FICCI or­gan­ises busi­ness del­e­ga­tion co­in­cid­ing with Pres­i­dent of In­dia’s state visit to Swe­den

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Swe­den, renowned for be­ing repos­i­tory

of cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies and pro­cesses and over 170 Swedish com­pa­nies al­ready in­vested in In­dia across sec­tors, the coun­try has firmly es­tab­lished its cre­den­tials as de­pend­able in­vestor and busi­ness part­ner for In­dia.

In view of its ris­ing eco­nomic stock, Pranab Mukher­jee, Pres­i­dent of In­dia, un­der­took a state visit to Swe­den on May 31June 2, 2015.

Sushil Ku­mar Ji­wara­jka, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­ber, FICCI, led the 57-mem­ber three­cham­ber In­dian busi­ness del­e­ga­tion to Stock­holm co­in­cid­ing with the state visit.

The busi­ness in­ter­ac­tions of the del­e­ga­tion be­gan on the evening of May 31, 2015 when the Pres­i­dent met the In­dian com­mu­nity in Swe­den.

On June 1, 2015, Sushil Ji­wara­jka, on be­half of FICCI, signed a part­ner­ship agree­ment with Busi­ness Swe­den in pres­ence of Han­sraj Gan­garam Ahir, Min­is­ter of State for Chem­i­cals and Fer­til­iz­ers, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and Banashree Bose Harrison, In­dian Am­bas­sador to Swe­den.

The del­e­ga­tion also had a de­tailed meet­ing with Os­car Sten­strom, State Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of En­ter­prise and In­no­va­tion.

Sec­toral ses­sions on smart ci­ties, ICT, R&D and in­no­va­tion, re­new­able en­ergy, life sciences, and 'Make in In­dia' were also or­gan­ised dur­ing the course of two days. FICCI nom­i­nated speak­ers spoke elo­quently dur­ing the ses­sions.

On June 2, a round­table and a busi­ness di­a­logue be­tween In­dia and Swedish CEOs were or­gan­ised.

Later, the main busi­ness fo­rum in pres­ence of the Pres­i­dent and King of Swe­den was also or­gan­ised. In his ca­pac­ity as the leader of the In­dian busi­ness del­e­ga­tion, Ji­wara­jka spoke in de­tail about the busi­ness pos­si­bil­i­ties be­tween the two coun­tries dur­ing the Pres­i­den­tial fo­rum.

B2B meet­ings in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Busi­ness Swe­den were also or­gan­ised fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the fo­rum.

The visit pre­sented op­por­tu­ni­ties for In­dian busi­ness del­e­gates to have hands-on in­for­ma­tion about the busi­ness prepo­si­tions for them from their Swedish coun­ter­parts.

Sushil K. Ji­wara­jka, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­ber, FICCI and Leader of In­dian busi­ness del­e­ga­tion, speak­ing at the Pres­i­den­tial fo­rum in pres­ence of Pranab Mukher­jee, Pres­i­dent of In­dia (right) and Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Swe­den.

Sushil K. Ji­wara­jka, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­ber, FICCI and Leader of In­dian busi­ness del­e­ga­tion sign­ing the part­ner­ship agree­ment with Busi­ness Swe­den in pres­ence of Han­sraj Gan­garam Ahir, Min­is­ter of State for Chem­i­cals and Fer­til­iz­ers, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and Banashree Bose Harrison, In­dian Am­bas­sador to Swe­den.

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