Interactive Discussion with Ms. Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

On Tuesday, 4th September 2018, AMCHAM organized an interactive discussion with Ms. Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State, in Mumbai. The meeting began with welcome remarks by Mr. Arun M. Kumar, Vice Chairman, AMCHAM and Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India, who welcomed and introduced Assistant Secretary Manisha Singh. This was followed by a brief address by Consul General Edgard D. Kagan, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai. Through her keynote address Assistant Secretary Singh shared her perspectives of both the State and Economic Department on the Indo-Pacific strategy as an area of partnership between the U.S. and Asia with special focus on India and China. She also highlighted the intent of the U.S. government to explore ways to promote partnership with U.S. private sector in the development of the countries in the Indo region, especially with regard to infrastructure, energy, digital connectivity and cyber security. She then ushered in an interactive discussion with AMCHAM members inviting them to share issues, feedback and discuss potential areas of economic and development partnerships. The meeting concluded with closing remarks and a vote of thanks by Mr. Amit Advani, Chairman & Managing Director, Swagelok Company, Mumbai.