1 ‐ 3 September 2010
The growing $1 trillion economy of India provides opportunities for new partnerships. Indian economy has shown tremendous growth in sectors such as Information & communications Technology, Energy, Infrastructure, Food Processing, Design, Clean & Green Technologies, R&D & Education. The growing requirement of the country creates space for fresh investment in resource and technologies.
There is a felt need for a platform that provides for
Strategic collaborations between Indian and respective European country industries;
Fresh discussions on specific business opportunities
information on markets
identification and choice of cooperation activities for broader business;
building new partnerships and strengthening existing ones;
In the backdrop of the above objectives, CII is initiating a fresh engagement model with European countries title "CII‐Europe Business Congregate".
This series will focus on Indian industry engagement with select European countries at a time. This series will provide a platform where entrepreneurs of Large, Small and Medium industry would explore and identify closer collaboration between businesses including technology transfer, research & innovation and skill development.
The first in the series this Conference will focus on Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Lavia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Scheduled in September this conference will be a forum to focus on increasing business links between India and the region.
These European countries with high ICT adoption, besides R&D investments, offer an untapped opportunity for Indian companies as a potential entry point to Europe. They are amongst the strongest European performers in the area of innovations, adopting new technologies and R&D. The high degree of collaborations between universities and the private sector in research in these countries is exemplary.
With the bilateral trade for 2008‐2009 at US$ 21423.76 mil, which is 24.81% of India's total trade with all European countries,& a potential consumer base of 500 mil in Europe and 208 million consumer households in India there is a tremendous potential to accelerate the growth of bilateral trade.