A Business meet on “INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN VIETNAM” was organized by Embassy of Vietnam New Delhi in association with MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce on 25th February 2020. The Chief Guest on the occasion was H.E. MR. NGUYEN CHI DUNG, MINISTER OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT OF VIETNAM. the meet was presided by H.E. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam to India.
25 Indian Companies who are members of the MIICCIA participated in the meet. The Hon’ble minister gave a brief overview of the prevailing economic environment in Vietnam. He also briefly described various business friendly policies introduced in his country. He invited the Indian Business houses to invest in Vietnam & assured all possible help from his government. The meet was also addressed by by H.E. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau Ambassador of Republic of Vietnam who reiterated his government’s desire to have more investments in Vietnam by Indian Investors.
The delegates from MIICCIA put their queries to the Hon’ble Minister of Vietnam. The Minister replied to each query put up by delegates to their satisfaction. The Hon’ble Minister highly appreciated the efforts of MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce in making the meet a success. He appreciated the fact that so many Indian investors had shown interest in doing business with his country.
25th February 2020
A Business conference on “India and Central & Eastern Europe – Next Frontiers of Business & Economic Engagements” was hosted by the Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MIICCIA) in New Delhi on 13th February 2020.
MIICCIA President Ambassador Anil Trigunayat in his address welcomed the distinguished Guests for attending the conference. President Trigunayat briefly explained the idea behind the formation of MIICCIA to provide unique focus & provide a collaborative model & is acting as a bridge between Industry & Government to address the legitimate concerns of the Businesses. He also briefed the august gathering about the successful past events conducted by MIICCIA focusing on Latin America, ASEAN region, & Africa.
He further briefed how India is connected with Central & Eastern European countries, with films being shot there, Tourism is at an all-time high, Indian students getting educated in top European Universities. This region is taking great initiatives on the economic front. President Trigunayat also briefed the distinguished gathering about the plans of MIICCIA including a trade delegation to Latin America and Middle East as well as Make in India exhibitions in Romania and Hungary and some other countries in the region.
The Chief Guest H.E. Shri V. Narayaswami Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry in his address thanked MIICCIA for having given him an opportunity to address the distinguished gathering. He stressed the need for greater cooperation between India and Central & Eastern European region in terms of vast available potential for Business tie-ups. He highlighted how Indian companies have been making their presence across the world. He extended an invitation to the investors to invest in Puducherry where his Government would extend all possible help in establishing their Businesses in Puducherry. He emphasized how the state of Puducherry has been able to attract the foreign investment with the implementation of the policy single window clearance for investment into the state which has payed rich dividends.
The conference was also addressed by Dr Anju Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, who highlighted the age old ties between India and Central & Eastern European region and how the region has seen a steady increase in the Business over the years. She stated that India’s relationship with central & eastern European nations can be broadly categorized into three phase one historical, second the present where both regions are doing excellently well & third the future which holds immense potential for which 30 high level delegations from India have already visited this region in last few years.
Among the Ambassadors to address the conference was H.E. Mr.Archil Dzuliashvili Ambassador of Georgia who highlighted the fact that corporate tax was the lowest in his country among E.U. countries which is from 0.5% to 1.5%, personal income tax is at 20%, and property tax is at 1%. He also explained how the country has excelled in BPO sector and attracted large FDI inflow & creation of jobs. VAT being at 18% in Georgia, Double taxation been done away with. The government contributes 2% to pension fund of employees.
H.E. Mr. Stephen Borg, High Commissioner of Malta also addressed the conference highlighting how Malta got independence from the British after a long struggle & since then the country has been in the path of economic progress. He informed the august gathering that Malta’s economy grew at a rate of more than 5% over the last 6 years primarily because of its geographical importance as it is close to Asia, Europe & Africa. Businesses find this location suitable for investing & for logistical purposes. Several big multinational companies have invested in his country in the recent past due to the policies of the Government. He further added that Malta is a financially disciplined country with government strictly controlling its debts & employment is high due to which there is all round development. Malta attracts huge tourists from round the world which is its main attraction.
H. E. Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre Ambassador of the Republic of Romania shared some vital statistics about his country. The FDI inflow was 5.3 Million Euros in 2018. Electricity & Natural gas prices are the lowest in E.U. GDP growth is at 4.4% & in terms of ease of doing business Romania is commended by the World Bank for its swift actions taken. Romania is well connected to the world & has 14 International airports.
H.E. Mr. Vladimir Maric Ambassador of Republic of Serbia, started by highlighting the trade between India & Serbia. He shared the past figures of trade between two countries. He also highlighted how his country has changed the economic policies since last two decades & is now a stable & growing economy. He invited the Indian industries to take advantage of the vast available opportunities in Serbia & also the fact how the government will felicitate in this activity.
H. E. Dr. Marjan Cencen Ambassador of Slovenia addressed to conference by stating that Slovenia has been traditionally an export oriented country. Exports are the major contributor to the economy of the country. Slovenia exports 77% of its exports to E.U countries. It is partner & supplier of many international companies like BMW, Renault, Sandoz, Goodyear, Henkel, Danfoss. Top export of Slovenia is Automobile vehicles (16% of exports), Machines (11%) & Parts of Nuclear Reactors (11%). The labour is available at very economical rates & is ideal for Business to settle there. Slovenia is the most productive country for R&D & spends 2.39% of its GDP on R&D.
Mrs. Katarina Tomkova, Deputy Head of Slovak mission in India thanked MIICCIA for having invited her to the conference & giving her a chance to speak, she highlighted how her country has been able to grow the international business during last decades. She briefly spelled her country’s achievements in the economic field during the last 10 years. The country now has sizable share of Business within E.U & has become a major exporter of automobile, engineering & pharma sector. She spoke on his governments newly launched policies of inviting foreign companies. She invited the Indian Business houses to invest in her country & take advantage of her country’s economic policies.
Mr. Gabor Szucs, Economic & Commercial counsellor Embassy of Hungary recalled the old political & economic ties between India & Hungary; He further highlighted a fact that Hungary is the top destination country for jobs in E.U. Hungry is ranked 34th in the world & 7th in Europe in terms of job creation, He urged Indian Business houses to start their Businesses in Hungary. He recalled how the change in policy in the recent past has resulted in flow of FDI into Hungary.
Mr. Iliya Dekov Minister Plenipotentiary Head of Political & Economic Affairs (Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria), thanked MIICCIA for having invited him to the conference. He described the economic stability of Bulgaria as a prime reason for the growth of Business both in terms of exports & imports. Bulgaria’s exports have been rising since last few years due to the government policies to provide full assistance to the Business houses & simplifying tax structures. He urged Indian Businesses to make use of the opportunity & to do Business in Bulgaria.
Mr Roman Masarik Charge d affairs of the Embassy of Czech spoke about the investment opportunities the present government has undertaken to attract the corporates from across the world to his country. He informed the august gathering about the growth rate of his country’s economy being at 3%, it has an average inflation rate of 2.1% & an unemployment rate of 3.1%. He further explained how the various policies have resulted in decreasing the debt of the government from 40% to 34.7%. Czech Republic has been ranked number 3 in E.U for ease in Business with a score of 76.1. He informed the gathering that Skoda & Tetra are Czech companies doing big Business in India & urged Indian Businesses to start their Business in his country.
Among the Indian Businesses who addressed the conference was Mr. Raman (Director) ANM Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. Who highlighted his company’s successes & also the ambitious future plans of the company as they are already doing more than 40 exhibitions annually worldwide attracting millions of visitors. He also shared a brief video of his company during the conference.
Ms. Sairandhri Shende of Patanjali International Business highlighted about her company’s successful ventures undertaken internationally so far & how her company has grown from being a US$ 1.5 Million company to US$ 1.5 Billion today. She explained at length to the distinguished gathering how global economies are losing about US$ 1.5 trillion per year due to stress & depression resulting in decline in productivity. She further explained the motto of Patanjali Ayurved of “Disease free world”
Mr. Shailendra Singh Vice President Bhagwati Machines Pvt. Ltd expressed keen interest in exploring the mining sector in this region as he is active in several other countries apart from his domestic operations in India. He informed that Bhagwati Machines Pvt. Ltd. is 100% in house R&D Company. The company is actively operating in the state of Rajasthan in India. The company has state of the art CNC machines.
Mr. Saurabh Singh the cluster Head of IDFC First Bank also addressed the distinguished gathering about her creation of IDFC First Bank with the merger of IDFC Bank & First Capital in Dec 2018. He further gave an insight on the growth of the Bank in the recent past witnessing a steady rise in the number of Branches in North India which is expected to touch 95 by June this year.
Mr. Dilip Kundlia, Director of Oshea Herbals presented their fine line of herbal products which was widely appreciated.
The conference concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Amb. Anil Wadhwa, Advisor MIICCIA who thanked all distinguished guests for sparing their time to attend the conference.
The event ended with extensive networking which is expected to lead to productive outcomes for the Businesses & Industry.
13th February 2020 New Delhi
It is a great pleasure to announce that Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture (MIICCIA) has entered into a partnership agreement with one of the oldest chamber of commerce in India “Bharat Chamber of commerce” on 12th December 2019 at Kolkatta.
The agreement was signed by Ambassador Anil Trigunayat IFS Retd. (President MIICCIA) & Shri Sita Ram Sharma (President Bharat Chamber of Commerce). The agreement will help members of both chambers to expand their businesses & to help them move into new markets.
12th December 2019
The conference deliberated to collectively identify suitable economic opportunities in African countries and to create reliable networks for the Indian business and industry in a unique format where the Ambassadors of many countries shared their perspectives and business opportunities available in their respective countries. Senior Government officials spoke on the way forward. Representatives from EXIM Bank, ECGC, WAPCOS spoke about their partnerships & success stories with African countries.
MIICCIA’s President Ambassador Anil Trigunayat in his brief welcome address said that India has an umbilical connection with Africa. Over the last 5 years or so, lackadaisical approach of the past has changed to focused priority of the present. Not only the PM Modi but also the President, Vice President and Ministers of India have crisscrossed all the African countries engaging and assuring them. India recognises the strategic importance of Africa and feels closer cooperation in security and defence could ensure fight against terrorism. India is maintaining its unique approach of “Share and Care” as Africans themselves are focusing on “Trade not Aid” and strengthening their intra-African connectivity through the AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Agreement). Africa, endowed with immense natural resources, is slated to be the biggest market with the largest youngest population in next 2-3 decades. There is a real opportunity to engage with the Continent to enhance our bilateral trade beyond the unreal $70 bn or so. He said Africa is developing, and developing fast. As an example, he said that in Rwanda, medicines are being delivered by drones in far flung areas. Ambassador Trigunayat felt that the second half of this century will belong to Africa.
The Chief Guest at the event was H. E. Dr. Jenfan Muswere, Honorable Deputy Minister of Information & Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services of the Republic of Zimbabwe. In his speech, the Minister recalled that India has always been a partner in Africa’s political and economic emancipation. Trade has grown exponentially during the past decade and is expected to reach US$ 150 billion by 2020-21. He thanked India for organizing several India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) at the Head of State Level to promote growth of trade & investment. The Minister felt that the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) presents great opportunity for India to channel its technological expertise and the region has the capacity to absorb India’s modernized equipment. Reiterating that Zimbabwe is open for business, he sought Indian investments particularly in IT, Pharmaceuticals, Mining, Power, Water, Infrastructure, SMEs and Skill Development. In order to ease business, the Minister said,
Zimbabwe has taken measures to reform investment regime and has extended visa-on-arrival facility to all
The Guest of Honour, Ambassador P. Harish, Additional Secretary (ED & States), Ministry of External Affairs in his speech said that Prime Minister Modi, in his speech at the Ugandan parliament on July 25, 2018, laid out the principles of India’s Africa policy; the 10 guiding principles for India-Africa engagement. He reminded that India’s engagement with Africa was on the basis of equality and transparency, and emphasized on the need of connectivity, trade & investment, capacity building and skill enhancement. He added that India was progressing rapidly in the field of renewable energy and desire to share its experience & expertise with African countries. Ambassador Harish exhorted the African Heads of Mission to take up the ‘International Solar Alliance’ Agreement with their governments for urgent ratification of the agreement by their respective countries. Ambassador Harish said while investment is good, trade is a must.
Businesses must not miss on opportunities. Providing an example, he said that Africa, particularly the SADC region, has a thriving market for second-hand cars which are imported from other parts of the world. India’s second-hand automobile industry has matured enough to even have digital platform, but the industry seems to have failed to take notice of the African market.
H. E. Mr. Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco said India has always
been held in high esteem by Africans, and has been a focus country. India has been a partner in
the developmental efforts of Africa. However, more needs to be done in the social sectors
including education. India has achieved high standards in education and it could be shared with
African countries by establishing institutions of learning on African soils for training of Africans in
Africa according to the local needs. Such institutions could be run jointly by Indians and Africans.
No doubt such institutions need to make money, but the motto should be to grow together.
He further said that in the social sector more emphasis should be provided to agriculture and
drinking water. He also stressed on the need of more connectivity by air and sea.
Ambassador Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar, Joint Secretary (West Asia & North Africa), Ministry of
External Affairs felt that there is an emerging shift of strategic importance from the Gulf to the
West & North African region. More and more sea ports are coming up in this region including
Somalia. The region is rich in rock phosphate and 80% of India’s requirement is met by this
region. 18% of our energy need come from this region. Agriculture could be a major area of
cooperation by India. Dr. Bhaskar said cooperation in defence equipment is a promising area. He
added that cooperation in education & vocational training is promising as Africa desire to
emulate Indian’s model of development in the social sectors.
H. E. Ms. Jainaba Jagne, High Commissioner of the Republic of Gambia said there has been
exponential growth in the bilateral relations between India & Africa, particularly with Gambia. President
Kovind, Union Ministers of India and several senior government officials visited Gambia during the last
year and half. She mentioned that Gambian Minister for Health, Science & Technology would
arrive on 21st Oct, and the Minister for Petroleum & Energy on 22nd Oct. The High
Commissioner said Gambia wants to learn and emulate Indian model of development.
H. E. Mr. Michael A. N. N. Oquaye Esq, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana felt that
contrary to general perception, it is perhaps unwise to club all African countries as a single entity. There
are 54 countries and each one needs to be dealt with separately as each one’s need and capability is
different. To strengthen his argument, he said that all the 54 countries vote individually in UN and other
international organizations (and most of the times India benefit by that). Secondly, the High
Commissioner felt that the terms of India’s concessional loan was not the most favourable. Though the
base interest rate is around 1%, the element of LIBOR is also added which makes it ‘not so favourable’. His
third suggestion was that though India extends financing of local projects, it is limited only to a part
(around 75%) of the project cost while there are countries who are ready to fully finance the project.
Ambassador R. Ravindra, Joint Secretary (Central & West Africa), Ministry of External
Affairs said that of late there is a discernible heightened political engagement with African
countries over the last few years. President Kovind made State Visits to Benin, Gambia and
Guinea. Very recently the Vice-President visited Sierra Leone and Comoros. Political engagements
with all the African countries have been made during the last 5 years. Now it is time for the
businesses & industries to fill the gap. Mr. Ravindra felt that it is not difficult to do business in
Africa, but one needs to be persistent and consistent. He also stressed the need of removal of
trade barriers (wherever it exists) by African governments in the interest of trade & investment.
He stressed that there must be at least some semblance of trade balance.
Providing an overview of India-Africa Trade & Investment, Ms Deepali Agarwal, General
Manager, EXIM Bank said that India’s exports of goods to Africa have risen at an AAGR of 10%
from 2009 to 2018. Exports of pharmaceutical products in 2019 was almost 20% of Africa’s global
imports. Between 2009 to 2018, a total of 369 Indian FDI projects were recorded with a total
investment of US$ 32.69 billion. Mozambique was the largest recipient of Indian FDI. She further
said India has been pro-actively engaging with Africa which is evident from (i) duty free tariff
preference (DETP-LDC) for LDCs; (ii) Pan-African E-Network, succeeded by e-VidyaBharati and e-
AarogyaBharati (e-EBAB network project); and (iii) India-Africa Forum Summits. She further added that
EXIM Bank is present across sectors in order to create sustainable growth and development in Africa.
EXIM Bank’s partnership goals in Africa are aligned to SDGs.
Shri Kumar Sumit Saurav, AGM from Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) said they have
already extended export credit guarantee of US$ 46 billion to 42,000 exporters in 54 countries in Africa
under their liberalized underwriting policy. The 5 largest beneficiaries are South Africa, Kenya, Egypt,
Nigeria and Tanzania. He added that ECGC has so far settled ‘claims’ of Rs. 83,000 Crores. ECGC’s motto is
‘you focus on exports; we cover the risks’.
Mr. Sanjay Singal, Senior Executive Director, WAPCOS Ltd. said the company has successfully
executed 190 projects in diverse social sectors at a total cost of US$ 9.43 billion in African countries.
H. E. Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda in his short speech
said Rwanda believes that bottlenecks are challenges which in turn mean opportunities. Connectivity
between India and African countries has improved considerably. According to World Bank reports, ease
of doing business in African countries has improved. Many countries including Rwanda now extended
visa-on-arrival to Indian nationals. Work permits are issued more easily. Returns on investments are quite
high, sometimes as high as 40%. Africa is particularly looking for investments in manufacturing and
development of social sectors. India’s technologies are quite high, adaptable and transferable and are
most suitable for Africa. He added that investment in training for capacity building will be most beneficial
in the long term.
H. E. Mr. Gabriel P. Sinimbo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia fondly recalled India’s
contribution to Namibia’s freedom struggle. He said that while political engagements are of late
picking up, it was not so for a long time. He added that India’s vision of engagement as equal
partners and ‘shared destiny’ is the ideal model for Africa. In his brief statement, the High
Commissioner requested for more partnership in manufacturing and processing for local produce
for value addition. He advised that there is an old saying in Namibia that “if you want to go fast,
you go alone, but if you walk slowly you find many partners”.
A significant number of Ambassadors & Trade Commissioners from other African
countries also attended the business meet. A large number of people from the Indian businesses
and industries benefitted from the deliberations. 6 large Indian companies from industry and
service sectors gave presentations about their capabilities and details of their engagement in
MIICCIA’s main objective is to provide a true international platform to Indian Industry & Business
to work globally and more aggressively. The Event was part of a series of programme titled “Ambassadors
Speak”. The first was “Exploring Latin American Business Opportunities – Prospects & Potentials, followed
by “India – ASEAN: Connecting for Business”, and the third one “India – Central Asia and beyond towards
Growth & Prosperity”. After the present event on “India – Africa”, next in the series is and ‘India – Arab
18th October, 2019.
H.E Mr. TeshabaevKhurram, Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade,Republic of Uzbekistan speaking at the event
In the context of Prime Minister’s focus on ‘‘Connect Central Asia” Policy, the Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MIICCIA) hosted a Business Conference : “India – Central Asia and beyond towards Growth & Prosperity : Connecting for Business” starting at 10 AM on Wednesday, the 7th August, 2019 at Hotel Royal Plaza, New Delhi – 110 001. The Conference was followed by a networking lunch.
2. The Eventwas dedicated to identify suitable economic opportunities in the Central Asian Region, Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan and to create reliable networks for the Indian business and industry in a unique format where the Ambassadorsof all the participating countries shared their perspectives and business opportunities in their respective countries.
3. Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs hadagreed to be the Chief Guest. Owing to his sudden pressing commitments in the Parliament as the MOS for Parliamentary Affairs, the MOS could not participate. He sent his address to the participants that were read out by Shri P. Harish, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs. Several senior government officials also shared their views.H.E Mr. TeshabaevKhurram, Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade, Republic of Uzbekistan gave a detailed presentation of investment opportunities in the Eurasian region with particular reference to Uzbekistan.
4. A significant number of business houses participated at the conference and network for mutually beneficial opportunities.
5. The Event is part of a programme titled “Ambassadors Speak” planned by MIICCIA. The first was “Exploring Latin American Business Opportunities – Prospects & Potentials, followed by “India – ASEAN: Connecting for Business”, and the third one “India – Central Asia and beyond towards Growth & Prosperity”. Next in the series is “India – Africa” and ‘India – Arab World”.
5. A non-government, not-for-profit organization, Millennial India International Chamber ofCommerce, Industry & Agriculture (www.miiccia.com) aims to be the leading voice of India's business and industry. MIICCIA strives to be different from other Chambers of Commerce. Its main objective is to provide a true international platform to Indian Industry & Business to work globally and more aggressively
August 07, 2019
MIICCIA organized participation by 27 representatives from industry and business community. The Kazakh delegation explained details of the projects and invited Indian participation. Indian participants felt that the projects were attractive and assured that they would seriously examine the projects for its economic viability as well as profitability.
The Kazakh delegation will travel to Kolkata and offer the projects to the interested business houses on 5th April, 2019. In Kolkata, they are associating with the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
April 4, 2019
The MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce in association with Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI) organised the prestigious inter-continental Leadership Forum in New Delhi on Saturday, 23rd March, which consisted of a grand summit, B2B networking amongst diplomats from various countries in the two continents & industry leaders and leadership awards - conferred upon those leaders or organisations that have shown exceptional and path-breaking performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses. The theme of the occasion was dedicated to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
Apart from the participation of over 250 professionals from 44 plus industry sectors in joining hands to encourage the leaders, the Forum witnessed the presence of high ranking Diplomats from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Malawi, South Africa, African-Asian Rural Development Organization and many more. All the distinguished dignitaries emphasized the role of Africa in the next economic boom and chambers like AACCI & MIICCIA would be elemental in catalysing this boom.
Chief Guest for the occasion was Hon’ble Union Minister of Trade & Commerce, Govt. Of India – Shri Suresh Prabhu, who could not join the event due some last minute agenda, nevertheless he gave his warm wishes and blessings.
Dr. GD Singh, Founder & Chairman, Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in his opening address impressed upon the collaboration with a difference for the development of businesses in Asian & African continent. He added that this is the first of its kind open platform which amalgamates the most brilliant talents and empowers the leaders of tomorrow.
Mr. Yoo Chang Ho, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea said “Africa as a friend of South Korea appreciates the partnership and further enhance the partnership”.
Mr. Ben Joubert, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of South Africa in his address mentioned “80% of world’s population will be from the Asian & African Regions in future, not only in business but also in social economic areas”.
H.E. Eng Waasfi Hassan El-Sreihin, Secretary General, African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) during his address appreciated the efforts put in by AACCI and expressed their interest to work with AACCI & MIICCIA to promote coordinated efforts, exchange of experiences and cooperative action for furthering the objectives of development of the rural areas.
H.E. Mr. Chris Eze, High Commissioner to the Republic of Nigeria in India during his address highlighted that India and Nigeria had existing relations in various areas including agriculture, defence, trade, capacity building, healthcare, infrastructure and socio-cultural relations. He also added that, “lndia is a development partner of Nigeria with emphasis on sharing of knowledge and experience with a view to improve capacity building in diverse areas”.
H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa, High Commissioner, High Commission of Malawi to India during his address stressed upon the SDG’s, said, “Malawi is committed to work based on the MGDS which includes creation of an enabling environment for the private sector to increase domestic and foreign investment. The country supports, encourages and engages the private sector and all relevant stakeholders in result oriented dialogue to ensure tangible improvement in the business environment”
H.E. Mr. Maxwell Ranga, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe to India emphasised the need to tap natural synergies between India and Zimbabwe and scope for engagement in healthcare, agriculture, hospitality, infrastructure, SME sectors."
Mr Anil Trigunayat, former IFS & President, MIICCIA highlighted the potential of future of Africa. “Africa’s affection and regards towards has developed the strategic partnership with African continent”,
From L to R: Dr. Wishwas Julka - Director- World Wide Sales & Management Consultant; Mr. Ben Joubert- Dept. High Commissioner, South African High Commission; Dr. M.P. Narayanan- Vice Chairman, India World Mining Congress; Mr. Yoo Chang Ho - Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Republic of Korea; Dr. Neetu Singh- Director General, AACCI, Dr. GD Singh- Founder & Chairman, AACCI, H.E. Mr. Maxwell Ranga- Ambassador, Republic of Zimbabwe; Mr. Anil Triguniyat- former IFS (Retd); H.E. Eng. Wassfi Hassan El-Sreihin- Secretary General, AARDO; H.E. Mr. Chris Eze, High Commissioner to the Republic of Nigeria in India; H.E. Mr. George Mkondiwa- Malawi High Commissioner to India; Dr. Vijay Kumar Shah - Padma Shri Awardee and Dr. Vinod Hasal- Founder, Drum Cafe.
23rd March, New Delhi
The Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (www.miiccia.com) associated itself with the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi and organized a Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM) at the Select City Mall, Saket, New Delhi on Saturday, 16th March, 2019.
27 MSME enterprises from Thailand participated in the BSM and showcased their products. A significant number of Indian business houses participated in the BSM to explore reliable and long lasting partnerships. Products of MSME constitute a significant component of total bilateral trade between India and Thailand which was almost US$ 10.12 billion in 2017-18.
Saturday, 16th March, 2019, New Delhi
The Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MIICCIA) hosted a Business Conference to enhance export-import
between india and ASEAN countries: “India-ASEAN : Connecting for Business” at New Delhi on 18th February 2019. The conference deliberated to collectively identify suitable economic opportunities in ASEAN countries and to create reliable networks for the Indian business and industry in a unique format where the Ambassadors/High Commissioners of all the 10 ASEAN countries shared the perspectives and business opportunities available in their respective countries. Senior Government officials spoke on available economic opportunities in India and the way forward. The main motive of this business networking was to promote and strenghten to way export- import between india and ASEAN countries
Delivering his address, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Industry & Civil Aviation reminded that India’s relations with ASEAN countries is much older than the formation of the ASEAN. He felt that ASEAN has already become a role model for other groupings. He further felt that ‘integration of the ASEAN countries resulted in the high economic growth for the region’. As an example of integration, the Minister pointed out the Agreement on sharing the Mekong waters among the member countries.
Speaking at the Event, the current ‘Chair’ of ASEAN, H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand said though there were some procedural delays, ASEAN countries are working on ‘connectivity’ by road, rail and air both within the members countries as well as with India. He expressed satisfaction that a long way has already been covered in this direction.
Shri Manoj K Bharti, Additional Secretary (ED & States), Ministry of External Affairs inter-alia suggested that in order to boost people-to-people connectivity and border trade, ASEAN countries might consider opening consulates or visa offices to facilitate visa for residents of north-eastern States of India. He suggested Guwahati as a possible location. He also suggested that visa-on-arrival for Indians might also be considered by all the ASEAN countries which have not yet extended such facilities.
The presentation by Shri Sundeep Kumar Nayak, IAS, Managing Director of NCDC and Chairman of NEDAC regarding “Cooperatives to Cooperatives Trade – An Effort to Maximize Income of Farmers” was thought provoking. As the full form of MIICCIA (Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture) suggests, and unlike other Chambers, we are committed to the development of Agriculture, in addition to Commerce and Industry. The participants learned about NCDC/NEDAC’s initiative for hosting the 1st India International Cooperatives Trade Fair in October 2019. MIICCIA will promote the Fair through its resources in India and abroad.
The Chamber will also be organizing interactions with Heads of Missions from India and Africa; India and Arab countries and India and the CIS countries in near future. The Chamber has in the past hosted B2B meetings for large business delegations from Argentina, Guatemala, Russia, Latin America and Brazil, Thailand SME's. It has ambitious projects of mounting many trade & investment delegations to different countries. The first of such outgoing delegation is planned for Syria, Turkey and Egypt in Sept-Oct, 2019. Later a delegation and BSM are being planned for China and some ASEAN countries. India has marched forward to become the fastest growing economy in the world. ‘Incredible India’ no longer remains only a national imagination, and that makes MIICCIA a more responsible Chamber of Commerce in the country.
18th February 2019 New Delhi
Interactive Meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu with Mr Alok Kumar Hon International Advisor MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Alok Kr Moscow: After The 19th India-Russia bilateral annual summit, 2018 in New Delhi, Hon’ble President Putin visit ,
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu discuss MIICCIA members Mr .Alok Kumar Hon International Advisor discuss the further road map of cooperation between India and Russia,He pledged the commitment to support SME Fund,Russian Innovation center ,issues concerning localisation of hardwares IT, Aviation,SEZ , Make in India
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu briefs MIICCIA members Mr .Alok Kumar Hon International Advisor on the ministerial outcome
India's position on multilateral trade negotiation, and said that India will host a mini-ministerial soon to further India?s position on the multilateral trade body and pursue its interest in a fruitful manner. Mr. Prabhu emphasised the importance of India increasing its share in world trade in order to enhance GDP growth and create jobs, and said that the country has to decide now what should be its share of global trade in the world economy and then work towards achieving it.
October, 17th MIICCIA New Delhi
On October 16,2018 ,the Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture ( www.miiccia.com) organised an interactive business seminar on “ India and Latin America -Exploring Business Opportunities -Prospects and Potential” in an entirely unique format where Ambassadors and Commercial Representatives of Latin American embassies in India were invited to share their countries potential and business prospects to a large number of Indian business and industry representatives which was followed by B2B networking and interactions. Some of the Indian companies gave presentations about their strengths and products. Ambassador TS Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs was the Chief Guest. Mr. GV Srinivas Joint Secretary looking after Latin America and the Caribbean was the Guest of Honour . Several other officials also attended the event.
While informing them about the growing Indian economic profile and exceptional trade and investment opportunities unleashed as a result of ongoing far reaching economic reforms in India by the Prime Minister. Ambassador Anil Trigunayat , President of MIICCIA highlighted the 'Make in India' , Digital India, Start up India and investment of trillions of dollars opportunities in Indian infrastructure sector.He invited the Latin American investors to take part in the Indian enterprise and opportunity for mutual benefit. India’s ease of doing business ranking continues to improve and no wonder India has become a favoured destination for foreign investments. He also highlighted Government of India’s “ Focus Latin America” initiative that has enhanced tremendous outreach to the region that has become a part of its foreign policy paradigm.
India and Latin America have several synergies and large markets that can be explored for the mutual benefit. Not only the two are engaged in bilateral cooperation but also collaborating even in multilateral fora with groupings like Andean Community, MERCOSUR,CARICOM,SICA and CELAC. It was hoped that the two sides will be able to negotiate FTA or RCEP with MERCOSUR with which already a PTA was signed that could provide further boost since our trade and economic potential and cooperation is still way below the desired levels. It could easily be doubled in 5-10 years through a focussed and well-crafted approach .We do collaborate with Brazil in the IBSA and BRICS but have to expand the footprint. Various major companies like Tata, Bajaj, OVL, Essar, Reliance etc are already present. He further added that cooperation including trade and investment in energy, minerals, agriculture, science and technology, education and people to people contacts could lead the way. Since India procures significant quantities of its energy and hydrocarbon requirements from Mexico , Argentina ,Brazil and Venezuela and others from the region could play an important role in our energy security .Similarly they could be our major partners in our food security through cooperation in agriculture as they supply oil seeds and pulses to India.
Mr GV Srinivas underscored that the proverbial distance between Latin America and India has been abridged with extensive cooperation on the ground. He urged the business community and the embassy representatives to realistically assess the potential and focus on those areas. He also recalled the recently held India-Latin America business event in Chile which could be replicated in future. He underlined that the Government was committed to removing any obstacles to trade and investment. He emphasised to strengthening trade, economic and technological cooperation with a view to expanding import and export trade and economic relations.
Ambassadors of Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Guatemala and Commercial Representatives of Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela also highlighted the opportunities in natural resources, energy sector, tourism and infrastructure in their countries. They reiterated their commitment to enhance and deepen economic ties with India and offered all assistance. They also highly appreciated the Chamber’s focus on the Latin American region and recalled the recent B2B interactions organised for Argentinian and Guatemalan business delegations under the aegis of MIICCIA.
The Event was very well organized and very successful. The MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce President, Board of Directors, Advisors, Invited Ambassadors and their representative really enjoyed a lot with Indian Delegates and they had a wonderful experience in this interactive business conference On “Exploring Latin American Business opportunities – Trade and Investment Potential and Prospects “successful and memorable event.
October 16, 2018 at CSOI CLUB, K.G.Marg, New Delhi.
Ms. Anna Belyaeva Managing JSC Russian Export Centre, signed MoU with MIICCIA President Ambassador Anil Trigunayat (IFS Retd.)President, Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture. Former Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta .This MoU is signed for cooperation with export Centre which is a Govt body and is establishing offices in Mumbai and Delhi.
Director Akis Tech Ltd Mr. Alok Kumar (MIICCIA International Advisor), Director and General Secretary MIICCIA,Mr Anil Kumar Kapila,Advisor Ms. Nivedita Mukherjee Advisor (MIICCIA) ,(MIICCIA)Additional Director Mr. Gaurav Ravish were present today during signing of MoU at Gurgaon The Oberoi Hotel in Gurgaon on 4th of October 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, complete business conference was chaired by MIICCIA President Ambassador Anil Trigunayat ( IFS Retd.)President, Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture. Former Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta Mr. Anil Trigunayat said, “Leadership from India and Russia will closely work and will be easier to access initiatives which will be more significant: solutions lie there.”
He said he saw this partnership as part of the Global access and will be easier to explore between both the countries and will strengthen the momentum of business initiative for both the countries.MIICCIA’S initiative would take the concept forward with plans for action. Covering all major areas of interest common to both organization and Countries, the MoU encompasses ‘coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development’
It provides a framework of cooperation and facilitates cooperation in issues of environment, climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation and management, water sanitation, smart cities and urban infrastructure.
A major activity planned under the MoU, will be definitely strengthen the bilateral relations and trade between the two countries, including commitments by industry .The event was successful and Russian companies were too happy as MIICCIA organized good numbers of Indian counterpart .
At the invitation of Royal Court and Jordan Tourism Board, Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, President MIICCIA Chamber visited the Hashemite Kingdom from September 11th to 16th , 2018 along with a representative delegation from the Indian Film Festivals ,IIFA and Film producers from Bollywood and Southern film industry .
The delegation was given an audience by His Majesty King Abdullah II who welcomed the Indian Film Industry to shoot films in the extraordinary locations in the Kingdom including Citadel in Amman, Dead Sea, Roman city of Jerash , Ethereal Wadi Rum and the wonder of the world Petra by Nabataeans as well as Red sea resort of Aqaba. All assistance and facilitation was extended.
Meetings were also held with Ministers of Investment and Tourism and Culture as well as the Jordan Tourism Board apart from visits to the possible film locations. Jordan also invited Indian expertise in construction of studios and infrastructructure and capacity building .This will have a direct impact on tourism promotion. As such Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to have extended the Visa on Arrival facility for Indian nationals.
Delegation also called on Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali, Chair of the Royal Film Commission and visited their facilities. Delegates also briefed HE Indian Ambassador Shubhadarshini Tripathi.
The Indian delegation was highly upbeat about mutually beneficial collaboration. In this vital area of entertainment.
Jordanian delegation was invited to participate in Film Bazaar in Goa later this year.”
Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture organized the business summit in association with Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala in India on 30th August, 2018 at MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi. This summit focused on economic development of both the countries and promote co-operation. This matchmaking business aimed to showcase the wide range of woods that Guatemalan Delegates wants to export from their country.
The event was Chaired by Former Indian Ambassador Anup Kumar Mudgal on behalf of MIICCIA President , Former Indian Ambassador Anil Trigunayat . Other participants were Mr. Afroz Ahmed, and Mr. A.K. Kapila, founders and Directors of MIICCIA, Mr. Gaurav Ravish, Additional Director of MIICCIA,Ms Nivedita Mukherjee (Advisor MIICCIA) and Mr.Victor H. Ramirez Scaglia, Minister Counsellor(Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala) & Guatemalan Delegates Mr. Elvis Caballeros & Ms. Sofia Mora Tabarini. Both sides were convinced that further comprehensive development of bilateral business ties would promote economy to the mutual benefit. MIICCIA chambers of commerce invited 17 Indian companies dealing in Teak wood to have dialogue with Guatemalan Delegates in connection with import of wood from Guatemala. They had fruitful discussions and shared their knowledge and requirements in the related business.
MIICCIA Chamber provided Guatemalan Delegation & the Indian wood companies best matchmaking platform to co-create a mutually beneficial exports and imports , mobility of trade,etc.
Both the sides committed to strengthen trade, economic and technological cooperation with a view to expanding export and import, trade and economic relations.
MIICCIA plans to host frequent bilateral, multilateral matchmaking events, networking events, fundraisers, workshops and other related activities.
This Event was very well organized and very successful. Our Board of Directors really enjoyed a lot with Delegation members from Guatemala they had a wonderful experience in this B2B successful and memorable event .
Millennial India International Chamber of commerce Industry and agriculture has organized the business summit in association with Argentinian Business delegates on 16th April, 2018 at hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi. This matchmaking business aims to showcase the wide range of businesses and investment opportunities in various sectors. This summit also focuses on economic development of both the countries and promote co-operation.
FEC and MIICCIA Chamber of commerce has signed MOU for future assignments, for events exhibitions to boost import and export between both the countries. The MOU was signed between the President of FEC Mr. Ing. Daniel Cassiet and Director and co-founder Of MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce Mr. A.K Kapila.
Mr. A.K. Kapila, Mr. Afroz Ahmed, Mr. Gopal Singh and Mr. FEROZ Ahmed co-founder and Director of MIICCIA convinced that the further comprehensive development of bilateral business tie would promote prosperity and mutual benefit. MIICCIA chambers of commerce invites 46 companies expertise in different fields to share their knowledge and experience in their relative business with Argentinean companies.
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic H.E Mr.Daniel Chuburu on 16th April at Lee Meredien Hotel during the event appraised about the event and B2B gathering which was organized by MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce New Delhi. H.E.was really happy to see the well-organized B2B meet and Congratulated to us .
MIICCIA has further plans to host networking events, bilateral, multilateral matchmaking events, fundraisers, workshops and other related activities.
Millennial India International Chamber of commerce Industry and agriculture has organized the business summit in association with Argentinian Delegates on 16th April , 2018 at hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. This matchmaking business aims to showcase the wide range of businesses and investment opportunities in various sectors . This summit also focuses on economic development of both the countries and promote co-operation.
Mr. A. K. Kapila, Mr. Afroz Ahmed, Mr. Gopal Singh and Mr. Feroz Ahmed co-founder and Director of MIICCIA convinced that the further comprehensive development of bilateral business tie would promote prosperity and mutual benefit. MIICCIA chambers of commerce invites 46 companies expertise in differ fields to share their knowledge and experience in B2B meet in their relative business with such Argentinian companies mentioned below .
Handicrafts : LEANDRO NAHUEL PIBERNUS ,HERNÁN RAMIRO PIBERNUS.
Teak wood: HUGO IRAIZOZ, EDUARDO KATRIEL ZALAZAR, MERCEDES INÉS OMEÑUKA
Rice ,Corn ,Crude Olive Oil, Milk Powder & Sugar : LUCAS VICTOR SANTA CRUZ and JUAN PABLO PATE .
Ayurveda Company :- LIDIA ROSA SOSA and MARCELA BALDONI, Software Company :- JOSÉ OJEDA, Travel and Tourism Company : MARIA ROSA BRUNENGO, Women Accessories Company: MARTA DOLDÁN
Doctors specialized in gastroenterologist Department also share their relative experience and Knowledge with Dr. Zenon From RICARDO ZANÓN
Coaches from Football Academy also share their experience in their relative field with NÉSTOR JOSÉ ARMENDARIZ Football Academy from Argentina & etc.
Both the sides committed to strengthening trade, economic and technological cooperation with a view to expanding imort and export trade and economic relation. Further , they commit to deeping and diversifying cooperation in sectors like agriculture , rural development, IT and coordination at international trade, economic bodies. To achieve a sustained expansion of bilateral trade and economic ties. Both business chamber will contacts between region with view to promote trade ,economic- cooperation.
MIICCIA has further plans to host networking events, bilateral , multilateral matchmaking events,fundraisers,workshops and other related activities.
This Event was very well organized and very successful. Our Board of Directors really enjoyed a lot with Delegation members from Argentina and they had a wonderful experience in this B2B successful and memorable event .