WALTHAM, MA–John Chambers, USIBC Board Chairman and Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems will lead a delegation of almost 100 representatives from leading U.S. companies to the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, US-India Business Council said in a statement.
Companies in the delegation include: Cisco, Emerson, CME Group, 3M Company, Varian Medical, BIO, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, FedEx, Gilead, Huntsman Corporation and Mastercard, among others.
Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, US India Business Council said, “Vibrant Gujarat has placed India on the world map, providing an impetus to industrial growth, innovation and has paved the way for multinational companies to integrate India in their global supply chain. I congratulate Prime Minister Modi for realizing the dream of not just Vibrant Gujarat but a Vibrant India.”
He further added, “In 2016-17, USIBC is expecting an additional inflow of US $27 billion to India by at least 52 U.S. companies. We are delighted to see the fastened pace of India’s recent domestic reforms.”
The USIBC Delegation to Vibrant Gujarat, led by John Chambers, comprises several CEOs and senior executives, including Ed Monser, Vice-Chairman, USIBC and President, Emerson Electric; David Farr, CEO, Emerson Electric; Ashish Khandpur, Senior Vice President & CTO, 3M Company; Peter Huntsman, CEO, Huntsman Corporation; Amit Midha, President – Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell; Ravi Aurora, Senior Vice President, MasterCard; Jim Greenwood, CEO, BIO; Richard Boocock, President- India, Middle East, Egypt & Turkey, Air Products & Chemicals; Sukhveer Singh, Vice President, Varian Medical Systems; Raj Subramaniam, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Executive Vice President, FedEx Corporation; Ambassador Robert Blake, Senior Director, McLarty Associates.
During the five-day summit, the delegation will hold meetings with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; Hon’ble Union Minister for Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley; Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industries, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani; Niti Aayog CEO Shri Amitabh Kant, in addition to other senior state and central government officials. The delegation aims to reinforce the significance of U.S.-India bilateral trade, explore opportunities for accelerating American investment in India and promote job creation for both economies.
The USIBC and U.S. Embassy will also host the United States Country Seminar on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. This seminar will focus on U.S. -led innovation and entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth in India.
Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 400 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.