At a meeting with H.E. Mr. Virander Paul, Dy. High Commissioner of UK and Mr. M.P. Singh, First Secretary, High Commission in UK to discuss promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector between India and UK and to seek valued support for MSMEs in India for upgrading technologies, exports and of joint ventures between India and UK. Mr. Paul assured Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President – All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and Vice Chairman World Trade Centre Mumbai that no doubt there is a great potential to promote businesses /exports with the United Kingdom specially in MSME sector as over 70% of Indian economy is represented by this vibrant sectors. There is a great scope for collaboration for promoting trade but there is lack of information and knowledge on the market potentials.
Mr. Paul also seeked cooperation of the All India Association of Industries (AIAI) for co-operation in MSME events organized by Indian High Commission in UK with a view to provide a platform for dialogue between Indian SMEs and those from the UK.
During this discussion Mr. Kalantri apprised the Dy. High Commissioner on the International Agreements of Co-operation said that have been signed by the All India Association of Industries which were over 200 with a view to promote international trade co-operation he expressed the desire to collaborate with trade promotion organization and seeked the assistance of the Indian High Commission. Since AIAI receives over 60 trade/business delegations during a year for promoting bilateral trade and would also like to co-operate with UK trade promotion organizations to foster the businesses of AIAI members.
Mr. Kalantri attended the Association Congress UK 2013 held in London from December 10 – 12, 2013 along with officials. The Congress discussed and deliberated on a broad range of relevant topics for the future planning of Trade Association in order to be competitive in the present market conditions .
December 18 , 2013
L to R : Ms. Khyati Naravane, Asst. Director, World Trade Centre Mumbai, Ms. Rita Spada, Chief Executive Officer, World Trade Centre London, Mr. Virander Paul, Deputy High Commissioner of India in UK, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Mr. M. P. Singh, First Secretary of High Commission of India in UK at a meeting at the office High Commission of India in UK.