IFCCI events in February [fr]

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry had planned a number of activities in February:

1. 14th February, 2014 - Intercultural Panel Discussion on Women Leadership


The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized an “Intercultural Panel Discussion on Women Leadership” at Sofitel Mumbai BKC, our venue partner.

We had the pleasure of welcoming Ashu Suyash, CEO - L&T Investment Management, Aurélie Khattau, Country Manager - Hermes India Retail & Distribution Pvt. Ltd, Roma Balwani, Chief Group Communication Officers - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Marita Maier, Head of French & German Desk - Ernst & Young LLP and Sandra Martyres, Advisor to CEO – Société Générale.


This session was moderated by Isabelle Demangeat, Founder & Director - Fit for Culture.40 participants attended this event who decided to segregate the event in three parts:

1. Personal Background of each panelist: Career as a woman

2. Status quo and development objectives regarding women in leadership positions as well as best practices and strategies in the organizations of the panelist.

3. Intercultural aspect: women leadership in India and in France / Europe - Differences or Similarities

2. 13th February 2014 - Breakfast à la Française

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI), in partnership with JW Marriott Mumbai, organized a Breakfast à la Française, for the Indo-French business community in Mumbai.


31 guests including member companies and French entrepreneurs in the city attended the networking breakfast. We also had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation of 6 companies from the Normandy region.

The guests enjoyed the morning and also had the opportunity to interact with fellow members and newcomers. Some of the companies present included Anmol Sekhri Consultants, Accor, Ashu Thakur & Associates, DPLOI, Ernst & Young, Hempel Paints, New Bridge Partners, Pierre Fabre, Red Lotus Consulting, Roedl & Partners, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Schneider Electric, Tech Mahindra, Third Eyesight and X-PM.

3. 18th February 2014 - 1st Finance & Taxation Committee Meeting


18th February 2014, Mumbai: The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) held the first Finance and Taxation Committee Meeting in Mumbai on ‘‘Balance sheet movement of the top 500 companies in India & Deciphering the Indian balance sheet.’’. The meeting was held in IFCCI’s boardroom and was conducted by Mr. Rakesh Valecha, Senior Director at India Ratings & Research (Fitch Group). Six participants attended the meeting.



20th February 2014, Mumbai: The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) organized a round table on ‘China, Africa: challenges and opportunities for India’ at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach.

In the 20th century Europe was a strong leader but things are changing: Africa is clearly the largest continent of the world and has 1.1 billion inhabitants. China is becoming a rich country and won’t be interested to produce cheap products anymore and India has important natural resources to operate (oil, gas).

In terms of economy two thirds of the global economy takes place in China, India and Africa. China clearly is the engine and has become the first exporter to India. Africa is in the middle of this world: between America, Europe and Asia.

To conclude, according to J.J Boillot, one of the key speakers, the 23th century will be the Asia century.


Last modified on 05/03/2014

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