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Mauritius at WTC Navi Mumbai

Dec 02, 2019

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The WTC Navi Mumbai in association with the D Y Patil Deemed to be University School of Management organised a Country Seminar on "Mauritius- Your Gateway to Exploring New Markets" on 21st November 2019. Mauritius is an important Trade & Investment partner for India and it provides very attractive Business Opportunities for the Indian Business Community. There were more than 60 Industry representatives as well as students from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai region participating in the Seminar.

Dr. R Gopal, Director, DYPUSM, welcomed the participants and gave an introduction to the Indian economy with a focus in the Education sector and also mentioned about the D Y Patil University and its different branches and also its presence in Mauritius in form of a Medical Institute. He stated about D Y Patil University School of Management and Management courses they offer. Mr. Jayant Ghate, Advisor, WTC Navi Mumbai gave the opening remarks and stated about the Business Opportunities in various sectors in India and also about Indo-Mauritius business relationship and opportunities. He also briefly explained about the WTC Navi Mumbai and how it supports business organisations in getting started and expanding operations by the various Services offered by the WTC Navi Mumbai.

Mr. Seewraj Nundlall from the Economic Development Board of Mauritius made a detailed presentation on the Economy of Mauritius, the various sectors and opportunities for Indian Businesses in Mauritius. He mentioned, “Although Mauritius is a small country in terms of population- 1.3 million only- its per capita income is above $12,000. Further its special agreement with USA, Europe & Africa makes it a Gateway to these markets”.

Mr. Neeraj Sinha from the State Bank of Mauritius explained about the Bank‘s role in helping businesses to set up in Mauritius and also the facilities and services they provide. There was also a corporate presentation made by Mauritian company Velogic (Company belonging to Rogers Group - A Leading Business House of Mauritius), who mentioned about their business operations and their presence in India. They also stated about opportunities for Indian Businesses in Mauritius.

Mr. Bhaskar Dastidar, Associate of WTC Navi Mumbai concluded the Seminar by proposing the Vote of Thanks and suggested for an Indian Business Delegation to be taken to Mauritius from the Navi Mumbai region in the near future. There were opportunities to interact with the Mauritius representatives who helped the participants to understand about Mauritius and how to conduct business there. It also provided B2B meetings and networking session to the participants to understand the industry and help them grow their business. Overall, the event was extremely successful.