Release of the FICCI Knowledge Report on India-Central Europe Harnessing the Business Complimentarities
Bengaluru, October 5: The 2nd India-Central Europe Business Forum (ICEBF) kicked off today in Bengaluru, organized to enhance trade and investment cooperation between India and Central European economies. The forum aims to identify areas of opportunity for investments in Central Europe by Indian companies and in India by Central European companies. Structured B2B meetings will also aid in facilitating business opportunities between Indian and CE industry, through Senior Ministers, diplomats, officials and delegates from 18 Central European nations.
Organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and FICCI and supported by Government of Karnataka with Poland as the Partner Country, the two-day event focuses on key sectors such as Agriculture & Food Processing, IT & ITES, Manufacturing and High Technology, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies, Tourism and Urban Infrastructure, including transportation. This business forum is timed perfectly considering that Karnataka is also hosting a prestigious event “Invest Karnataka” in February 2016.
The dignitaries at the event included the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, Dr. László Szabó, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary, Catalin Beciu, Deputy Minister of Energy, SME’s and Business Environment, Romania, Gen (Dr.) V. K. Singh (Retd.), Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt. of India, Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Commerce & Industries Department, Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development & Director of Industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka, Rakesh Bakshi, ICB Forum Convener and CMD, RBB Energy Ltd, Ullas Kamath, the Chairman of the Karnataka Council, FICCI, Tallam Dwarakanath, President FKCCI and others.