India introduced investment opportunities to Guangdong enterprises
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 India introduced investment opportunities to Guangdong enterprises

 

广东省贸促会成功举办“中国(广州)—印度经贸合作大会”

For most Guangdong people, India means curry, ancient culture, Bollywood movies, software project outsourcing and tour sites. The Indian Merchants’ Chamber is making effort to add one word on the list – investment opportunities.

On April 10th, the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) and China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Guangdong Council jointly organized an “India Calling Conference” in Guangzhou and signed a joint cooperation MoU to further relations between the business sectors of India and China.

On the conference, Indian representatives introduce India’s manufacturing infrastructure & engineering, financial services & insurance, textile, legal service, and agriculture & food processing to Guangdong’s officials and enterprises.

Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, President of IMC mentioned that the 3 billion USD Metro Project in Mumbai could be a good starting point for Chinese investments in large-scale investment projects in India.

He told media that India and China have complementary opportunities which haven’t taken fully use of, “We have not even started.” And after the state-level leaders have shaken hands, the Chamber and Indian enterprises and their Chinese counterparts now start to do concrete works on cooperation.

The MoU signed on the conference is to formalize the IMC-Guangdong cooperation in boosting the bilateral trade and investments.

According to the president, India considers China’s SMEs as potential investors and it requires only 5,000RMB for them to register a company in India.

Mr. Chen Qiuyan, Chairman of CCPIT Guangdong Council mentioned that CCPIT is actively participating in the annual Products Fair in Mumbai and announced that with the inspiration of the ‘India Calling Conference’ in Guangzhou, CCPIT Guangdong will lead a 100 member Chinese business delegation to Mumbai to organize “China Calling Conference” some time later in this year and make it an annual affair.

Consul General of India in Guangzhou, Mr. Nagaraj Naidu, in his keynote speech, said that Chinese enterprises should initiate a new business model for Indian market which focuses more on investment rather than trading and he identified some key sectors for cooperation like Pharmaceuticals, IT Services, Infrastructure, Agro-Products, etc.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, former Union Power Minister and Chief Guest of the Conference, said the MoU signed between Guangdong and Maharashtra and said a lot can be achieved because of the similarities between these two Provinces.

The plenary session covered the discussion on Spotting Opportunities: India-China Business & Economic Ties; Roadmap to Enhancing India-China Economic Relations: Chinese Perspective. In the Session, various experts from different fields like Consultancy, Agriculture & Food Processing, Financial Services, Legal Services, Textiles, Infrastructure Engineering gave their views on how to further economic cooperation between India and China in those respective fields. The presentation by Mr. Hugo Lin, Deputy Director of Invest Promotion Division of Invest Shenzhen on the investment policies for overseas investors in Shenzhen was well received by the Indian Delegation. The Indian Business Delegation also visited the Midea Group’s manufacturing plant in Shunde, Foshan to see and understand the development of Chinese Enterprises in the Manufacturing Sector. 

广东省贸促会与印度商人协会于今年4月10日在广州共同主办的“中国(广州)—印度经贸合作大会”。印度商人协会主席Niranjan Hiranandani(何尼然)主持会议,广东省贸促会会长陈秋彦、印度驻广州总领事K. Nagaraj Naidu(高志远)等出席了会议并致辞。会议由开幕式、专题座谈、商务交流午宴、企业对接会及交流晚宴等环节组成,印度企业家代表团及广东企业代表共约300人参加了系列活动。会上,广东省贸促会与印度商人协会共同签署了双边企业家理事会协议。 

 

陈秋彦会长指出,广东作为中国第一经济大省、外贸强省,与印度的经贸往来密切,双方经贸合作发展迅速,双边贸易额从2008年的70.3亿美元增长到2012年的175亿美元,年均增长25.6%。目前印度已成为广东省在南亚地区最大的贸易伙伴。作为广东省最大的民间对外经济贸易促进机构,广东省贸促会一直致力于促进广东的对外贸易、对外投资和经济技术合作、招商引资。自2004年以来,广东省贸促会已在印度孟买连续成功举办了10届“中国商品展览会”,参展企业累计达数千家,接待观众超过10万人次,总成交金额达数亿美元,成为中国在印度举办的最大规模的会展活动。 

 

印度商人协会主席何尼然在发言中对广东省贸促会在此次活动中提供的大力协助表示感谢。他提到,作为印度最有影响力的商会之一,印度商人协会每年率经贸代表团到世界各国举办大规模经贸投资交流活动,旨在促进印度的对外经贸投资合作。印度与中国双边经贸合作潜力巨大,此次印度商人协会率经贸代表团访粤,与广东省贸促会共同搭建企业交流平台,希望能够促进双方经贸合作往更宽领域、更深层次发展。 

 

随后,印度马哈拉施特拉邦代表Vijay N Suryawanshi博士对印度的投资贸易环境进行了推介,广东志高空调有限公司代表分享了开拓新兴市场的经验,深圳投资推广署代表介绍了深圳投资营商环境。 

 

Editor: Jecey
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