ASEAN Business Meet starts today in bengaluru to encourage investment in Karnataka

Bangalore Feb 25:  Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) today inaugurated the first edition of the 3 day ASEAN chambers of commerce & industry business meet 2019 at Vidhana Soudha in the presence of Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala and Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri H D Kumaraswamy. The dignitaries on the dais were

  • Shri Vajubhai Vala, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka
  • Shri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India
  • Shri H.D. Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Dr. G. Parameshwara , Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Shri K.J. George, Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries Government of India
  • Shri D.K .Shivakumar, Hon’ble Minister of Major and Minor Irrigation, Kannada and Culture, Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Karnataka
  • Shri Sa.Ra.Mahesh, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism & Sericulture, Government of Karnataka
  • Shri P.C. Mohan, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Lok Sabha
  • His Highness Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chanaraja Wadiyar, Mysore Maharaja and Brand Ambassador of the Event
  • Shri Dato’Ramesh Kodammal, Secretary, Chairman of ASEAN India, Business Council, Malaysia
  • Shri Rajeev Talwar, President, PHDCCI New Delhi
  • Shri Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Department of IT, BT and Science & Technology
  • Smt Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner, Directorate of MSME
  • Shri Sudhakar Shetty, President FKCCI
  • Shri K Ravi, Past – President, FKCCI
  • and others…

The summit aims to explore score for business and investment opportunities in Karnataka. Focus areas are Automobile, Aerospace & Defence, Engineering, Smart Cities, Agriculture & Food Processing, Health Care, Ayurveda & Yoga, Herbal Tourism, Startups, Textiles & Garments, Gems & Jewelry, Education & Skill Development, Fintech, Logistics, Renewable Energy, etc.,

Inaugurating the event Shri Vajubhai Vala said “I am excited to present the first ASEAN chambers of commerce and industry meet which is said to become a platform of choice for global investors and business leaders from across ASEAN countries. our government is focussed in making Karnataka a global hub for innovation and FKCCI is playing a critical role in shaping the innovation ecosystem in India”

Speaking at the summit Shri H D Kumaraswamy said “Karnataka has immense potential which is still unmapped and unexplored. Hence this summit will help explore this potential for the development of the country as a whole which in turn will contribute to the making of ‘New India’ that has emerged as the world’s leading investment destination”

Shri G Parameshwara, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister said: “Since we have created enough environment and infrastructure in the area of Infrastructure and Industries, Karnataka has become the preferred destination for investment”. He also mentioned “Karnataka has been the number 1 state for IT and Karnataka has been the forefront to bring the first-ever startup policy. We are now in the 4th position in providing technical skills in the world”

The major highlight of this summit would be the global leader conclave which will be a power-packed session with ASEAN plus countries heads/global industry captains/policy makers coming together on a single platform to throw light on the challenges ahead, uncover potential opportunities and discuss the means to achieve exponential growth.

The event had around 150 people from various countries including Honourary Counsel of 13 countries, representatives from all the 30 district industry bodies and chambers of commerce and all the bangalore based chamber of commerce & industries and trade bodies.


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