Activities Round Up

Date : 10 Dec to 10 Dec 2015
Place : New Delhi
Organised by : FISME

FISME facilitates B2B meeting with Chinese Delegation

To facilitate closer economic and industrial cooperation with certain cities of China, leading MSME federation of India, FISME had organised a seminar and B2B meeting with a delegation from Cangzhou City of  China, here on Monday.
“The focus of the workshop was to make entrepreneurs of India aware of the opportunities available in this lesser known industrial city of China, both as procurement as well as an investment destination,” an official release said.
The Cangzhou city is a major seaport of China.  Abutting between Beijing and Tianjin, two major cities of China, the city is the home of mega clusters of petro -chemicals;  steel tubes and pipes and casing and housings for computer and tele communication industry.
As a pioneer proponent of synergy between industries of India and China, the two largest emerging economies, FISME regularly organises business visits to Chinese industries and also bring Chinese entrepreneurs and officials in India for interactive meetings with Indian entrepreneurs. The seminar was in continuation of such initiatives.
During his opening address,  Mr. Zhenxing Tang from Cangzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce, the nodal  office of the city for invest promotion talked about the rich cultural heritage of the City and its rich industrial tradition. He also mentioned that in spite of being home of six mega clusters, the city maintains excellent ecology and environment, making it an ideal home for both industries and industrialists.
In his keynote address Secretary General, FISME, Mr. Anil Bhardwaj reiterated the mission of FISME to bring the great countries nearer with closer economic and industrial cooperation.  He also referred to experiences of FISME members with regard to the supportive and proactive industries in China and Government of Canzhou.
The excellent business potential of the city of Cangzhou was portrayed through a presentation made by Mr. Shang Liguang from Cangzhou Municipal Party Committee. The visiting Chinese businessmen (from sectors such as Chemicals; Steel Tubes and Pipes; etc.) were also introduced to the Indian participants.
The high point of the seminar was B2B meeting with about 10 Companies from Cangzhou Chemical and Piping industry where the representatives from the individual Companies addressed the queries of the Indian entrepreneurs  on a one to one basis. The Government officials from the City also explained the excellent and economic infrastructure of the city.
The participating officials from the City mentioned that land is available for as low as Rs. 1500 per sq. metre in the Cangzhou economic development zone and power tariff is about Rs. 6 per unit, making investment in the area really attractive for Indian entrepreneurs.
Looking at the way forward, Mr. Chandra Sekhar Goel, Vice President, FISME, mentioned that FISME will organise such interactive meetings in other cities also and may also organise a focussed business delegation to Canzhou City in near future.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Mukesh Kalra, Joint Secretary, International Operations, FISME, who appreciated the initiatives of Cangzhou Industries and Government officers to travel a long distance to meet the entrepreneurs of Delhi