Manufacturing Meeting Update
A meeting of AMCHAM‘s Manufacturing Committee was held on November 19th in Bengaluru at the Timken India office under the chairmanship of Mr. Sanjay Koul, Chairman & Managing Director, Timken India Limited and co-chairmanship of Mr. Amit Bansal, Managing Director, Corning India. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, welcomed members. Mr. Iqbal Sait, Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and Head of EMEA Operations, Apexon, made opening remarks and gave a presentation on the activities of the Karnataka Chapter of AMCHAM. Mr. Sanjay Koul gave a presentation on the growth of the manufacturing sector despite the challenges related to skilled labor, lack of infrastructure and environmental obstacles. Mr. Amit Bansal, in his remarks, emphasized the need for India to create an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing and touched on the positive impact of GST for manufacturing. Guest speaker Mr. Sudhanshu Singh, SVP & Business Leader, Analytics, Genpact, gave an insightful presentation on ‘Digital Trends in the Manufacturing Industry.’
The meeting focused on brainstorming for the Manufacturing Committee’s signature event with AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics Committee, in partnership with Invest India, a cross-sector event that would broadly focus on 1) mobile and electronic hardware, 2) agriculture and food processing (cold chain), 3) automotive/machinery, 4) overall supply chain and logistics. This event is scheduled to be in New Delhi on February 8th, 2019. Lastly, the Manufacturing Committee planted a tree at the Timken facility to commemorate the day.
Our very own Mr. Iqbal Sait, Head of EMEA Operations, is the chairman of the Karnataka Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in India. AMCHAM is an association of American business organizations operating in India. Established in 1992, AMCHAM has around 500 U.S. companies as members. The incumbent U.S. Ambassador to India is the Honorary President of AMCHAM.
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