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