The Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) held its Annual Hudson River Networking Cruise aboard the World Yacht Duchess Cruise Liner on July 14th, 2018. The Honorable Devi Prasad Misra, Consul for Trade, Commerce and Education, Indian Consulate, New York, was honored by SIAEA President Shailesh Naik.
The World Yacht crew warmly welcomed the attendees as they boarded the luxurious ship. Guests had the chance to network with one another while appetizers were served and drinks were provided from an open bar. Jagdish Mistry, Cruise Chairman, kicked off the event by welcoming all attendees, thanking the sponsors for their donations and introducing SIAEA President Shailesh Naik who outlined the organization’s future goals, past accomplishments and upcoming events.
President Naik then introduced the featured guest, the Honorable Devi Prasad Misra, who spoke about the importance of engagement in professional organizations. Plaques were presented to longtime supporters, sponsors, dignitaries and to the guest of honor by President Naik, Immediate Past President Vikrant Sampat, and Executive Committee Members. President Elect Ketan Shah closed the presentations and speeches with a vote of thanks to all. An amazing spread of Indian food was served by one of the best Indian Restaurants, Moghul Caterers. As the delicious food and deserts were quickly disappearing, many of the guests took to the dance floor. Others conversed as they enjoyed the beautiful views of the New York City Skyline as the Cruise made its way along the Hudson River.
SIAEA provides a platform for professional development and collaboration for its members who comprise of professional engineers and architects of Indian Origin, collectively representing the public as well as private sectors in consulting and construction related services. Information on SIAEA’s professional seminars and networking events is posted online at www.SIAEANY.org and members are kept updated via emails.