January 4, 2014
Business chambers repose faith in West Bengal Govt, to hold industry summits in Kolkata
After relentless efforts by the State Government, led by the vision of Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee, the business chambers are flocking back to Bengal. That the chief minister means business was exemplified by her attitude towards bandhs, introduction of an administrative calendar to bring transparency and accountability in Govt work, rigorous review meetings to take stock of the implementation of different schemes. The development of infrastructure and framing of a new industrial policy also helped her win the confidence of business chambers.
The WB CM won hearts at a meeting with biz leaders in Mumbai, in August last year. In December she addressed a plenary session of a business conclave. Recently, FICCI expressed faith in the potential of West Bengal as an investment destination.
Kolkata will witness yet another business meet `Business @ Bengal` from January 9 to 10, organized jointly by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Non Resident Overseas Association of Bengal. Around 50 representatives from different countries will participate in this meet, to discuss investment and business opportunities in the state.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has chosen Kolkata as the venue of its national council meeting after 3 years, following the consent from the Chief Minister. The meet will take place on January 17 at Town Hall. Business leaders form more than 80 top business houses will attend the meet.
The latest meetings will happen at a time when the CM has been devoting much more attention to industry, the biggest sign of which has been the appointment of Dr Amit Mitra, a former FICCI chief, as minister in charge of industry and commerce.