Past Event

Date : 30 May to 31 May 2017
Place : New Delhi
Organised by : FISME

FISME organized 1st India Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in New Delhi

Commerce Secretary for Government of India Ms. Rita Teaotia and Deputy Secretary General of Commonwealth Mr. Deodat Maharaj jointly inaugurated the first India Commonwealth SME Trade Summit on 30th June 2017 in New Delhi. Secretary MSME Dr. K.K. Jalan presided over the concluding session wherein the Framework of MSME Cooperation was adopted.

The Summit was jointly supported by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and industries, Government of India and the Commonwealth secretariat (London),
Over 400 delegates from over 25 countries participated in the Trade Summit including senior officials from Commonwealth countries.

Besides the highly sought after Business-to-Business meetings, three concurrent Forums were also held during the Summit.  

A high level policy dialogue Forum was addressed by five permanent Secretaries from Commonwealth countries.  The Technology and Innovation Forum was organized by University of Nottingham and the Haydn Green Foundation (UK).

Participating senior policy makers and leaders of SME associations and Chambers from the Commonwealth countries discussed and agreed to create Framework of MSME Cooperation within the Commonwealth. 

Besides the Secretaries of Commerce and MSME, the senior officials from Government of India  who chaired  or coordinated different sessions included Additional Secretary Commerce Mr. Anup Wadhavan, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner MSME Mr. S N Tripathi, Joint Secretary Commerce Mr. Damu Ravi and Director Commerce Mr. Bipin Menon.