First Indo-French Seminar on Make in India
In the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, and H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India.
Monday, 2nd February 2015, New Delhi
The Embassy of France is pleased to announce the maiden Indo-French Seminar on ‘Make in India’, being organized at the initiative of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI).
Shri Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, will speak on this occasion, with H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, delivering the inaugural address.
This seminar, gathering various executive heads of world-known French companies established in India, aims to showcase Indo-French business collaborations under the ‘Make in India’ programme and the contribution of French entities to this major project. The French companies that will address the gathering are: Airbus Group, Danone, Safran, Sanofi, Schneider Electric, Renault, Veolia.
France is one of the top foreign investors in India with a total investment stock of $19 billion in 2014 by 950 French companies (350 companies and 400 subsidiaries, plus 200 individual entrepreneurs), and this figure is poised to increase significantly over the next few years with the consolidation and extension of existing investments, as well as the arrival of new companies in the country. These French companies employ more than 3,00,000 skilled Indian workers, placing France as one of India’s leading economic partners.
The discussions will focus on French companies that are already investing and/or making in India, their strategy, growth stories, and how they foresee India as a future manufacturing hub.