IGCC hosted its 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 23, 2015. The meeting was attended by representatives of several hundred companies from the Indo-German business community. The focus of this year’s AGM was “Make in Maharashtra.”
The Chief Guest at the event was Hon’ble Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He spoke at length about the ‘Smart Cities’ as well as the ‘Make in India’ initiatives. He highlighted that Maharashtra is the biggest manufacturing hub in the country which can provide immense investment opportunities and German companies who have big presence in the state can invest more. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India said his country is an ideal trading partner for India and assured that strengthening of the Indo-German trade relations will be his priority. Germany can help India generate the clean energy necessary to fuel India’s economic growth, improve its waste management systems and clean the air of polluted cities at the same time, he added.
Dr. Martin Ney, German Ambassador to India visited the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) Booth along with Mr. Michael Siebert, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, Mr. Hubert Reilard, Incoming President of the IGCC & M. D. EFD Induction Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Bernhard Steinruecke, Director General, IGCC. In their conversation, Ms. Radhieka R Mehta, Director, IGTC highlighted the growing importance of the German Dual Education System in India, the need for skilled training and IGTC’s sustainable model of learning and working with strong German and Indian Multinational organisations.
Dr. Günter Krüger Awards for Excellence was presented to the most outstanding student of the Indo-German Training Centre. Ms. J Shilpashree recruited by Infineon Technologies – IGTC Bangalore, Ms. Pooja B trained by Frost & Sullivan – IGTC Chennai, Mr. Nisarg Shah trained and recruited by BASF India and Mr. Rohit Pillai trained and recruited by Bosch India – IGTC Mumbai were felicitated – a moment that the trainees will cherish for the rest of their lives.