New Delhi , Jan 9 : John Chambers, USIBC Board Chairman and Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems will lead a delegation of almost 100 representatives from leading US companies to the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Several other USIBC member companies including Cisco, Emerson, CME Group, 3M Company, Varian Medical, BIO, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, FedEx, Gilead, Huntsman Corporation and MasterCard, among other companies, will be participating in Vibrant Gujarat 2017.
"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," Dr Mukesh Aghi, President, US India Business Council said.
"In 2016-17, USIBC is expecting an additional inflow of US USD27 billion to India by at least 52 US companies. We are delighted to see the fastened pace of India's recent domestic reforms," he added.
During the five-day summit, the delegation will hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and other senior state and central government officials.
The delegation aims to reinforce the significance of US-India bilateral trade, explore opportunities for accelerating American investment in India and promote job creation for both economies.
The USIBC and US Embassy will also host the United States Country Seminar on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. This seminar will focus on US-led innovation and entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth in India.