MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai organised the third edition of its flagship event ‘World Trade Expo’ from November 13 – 14, 2019 at World Trade Center Mumbai. Chief Guest Dr. Harshdeep Kamble, IAS, Secretary - Industries & Mining and Development Commissioner (Industries), Directorate of Industries, Government of Maharashtra said, “World Trade Expo is an amazing platform to promote exports and investment in Maharashtra. I invite participating countries to explore investment opportunities in Maharashtra, which is the leading industrial state of India. Maharashtra offers financial incentives to industries, which is the best-of-its kind offered by any state government in India.”
Mr. Suresh Kakani, IAS, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd said, “The vision of Government of Maharashtra is to make the state a preferred destination for aviation by 2025. I urge entrepreneurs to tap the huge potential in the emerging aviation industry of the state. Development of two Greenfield airports at Purandar, Pune and Chandrapur are in the pipeline. In the next five years, MADC aims to develop and operate about six new airports in Tier – II and Tier – III cities of Maharashtra, which will provide seamless connectivity to semi-urban population.”
Additionally, MADC has planned to operationalise nine airports under Regional Connectivity Scheme, also named as UDAN.
Mr. Kakani invited industries to set up units at Asia’s largest processing SEZ, MIHAN, located adjacent to the International airport in Nagpur.
Mr. P. Mallikarjunaiah, Regional Director (Western Region), O/o The Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textile, Government of India said, “India’s rich handicraft sector employs over 60 lakh artisans across 32 major crafts and more than 100 sub-crafts that together export USD 4 billion worth products annually. However, India’s handicrafts exports represent hardly 3% of world exports and hence there is great scope for increasing our exports. I am confident that World Trade Expo will help Indian artisans explore new foreign markets.”
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chiarman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai said, “The 3rd World Trade Expo is set to open a new chapter in India’s relations with the 30 participating countries, that together contribute 40% to world exports.”
The two-day World Trade Expo witnessed ten country presentations and more than 2,000 Business-to-Business meetings among 5,000 delegates.
From (L-R): Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Captain Mr. Somesh Batra, Dr. Harshdeep Kamble and Mr. Suresh Kakani.