3rd VDMA North India Members Meet

VDMA India

India and Germany mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations as modern countries this year. Bilateral relations between India and Germany are founded on common democratic principles and are marked by a high degree of trust and mutual respect.

Today, Germany is amongst India’s most important partners both bilaterally and in the global context. Since 2012, India and Germany have a “Strategic Partnership”, which has been further strengthened with the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) which allows for a comprehensive review of Cooperation and identification of new areas of engagement. The diverse areas of engagement include some of the new and emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Space, Smart Cities, Urban Green Mobility etc.
VDMA India organised the most prestigious event of VDMA North India office: “3rd VDMA North India Members Meet” under the theme of “Strengthening Indo-German Network in the Engineering Sector in North India”

Almost 50 VDMA member and Indo-German companies gathered from Delhi NCR and different corners of North India. It was an action-packed session where our knowledgeable speakers deep dived on most pertinent topics tax policy framework, industrial ecosystem, and digitization automation of manufacturing in India.

The event was inaugurated with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by our “Chief Guest” - Mr. R. Madhan, Director, Indo-German Science & Technology Centre and our “Guest of Honor” Dr. Steffen Koch, Head – Department of Economic and Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in New Delhi
After an inspiring message from Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India. Dr. Koch in his address gave an overview on the Indo-German bi-lateral trade and industrial collaboration, followed by a presentation from Mr Madhan throwing light on the Indo German cooperation in the field of Science & Technology and detailing about the IGSTC projects.

Then the esteemed dignitaries on the dais came forward for the release the VDMA North India Members Meet Special Issue. 

In the main session we had our knowledgeable speakers,  Mr. Gaurav Makhijani, Associate Partner - Rödl & Partner, Mr. Lokanathan Nadar, Business Head - Origins, Mahindra World City and Mr. Sanjay Madhwal, Vice-President – Sales & Marketing, WAGO Pvt. Ltd., deep dived on most pertinent topics tax policy framework, industrial ecosystem, and digitization automation of manufacturing in India.to please come onto the stage.

The event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We acknowledge and appreciate this support from our: Knowledge Partner:- Roedl & Partner; Associate Partner:- Mahindra World City; and our Member sponsors – Beumer Group & Wago Pvt. Ltd.

The event was moderated by Mr. Ajmal Fawad, Regional Manager – North, VDMA India and concluded with networking cocktail and dinner.