Town Hall Meeting – Working with and through the U.S. Agencies & Departments of the U.S. Consulate
AmCham, in co-operation with the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, organised a ‘Town Hall Meeting – Working with and through the U.S. Agencies & Departments of the U.S. Consulate’ on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 at the US Consulate, Mumbai.
U.S. Consul General Thomas Vajda extended a warm welcome to the participants. Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AmCham India, and Mr. Sukanti Ghosh, Managing Director, APCO Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd. made the opening remarks.
‘The U.S. Government Panel – An Introduction to U.S. Agencies & Programs Supporting U.S. Business Interests in India’ explained the mission, functions and projects of the mission. The panel moderated by Rajeev Wadhwani, Pol/Econ Chief, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, consisted of distinguished members of the U.S. Mission: George Sibley, Minister Counselor, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, Camille Richardson, Principal Commercial Officer, FCS Mumbai, Komal Kalha, Senior Counsel, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Jose Rodriguez, Export Control Attaché, Bureau of Industry and Security and Mr. Adam Branson, Chief, U.S. Agricultural Affairs. The discussion provided a platform for information outreach, purposeful dialogue and exchange that aimed to promote U.S.-India relations and progress towards common goals.
The Q&A session addressed several queries on reverse trade missions, policy dialogue and cyber security. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by CG Tom Vajda.