Bangalore bound: Local execs plan trade mission

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 12:57am
HCA CEO Jack Bovender will lead three local trade industry associations on a mission to India next year.

Three local industry associations Tuesday announced plans to mount a trade mission to India next February.

The Nashville Technology Council, the Nashville Chamber’s International Business Council, and the Nashville Health Care Council are arranging the trip, set for Feb. 20 to March 1.

Leading the mission will be HCA CEO Jack Bovender. The itinerary so far includes stops in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Participants are to meet with representatives from the U.S. Embassy, the Indian government, the American Chamber of Commerce and local industry executives in technology, health care and other fields.

Ties between Nashville companies and India have increased in recent years. Medical transcription firm Spheris, for instance, has offices in Bangalore and Coimbatore, while fast-growing business process outsourcer eMids Technologies also has a Bangalore operation which last year entered into an alliance with Zycron Inc., another Nashville IT firm.

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By: jefaye on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Here's looking forward to more support calls being handled in India. Has anyone ever considered that maybe some of us would not mind paying more money for our products and support programs to have agents that are based in the USA or must we always see corporations go for the cheapest most profitable model without regard to the bad will and service it affords? There are plenty of Americans that would like these jobs, are capable of taking them and our economy would benefit from reeling in this off-shoring effort.

By: bfra on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Plus - If support was here, we could understand what they are saying! That alone should help increase business.