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November 18, 2013Issue 36
Tata Companies Highlighted at SelectUSA Investment Summit
Kapil Sharma leads a panel discussion at SelectUSA Investment Summit
Tata group companies were featured at the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit, which was hosted by the US Department of Commerce. Featuring remarks by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, US Trade Representative Michael Froman and other top administration officials, the two-day Summit promoted the US as the premier destination for global business investment. Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager for Tata Sons Limited - North America, led a panel discussion at the Summit on 'Opportunities for Global Firms to Compete in the US Economy.'
In a related article, the Financial Times cited the Tata group as an example of inward investment to the US.  Sharma was quoted as hoping that the Summit's attendees would gain "appreciation of what companies like Tata are doing to make the US competitive, to help it grow. And hopefully an appreciation that we want to be part of the solution," Read more. 
Other News

Jaguar F-TYPE coupe to make dynamic debut in Los Angeles on November 19. Read more.


Land Rover's interview with 'Best Ride of the Day' champion Bruce "Buck" Davidson, Jr. Read more.


Tata Consultancy Services recognized by ITSMA with Diamond Award for enabling sales channelsRead more.


Tata Consultancy Services recognized as a leader in SAP and Oracle application management services by Gartner.  Read more.

Jaguar To Air Commercial During Super Bowl
Jaguar announced it will launch a new brand and product advertising campaign, themed "British Villains," for the launch of the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe. The campaign will include the brand's first Super Bowl ad, which is scheduled to premiere on February 2 during the second half of the game. Read more.
Taj Hotels Receives Condé Nast Traveler 2013 World Savers Award For Poverty Relief
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has been named a 2013 World Savers Award winner by the American magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, as one of just 14 travel companies to be recognized for their exceptional achievement in social and environmental responsibility.


Taj Hotels receives the World Savers Award for Poverty Relief for its work with nonprofits to create jobs for thousands of youth in rural India, with training at its 36 vocational schools operated in conjunction with NGOs, followed by employment at one of its 102 properties throughout India.


"On behalf of our entire Taj Hotels family, we are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award for our work with poverty relief and job creation for rural youth throughout India.  We are committed to serving our many communities with a wide range of philanthropic and sustainable initiatives, including underwriting education and skills training," said Raymond Bickson, Managing Director and CEO of The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. Read more.

Tata Companies Kick Off School Year Donating 10,000 Books to Ontario Students

The Tata group of companies recently announced a gift of 10,000 new books to Ontario schoolchildren through their partnership with award-winning nonprofit organization First Book. This is Tata's third gift of books in Canada and brings Tata's overall North American book donations to nearly a quarter of a million books. Tata established its partnership with First Book in December 2007 and has since provided close to 250,000 new books valued at approximately $1.5 million to children across North America.

"The Tata group Founder, Mr. Jamsetji Tata, instilled into our company the concept of social responsibility and investing in the communities in which we operate. Education is perhaps the single-most important cornerstone of social and economic development. We aspire to make a difference in the way education is accessed and experienced by young people in Canada," said Dr Mukund Rajan, Tata brand custodian and chief ethics officer, Tata Sons.  Read More.

Good Earth® Unleashes "Tea Untamed!"

Tata Global Beverage's Good Earth brand tea relaunched in the US this Fall. The beverage line features new packaging, and now offers a focused collection of 14 natural tea fusions with a range of tea varietals, herbs, botanicals and flavors.


The brand's "Tea Untamed" campaign creates a dynamic interplay with tea drinkers, from the package and whimsical flavor names to the unique tea fusions. Read more.



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