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Indo- French Investment Conclave, Hyderabad

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) organized the 4th Edition of its flagship event, the Indo-French Investment Conclave.

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The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) organized the 4th Edition  of its flagship event, the Indo-French Investment Conclave, this time focusing on the State of Telangana on 8th October 2021 at Novotel HICC, Hyderabad. The earlier successful editions of the Indo-French Investment Conclave were organized in Nagpur, Goa and Tamil Nadu that led to announcements of French investments in the respective locations in India. 

IFCCI brought together H.E Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, Mr. K. T Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for IT, E&C, MA & UD and Industries & Commerce Departments, Government of Telangana​, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of I&C and IT Departments, Government of Telangana  and  CXOs consisting of existing and potential French and Indian investors to Hyderabad with an aim to understand and strengthen investment opportunities in the State. 

The delegation commenced the day with visits to the facilities of French companies that successfully operate in the state, such as Safran Electrical and Power & Safran Aircraft Engines in the Defence & Aerospace Sector and the R&D laboratory of Mane India, manufacturers of flavours and fragrances catering to the FMCG sector. The Conclave commenced in the afternoon with a keynote speech by Mr. Krishna Bodanapu, MD & CEO, Cyient to share his thoughts as a homegrown Indian technology giant born out of Hyderabad with a worldwide footprint including France of his experience as an investor in the State followed by a Case Study of an important Indo-French partnership of GMR-ADP presented by Mr. Antoine Crombez, Deputy CEO, GMR Airports. This was succeeded by two Panel Discussions focusing on several key industries in the state with leaders in the respective spaces and the event concluded with the Plenary Session, where the Honourable Minister welcomed French Investments in the state and spoke in detail about the Ease of Doing Business. 

The conclave was followed by a closed-door Roundtable Interaction of the Government Authorities with select CEOs of French companies.  

H.E Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India said “Many French groups have already invested in Telangana, particularly in biotech, IT and aeronautics. These Indo-French business endeavours in key sectors in Telangana also help to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries.” 

Mr. Sumeet Anand, President, IFCCI said, “Telangana has a very healthy investment climate with strong leadership, investor-friendly reforms, strong cluster competency in key sectors, innovation and digital acceleration along with increased urbanisation and consumption levels. We believe employment opportunities will grow hand-in-hand with investment inflows and it is a win-win situation for all. Thus, the warm embrace by the leading French corporates comes as no surprise and IFCCI can confirm that French investment in Telangana will continue to accelerate in coming times.” 

Mrs. Payal S Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI said, “Telangana is a key State for French investment in India and can already see the strong and successful establishment of companies like Safran, Sanofi, Mane, Monin, Capgemini, among many others. Events like these serve as the right platforms for seamless collaboration between France with the State governments of India on various levels.” 

The evening ended with with an exclusive  VIP Cocktail Networking Dinner which was attended by 130+ guests.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS  : 

  • Presence of H.E Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India​ 
  • Presence of Sri KT Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for IT, E&C, MA & UD and Industries & Commerce Departments, Government of Telangana​ 
  • Presence of Sri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of I&C and IT Departments, Government of Telangana
  • Presence of Govt. authorities, Senior Diplomats, Industrialists, CXO's of French and Indian companies
  • Delegation of French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEs) - French CEO’s in India​ 
  • Business Networking and B2G Roundtable Meeting​ 
  • Site visits to French Companies​ 
  • Sector focused Panel Discussions with Industry Experts​ 
  • Exclusive VIP Cocktail Networking Dinner 

    SPEAKERS  

  • Mr. AntoineCrombez, Deputy CEO, GMR Airports 
  • Mr. BorisSolomiac, General Delegate, MBDA India 
  • Ms. Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WeHub 
  • Mr. EricFajole, Trade Commissioner, Business France 
  • Mr. Germain Araud, Managing Director,Monin India Pvt Ltd 
  • Mr. GerardInizan, Managing Director, Safran Aircraft Engines India 
  • Mr. Hemanth DP, CEO, Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy 
  • Mr. KrishnaBodanapu, MD & CEO, Cyient 
  • Mr. Mathieu Jouve-Villard , Managing Partner, Wedge Consulting and India Country Director, CIC 
  • Ms. Payal S Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI 
  • Mr. Praveen PA, Director, Aerospace and Defence, BFSI, Govt. of Telangana 
  • Mr. Rajaram Narayan, Managing Director, SANOFI India 
  • Mr. Rohan Kamath, Managing Director, Expat Partners 
  • Mr. SC Mishra, Managing Director, Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System Pvt. Ltd 
  • Mr. SGK Kishore, Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer(, GMR Airports
  • Mr. Sumeet Anand, President, IFCCI 
  • Mr.Shan Venkat, Managing Director and CEO, Lumiplan India 
  • Mr. Sumit Dasgupta, Managing Director, Mane India 
  • Mr. Venkataramana Mantha, CEO, Expleo Technologies India 
  • Mr. Venkat Neelakantan, Global Head of Real Estate, Capgemini India 
  • Mr. V Rajanna, Senior Vice President and Global Head – Technology BU, TCS 
    Former Chairman – CII Telangana 

We extend our gratitude to our sponsors, without whose support the event would not have been possible and for making the 4th Edition of the Indo-French Investment Conclave a  huge success. 

  • State Partner: Telangana Government 
  • Supported by: Embassy of France in India  
  • Platinum Sponsors: Sanofi India, GMR Airports 
  • Gold Sponsors: Expat Partners 
  • Silver Sponsors: Monin India, Expleo Technologies India, Mane India , ESIGELEC School of Engineering  
  • State Partner -Telangana Government 
  • Institutional Partner: CII, French Fab 
  • Supported by: Embassy of France in India  
  • Beverage Partner : Pernod Ricard India - Chivas
  • Hospitality Partner:  Novotel HICC   

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