Dear IACC Gujarat Members,
A big thank you to our outgoing chairman, Mr. Samir Shah, for leading our chamber last year. Congratulations to Mr. Sudhir Naik and Mr. Narendra Patel, Sr. Vice-Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively along with the entire IACC Gujarat council for the upcoming year.
It is a privilege to have earned your trust in electing me to this role. With our two largest democracies undergoing change we have never seen before, I foresee some uncertainties initially but a lot of opportunities as we explore bi-lateral trade between our two countries. With the council’s help, we’ve been able to identify a few focus areas for the year that include a focus on membership development and organizing events such as the Indo-American Summit, the Lincoln Memorial Lecture (LML) and a delegation to the US. Other possible events include participation in Vibrant Gujarat, seminars on Visa requirements, opportunities with demonetization, bi-lateral opportunities in IT and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to also take some of these programs to other cities besides Ahmedabad and build a broader platform for IACC across the state.
Please feel free to reach out to me for sharing any thought or ideas you may want to bounce off any time of the day or night! I will be all ears. I look forward to your support.