American architects look at India for growth

“We are looking at finding business partners and building business internationally. We want to create opportunities and jobs for our architects, in India. It is a dynamic time for the US-India relationship,” said Mikey Jacob, First Vice-President, American Institute of Architects. According to Dean R. Thompson, US Consul General in Kolkata, this was one of the largest trade delegations to visit Kolkata since 1999.

The purpose of the mission was to introduce American firms to India’s rapidly expanding market for architectural and engineering services and to assist them in pursuing export opportunities in the sector.  The firms will meet government officials, industry officials, as well as officials from West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, Thompson said. Targeted sectors holding high potential for US architectural firms include master planning, regional and neighborhood design, as well as architecture for ports, hospitals, healthcare facilities, airports and other transportation infrastructure.

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California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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