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India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference

April 2012
India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference

Ani Agnihotri, Program Chair; Honorable Ajit Kumar, Consul General of India, Atlanta; and Dr. John McIntyre, Director, GaTech, CIBER.  


India is one of the world’s most dynamic countries and is designated as a priority market by the U.S. Department of Commerce. India’s economy grew on average 8 percent over the last ten years, and growing dynamism in several of its regional markets has created wide and diverse business prospects for U.S. companies. The country’s supply chains are responsible for its continued growth and globalization. The sector is valued by official studies at $500 billion.

The USA India Business Summit (UIBS), the Georgia Tech Center – CIBER, and Georgia College (GCSU) organized the first India’s Supply Chain: Markets and Opportunities Conference (ISCMOC) with support of the U.S. Commercial Service, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on January 23, 2012 at Technology Square Research Building (TSRB), Georgia Tech.

This one-day global business forum was designed for business decision-makers, strategic business planners, consultants, and academics. Topics were
• Identifying market opportunities in India
• Where, when, and how to build your India market
• Market entry and joint venture strategies

• Overcoming regulatory and cultural obstacles

The welcome was given by Ms. Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and keynote address, “Opportunities in India’s Supply Chain and Logistics Sector” was given by Honorable Ajit Kumar, Consul General, Indian Consulate, Atlanta. Twenty-three speakers included Mrs. Patricia Sheikh, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mr. Sandeep Dadlani, VP & Head Americas, Infosys, India; Mr. Vivek Sehgal, Senior Director, Manhattan Associates; and Jayant Bharadwaj, President, Swift Freight.

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