NEW DELHI , March 2: Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, today inaugurated the India-ASEAN Business Fair & Business Conclave 2011, at Pragati Maidan here tomorrow. The Trade & Industry Ministers from the 10 ASEAN Countries viz., Brunei , Cambodia , Indonesia , Lao PDR, Malaysia , Myanmar , Philippines , Singapore , Thailand and Vietnam also delivered special address on the occasion. The 5-day Fair was jointly organised by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which was first of its kind, brought together Business leaders and Practitioners for knowledge sharing and business development across industry segments from India and 10 ASEAN Countries.
The Government of Manipur was also taking part in the fair. In the Manipur stall, under the sponsorship of Directorate of Commerce and Industries, Manipur; M/s Women Worth Organization, Nagamapal Kangjabi Machin, Imphal displayed handlooms, artistic textiles and handicrafts items and M/S Chanu Creations, Thangmeiband Lairunghanjaba Leikai, Imphal handloom items. Ng. Bimolata Devi proprietress of M/S Women Worth Organization and Ch. Indira of M/S Chanu Creations attended the fair.
The focus sectors of display and interest of businesses during the India-ASEAN Business Fair & Conclave are Banking, Tourism, Automotive, Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Chemicals, Light Engineering, Electrical Equipments, Aluminum & Stainless Steel, Training, Health Products, Infrastructure, Transportation Logistic Services, Ship building & Repairs, Jewellery, Garments, Consultancy Services, Pharmaceuticals, IT & IT enabled Services, Chemicals, Architect Services, Auto parts, personal care products, Construction & Mining, Agri & Food processing and many more.
S. Rishikumar Singh, President of All Manipur Entrepreneur Association (AMEA), L. Sarat Singh, Treasurer of AMEA, L. Orenkumar Singh Industries Consultant, B. Haridas Sharma, Chairman of Association of Extensive Growers Innovative Services, Imphal and I. Rajen Singh, Secretary General of NEFIT, Manipur Chapter as delegates from Manipur were taking part at the Business Conclave of the fair.
Business Sessions were held today on the following themes: `India-ASEAN Partnership in the 21st Century: From Vision to Action` and `India-ASEAN Economic Synergies: Economic & Strategic Engagement`. Tomorrow, there will be sessions on `SMEs and Micro Enterprises `“ The Growth Engines for ASEAN & India`; `Investment Opportunities in India `“ across States`.
In the Manipur Stall, staff members of the Directorate of Commerce and Industries, Manipur led by Ksh. Santa Singh, OSD (Commerce and Industries), distributed literatures on Manipur industries and displayed audio-visual presentation to the visitors.