Message From Chairman's Desk
C. Suresh Reddy
I wish to extend my warm New Year &Pongal greetings to all of you. This being the first issue of the e-
newsletter from the branch for the activities 2013-14, I would like to share some of my thoughts about the
initiatives/actives of the Tamil Nadu Branch in this edition.
To begin with, we celebrated the IACC's 45 Foundation Day on October 24, 2013 at the office premises. I
wish to thank Mr. James Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer who agreed to join us in our celebrations. In
the last 3 months, other events organised with the support of the U.S. Commercial Services include the
luncheon meeting with the U.S. Consul General at Coimbatore, luncheon meeting with the Minister
Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy. The guidance sessions on U.S. visas and the round table
discussion on Cyber Security program provided a great insight on the topics to the members who
As you are aware, the breakfast meeting “Meet Success First Hand” was a run-away success since it was
started in 2008. With a view to expand the horizon of the event, along with the Entrepreneurs' we are now
presenting to you the Leaders from different sectors who will share their 'experience to success' with our
members. This new series was titled as “Listen to the Leader”and was initiated on Dec 10, 2013 with Mr.
Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice-Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions as our Inaugural speaker. I hope that
youwill continue to participate and learn fromthis highlymotivational and stimulating session.
I invite through this edition of this e-newsletter all members to take part in our upcoming “Members'
Networking Nite” to be held on January 17, 2014 at Chennai. I am sure this will be an excellent platform to
exchange ideas, share common goals and perspectiveswhichwill help to improve your business relations.
Apart from conducting the above mentioned events, this year we are planning to take an outbound
delegation to USA in July/August 2014. Please share your inputs, if any to the Secretariat by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your valuable inputs to make this delegation more efficient and
beneficial for the Indian companies.
Having said all the above, I would like to thank everyone for their contribution inthe year 2013, through
membership, participation at events, active involvement in sub- committees and thebranch committee.
Any feedback or suggestions to improve this newsletter is greatly appreciated. See you all in ourforthcoming