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IFCCIs 44th Annual General Meeting

IFCCI organized its flagship event the 44th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 30th September 2021 at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

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This flagship event took place in the gracious presence of Mr. Subhash Desai, Honorable Minister of Industries and Mining, Govt. of Maharashtra and H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India.

Mr. Sumeet Anand, Founder of IndSight Growth Partners was re-elected as President for a second term to represent one of India’s most active bilateral trade Chamber, the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI). His election coincides with a favorable economic context between both countries, with close to 1000 French establishments in India, France is one of India’s top economic partners with over 1000 French firms established in the country generating 350,000 jobs.

On this occasion, Payal S. Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI said,

"We are extremely delighted with Sumeet Anand’s re-election, he has played an important role in IFCCI’s ongoing development. Today’s MoU signing with MIDC is a testimony of the growing interest and expansion of French companies in the state of Maharashtra and we look forward to building a strong partnership.”

Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog shared his thoughts and wishes over a video message to all the members of the chamber highlighting digital growth

“This decade will establish India as a global leader in digital economy establishing many of our innovative models for the world to replicate and learn from for years to come”

Dr. P. Anbalagan, CEO, MIDC in his speech stated that "French companies have a major presence in Maharashtra. Partnership with IFCCI will further strengthen our relationship with France."

IFCCI signed an MoU with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to facilitation investments from France into Maharashtra. The agreement was signed at IFCCI’s 44th AGM in the presence of Mr. Subhash Desai, Honorable Minister of Industries and Mining, Govt. of Maharashtra and H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India.

The AGM emerged as a participatory and interactive knowledge platform that brought together diverse global leaders to deliberate upon the horizons for India. A panel discussion on the all-important theme of "India’s digital decade 2020-30: A big boost for India’s Economy" was kickstarted by Mr. Aiman Ezzat, Global CEO, Capgemini

The announcement was made in the presence of than 80 French and Indian business leaders in who were physically present for the event. The Chamber promotes trade between India and France represents a network of 650 member companies in both countries. It was also awarded two years in a row as Best Performing Chamber by the CCI France International.

Ms Payal S. Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI extended the Vote of thanks to all speakers and sponsors for their kind support.  This was followed by a networking dinner.

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