December 2, 2015
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (known as Assocham India) has officially opened its first Dutch branch in Amsterdam. According to Vikas Chaturvedi, the founder of Assocham Netherlands, the launch of Assocham’s European base in Amsterdam “will give a substantial boost in business between India and Europe. This will further enhance the role of the Netherlands…
November 3, 2012
Heavy industry minister Praful Patel, Rajan Mittal of Bharti Airtel fame, and Sajjan Jindal of JSW, spoke at the THiNK 2012 in Goa. Praful Patel joked that credibility of politicians is at an all time high referring to the many scams being uncovered. He admitted that business and politics have to coexist. I could not feel a touch of irony as the Comptroller and Auditor General has accused him of doubtful investment decisions when expanding the Air India fleet.
September 16, 2012
It was an event for CEOs and by invitation only. That is more often said than done but EY, as in Ernst & Young, were true to their slogan *‘Quality in Everything We Do’*and had send me a polite invite to attend their Strategic Growth Forum India 2012 without irritating follow up phone calls. It was a very well organised three day action packed event.
October 17, 2009
Leaders in India was the name of the business forum conference I attended in Mumbai last week. With some humility I could not help but think that most of us did not really qualify that title. Then again, the only criteria was that you had to be a CEO. In my humble opinion there were too many foreign speakers/panellists in the conference. There are so many excellent Leaders in India that I failed to understand why they had to be flown in from abroad.
February 12, 2008
As that is what I will be able to yell as of April 2008. I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the offer of a Dutch company to become their CFO for their newly to set up Indian operation near Manipal, Karnataka. Packers have been called and the family will be moving on March 13. Take note of our new Indian address!
September 21, 2007
Take this chance to register for a unique investment event bringing together Indian & Dutch Investment professionals. Even if you are not investing but an opinion leader in this field do not forget what this conference might add to your views. We are gathering both Indian as well as Dutch executives together to exchange their opinions and opportunities in order to create more value to all of us. Date: October 3, 2007 Location: beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam Please register on time (see attachments) and go to http://www.
August 27, 2007
Kamal Nath Last week I attended the high level meeting organized by the Europe-India Chamber of Commerce. Held at the European Parliament in Brussels, it was an interesting conference. The thing that struck me most was the high calibre speeches made by the representatives of the Government of India. Kamal Nath, India’s minister of commerce and industry, compared India with Europe where many states with different languages strive to provide a single economic entity.
August 26, 2007
The Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), of which I am a member, in association with Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) and Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is organizing a High level Conference “Europe meets India: Economic and Political Dimension of the EU-India Strategic Partnership – Challenges and Opportunities” to be held in Brussels on 8-9 November 2006.
February 8, 2007
####Workshop ‘Leading innovation: ensuring patient satisfaction in health care Tuesday afternoon (16.00 -20.00 hrs), 27 February 2007 Is this workshop intended for you? You would find this workshop useful if you are a senior manager of any healthcare related activities with a stakeholder role, for example, in Health Insurance Companies, Hospitals, Social Services, Hospitality Providers, Tour Operators, Airlines and Government. You are cordially invited to attend the workshop if you are interested in exploring various facets of emerging healthcare service.