Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been making the headlines for his 3-day visit to India in which he has announced the e-commerce giant's future plans with their consumers in the Indian subcontinent. Bezos arrived in the city earlier on Thursday evening and was welcomed by the Oscar-winning Indian music composer AR Rahman as he shared a photo of himself with Jeff Bezos through his Twitter account. Bezos is scheduled to attend a mega event on Thursday evening which reportedly includes a fireside chat in the presence of many Bollywood celebrities.
An event known as SMBhav focussing on small and medium businesses in India had been organized keeping Bezos' visit in mind. The business summit was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on January 15 and 16. Jeff Bezos even posted a selfie with the Senior Vice President of Amazon India, Amit Agarwal and the crowd that participated in the summit.
On his arrival in India on January 14, Jeff Bezos paid his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. He also showed off his kite-flying skills with a group of children on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Updates of the same were shared by Bezos through his Instagram account.
Meanwhile, Amazon has announced its plan to invest $1 billion in India to “digitally enable” micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and traders across India. Bezos made the announcement while speaking at the company’s inaugural Amazon SMBhav Summit in New Delhi. Asserting his commitment to being a long-term partner of India, Bezos added that the initiative will use Amazon’s global footprint to create $10 billion in India exports by 2025.
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