2nd In­dia-Cen­tral Europe Busi­ness Fo­rum in Ben­galuru

Fo­rum web­site and logo launched

FICCI Business Digest - - Special Features -

The 2nd In­dia-Cen­tral Europe (CE) Busi­ness Fo­rum will be kicked off in Ben­galuru on Oc­to­ber 5, 2015 with a view to en­hanc­ing trade and in­vest­ment co­op­er­a­tion be­tween In­dia and CE economies, iden­ti­fy­ing ar­eas of op­por­tu­nity for in­vest­ments in CE by In­dian com­pa­nies and in In­dia by CE com­pa­nies and of­fer busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties be­tween In­dian and CE industry, through struc­tured B2B meet­ings.

The fo­rum, be­ing or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and FICCI, will fo­cus on key sec­tors such as agri & food pro­cess­ing, IT & ITES, manufacturing and high tech­nol­ogy, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, re­new­able en­ergy & clean tech­nolo­gies, tourism and ur­ban in­fras­truc­ture, in­clud­ing trans­porta­tion.

The prepa­ra­tions un­der way for the two-day event were un­veiled by Rahul Ch­habra, Joint Sec­re­tary (Cen­tral Europe), Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, which also saw the launch of the Fo­rum logo and web­site, www.icebf.in in New Delhi on April 8, 2015.

At the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion on Oc­to­ber 5, the fo­rum will wit­ness a dis­cus­sion on 'In­dia and Cen­tral Europe: Col­lec­tively work­ing to de­velop trade and eco­nomic ties based on key eco­nomic com­pe­ten­cies of each other'. The speak­ers would be min­is­ters from In­dia and Cen­tral Europe, Chief Min­is­ter of the host state, Kar­nataka and Dr. Jy­ot­sna Suri, Pres­i­dent, FICCI.

Fol­low­ing the Part­ner Coun­try ses­sion, sec­toral ses­sions are slated to be held on de­vel­op­ing busi­ness syn­er­gies be­tween In­dia and Cen­tral Euro­pean economies in IT & ITES; in­fus­ing re­newed im­pe­tus on col­lab­o­ra­tion in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal & life sciences; 'Let's Make in In­dia' col­lab­o­ra­tion in ex­cel­lence in manufacturing and high tech­nol­ogy area; pro­mot­ing co­op­er­a­tion in pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions in the field of clean tech­nolo­gies and re­new­able en­ergy; de­vel­op­ing smart ci­ties and ur­ban in­fras­truc­ture; col­lab­o­rat­ing to un­veil the po­ten­tial of tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor be­tween In­dia and Cen­tral Europe.

On day two, Oc­to­ber 6, 2015, post the Part­ner State ses­sion, the event will de­lib­er­ate on co­op­er­a­tion in agri and food pro­cess­ing. The vale­dic­tory ses­sion will have as speak­ers, Gover­nor of Kar­nataka, Min­is­ter of State for Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, Cen­tral Europe Min­is­ter/dig­ni­tary, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, FICCI and a se­nior MEA of­fi­cial. This will be fol­lowed by struc­tured B2B meet­ings be­tween In­dian and Cen­tral Europe busi­ness per­sons.

Dig­ni­taries at the logo and web­site launch of the 2nd In­dia-Cen­tral Europe Busi­ness Fo­rum.

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