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   Under the High Patronage of
      Mr Emmanuel MACRON
       President of the French Republic

On Tuesday, December 1st & Friday December 4th, 2020

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Before Ambition India 2020 Begins!

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TENTATIVE PROGRAM

(online event – in English)

 

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, December 1st 2020

1:15 PM (IST) – Virtual waiting room to the webinar

1:30 (IST)  – Opening speeches – plenary session

Moderator: Delano D’SOUZA, Senior Journalist at FRANCE24 

Opening address by Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and economic Attractiveness 

Opening address by Piyush GOYAL, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Trade and Industry of the Republic of India

Introduction by Christophe LECOURTIER, CEO, BUSINESS FRANCE

1:50 PM (IST) // Panel 1 : Bilateral relations and Post-Covid-19 economic outlook – plenary session

Moderator: Delano D’SOUZASenior Journalist at FRANCE24 

  • Françoise HUANG, Senior Economist for Asia-Pacific, EULER HERMES
  • Emmanuel LENAIN, Ambassador of France in India
  • Jawed ASHRAF, Ambassador of India to France
  • Paul HERMELIN Chairman of the Business Council France-India of MEDEF International and Chairman of the Board at CAPGEMINI
  • Sanjiv BAJAJ, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chairman & Managing Director of BAJAJ FINSERV Ltd. 

2:30PM (IST) // Panel 2 : How to leverage your recovery in India – Incentives, taxation, project financing, new regulations and HR solutions – plenary session

 Moderator : Jean-Michel CASSE, CCE Paris India desk, Former COO Accor India & South Asia – Former President CCEF India

  • Aymeric DE REYNIES, CEO CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB (CACIB) & CCEF India, VP IFCCI

  • Marie-Albane PRIEUR, Associate Director, Export Development, BPIFrance

  • Udyen JAIN, Founder, UDYEN JAIN & ASSOCIATES, UJA

  • Deepak BAGLA, CEO INVEST INDIA

  • Fiona MOUGENOT, Founder EXPAT PARTNERS

  • Amair FAROOQUI, Lawyer BIGNON-LEBRAY

  • Christophe MARIETTE, Sales Director and Chairman LYRA Indiam

3:30 PM (IST)  – Panel 3 : Financing optimization for a French subsidiary in India : – advantage of external commercial borrowings versus capital increase and taxes – Transfer Pricing

Moderator: Olivier LEBAUBE, Director of International Affairs at OCA- Organisation Consulting Audit

  • Udyen JAIN, Founding Partner Udyen Jain & Associates – UJA

  • Romain FLANDROIS, Managing Director FBO India

  • Stéphane WATIER, Indian Units Global Manager, AXON CABLE

  • Nisheel PODDAR, Country Manager India, BABILOU GROUP

  • Alexandre RAMAT, Director India, East Africa, South East Asia CAHORS International, Former MD CAHORS Transfix India

 

4:15 PM to 8:15 PM (IST) – Individual B2B meetings on b2b platform for French and Indian companies

Day 2 – Friday, December 4th, 2020

1:30 PM (IST)  – Panel 1: Industry: towards new strategic alliances associating “French Fab” with “Make in India”

Moderator : Sumeet ANAND, President, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Founder, IndSight Growth Partners

  • Florence VERZELEN, Executive Vice President Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications DASSAULT SYSTEMES
  • Ashish SARAF, Vice President Airbus Helicopters
  • Apparao MALLAVARAPU, Managing Director CENTUM Electronics / ADETEL
  • Anil CHAUDHRY, CEO- Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd. & Zone President, Greater India
  • Mahesh BABU, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric

 

2:15 PM (IST) – Panel 2: Infrastructures: Opportunities and new strategies during COVID19 for transport/logistics, energy transition and environment

Moderator: Ritika ARORA, Research Practice Director, INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLISHING Pvt. Ltd

  • Bruno BOSLE, Director AFD India
  • Guillaume DOURDIN, CEO, VEOLIA India and CCEF India
  • Sarbajit DEB, Executive VP, Europe, LARSEN & TOUBRO
  • Francois DE THOMASSON, Regional Chief Financial Officer – South Asia · ‎BOLLORE TRANSPORTS & LOGISTICS and CCEF India
  • Philippe GUILLAUMET, Project Manager for Europe & Abroad, GRAND PORT MARITIME DE MARSEILLE FOS
  • Pascal LIGNERES, Director of Strategy and Railways Asia Region, EGIS India

 


15:00 (IST) – Panel 3: Consumer: the transformation of retail through the development of digital services in India

Moderator: Souad TENFICHE-ANCELLE, CEO India, NUMA Bengaluru

=====Keynote Speaker: Vikas PUROHIT, CEO Tata Cliq =====

 

  • Rajesh JAIN, Managing Director and CEO Sports & Leisure Apparel Limited (LACOSTE India)
  • Luisa MUNARETTO, Founder at TECH IA IMPACT INVEST PARIS DELHI and Non-executive board member
  • Eric BOURGEOIS, CEO India, Gilbert Jain Laboratory Pvt Ltd (LABORATOIRES GILBERT– GROUPE BATTEUR)
  • Cheketansingh RAMDHARRY President, TRIOMPHE PARIS (telephony, SAHUL group)
  • Erwan DE KERAUTEM, CEO, MEDIAWEN INTERNATIONAL

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (IST) – Individual B2B meetings on B2B platform for French and Indian companies

SPEAKERS

Piyush GOYAL

Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry
& Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
INDIA

Franck RIESTER

Minister Delegate to the
Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs,
in charge of foreign trade and attractiveness

Christophe 

LECOURTIER

Directeur général de Business France

Emmanuel LENAIN

Ambassadeur de France en Inde

H.E. Mr. Jawed ASHRAF

Ambassadeur d'Inde en France

Sumeet ANAND

Président, CCI France-Inde

Françoise HUANG

Economiste Senior pour l'Asie-Pacifique, EULER HERMES

Jean-Michel CASSE

CCE Paris India desk, Ancien CEO, India and South Asia, ACCOR, CCE

Udyen JAIN

 Founder & Managing Partner, Udyen Jain & Associates, UJA

Eric-John BOURGEOIS

CEO India, Gilbert Jain Laboratory Pvt Ltd

 Rajesh JAIN

Managing Director et CEO, Lacoste India

Bruno BOSLE 

Country Director of India, AFD

Fiona MOUGENOT

Managing Director, EXPAT PARTNERS

Aymeric DE REYNIES

CEO CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB (CACIB) & CCEF India, VP IFCCI

Anil Chaudhry

CEO, Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd. & Zone President, Greater India

Deepak BAGLA

Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Prakash WAKANKAR

CEO, 2wheeler Business & Chief Of International Operations (FES), MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA

Sarbajit DEB

Executive Vice President, Europe, LARSEN & TOUBRO

Apparao MALLAVARAPU

Managing Director CENTUM Electronics / ADETEL

Guillaume DOURDIN

CEO and Managing Director, VEOLIA India

Cheketansingh RAMDHARRY

Président Triomphe et Leonie in Paris, France

Amair FAROOQUI

Avocat, BIGNON LEBRAY

Philippe GUILLAUMET

Project Manager for Europe & Abroad, GRAND PORT MARITIME DE MARSEILLE FOS

Romain FLANDROIS

Managing Director & CEO, FBO Fittings and System India Pvt. Ltd. 

Erwan de KERAUTEM

CEO, Mediawen International

Vikas PUROHIT

CEO, TATA CLIQ

Remi MAILLARD

President Managing Director, AIRBUS India & South Asia

Pascal LIGNERES

Directeur stratégie et rail Inde - Asie, EGIS

Olivier LEBAUBE

Directeur Stratégie et Développement International, OCA – Organisation Conseil Audit

Namrta BANGIA

Director, India Infrastructure Publishing

Christophe MARIETTE

President of Lyra India

& Commercial Director of Lyra Network India

Stéphane WATIER

Axon' Indian Units Global Manager

Marie-Albane PRIEUR

Directrice Adjointe Développement Export à BPIFRANCE

Florence VERZELEN

Executive Vice President Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Alexandre Ramat

Director India, East Africa, South East Asia CAHORS International
Former MD CAHORS Transfix India

 

 

Souad Tenfiche- Ancelle

CEO India, NUMA Bengaluru

Mahesh BABU

MD & CEO, MAHINDRA ELECTRIC

 

Paul HERMELIN

Chairman of the Business Council France-India of MEDEF International
and Chairman of the Board, CAPGEMINI

Nisheel PODDAR

Country Manager - India

BABILOU GROUP

Delano D'SOUZA

Journalist (France 24)

Luisa MUNARETTO

Founder at TECH IA IMPACT INVEST PARIS DELHI and Non-executive board member

 

Sanjiv BAJAJ

Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 
and Chairman & Managing Director
BAJAJ FINSERV Ltd 

François DE THOMASSON

Regional Chief Financial Officer - South Asia 

‎BOLLORE TRANSPORTS & LOGISTICS and CCEF India

Ashish SARAF

President

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

Ritika ARORA

Research Practice Director

INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLISHING Pvt. Ltd

NOS PARTENAIRES

A propos de UJA French Desk

Replay : Indo-French panel discussion on India’s flagship program ‘Make in India’

May 19, 2020

Replay of the webinar on
Indian Innovation Ecosystem

May 20, 2020

Webinar
" The New Indian Consumer "

June 11, 2020

Business of Sports – Rumble Under Our Feet (PDF, publication disponible uniquement en anglais)

 

France’s skills and talent in both the sports and business sectors have brought it international prestige and recognition.
France has been hosting major international sports events every year, including the Tour de France since 1903, 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race since 1923, the French Open (Roland Garros) since 1928, and the Vendée Globe yacht race since 1989.
France is a sporting nation: sixty-four percent of French people play sports at least once a week, and more than 16 million people belong to a sports club.
Every year, the Business France Head Office in Paris hosts the ‘International Meet for Major Sports Events’ (RIGES) in France, which brings together more than 200 international sports stakeholders to share their thoughts and experiences and take stock of public policies carried out for the development of sports, sports equipment and the organisation of forthcoming global events.
France’s know-how and expertise in staging sporting events and manufacturing sports goods and equipment will be showcased on a larger-than-life scale in Paris when it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Livre blanc “Make in India” (PDF, publication disponible uniquement en anglais)

 

As a part of the Ambition India 2020’s thematic round table to be held on 28th April, we bring to you a white paper on Make in India. The objective of this paper is to share our expertise to assist French companies in their export journey to India. This study is based on feedback from experts in the field and analyzes the potential of this government project for investment in India along with its various reforms. It is an overview of the Indian initiative for foreign investment.
Explore testimonials from French companies about the Indian market, know about the various government reforms under Make in India program and the sector specific reasons to invest in the India. Read now!

Livre blanc “The Indian Innovation Ecosystem” (PDF, publication disponible uniquement en anglais)

Ce livre blanc a pour objectif de présenter l’écosystème de l’innovation indien et d’avoir accès à des études de cas et témoignages d’entreprises ayant su tirer parti des avantages que l’Inde offre.

Ce document s’adresse aux entreprises, startups, investisseurs, grands groupes intéressés à la recherche d’opportunités dans le 3ème écosystème d’innovation au monde !

Lire l’article en français

Prendre la mesure du phénomène représenté par le marché indien des cosmétiques, c’est d’abord se pencher sur un chiffre : 5%. Soit la part que celui-ci devrait capter sur la totalité de la cosmétique mondiale en 2025. Un chiffre triplé par rapport à la situation de marché actuelle, et dont la rapide explosion tient d’abord dans une explication : la démographie indienne. « Quand on sait que l’Inde devrait dépasser la Chine en nombre d’habitants d’ici 2030 et que 53 villes indiennes ont déjà dépassé le million d’habitants, on comprend alors que la croissance des marchés de consommation se fasse de façon exponentielle », explique Brinder Rault, Cheffe de pôle Art de vivre et Santé au bureau indien de Business France.

 

Publications

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