Page 24 - IACC Newsletter March-April 2014 Issue 03

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The session was very well received and attended by participants of known organizations like, Café Coffee Day, GE Global
Research, Intuit, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd., Yahoo!, etc. to name a few.
Building World Class Capabilities in Manufacturing - Friday, June 06, 2014 at Deshpande Foundation, Hubli
The manufacturing sector in India may be in a vulnerable position due to the continuing slowdown owing to various
factors and hence a cause for concern, yet, it has the potential for unlimited growth if tapped in the right direction. The
sector just needs adequate support and effective policies if it has to grow in a healthy way. And if manufacturers are
creative enough to utilize every small opportunity to develop and expand, both the manufacturing sector and the
nation’s economy will be on the path to recovery.
There is a solution for the problem! There are some pioneering Indian and Multinational Corporations that have ‘bucked
the trend’ by building world class capabilities in manufacturing, showing a determination to last long by planning strong.
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, after a great success of its event "Building World Class Capabilities in
Manufacturing" in Bangalore on Friday, May 16, 2014, extended the program to Hubli-Belgaum region for the benefit of
local industry leaders on Friday, June 06, 2014 at Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship, BVB College of
Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Hubli, Karnataka. The event gave an opportunity to the participants to listen to
some of the trendsetters who have shown the courage to swim against the tide and triumph. The industry leaders from
automotive, aerospace, heavy engineering and hi-tech sectors shared their insights and answered questions in the
forum. The event triggered a switch which turned on the ideas within the participants.
Mr. Santosh Huralikoppi, Committee Member of IACC- Karnataka Chapter, welcomed the participants at the event.
Mr. Santosh Huralikoppi, Committee Member of IACC- Karnataka Chapter welcoming the participants
The event was well received and attended by 150 participants of known organizations from Hubli- Dharwad region.
Smt. K Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary to Government- Commerce & Industries Department graced the event
as a Chief Guest. Speaking at the conference, Smt. Ratna Prabha stated that the North Karnataka region comprising
Hubli- Dharwad, Belgaum, Bijapur and Bagalkot could emerge as a world-class manufacturing industry hub in next
couple of decades.