Make in India Summit 2015

Hosted by the U.S. India Business Council

Palo Alto | Monday, May 11th, 2015 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration information is at the bottom of this page

12:00 – 12:30 pm Arrival and Lunch Served

12:30 – 12:35 pm Welcome Remarks & Introductions:
Diane Farrell, Exec VP and Senior Director, USIBC

12:35 – 12:55 pm Government Keynote:
Ambassador V. Ashok, Consul General of India, San Francisco

12:55 – 1:05 pm Industry Keynote:
Mara Burr, Senior VP, Albright Stonebridge Group

01:10 – 02:45 pm Panel I: State of Manufacturing in India

The Government of India’s Make in India program looks to spur foreign investment into expanding India’s manufacturing sector. The program spans all industries and holds enormous potential for job growth and increased job security in India. If US companies increase their investment in India’s manufacturing sector and are to positively capitalize on this important opportunity for the world economy, we need to look at the starting point. To understand the current state of manufacturing in India, it becomes immensely important to outline where US companies are and are not already strongly represented.

Moderator: Kaustav Roy, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Government of India, Ambassador Ashok, Consul General, San Francisco
TiE SV, Venk Shukla, Chairman
Aquatech, Devesh Sharma, Exec VP and Co-Founder
Trilegal, Anand Prasad, Founding Partner
Amritt Inc., Gunjan Bagla, Managing Director

02:45 – 03:00pm Tea Break
03:00 – 04:45pm Panel II: Policy Framework for Growth

(1hr 45 mins) After we understand where US industry currently contributes to the manufacturing sector in India, we need to look at the policy framework in existence that affects the current state of manufacturing. We will ask where the points of priority for change to this framework exist. This panel will focus on examples from industries of crucial importance in the San Francisco Bay Area as a microcosm of industry strongly represented in the US and already heavily invested in manufacturing in India and abroad. A central theme to discussion will be competition and how the current policy framework in India is changing to address past challenges our companies faced when considering increased investment in this sector.
Moderator: Diane Farrell, Exec VP and Senior Director, U.S.-India Business Council
Helion Ventures, Ashish Gupta, Partner
M2i International, Prakash Agarwal, President and CEO
IESA, Pramod Kulkarni, Senior Advisor
EY, Keval Doshi, Partner

04:45 – 05:00pm Closing Address, Mukesh Aghi, President, U.S.-India Business Council and Venk Shukla, Chairman, TiE SV

Invitees may stay on  to continue the discussion over a networking cocktail reception, generously hosted by Trilegal  5:00-7:00pm

A few seats are available to non-members of the US India Business Council. To request a complimentary invitation, please email Thea at . Provide your name, title, role/interest in India and a phone number.

If you can’t make it but are still interested in the topic, Contact us at Amritt  and we will send you our materials after the event.


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