The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) in association with the Government of Karnataka today announced its 1st edition of ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Meet 2019 from February 25th to 27th, 2019 at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru.
This 3-day summit will be the first of its kind as there has not been any meet of the major Chambers of Commerce of ASEAN PLUS and that too in Bengaluru. The International Business Meet will bring together the Chambers of Commerce, Exporters and Importers of ASEAN, ASEAN Plus countries along with some Special Invitee countries, High-profile conference delegates from India & Overseas, C Level and Top management of Leading Corporates and Industry, Bureaucrats, Policy Makers and Heads of PSUs and Members of National and State Industry Associations on a single platform to promote Trade, Business and Investments for mutual benefit of both the host country as well as the participating countries.
The Business meet aims to create a high-level networking ground for people to explore new collaborations and showcase new products to stakeholders. It can also help trade bodies of all partner countries to enhance trade & business of these countries and also of their members with each other.
On the occassion Shri K J George, Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries and Sugar, Government of Karnataka. said “The event will showcase Karnataka to the ASEAN plus and Special Invitee countries and also make Trade & Industry of Karnataka aware of the opportunities for Trade and Investment in ASEAN plus and Special Invitee countries. Our endeavor is to bring together the chambers of commerce, business persons, exporters and importers of ASEAN countries along with some special invitee countries on one platform to promote trade, business and investment.”
The ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Meet is expected to raise over Rs. 2,000 crore investments and attract industry bodies from over 23 countries, over 125 speakers, over 2000 delegates and over 5000 visitors. The 3-day event spectrum will consist of keynote talks, multi-track conference, B2B exhibition, Thought Leaders Conclave, amongst many others.
On the occasion, Shri Sa. Ra. Mahesh, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Government of Karnataka said, “The aim of the meet, along with promotion, identification of mutual business development, is also to provide a platform to share the best practices in the business. With the ASEAN countries participating and getting the best of their trade applications on the same table with a purpose to strengthen the commerce and investment opportunities. Karnataka is a state of immense capabilities and we believe that opening the gates for better business prospects will help us build a better and more stable commercial/trade industry. We look forward to hosting the countries and having an eventful three days, with maximum exchange of the best business ideas.”
Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Department of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, said, “ASEAN as an economic bloc is becoming an increasingly important driver of global growth. This Summit will leverage the opportunity to explore partnerships, creating a robust discussion among the region’s most influential leaders and policy makers around ASEAN’s opportunities and challenges.”
Sudhakar S. Shetty, President, FKCCI, Bengaluru said, “I am glad that FKCCI is hosting the first ever summit in Bengaluru. This meet will prove beneficial for the trade bodies in order to strengthen the commercial prospects of the state and the country. With so many ASEAN countries participating, I am sure that the business projections shared will create a positive impact on trade and commerce. I hope the 3 days prove to be extremely advantageous for everyone who is going to be a part of the meet.”