Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu selected for USIBC Award

May 2, 2017 15:01 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Chandrababu Naidu was on 2 May 2017 selected for the 'Transformative Chief Minister Award' of the the US-India Business Council (USIBC).

He was selected for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. The award will be presented to him on 8 May 2017 at the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley.

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The summit will also honour Aruna Sundararajan with the ‘Transformative Leadership Award’ for excellence in public service.

Last year’s recipient of USIBC Award was Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog.

What will be the focus of USIBC West Coast Summit?

• USIBC West Coast Summit will convene 150 industry leaders from various sectors to explore the impacts of manufacturing in India, India's move towards digitisation, a cashless society and the future of the US-India trade relations.
• Participants will discuss key issues such as how Internet of Things (IoTs), smart city planning, and manufacturing issues are shaping the future of the US-India technology partnership.
• Led by USIBC chairman and Cisco Executive Chairman, John Chambers, the summit among others will feature India's Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT Aruna Sundararajan.
• The companies which will attend the summit include Amazon, Paypal, Deloitte, Facebook, Nuveen, Mastercard, Dell, TransAsia, Varian Medical, Visa among others.

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