Organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce – North India Council, the summit will have panel discussions on SMEs, Infrastructure, Defence, Agriculture and Media
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, North India Council is all set to host its flagship event Indo-US Economic Summit for the 12th consecutive year. The two-day summit will be will be inaugurated by HE Mr. Richard Verma, US Ambassador to India and will be addressed by Shri Venkaiah Naidu, hon’ble Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, hon’ble Minister for Food Processing Industries, Mr Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK along with global CEO’s and top executives. Mr. P. P. Chaudhary, hon’ble Minister of State for Law & Justice and Electronics & IT will give the valedictory speech on the concluding day of the summit here on September 15.
The summit will bring together more than 250 people, who are thought leaders from business, government, civil society and academia. It will deliberate on augmenting the existing two-way trade to USD 500 billion and will focus on sectors that foster growth. Creating a confluence of policymakers, industry, entrepreneurs and delegations from the US, the summit will revolve around contemporary themes that play a defining role in shaping our bilateral relations. As part of the Summit, technical sessions will be conducted on focus sectors of Indo-US engagement.
Speaking about hosting the 12th Summit, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, Summit Chair & Regional President, IACC-NIC said, “As the Indian economy further globalizes and expands, the Indo-US Economic Summit 2016 will provide a valuable opportunity to assess developments across India-US trade relationship, economy and society. The summit will also provide a platform for the audience comprising senior executives, government leaders, CEOs and experts to discuss, debate and learn.”
Some of the eminent panelists and top executives present at the summit include, Mr Rajiv Aggarwal, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dr Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. Pulak Bagchi, Senior Vice President (Legal & Regulatory Affairs), Star India, Mr. Uday Singh, Managing Director, Motion Picture Distributors Association, Mr. Nalin Jain, President and CEO – South Asia, GE Transportation, GE Aviation, Mr. Ankit Kathuria, Head Digital Marketing, Uber India, Mr Mahesh Murthy, Founder, Pinstorm & Managing Partner, Seedfund Ventures, Mr Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip, Mr Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm Mobile Solutions Private Limited.
Day 1 of the 12th Indo-US Economic Summit will begin with a session on Media & Entertainment and will focus on the journey of Indian Media & Entertainment sector to become a global industry followed by a session on Defence & Aerospace which will highlight the implications of new policy on Defence & Aerospace. The final two sessions on Smart Cities Digital Revolution in Smart Cities will shed light on planning and building smart cities and the role of digital technologies.
Day 2 will see four sector and industry sessions on Accelerating Indo-US Trade, Agriculture & Food Processing focusing on the future of agriculture in India. The third session will focus on Inland Waterways followed by the last session on Start-ups/MSME which will highlight the learnings from Silicon Valley and Indus Valley start-up culture.
During the evening on September 14, the Chamber is also organizing “IACC NIC Business Leadership Awards Nite”. Mr Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General for India will be the chief guest for the night and will honour select Indian and US industry personalities and organizations who have contributed majorly towards improving bilateral relations between India and the US.