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January 5, 2015

19 countries to participate in Bengal Global Business Summit 2015

19 countries to participate in Bengal Global Business Summit 2015

Representatives of many industrialized nations are likely to take part in the Bengal Global Business Summit, which is being organized by the Mamata Banerjee government to attract investment to the state.

Entrepreneurs of national and international level will share their thoughts and experience in the two-day industry summit on January 7 and 8.

Delegates from 19 countries would take part in the industry summit. The participating countries include United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Luxembourg and Australia. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will address the inaugural session of the summit.

The UK delegation would be led by former British minister and chairman of the UK India Business Council Patricia Hewitt. The Japanese delegation would include officials from Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Chemicals, Hiroaki Ishizuka.

South Korea will be represented by the director of the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) F H Kim. The global senior vice-president of Samsung Electronics and top officials of Doshan will also be a part of Korean delegation.

In July last year, Kotra representatives visited the upcoming hardware cluster in Naihati to promote electronic systems design and manufacturing. Kotra has signed an MoU with the Rajasthan government for setting up a manufacturing hub there. It might explore the possibility of a second such facility in India in the future. The Bengal government also offered space in Panagarh and Goaltore industrial park to Kotra. There will be a strong delegation from Singapore that includes representatives of Changi. The chairman of Singapore-based Universal Success Enterprises Prasoon Mukherjee is also likely to attend the summit.

Top officials of Malaysia-based Scomi Engineering which had evinced interest to be the operator for East-West Metro services, will also be present in the summit.

“There will be more than 120 foreign delegates,” added sources. The identified focus sectors for the summit include urban infrastructure and housing, information technology, software and hardware, food processing, horticulture and floriculture, small and medium enterprises, textiles, health care, education, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, hospitality, tourism and entertainment and financial services.

Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee will be there to listen to the entrepreneurs on both the days of the summit.


Story courtesy: The Times of India