Seminar on 'Making it in India - Opportunities and Strategies for Östergötland' organized on May 27, 2015 at Linköping castle

Seminar on 'Making it in India - Opportunities and Strategies for Östergötland' organized on May 27, 2015 at Linköping castle

Seminar on 'Making it in India - Opportunities and Strategies for Östergötland' organized on May 27, 2015 at Linköping castle

The ÖSTERGÖTLAND county took the initiative of organizing a seminar on the subject of 'MAKING IT IN INDIA - OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR ÖSTERGÖTLAND' on May 27 at Linkoping Castle. The event brought together speakers from India and Sweden to discuss different aspects related to the topic. Mrs. Lila Poonawalla , the well-known business personality from Poona who, as an employee of the Swedish company Alfa Laval who subsequently rose to become its CEO in India, and then the CEO of Tetra Pak India gave the keynote address on the topic of Gender diversity.

The welcome address was given by the Governor of Östergötland, Mrs. Elisabeth Nilsson followed by remarks by the Indian Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison on 'Making Sense of India'. She said that India-Sweden relations had tremendous potential which could be unlocked with a better mutual understanding. She told the audience about the historic first-ever visit of an Indian President to India from May 31 to June 2 , 2015 and expressed complete confidence about the boost that the visit would give to cooperation in various fields, including Smart cities and Digital India, which were priority programmes of the Indian government.

Other speakers included Mr. Håkan Kingstedt, chairman of Swedish India Business Council and former CEO of Sandvik India who spoke on the subject of "Why Care about India?" and Mr. Gustav Wennerblom from Business Sweden presently based in Bangalore, who informed the audience about "Business Opportunities and Trends in India". The last speaker was Mr. Gaurav Gupta from TechMahindra Ltd, Europe office in London who gave a presentation on "Leveraging 'Make in India' benefits".

The event was well-attended with representatives from Saab Dynamics AB, Sectra AB, Cybaero AB, SenionLab AB and Avionics AB among others.

The Governor hosted a dinner for the speakers and the invitees after the seminar.