which creates the foundations of the close relationship and that is true of the community in Hyderabad also, where many have family ties to the U.S. or have studied there.
Mr. B.V. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Cyient, a Padmashri Awardee, was felicitated on this occasion. A total of 261 participants received awards as winners and runners up for AMCHAM Sports, which saw a record 1,400 participants representing 29 American companies. The event closed with a vote of thanks by Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM.