The Amsterdam Chapter was officially inaugurated in November 2004 with officials from the local authorities, the Indian Embassy and from GOPIO Europe. Based on the relative silence of the international link between GOPIO and its Dutch Indians the new chapter was initiated in the Dutch capital. The aim was to revive the international leverage of global indians by establishing a innovative approach learning from the past of working with or within Indian associations.
Amsterdam is the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. The area (Amsterdam and Amstelveen) has a significant population of people of Indian origin and is home to a large selection of Indian events and celebrations. We are proud to have a GOPIO chapter in this wonderful city.
Amsterdam and India share a special bond. There has always been a constant engagement between Amsterdam and India on multiple social, economic, technology and other fronts such as entertainment.
Since 2006, Amsterdam Gemeente (Municipality) has been working towards attracting companies from India. This has included multiple delegations to India led by the honourable Mayor of Amsterdam. Thanks to this effort, many Indian companies have chosen the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. The number of Indian companies present in the region has increased fivefold in recent years with more than 60 % of all the Indian companies in the Netherlands. Indian companies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys Technology have set up their European and Benelux headquarters in the Amsterdam Area.
This automatically reflects the importance of this region for the thousands of Indian expats and knowledge migrants working and living here.
Focus Areas of the Chapter :
This chapter currently focusses on the following areas:
Mr. Karan Oberoi, MBA Chapter President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anuj Sharma – Vice President
Gauri Deoras – Vice President
Advisor to the Chapter and the National Board – Drs Roy Budhjawan
Vacancy – Chapter Secretary and also serving as National Secretary General of GOPIO Netherlands (email@example.com)
Interested in joining us? Please mail us : firstname.lastname@example.org
Indians on the Digital highway – December 14th, 2013 –Co-organiser GOPIO NL Youth Debate – June 10th Amsterdam