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LEADS 2022: ‘Reimagine the World’, 20-21 September 2022

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising LEADS 2022, which will take place from 20-21 September 2022. The event is a so-called ‘annual global thought leadership initiative’ that will bring together global leaders and international stakeholders representing various economic and commercial sectors. It will take place physically in the Indian capital of New Delhi, it may also be attended virtually. The Programme, which is divided into 11 different thematic sessions, will be open to select audience by invitation only.

For detailed information, see also the Presentation and the Concept Note. The event website can also be accessed at https://www.ficcileads.in/ where prospective participants can seek all necessary information about the initiative and register themselves for invitation(with discounted prices until 30June 2022).

25th ILAF, Kolkata, West Bengal, 14-16 September 2022

The 25th edition of the India Leather & Accessories Fair (ILAF) will take place from 14-16 September 2022 in the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata, West Bengal.

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has been organising an international fair in leather and leather products since 1995. The upcoming 25th edition of the ILAF is organised in collaboration with the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and the Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA). The CLE will organise a Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) along with the fair, inviting buyers from other countries. A fashion show presenting the latest trends and colours of leather products will also be held on the sidelines of the fair.

As a major B2B event, the ILAF will provide an excellent platform for sourcing and display of quality leather, leather goods and leather-related products. Kolkata is the hub of world class leather goods manufacturing units, including a number of leading manufacturers and exporters. Visitors will be able to source all sorts of leather, finished leather goods, chemicals, machinery, components, etc.  

For further information, feel free to reach out to the organisers at ITPO, represented by Ms Rumela Roy, Regional Manager (itporok@itpo.gov.in). 

The organisers may offer a complimentary economy return airfare subject to ceiling and a 3-night stay (13-16 September) in a 5-star Hotel in Kolkata (bed & breakfast only) to the visiting Buyers:

·         Arrival at Kolkata in the evening/ late evening on 13 September.
·         Stay in Kolkata during 13, 14 and 15 September (3 nights), with check out on 16 September.
·         Buyers who wish to arrive in Kolkata prior to 13 September or to extend their stay beyond 15 September can do so, but at their own cost.
·         Complimentary airport pick-up and drop will be arranged.
·         Long distance call charges, use of Business Center/ Health Club, laundry, liquor etc in the Hotel will be borne by the individual Buyers.
·         The complimentary hospitality package is offered to only one Director/Senior Executive of a company.
·         The complimentary hospitality package will be confirmed only to the Business visitors who have an interest in sourcing leather goods and accessories from India.
See also the Buyer Application Form, which may be filled in and sent back to ad-imdfairs@cleindia.com for review and possible formal invitation.

RBSM Kolkata - Buyer Application

8th International MSME Expo, New Delhi, 25-27 August 2022

The 8 th International MSME Expo will take place from 25-27 August 2022 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition venue in New Delhi. For further detail on this major international business event, which is especially geared towards startups and counts on the backing of the Government of India, please see the following documents: Letter, Brochure and 30 Reasons to Partner with India.

30 Reasons



PRAWAAS  3.0 – The Bus & Car Show, 4-6 August 2022

The next edition of the biennial Prawaas 3.0 “The Bus & Car Show” event will be held in theHitex Exhibition Centre Hyderabad from 4-6 August 2022. ‘Prawaas’ is a common word in Indian languages which means ‘The Travel’. The objective is to develop a unified vision that will facilitate Safe, Smart and Sustainable integrated public transport solutions. The initiative will consist of an Exhibition, Conferences & Workshops, Awards, a CEO Conclave and a Round Table on Regulatory Policies. It is expected that over 10,000 Bus and Car Fleet Operators from across 37 States and Union Territories of India will visit the exhibition, participate in the Conference, Workshops and B2B meetings.

The Exhibition will showcase Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEMs) in passenger vehicles, after-market solutions, accessories, consumables, IT & ITS solutions, and allied products and services. It will also showcase EVs, Batteries and BMS design of EVs and last mile connectivity. The Conference will present the new trends in Public Transport in the post-pandemic era, sector specific seminars addressing regulatory frameworks,asa thought leadership platform for the Indian passenger sector. Prestigious Industry Awards curated by a professional agency will be a major highlight of the event. Prawaas 3.0 will be an excellent platform for companies to showcase their latest products and technologies.

Country Pavilions at the Exhibition will provide a global stage to engage with the host country and the large number of buyers from the private and public sector as well as Bureaucrats and influencers. We will bring extra visibility to these pavilions through print, electronic and digital media as well as invitation to all the stakeholders of the industry.

Participation as Sponsors, Exhibitors or Delegates at Prawaas 3.0 is encouraged, noting the possibility of setting up Country Pavilions at the Exhibition. Extra visibility for these pavilions will be pursued through print, electronic and digital media as well as invitations to industry stakeholders.

MM Activ, the event curators, stand ready to facilitate participation from Portugal. For more information, please visit http://www.prawaas.com/.

The Bus & Car Operators Confederation of India (BOCI) is a National body of Bus & Car fleet owners and operators representing Intercity, Intracity, School Bus, Employee Transport, Tour Operators, Tourist Cabs, Maxi Cabs and PPP-SPVs. The significance of BOCI can be measured by the fact that BOCI operators run over 1.5 million buses in various segments and account for 300 million passenger trips daily, amounting to about 85% of all public transport in India.

11th India International Silk Fair, Gurugram, Haryana, 28-30 July 2022

The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) – an apex Government body of exporters of Indian Silk & Silk Products – is organising the 11th India International Silk Fair from 28-30 July 2022 in Gurugram (Haryana), near New Delhi.

Travel sponsorship for international visitors is available – up to ₹40,000 for European delegates. The objective of sponsoring the visit of foreign buyers to the fair is to provide an exposure to products of around 80 exhibitors from all over India who will be displaying varieties of Fabrics and Garments, both in Silk / Silk Blended, Scarves, Sarees, Made-ups, Silk Carpets and  Home furnishing. 

Interested buyers may register for sponsorship on http://www.indiansilkfair.in/physical/ - the main event website where more general information is also available for prospective visitors.

In addition, please find here the following materials / resources:

1. Event Brochure
2. Letter
3. Flyer
4. Registration Link: http://www.indiansilkfair.in/physical/buyer-registration-form.php
5. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx432nfuLXg

ICC: Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet for Textiles for the European Region, 22-24 June 2022

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is organising a Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet for Textiles for the European Region, which will take place shortly, from 22-24 June 2022. The online event is supported by the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India. It will bring together manufacturers from India to showcase their merchandise to buyers – not only for the growing Indian retail market, but also for the traditional strongholds of European countries and non-traditional and emerging markets.

The registration link for the event is https://icctextilesexpo.skyfair.live/live/indexregister.html

For further information on the event, see also website above as well as Photo 1 and Photo 2.

IGFA: 67th India International Garment Fair (IIGF),Greater Noida, 20-22June 2022

The International Garment Fair Association (IGFA) is organising the 67th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from 20-22 June 2022.

As one of the largest sourcing shows of Apparels and Accessories in Asia, the ICGF aims to bridge the gap of buyers and sellers whilst demonstrating updated fashion trends of the Indian apparel industry.

The event includes over 350 exhibitors showcasing their latest collections in Womenswear, Menswear, Kidswear and Fashion Accessories from across India. Products on display will include a wide range of diverse products, such as Denims, Skirts, Viscose, Kaftans, Pareos, Plus-size garments, Embroidered Garments, Designer Labels, Organic Cotton, Sustainable Products and Various Washes in Garments. Access will be retained exclusively to overseas buyers and buying agents, to ensure meaningful business to business transactions.

For further information, see the official website https://www.indiaapparelfair.com/ or contact the organisers from IGFA through info@indiaapparelfair.com.

SVUM 2022, Rajkot (Gujarat), 27-30 May 2022

The SVUM 2022 International Trade Show in Rajkot, Gujarat, is scheduled to take place from 27-30 May 2022. With the official website www.svumshow.com, the event is focused on strengthening the economic relationship between the State of Gujarat and the rest of the world. Located in western India, Gujarat is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and economically speaking one of the fastest growing regions in South Asia.

The SVUM International Trade Show has been organised every year since 2015, inviting foreign business representatives. The organisers offer foreign visitors 5 days local hospitality free of cost.
For further information, please see the website, the Facebook site or contact the head organiser:

Mr Parag Tejura, President
Tel. +91 9426254611
Email: President.svum@gmail.com

2022 India Calling Conference , 6May 2022

Organised by the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the2022 India Calling Conferencewill take place on 6 May 2022 in an online format.

This online event is an annual feature that providesa platform for Indian and global players to come together and debate, share insights and explore potential investment opportunities and collaborations. Indian and overseas companies in diverse sectors, MSMEs, exporters and importers, entrepreneurs, investors, diplomatic missions, government officials, think tanks, NGOs, etc. participate in the IMC India Calling Conference every year.

The theme for the 2022 India Calling Conference is: “India Calling: Unleashing Opportunities, Explore Opportunities, Establish Collaboration”. For further information on the summit, please consult the 2022 India Calling Background Note as well as the official website: https://www.imcnet.org/events-1570. You may also contact Ms Vanita Ghuge to solicit any further clarifications: vanita.ghuge@imcnet.org.

On 12 March 2021, the IMC had also organised the 2021 India Calling Conference under the theme: “Smart Infrastructure and Green Technology – Mobility and Sustainability”. For a full description of  this edition, please see the 2021 India Calling Report.

11thKerala Travel Mart (KTM), Kochi, 5-8May 2022

The 2022 edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) willbe heldat the Sagara and Samudrika Convention Centres in Willingdon Island,Kochi, from 5-8May 2022.

As India’s largest tourism industry congregation, the fair had originally been scheduled for 24-27 March 2022, but was eventually postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Detailed information about the 2022 KTM is available on https://www.keralatravelmart.org/. See also the Buyer pre-registration link and the Media pre-registration link.

For any further clarifications, feel free to reach out to the head organiser:

Mr Baby Mathew Somatheeram
President, Kerala Travel Mart Society (Reg. No. ER-721/2000),
(Mobile & WhatsApp No. +919744720077,
Tel- 0484 2203156, 3511379, 4028338)
63/456, Elamkulam Road (Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road),
Pin: 682017

WINDERGY India 2022, New Delhi, 27-28 April 2022

WINDERGY India 2022 is being organised at a time when the wind sector in India is on the cusp of exponential growth that is attracting considerable interest globally. Featuring alongside the trade fair, the 2-day conference titled “Power of the Wind: India’s Driver to Net-Zero”, will be organised from 27-28 April 2022. High-level key note speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, special addresses and technology presentations are part of the conference.

Focus Topics:

-    Indian Wind Market 2.0 – CEO’s Perspective
-    Future of Electricity Demand
-    Keeping Pace with the Advancing Technology
-    Interface with Government Stakeholders
-    Efficient Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid
-    Changing Regulatory Landscape in the Power Sector
-    Testing New Waters –Offshore

India has the fourth-highest wind installed capacity in the world with a total installed capacity of around 40 GW (as of December 2021). In a recent assessment by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), gross wind potential has been estimated to be 302 GW in the country at 100 metres and 695.50 GW at 120 meters above ground level. With this massive potential, India is increasingly producing its requirement of energy from renewable sources. Increasingly competitive and attracting more investment yearly, the wind sector is set to thrive in the 21st Century.

The conference is relevant to professionals who are a part of the wind energy sector, including Government Authorities, Policy Makers, Regulatory Authorities, OEM’s, Project Developers, Technology Service Providers, Operation & Maintenance, Financial Institutions, Banks Investors, Industry Associates and others.

You can check the conference agenda onhttps://www.windergy.in/agenda.

Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, the conference has been opened for virtual participation for international participants. Please register today athttps://www.windergy.in/delegate-registration to be part of this power-packed conference and hear from the industry stalwarts.

For further information, contact Mr Ananth Narayan, Chief Coordinator: Ananth@pdatradefairs.com

36th AAHAR, New Delhi, 26-30April 2022

The 2022 edition of the AAHAR - The International Food and Hospitality Fair is set to be held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from 26-30 April 2022. The event will focus on showcasing food and beverages as well as hospitality services and related equipment. It is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), whichhas expressed willingnessto offer free hotel accommodation and travel expenditure reimbursements for some of the visitors.

Please find here a copy of the official Registration Form and Event Brochure.

For further information, see https://indiatradefair.com/aahardelhi/ or reach out to the organisers at ITPO, Ms Hema Maity, General Manager (hemamaity@itpo.gov.in) or Ms Jasdeep Seth, DM (jseth@itpo.gov.in).

7th India Pharma & India Medical Device, New Delhi, 25-27April 2022

The India Pharma & India Medical Device 2022will take place from 25-27 April 2022 at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre inNew Delhi, National Capital Territory. This 7th edition of the event is being organised by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Participants unable to travel to India may join the event via YouTube live links.

Apart from the well-crafted thematic conference itself, there will be a series of concurrent events, including a CEOs Forum with the Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India, an International Drug Regulators Meet as well as releases of Knowledge Papers and Industry Awards. The event will witness a conglomeration of policy makers, national and international leaders from the medical technology industry, MSME, innovators as well as members of the academic and research fraternity.

Registration may be made at http://registrations.ficci.com/phamed/attendee-registration.asp.

The YouTube live joining links are provided below:

25 April 2022 (Day 1): https://youtu.be/MaEPVZ4xcZc
26 April 2022 (Day 2): https://youtu.be/y638A6NjB3k
27 April 2022 (Day 3): https://youtu.be/_aRty3T_7uc

CBIS 2022:Mumbai (Maharashtra), 14-16 April 2022

The Ceramic & Bath Industry Show 2022 (CBIS) is scheduled to take place in Mumbai, Maharashtra, from 14-16 April 2022. The event, which is organised by the private company Emerald World Wide Connections Pvt Ltd, holds relevance for buyers, importers, wholesalers, and traders dealing in Ceramic Tiles, Sanitary ware, Bath fittings and Marble (Natural Stone).

For more information and registration, please consult the official event website
https://www.ceramicandbathshow.com/home and see the brochure.

You may alsowish to contact Mr Jay Sheth via jay.sheth@emeraldwwc.com  / +91 9967976661.

DILEX 2022 Footwear and Leather Products Show, New Delhi, 25-26 March 2022

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is organising a Footwear and Leather Products Show (DILEX 2022), which will take place in New Delhi from 25-26 March 2022.

The event will take place over two days from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with the participation of around 100 leading Indian manufacturer-exporters/suppliers of Footwear (leather and non-leather), Footwear Components (Uppers), Leather Garments, Leather Goods and Accessories, including various categories of Leather Gloves as well as Harness and Saddlery products. Around 40 Indian companies have already confirmed their participation. The event will serve to show the Indian Leather and Leather Products Industry as a major sourcing destination and also to facilitate B2B meetings between Indian exporters and overseas buyers for sourcing footwear and leather products from India, establishing marketing tie-ups and exploring business collaborations and joint venture agreements.

Visitors wishing to avail themselves of a'Complimentary Hospitality Package'offered by the CLE are requested to kindly confirm their participation by a copy of the registration form, duly filled in, to ad-imdfairs@cleindia.com at the earliest possible. The package includes a Return Economy class air fare, subject to ceiling limits, and a 3-night complimentary stay in a 5-star hotel.

Please find here:

1. Event Brochure

2. Registration Form

3. Participant List

4. Travel Guidelines

India International Ceramic & Building Material Fair (IICBMF): 8-11 March 2022

The Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) is organising the India International Ceramic & Building Material Fair (IICBMF) from 8-11 March 2022, which will include virtual B2B meetings with 30 Indian Exporters. Registration is free of charge – for more information, please visit https://www.pragatie.com/auth/register/capexil-iicbmf-2022#registrationForm

CAPEXIL Virtual Events: 28 February-2 March 2022 (PPI); 14-16 March (IIPPSF); 25-27 April 2022 (IPF)

The Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) is organising three virtual events between February and April 2022 with the prime objective of promoting bilateral trade between India and Portugal:

1. Printing & Publishing from India, 14-03-2022 to 16-03-2022 (PPI)

2. India International Paper, Paper Products & Stationery Fair, 28-03-2022 to 30-03-2022 (IIPPSF)

3. India Packaging Fair, 25-04-2022 to 27-04-2022 (IPF)

Participation in these online events might be relevant for Portuguese stakeholders in the publishing industry as well as the paper/pulp and packaging sectors.

For further information, please see the brochures in the hyperlinks above. You may also reach out directly to the following representatives from CAPEXIL:

Mr Narendra Mohan, Executive Officer, CAPEXIL, New Delhi
Email: narendramohan@capexil.in, Mob. +91 -9811422144 (Call & WhatsApp)  

Ms Kritika, Executive Officer, CAPEXIL, New Delhi
Email: Kritika.nro@capexil.in,  Mob. +91- 8375081512 (Call & WhatsApp)

India Stonemart 2022, Jaipur (Rajasthan), 17-20 February 2022

INDIA STONEMART is an international stone industry exhibition being organised biennially by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) along with Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) since 2000. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the co-organiser of the event.

Earlier editions of the event from 2000 to 2019 had substantial international participation. India Stonemart 2019 had 134 overseas exhibitors from Brazil, China, Iran, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Taiwan and over 1,800 overseas business visitors from 52 countries and total exhibit area of over 40000 sq.m.

CDOS is organising the 11th edition of the show - India Stonemart 2022 – at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura, Jaipur during 17-20 February 2022. An e - copy of promotional brochure is enclosed for your kind reference. Additional details on the show are also available at the website http://www.stonemart-india.in/ or https://cdos-india.com/

The Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) is an apex stone industry autonomous organisation of the Government of Rajasthan, working with a mission to develop, promote and support dimensional stone and allied industry in India. With a view to promote trade in this sector, CDOS has been undertaking a variety of initiatives like international exhibitions in India, country pavilions in fairs abroad, buyer-seller meets, support to trade delegations, training programmes, testing of stones, R&D activities etc.

India is a leading producer of stones and witnessing phenomenal growth in all segments including construction, real estate and infrastructure sector. This in turn has given tremendous impetus to stone sector. Hence, there is immense potential for increasing bilateral stone trade between Portugal and India.

Mr Mukul Rastogi, CEO, CDOS (Mobile +91 9829164433, email – mukul@cdos-india.com) may be contacted for any clarification/coordination in this regard.

You may also consult the Brochure and the Layout Plan.

Footwear & Leather Products Show, New Delhi, 14-15 February 2022

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) in India is organising the Footwear & Leather Products Show, which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi from 14-15 February 2022.

This Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is a physical event that aims at connecting buyers and sellers of Indian Leather Products, such as Leather & Non-Leather Footwear, Shoe Uppers, Saddlery & Harness Products, Leather Apparel, Leather Goods & Accessories and Leather Gloves. As mentioned below, the CLE will be offering a complimentary hospitality package, including both air tickets and hotel stay, to selected foreign business visitors. In case of any interest, the attached form can be filled in and sent directly to the CLE (imd-fairs2@cleindia.com / cle@cleindia.com).

10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 10-12 January 2022

The 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 will take place from 10-12 January 2022 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The 2022 edition of the summit will provide a setting for B2B and B2G meetings between Indian and foreign stakeholders in a number of sectors, including Green Energy, the Blue Economy, Innovation and Technology as well as Sustainable Infrastructure. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) will be particularly able to benefit from these direct interactions.

Hosting this major international event is a priority for the Government of India; the biennial initiative was first conceived in 2003 during PM Narendra Modi's then tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. The latest edition of the summit in 2019 had the participation of, amongst others, the Prime Ministers of Denmark, the Czech Republic and Malta.

For further information on the summit, please consult the Overview and the Detailed Description as well as the official website: https://www.vibrantgujarat.com/

ISEPC: 10th India International Silk Fair, Gurugram (Haryana) 18-20 December 2021

Organised by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC), the 10th India International Silk Fair will take place from 18-20 December 2021 at the Rivera House in Gurugram, Haryana, near Delhi. Registration for both the physical fair and a virtual fair can be made through the links provided below. Participation in this initiative may be relevant for Portuguese companies and individuals interested in Indian silk products. As seen here, travel costs (i.e flight, airport transfer and hotel) for foreign buyers may even be partly subsidised by the ISEPC, on the condition that an application is sent and later approved. For further information on the event, see also the Flyer and the Brochure.

Link to official event website : http://indiansilkfair.in

Physical Fair Buyer Registration Link : http://indiansilkfair.in/physical/buyer-registration-form.php

Virtual Fair Buyer Registration Link : http://indiansilkfair.in/virtual/buyer-registration-form.php

IEEMA: Virtual B2B Meetings in the Power & Energy Domain, 13-23 December 2021

The Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) is organising Virtual B2B Meetings in the Power & Energy Domain that will take place online from 13-23 December 2021 and serve to connect international stakeholders with Indian producers of Electronics and Electrical Equipment.

For further details on this initiative, please see the image below where contact details to the responsible official in IEEMA are also mentioned. Registration for the B2B meetings can be made at https://econnect.ieema.org/buyer/gbsm

CII: 27th Partnership Summit 2021, 13-15December 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organising the CII’s annual flagship event – the 27th Partnership Summit 2021 on a digital platform from 13-15 December 2021. This is being held under the Chairmanship of Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

The last edition of The Partnership Summit was successfully organised in 2020 on a virtual platform with the participation of 29 Ministers from around the world and delegates representing more than 100 countries. In the previous editions, the Summit has been addressed by prominent global leaders including the Presidents of India, Poland, Portugal and Maldives and the Prime Ministers of India, Singapore, Canada, the UK, Italy, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and Hungary, besides leading global business, think tanks and academicians.

The Covid-19 pandemic fallout continues to impact the global economy, trade, investments and financial flows. The cross-border flows of goods and services have been deeply impacted which in turn are changing the way businesses operate. As we look towards the emerging trends that will define global economic engagement in 2022, the Partnership Summit 2021 will be an opportunity for the world to rebuild partnerships for this new world.

There are over 10 Indian and Foreign Ministers who are confirmed to address at this Summit in addition to over 80 International speakers and several heads of  Multilaterals, Global CEOs are also to be sharing their perspectives on various sessions. Amongst the speakers is also Mr António Saraiva, President of the Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP).

Registration of participation may be made through 
https://www.ciihive.in/Login.aspx?EventId=PS2021 or https://www.partnershipsummit.com/.

Designated contact persons:

Mr Neeraj Sharma
neeraj.sharma@cii.in | M:+91-9910715485
Mr Achyut Shankar
achyut.shankar@cii.in | M:+91-9810999663

TPCI: India-Europe Dyes, Chemical & Ceramic Virtual Trade Fair, 1-3 December 2021

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) is organising the India-Europe Dyes, Chemical & Ceramic Virtual Trade Fair that will take place online from 1-3 December 2021.

The event will gather 50 Indian companies dealing in Dyestuff, Industrial Chemicals, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Intermediates, Various Chemicals, Textile Dyeing Chemicals, Coating and Waterproofing, Agriculture Drugs, Polymers, Agrochemicals, Flavours and Fragrances, Ceramic Tiles, etc.

For more information, please do not hesitate to consult https://www.tpci.in/eventdefault/india-europe-dyes-chemical-and-ceramic-virtual-fair/. If you should require any further clarifications, you may also approach Mr Vinod Kumar, through internationaldivision@tpci.in / +91 8448107830

OTI: Outbound Tourism International 2021 (Worldwide Tourism) and TTI: Travel & Tourism India (Domestic Tourism) Expo & Conference: Goa, 2-4 December 2021 and Mumbai (Maharashtra), 18-20February 2022

The events 'OTI: Outbound Tourism International 2021 (Worldwide Tourism)' and 'TTI: Travel & Tourism India (Domestic Tourism) Expo & Conference' will take place in Goa from 2-3 December 2021 and in Mumbai (Maharashtra) from 18-20 February 2022.

Both events focus on the travel and tourism industry and may be directly relevant for Portuguese businesses in this sector that aim to promote Portugal as a destination for incoming Indian tourists. According to the event organisers, an Expedia report expects 13.9 million ‘leisure alone’ departures by 2025 from India, leading to a total of 19.4 million Indian leisure visitor arrivals overseas. As the world’s fastest growing outbound market, India could account for 50 million outbound tourists, according to the UNWTO. Indian travellers spend an average of US$2,334 per trip, making them attractive visitors; the Indian outbound tourism market is to surpass US$42 billion by 2024.

See also the website http://www.ttindiaexpo.com/ for more details. For a detailed description of the initiative, you may also consult this Overview as well as the Sponsorship Opportunities.

4th India Rough Gemstones Sourcing Show 2021, Jaipur (Rajasthan),
8 November-10 December 2021

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council ( GJEPC) is organising the '4th India Rough Gemstones Sourcing Show 2021' that is set to take place in Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 8 November to 10 December 2021.

At the event, Indian exporters will showcase various samples of both foreign- and locally-sourced Rough Gemstones, for the benefit of international buyers from the Jewellery and Gemstone sector.
For more information, feel free to enter into contact with the GJEPC organisers listed in this Letter.

Knowledge Millennium Virtual Summit on Green Processing Revolution 29-30 October 2021

The Knowledge Chamber of Commerce & Industry is organising the'Knowledge Millennium Virtual Summit on Green Processing Revolution' online event from 29-30 October 2021. The event will focus on Food Processing, i.e. the transformation and refinement of Agricultural Goodsinto other products.

The eventis to be attended by senior industry representatives and experts from all over the world. Together they will offer perspectives on bringing new innovations to the Agriculture and Food processing sector along with exploring possibilities for investments to increase trade and strengthening global food security.

India's food ecosystem offers huge opportunities for investments with stimulating growth in the food retail sector, favorable economic policies and attractive fiscal incentives. By 2024, the Food Processing industry will potentially attract US$33 billion investments and generate employment for 9 million people. The Food and Grocery market in India is the sixth largest in the world and it further constitutes almost 65% of the total retail market in India.

With the potential to schedule B2B interactions, this virtual event may be particularly relevant for Portuguese companies in the Food Processing and Agricultural sectors.
For further information, please consult  the Invitation Letter and the Brochure.

Virtual ICT Business Meets between Indian and EU/UK companies,28-29October 2021

The Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council of India (ESC)is organising Virtual ICT Business Meets between Indian and EU/UK companies, scheduled to take place from 28-29 October 2021.

This online event has been organised as a part of the ESC's 'Global Outreach Series' and will include around 30 Indian ICT Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who will meet 60+ IT Buyers from the EU/UK region in pre-assigned meeting slots. Prospective buyers from Portugal may sign up at the registration link: https://bit.ly/3jk7SuO

For more information, please consult the Flyer or contact Mr Gurmeet Singh from ESC through info@escindia.com.

An updated list of the Indian participants may be accessed here.

14th International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE 2021), 21-23 October 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, is organising the 14th International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE 2021),  which will take place in New Delhi from 21-23 October 2021. The International Rail Conference (IRC 2021), an international conference for the rail transportation sector, is also being organised concurrently with IREE 2021. The IRC 2021 is expected to be attended by over 500 delegates from the Indian railway sector and the rail transportation industry
IREE 2021 is the only event in India for the rail transportation sector with active involvement and participation of Indian Railways, which is the third largest rail network in the world, operating over 12,000 trains to carry over 23 million passengers per day connecting about 8,000 stations spread across India.  Indian Railways run 7,000 freight trains per day, carrying over 3 million tonnes of freight daily. With its continuous upgradation and modernisation plans, Indian Railways offers opportunities in suburban corridor projects, high speed train projects, dedicated freight lines – port/mining lines, rolling stock including train sets and locomotives/ coaches manufacturing and maintenance, railway electrification, signalling systems, improvement of terminals and managing freight terminals and development of passenger terminals.

Indian Railways will put up the largest pavilion at IREE 2021, showcasing its strengths and future requirements including development of new vendors and suppliers for its modernisation plans.  Senior IR representatives – decision makers and technical experts - will visit IREE 2021 to identify suitable vendors and future product suppliers for Indian Railways.  In addition to the Indian Railways  pavilion, IREE 2021 is set to attract participation of over 500 companies from 20 countries spread across an area of around 30,000 m2.

Details of the event, registration and contacts will be made available on the website, which is due to be updated. For now, you may also consult the Flyer and Approval Letter for IREE 2021

FICCI HEAL 2021: ‘Transforming Healthcare Beyond COVID’,20-22 October 2021

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organising the FICCI HEAL 2021: ‘Transforming Healthcare Beyond COVID’, an online event that is scheduled to take place  in a virtual format from 20-22 October 2021.

As FICCI’s annual healthcare conference, FICCI HEAL has taken place since 2007, supported by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and recently by NITI Aayog, Government of India. Over the years, it has evolved as a landmark event and a credible platform for health industry stakeholders for sharing knowledge and best practices. The 15th edition of FICCI HEAL on the theme,

For more information, you may consultthe Draft Thematic Programme  for the upcoming 15th edition of FICCI HEAL and see this brief on HEAL over the years for your kind reference. You may also take a look at the Conference E-Flyer and the  Invite Letter.

The three-day Conference endeavours to converge all healthcare stakeholders and provide a forum for sharing of learning and experiences as well as deliberate on the opportunities for transforming our healthcare system beyond COVID. It would be a conglomeration of CEOs, policy makers, national and international leaders from healthcare and allied industries.

Feel free to confirm your participation at the earliest at sudhanshu.gupta@ficci.com and register on the following link to join the conference: https://ficci.in/registration/invitee-form.asp?evid=25692

There is no registration fee, but prior registration is mandatory to join the conference.

For further details, please contact the conference secretariat at +91 9871064408/ +91 9871665099/ +91 8368004375 or contact the organisers at FICCI through healthservices@ficci.com.
Kindly visit the conference website www.ficci-heal.com for updates.

EPCH - Virtual Buyer Seller Meet for Indian Handicrafts, 21-24 September 2021

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) in India is organising a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet for Indian Handicrafts, which is scheduled to take place from 21-24 September 2021.
The main objective of the event is to invite international buyers to the Online B2B Platform and facilitate them in meeting reliable suppliers and manufacturers from India. The around 50-70 exhibitors, all member exporters of the EPCH, will showcase a wide range of handicraft products such as Housewares, Decorative Items and Gifts, Home Textiles, Furnishings and Floor Coverings, Furniture and Home Accessories, Christmas Decoration, Eco-Friendly Products, Fashion Jewellery, Accessories and Bags.

Registrations for buyers, business visitors and special invites can be made through the official event website https://indianhandicrafts.epch.in/, which also includes more information about the event.
The EPCH is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote, support, protect, maintain and increase exports of handicrafts from India. During the Covid-19 pandemic, between June 2020 and July 2021, the EPCH successfully organised 6 International Virtual Trade Fairs and 4 Virtual Buyer Seller Meets with over 3,200 Indian companies and more than 5,000 overseas buyers and buying agents.

CC: ‘Smart Systems in Water Management’,21September 2021

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is organising is organising a virtual conference on ‘Smart Systems in Water Management’ on 21 September 2021, at 11.00 am.

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has been working proactively on key issues impacting the Energy sector through its various initiatives in the form of recommendation to the Ministry, publication of reports, creating various platforms (Summits) between government and industry body addressing important and relevant concerns. ICC’s flagship energy initiatives like India Energy Summit (IES) and Green Energy Summit have been in their 14th and 9th editions respectively, last year, all editions successfully delivered.

Water is also an essential and a versatile resource but also a scarce one in many parts of the world. India is a water scarce country and it is necessary that the utilization and availability of water is done in the most efficient manner. Its crucial role in the development of future carbon-free technologies and fuels is also a subject matter of research and development.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, is to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” by 2030.

In India, a priority program of the government is the “National Water Mission,” wherein the objective of the Government of India and the state governments is to enable all households in India to have access to safe and adequate drinking water within premises to the extent possible, by 2024 through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). 

Conference Focus:
*  Emerging Technological Solutions for Efficient Water Management – Jal Jeevan Mission
*  Measuring and Accounting for Water - DMA Creation and Reduction of NRW
*  Smart Water Metering- Improved Customer Management

Summit Highlights:
*  One day conference with sessions on different aspects of smart systems in water management.
* Presence on virtual platform of Key Policy Makers, government representatives, Investors, eminent Industry players, Embassies, researchers, IT and IOT companies, EPCs
*   Business to Business Interactions can be organised with diverse stakeholders
*    Exploring new business opportunities, ideas and networking

For further information, please consult the Tentative Programme Structure  document or contact the organisers at ICC through sapna.rai@indianchamber.net.  Registration

LEADS 2021: ‘Reimagine the World’, 14-15 September 2021

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organisingLeads 2021, which will take place virtually from 14-15 September 2021 under the overarching theme of ‘Future of Partnerships'. Whilst the event will take place physically in the Indian capital of New Delhi, it may also be attended virtually.

Confirmed guest speakers so far include:

- Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India

- Mr Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India

- Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Space, Science & Technology, Government of India

- Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Government of India

- Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Government of India

According to FICCI, they have already received an impressive response from global leaders across the world, including Fortune 500 organisations like DHL, Panasonic, IKEA, IBM, Mahindra & Mahindra, Australian Space Agency, CITI, Siemens Healthineers, Embraer Defence, NGN Technology, UBER,  Airtel, Microsoft, Indigo, Tata Consultancy Services, ERAM Group, Mohsin Haider Darwish, Rakon Ltd, Saber Astronautics, AFK Systema, Ecobank, Vivo, Kidzania, Sojitz, Trigyn Technologies, AFK Systema and Globant, which have already consented to share their thoughts at LEADS 2021. Likewise, participants from 25 countries across the globe registered for the programme within few weeks of registrations opening.

The event website can be accessed at https://www.ficcileads.in/ where prospective participants can seek all necessary information about the initiative and register themselves until 30 August 2021.

Plexconnect Virtual B2B Meeting: 30-31 July 2021

The Plastic Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) is organising the Plexconnect Virtual B2B Meeting, which will take place virtually from 30-31 July 2021.

The Europe Supplier Catalogue and Flyer and the official event website can be accessed at https://plexconcilb2b.com/buyer/EU where participants can also register themselves.

The event, which will focus on the EU market, may hold particular relevance for Portuguese companies in the Plastics and Moulding industry.

For further information, please see the Flyer and the Europe Supplier Catalogue.

If you should require any other details, feel free to directly contact the event organisers through ed@plexconcil.org, Mob. +91-9820494009 / k.goda@plexconcil.org, Mob. +91-9004005520.

16th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership,13-15July 2021

Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the 16th edition of theCII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership will take place virtually from 13-15 July 2021.

The event website can be accessed at https://ciieximafricaconclave.com/Home.aspx where participants can also register themselves. The list of ministerial participation from Africa may also be consulted here: https://ciieximafricaconclave.com/Document/political-confirmation-2021.pdf.

For further information, see the Flyer and the Programme.

                                     7th Annual OTI co-located with TTI, June/September/November 2021

The Chamber for Import, Export & Health along with the Trinity Group is organising the 7th Annual Outbound Tourism International (OTI) - Worldwide Tourism Expo & Conference co-located with the Travel & Tourism India (TTI) fair in Goa and Mumbai. The event details are as follows:

GOA: 17-19 June 2021 Dr. SP Mukherjee AC Stadium, Panaji, Goa
MUMBAI: 2-4 September 2021 Nehru Center Halls, Worli, Mumbai
MUMBAI: 25-27 November 2021 Nesco Complex, Goregaon E, Mumbai
OTHER CITIES: For Pune, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, please get in touch at +91 9769555657.

The Chamber for Import, Export & Health is registered for promotion of commerce with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs & other relevant Government of India agencies. The Trinity Group has beenamongst India's premier business trade fair organisers for over 25 years with active participation of the Ministries of the Government of India. The Indian tourism industry will be represented by many State Tourism Departments / Corporations / Boards.

The 7th TTI + OTI World Expo & Conference will promote State Tourism and Indian culture and represent a great opportunity to showcase tourism business to a large target-audience, whilst interacting with travellers, consumers, suppliers, professionals and other stakeholders. As a major B2B and B2C networking opportunity, the fair will allow stakeholders in the tourism industry to create brand awareness amongst end-users and business visitors whilst meeting decision-makers, Government Officials and businesspeople from both India and abroad.

For further information, please see the Event Brochure as well as the official website: http://www.ttindiaexpo.com/index.html

In case of any query, feel free to write to ttindiaexpo2020gmail.com / trinity.cmdgmail.comx

                         Food & Beverage Pro + Agro Organic World Expo’21, June/September/November 2021

Organised by the Chamber for Import, Export & Integrated Health, the Food & Beverage Pro + Agro Organic World Expo’21 will take place from 17-19 June 2021 (Panaji, Goa), 2-4 September 2021 (Worli, Mumbai) and 25-27 November 2021 (Goregaon East, Mumbai).

This initiative, which focuses on commercial opportunities in the agricultural and food sector, may be interesting for certain Portuguese commercial establishments, especially given the fact that the first set of expositions that constitute this event will take place in Goa.

For further information, please see the website https://www.agrofnbpro.in/ and do not hesitate to reach out directly to the organisers. You may also consult the Brochure, as well as document delineating the Sponsorship Opportunities and another document with official endorsement Letters issued by PM Narendra Modi and other high-ranking politicians and officials.

                                                                Electronics Manufacturing Summit, 6May 2021

Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Electronics Manufacturing Summit will take place virtually on 6 May 2021. The event will feature leaders from the industry – comprising of OEMs, electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) companies as well as component manufacturers – along with dignitaries from the Central Government and the Government of Uttar Pradesh. 

The event will provide an opportunity for Indian and global companies to showcase their capabilities, thereby, creating a strong case for enhancing India’s electronic manufacturing opportunity. It will have participation from leading companies from electronics industry in manufacturing, defence, design, components and semi-conductors and IOT, and automation.

The Participation Fee is complimentary for CII membersand remains fixed at INR 1,000 + 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) for non-members. Registration can be made online through http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?Event_ID=E000054329.

Vendor Development Meet with ONGC in Pumps and Valves Sector, 19 April 2021

Organised by the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC India), the online Vendor Development Meet with ONGC in Pumps and Valves Sector will take place on 19 April 2021.

It should be noted that there is a registration fee of 1,000 Indian Rupees for this event, equivalent to approximately €11.16. For more information on this webinar, see also the registration website:


The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is a multinational crude oil and gas corporation, which is owned by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. As the largest oil and gas exploration and production company in the country, it produces around 71% of India's crude oil and around 84% of its natural gas. ONGC possesses about 15% of India's total refining capacity.

Virtual PPI Printing & Publishing from India Fair, 30 March - 1 April 2021

The Virtual PPI Printing & Publishing from IndiaFair will take place online from 30 March to 1 April 2021. The initiative has been organised by the Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL), which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The stated aim is to connect global buyers with elite Indian exporters in the Paper / Paper Products sector. The initiative will includestructured B2B interactions that will allow foreign Buyers to engage directly with Indian Sellers.
For further information about the event and free-of-charge registration, please visit the official website http://capexil.org/capexil-ppi/html/index.html. (Note that the original dates, 22-24 March 2021, are still listed in some places.)

International Europe Manufacturing Expo , 18-20 March 2021

The  Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is organising participation in the International Europe Manufacturing Expo, scheduled to be held from 18-20 March 2021.

Focused sectors for this upcoming Virtual Expo include Mechanical Machinery, Electrical Machinery & Appliances,  HVACR (i.e. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration), Pumps & Valves, Fasteners, Machine Tools, Measuring Equipment, Construction Equipment, Organic & Inorganic Chemicals and Metal Articles, amongst others.

The event will incorporate the active participation of more than 35 quality Indian Suppliers who will be eager to explore new trade and business opportunities with their counterparts from Europe.

Benefits for Visitors @ International Europe Manufacturing Expo

Opportunity to meet over 35 Indian Quality Manufactures

Cost effective in connecting with Indian exhibitors/ participants

Everyone from everywhere can afford to connect with desired business

Structured inquiry process and good navigation across the event

The registration for buyers from Europe is free of cost; registration can be made at any time throughhttp://europevirtualexpo.com/registration.php.

In case more information pertaining to the event should be required, the responsible FIEO officials can be reached throughrohittejpal@fieo.organdnishantkatyayan@fieo.org (WhatsApp: +91-8586848676 / +91-9999784214)

CII International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI), 18 March 2021

Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the CII International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI)will take place online from 18 March 2021from 11h00-17h00.
With the objective to inspire and enable businesses go digital, so that they can thrive in the connected global economy, the conference will take place on a virtual platform under the theme ‘AI for Industry ~ AI for All’. This initiative aims at gathering a strong industry perspective on the critical role of AI in driving the next wave of transformation in India.
AI is one of the biggest technological breakthroughs of the 21stcentury and its use is being driven at scale, given its capabilities to optimise efficiencies for production and service, reduce costs and build a stronger security cover. It is indeed delivering significant business and social benefits across sectors and has the potential to shape the future even greater.
India is uniquely positioned to succeed in the AI economy and the Government of India is making several efforts to facilitate its use across sectors and amplify the country’s demographic advantages.
The abovementioned conference will highlight the following aspects:

  • Building Foundation for Future with use of technologies
  • Relevance of AI in Healthcare integrating health models with digital technologies for improving health and social care.
  • Understand the state of AI in banking and financial services
  • Role of AI redefining Manufacturing with emerging

The event is free upon registration. To register, please use following link:

CLE Virtual BSM, 17-21 March 2021

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is organising a series of Virtual Buyer Seller Meets (BSMs) during January-March 2021, with funding support from the Government of India. This initiative includes the organisation of a Virtual BSM between Indian exporters of Footwear, Leather and Leather Products and buyers from Italy, Spain and Portugal from 17-19 March 2021. CLE expects participation in this Virtual BSM by around 30-35 different Indian suppliers of footwear, leather and leather products. The event includes B2B meetings with Indian exporters / suppliers of these products arranged by CLE; profiles of the Indian exhibitors have been updated in the virtual platform, available at https://leathershow6.cle.expoplatform.com/
Any potential buyers / brands / departmental stores / wholesalers / retailers of such products in Portugal are encouraged to register their participation through the virtual platform via the link above. In addition to the information hosted online on this website, the promotional Flyer may also be consulted.

Virtual Footwear & Leather Expo 2021 (VFLE), 15-21 March 2021.

India’s first ever Virtual Exhibition and Conference on Footwear & Leather products, the Virtual Footwear & Leather Expo 2021 (VFLE), will take place from 15-21 March 2021. It has been organised jointly by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Footwear & Design Development Institute (FDDI). The online event is also supported by the aforementioned Council for Leather Exports (CLE). On the virtual platform, over 50 domestic and international exhibitors are expected to display their brands, products, services and credentials digitally on their booth (through corporate videos, brochures, and catalogues), holding prefixed meetings with registered visitors from across the globe. The VFLE will also include a series of Webinars and Live Sessions, amongst other initiatives. 

Visitors can access the event platform Free of Cost by submitting Visitor Registration Form available at https://registrations.ficci.com/vfleex/attendee-registration.asp. Once the registration is submitted, the prospective visitors will instantly receive an auto-generated registration confirmation email as well as a ‘Visitors Guide’ and access path closer to the event. 

Exhibitors can participate against payment of USD 500 + GST (18%) for one standard booth for 7 days. Sponsorship opportunities for Exhibitors are also available. Further details about the VFLE are available at the official event website http://www.vfle.in/ and in the Flyer . The designated contact person from FICCI is Mr Sudhanshu Gupta (sudhanshu.gupta@ficci.com; Mobile: +91 9873311557).

SVUM 2021, 19-23 March 2021

The SVUM 2021 International Trade Show in Rajkot, Gujarat, is scheduled to take place from 19-23 March 2021. With the official website www.svumshow.com, the event is focused on a 6-point programme that aims to strengthen the economical relationship between Gujarat and the rest of the world.

1. Brain storming sessions for delegates a and country representatives about how to start new manufacturing facilities , generating employment and reducing imports;key focus on low investment Small Scale Manufacturing units (SMEs).

2. Meetings between local farmers and international representatives for the corporate farming industries in different countries.

3. The establishment of ‘Make in India’ malls with the objective of developing bilateral trade

4. Developingan ecosystem for tourism development with other countries.

5. The Gujarat Agriculture Industries Limited (Government of Gujarat) stands ready to signMoUson Agricultural Development with relevant foreign entities and start working on Mass/Corporate farming and Agricultural development projects.

6. Supportingsolar / renewable energy and other energy projects in other countries.

SVUM 2021 Brochure:
Foreign Delegate Registration Form 2021:

Located in western India, Gujarat is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and economically speaking one of the fastest growing regions in South Asia. Out of the 513 trade inquiries from Indian businesspeople that the Embassy received in 2020, almost half of these queries were from businesses based in Gujarat (235, or 45.8%), of which 26 were from Rajkot.


India Chem 2021, 17-19 March 2021

The India Chem 2021 exhibition will take place, partially online, from 17-19 March 2021. The initiative has been organised by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The theme of this 11th edition of India Chem is “India: Global Manufacturing Hub for Chemicals and Petrochemicals”.

Originally set to take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai on 8-10 October 2020, the physical event venue has been rescheduled and relocated to the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This edition will be held with limited participation and will also be hosted on a digital platform along with a digital exhibition. Portuguese participants from the chemicals industry and allied fields will therefore not have to travel to India to join the event.

For further details, please see the event website https://www.indiachem.in/ and the event Brochure. In regard to the event organisers, the designated contact person is Mr Samir Kumar Biswas, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals: samir.biswas@gov.in / +91-11-23383428.

2021 IMC India Calling Conference, 12 March 2021

The IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai (formerly Indian Merchants’ Chamber) is set to hold the 2021 IMC India Calling Conference on Friday, 12 March 2021. As an annual feature established by the IMC, it aims to provide a networking platform for Indian and global players to come together and debate, share insights and explore potential investment opportunities and collaboration. Each year, the event revolves around selected focus sectors where maximum opportunities are available. This year, the Conference will focus on the following two sectors: Smart Infrastructure and Green Technology – Mobility and Sustainability.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be held in a hybrid format – online as well as with in-person presence. The venue for the physical conference is the Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai, which will have restricted seats to comply with social distancing norms. More information on the online platform will be available shortly – for now, please see this  Background Paper.

Interested parties can register for participation by sending the Registration Form duly filled in to Ms Vanita Ghuge at vanita.ghuge@imcnet.org; a joining link will then be sent closer to the event.  For participating members, the IMC would be also happy to arrange relevant meetings online.

The Conference will bring together policy makers, government officials, economists, banks and financial institutions, companies, logistic providers, investors, academic institutions, industry associations and other experts to discuss and share insights into development of markets in India, policy inputs and opportunities for companies to invest and collaborate in the above two sectors. The IMC India Calling Conference 2021 is an excellent opportunity to participate and obtain a comprehensive understanding of opportunities, projects and policies in India for investment and collaboration in the areas of Smart Infrastructure (opportunities in key components of smart cities in the digital era like securing cities, smart mobility, smart parking, intelligent transport networks for urban transport, best practices from across India, solid and water waste management, Smart health and sanitation, and others) and Green Technology  (renewable energy, electric vehicles and batteries, green buildings and lighting, green composting, and others).  The participation will also provide a great platform for networking with executives and decision makers of Indian companies and of government authorities relevant to the focus areas of the Conference.

The 2020 edition unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, but the post-conference report of the IMC India Calling 2019 event held on 25 March 2019 will offer an idea of the scale of the usual conference participation, including from various ministries, government agencies, diplomatic missions and international delegates:

India International Paper, Paper Products & Stationery Fair, 3-5 March 2021

The India International Paper, Paper Products and Stationery Fair (IIPPSF)fair will take place online from 3-5 March 2021. The initiative has been organised by the  Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL), under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The stated aim is to connect global buyers with elite Indian exporters in the Paper / Paper Products sector.
The initiative will include around 50 established CAPEXIL members / Indian exporters of Paper, Paper Products and Stationery, Commercial Printing, Publication and Packaging and similar products and services. As the first initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and global demand in regard to these aforementioned goods/services, the IIPPSF will include a series of virtual B2B meetings under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India. Furthermore, virtual Business Networking Sessions and Market Outreach Programmes will also take place during the event. Please find here the official registration link: http://capexil.org/capexil-lp/index.html
For further information on the IIPPSF, you are welcome to consult the following links:
IIPPSF: http://capexil.org/capexil-lp/index.html
Why IIPPSF: https://youtu.be/fHT9HLGvO3k?sub_confirmation=1
Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-j9u0OO-O8
Sponsorship Package: https://youtu.be/I0tsnTYdw6g


Maritime India Summit 2021, 2-4 March 2021

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is organising the Maritime India Summit 2021 from 2-4 March 2021. As the Government of India’s flagship global initiative in the Maritime Sector, the event aims at promoting both domestic and international investment in the Indian Ports and Maritime sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kindly consented to inaugurate the Summit on 2 March 2021.

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Summit will be held virtually. It will be attended by key stakeholders in the maritime sector, such as policy planners, domestic and international investors, experts as well as representatives of shipping lines and major ports from across the world.

Professionals from the maritime business community, industry representatives, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the event so that they can explore bilateral business opportunities with India that relate to the Maritime Sector.

The details in regard to the Summit may be found below:

Date: 2-4 March 2021

Agenda: Please see here.

Website: http://www.maritimeindiasummit.in/.

Registration Link: https://registrations.ficci.com/vmains/business-registrationb.asp

Mr Rohit Sharma, Director (+91 9811839745 / rohit.sharma@ficci.com), will be the point of contact from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) - feel free to reach out to him for any further information.

Global Bio India 2021, 1-3March 2021

The Virtual Global Bio India 2021event will take place online from1-3 March 2021, focusing on opportunities in Biotechnology and allied fields.

The event has been organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, along with its Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). Other partners include the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) and Invest India.  

Global Bio India 2021 provides the ideal platform for stakeholders across the world to converge and create the necessary environment required for the current needs of society. It is imperative to nurture a complete biotechnology ecosystem in India and enable powerful networking with India’s corridors of power, whilst harnessing innovative solutions for the post COVID-19 world.
The Biotechnology sector is poised to grow exponentially and is recognised as one of the key drivers for contributing to India’s economy target of USD 5 Trillion by 2024. Policy initiatives of the Government of India, such as the ‘Make in India’scheme, are aimed to develop India as a world-class biotechnology innovation and bio-manufacturing hub. India already ranks amongst the top 12 biotechnology destinations in the world.
Global Bio India 2021 will witness participation from national andinternational bodies, regulatory agencies, Central & State Ministries, start-ups, SMEs, large industries, investors, bio-clusters, research institutes, not-for-profit organisations, philanthropic organisations and others.
Participation in this event will provide an opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and showcase strengths to the national and international community. This platform may also be leveraged to explore new opportunities in the sphere of biotechnology.

For additional information and queries, please visit https://www.globalbioindia.com
Delegate registration is complementary and allows access to most of the technical sessions. For registration, please access the following link: https://www.globalbioindia.com/registration.php

India Pharma 2021, 25-26 February 2021 + India Medical Device 2021, 1-2 March 2021

The India Pharma 2021 and India Medical Device 2021 fairs will take place online from 25-26 February 2021 and from 1-2 March 2021, respectively.
As a flagship project of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the event has shaped up well with respect to the Eminent speakers from across the globe participating in the various forums and thematic sessions during the four days. The Brochure will give you details on the key Forums and Thematic sessions that are being organised. This initiative may evidently be interesting for Portuguese stakeholders in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors, amongst others.
All the sessions will be organised virtually, and registration is kept complimentary for relevant industry stakeholders. Interested parties may register at the link http://registrations.ficci.com/phamed/attendee-registration.asp as a Delegate and thus attend the various thematic sessions during the two events.

14thIndia Energy Summit, 24-25February 2021

The 14thIndia Energy Summit 2020-21, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will take place online on 24-25 February 2021.

The India Energy Summit (IES), initiated 13 years agoby the ICC, is one of India’s most comprehensive and well-represented energy events. Energy entities and States like Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and others have been actively participating and supporting this initiative right since its inception.
The business of energy, whether, it is electricity, petroleum or natural gas, is an economic activity.  It cannot be viable unless there is efficiency, prompt payment mechanism and assurance of quality of service to consumers. The energy business has to run on strict commercial principles, thereby ensuring the entry of the best players, good technology and assured quality of services to the consumers and enforcement of the same, through the appropriate regulatory mechanism, backed by legislation. The recent moves by the Government of India have given a definite indication that it intends to bring quality, sound business and economics and entry of private sector into the supply and distribution of electricity and gas to the consumers. The event intends to bring forth, a free and frank discussion on aspects of improving efficiency, commercial viability and the best technology in the distribution sector of energy.

The objective of this Summit is to provide a platform to the energy industry, to explore different opportunities that the energy transition and transformation has unleashed for the sector, as well as the impediments. India’s goal is to move towards cleaner energy, more efficient delivery and a win-win situation for the businesses, the consumers and the environment.

The Summit will focus on:

Automation and Cyber Security in Electricity Dispatch and Distribution
Innovation in Power Distribution for the Right Energy Mix and Viability
Promoting Competition for Better Consumer Services
Integration of Renewable Energy Through Smart Metering and “Prosumers”
Augmentation of National, Regional & State Gas Grids
Round Table on Disaster Management- “Black Swan” Events and Pandemics

The two-day event will involve:
Sessions on Technical Aspects and Policy Discussions
Presence of Senior Government Officials, Policy Makers and eminent Industry Players
Presentation of Best State Power Utility Awards
Presentation of the 8th Innovation with Impact Awards for Discoms (Private & Public Sector)
Release of Exclusive Knowledge Report on Indian Energy
Mr Anil Razdan, former Union Power Secretary, has kindly consented to Chair the Summit this year

India Tourism Mart (ITM 2021), 18-20 February 2021

TheFederation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is organising the India Tourism Mart (ITM 2021) in a virtual format from 18-20 February 2021.

ITM 2021 is a 3-day virtual event and will provide the buyers/participants with the opportunity to interact with Indian tourism specialists in various verticals such as DMC’s, India’s Domestic Airlines, Luxury Trains, Cruises, Hotels & Resorts, Attractions, PCOs and other Tourism and Hospitality Service Providers from India, and with the various State Tourism Boards.

The Mart will be comprised of online B2B interactions via video meetings through pre-scheduled appointments between selected Buyers and Sellers. Additionally, the State Tourism Boards will conduct knowledge sessions and give relevant tourism information to the Tour Operators (Buyers) about their respective states including travel and safety measures during post-pandemic times. It is expected that the ITM will give immense exposure and confidence to the foreign buyers to start promoting and selling India in a much bigger way in their respective countries.

Some of the Benefits of Participation include: An opportunity to meet India’s best 100+ exhibitors and be invited as a fully hosted buyer; attending the India Tourism Leadership Conclave to get updated about the latest offerings in the post-Covid-19 era; increasing product portfolio through exclusive One-to-one meetings with the Exhibitors; learning about new offers, products, itineraries, programmes and boosting networks and profitability; exploring Unexplored India and familiarisingoneself about Rural Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Wedding & Events, Wellness Programmes and Traditional Homestays, etc.

Buyers are required to fill the online registration form: https://form.jotform.com/210084683113448
Please note that the registration fee is USD 10 (non-refundable).
Note that the extended deadline for registration is 9 February 2021.
In case of any query, please contact Ms Trishala Tah, at buyers@indiatourismmart.in / +91-7798360825. 

Global Ayurveda Medical Travel Summit, 17-19 February 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising Global Ayurveda Medical Travel Summit scheduled to be held on a digital platform.  The objective is to explore the potential of Ayurveda in promotive, preventive and curative treatments both in India and abroad. The platform will develop cohesive industry engagement with core cross-sectoral policy, dialogues and strategic exchanges enabled through high-profile plenary sessions and disruptor talks. The key components of the Summit will include: Knowledge sessions, B2B Meetings and Exhibition.

The Indian Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in India, both in terms of revenue and employment. India is thus one of the most thriving healthcare tourism sectors in the world, known not only for providing curative treatment of diseases, but also preventive and promotive therapies offered by alternative medicine, such as Ayurveda.

Medical and Wellness Tourism has emerged as one of the rapidly growing service sectors in India.  Ayurveda is practiced today all over the world and forms an important part of wellness and wellness-related travel to India. Ayurveda in medical travel tends to be limited to massage and wellness treatments whilst the treatment for illnesses is often overlooked. It is therefore imperative that we bring to the fore the preventive, promotive and curative aspects of Ayurveda.

Kindly register your participation through this link: https://www.ciihive.in/MEDITRAVEL.

For more information, please also consult the Flyer.

India Yarn Expo , 15-20February 2021

The India Yarn Expo online fair will take place from 15-20 February 2021, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India.
This virtual trade fairfocused on Textiles/Yarn aims at connecting Indian manufacturers/exporters  with  potential buyers from European countries. The event includes about 50-60 top Indian Yarn traders and manufacturers who are keen to meet buyers from all over Europe.
Please also find attached the buyer registration Link for dissemination: https://bit.ly/3q3fVOI
The virtual platform of the show is multi-lingual and can also accommodate Buyer-Seller Meetings between both the countries and encourage global business promotion.
Exhibit products: Natural and Blend Yarns (Cotton, Wool, Silk and Linen/Ramie), Man-made and Blend Yarns (Regenerated and Synthetic), Elastic Yarns, Fancy Yarns, Specialty Yarns, Natural Fibres (Cotton, Wool, Silk and Flax/Ramie) , Man-made Fibres (regenerated and synthetic) and Specialty fibres.
As the only National Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, the ICC aims to build meaningful synergies amongst the Industry and Government sectors by addressing strategic issues of national significance.


LED Lighting & Components Show, 4-8 February 2021

With the active support of the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India, the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC)is conducting Virtual Trade fairs for Indian manufacturers/exporters to connect with potential buyers from Europe. TheLED Lighting & Components Show - Make in India Series (Virtual Trade Show) will take place online on 4-8 February 2021.

The exhibit will include LED Applications & Lighting, LED Components/Accessories and raw materials, LED Signages and display, LED Drivers andPower Supply, Solar-powered LED Lighting products and solutions and Smart Home Automation. The virtual platform of the show is multilingual and accommodates Buyer-Seller Meetings between Portuguese and Indian stakeholders, encouraging global business promotion.

The visitor registration link is https://iccledexpo.skyfair.live/live/vregister.html. For inquiries, please contact Mr Sudip Basu, ICC: +91 9830885530 / +91 8777399067 / sudip.basu@indianchamber.net.

The ICC is the only National Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, and is the premier body of business and industry in eastern and northeastern India.Amongst other objectives, it strives to build meaningful synergies amongst the Industry and Government by addressing strategic issues of national significance.

The ICC maintains a strong focus upon Economic Research and Policy issues, regularly undertakingMacro-economic Surveys/Studies, preparing State Investment Climate Reports and Sector Reports, and providing Policy Inputs / Budget Recommendations to Governments at the State and Central levels. See also https://www.indianchamber.org/.

15th International Crop Science Conference and Exhibition, 28-29January 2021

The Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) is organising the 15th International Crop Science Conference and Exhibition, which will take place online on 28-29 January 2021. This virtual event will be particularly relevant for representatives of the Portuguese agricultural industry and related fields.

Specifically, the event will provide an opportunity to meet leading Indian Agrochemical Companies that will be exhibiting in the event. There will be 50 booths exclusively for agricultural inputs (agrochemicals, fertilisers, biological pesticides and ancillary units) wherein visiting delegates can explore opportunities to discuss businesses with the Indian companies for joint ventures, Joint Research & Development, Contract Manufacturing, expanding distribution networks for agrochemical products to assure better market outreach as well as product/plan procurement from Indian companies. A conference will also be organised on the sidelines of the exhibition.

For details on the event, please visit https://www.pmfaiindia.org/ or https://pmfaiicsce.org/.

Online Inauguration of the AEPC Virtual Platform, 21 January 2021

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is a body of Apparel Exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian Exporters as well as Importers/International Buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments.
In order to bridge the gap of buyers / sellers during these trying times of pandemic, the AEPC has developed a Virtual Platform to organise export promotion activities on the platform.

The AEPCVirtual Platformwill be inaugurated on Tuesday, 21 January 2021 at 10.30 am IST (05.00 am GMT) by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India, in the presence of Madam Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles.A live telecast will also be available on the AEPC’s Facebook account as well as on YouTube. The new virtual platform will showcase updated fashion trends of the Indian apparel industry. Important features include:

· 360 degree experience of virtual exhibition space.
· 24*7 Availability of the platform
· Real-time live chat and 1-1 video call between visitors and exhibitors for personalisation
· Safe & Secured platform
· Virtual Interactive Sessions with Global Buyers and Virtual B2B Meetings
· Knowledge Management
· Webinars and live sessions
· Resource centres, networking lounges and live presentation auditorium.
· More than 300 Leading exhibitors will be showcasing their latest collections in Women’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Kids’ Wear, Fashion Accessories and Medical textiles (PPE Kits, face shields, masks & gloves etc.) from all across India on this virtual platform 24x7x365.
· A wide range of diverse range of products, including Denims, Skirts, Viscose, Kaftans, Plus-size Garments, Embroidered Garments, Designer Labels, Organic Cotton Garments and Sustainable Products, will be showcased on the platform.

See also the Programme and the Registration link: https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/aepcvfing

For any query, please feel free to approach us on dsg@aepcindia.com.

IIJS Virtual 2020, 8-12 January 2021 + Virtual IGJS Show (e-IGJS) 10-22January 2020

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, is organising two major virtual events in January – the IIJS Virtual 2020 from 8-12 January 2021 and the Virtual IGJS Show (e-IGJS) from 18-22 January 2021.
To register your visit to the IIJS Virtual Show 2.0, log on hereor register via the GJEPC App. New visitors are advised to visit this linkand register themselves by submitting the required documents. On the submission of the visitor registration application, visitor will receive a confirmation email  informing you about  IIJS Virtual Show 2.0. For further assistance regarding the event, feel free to contact Ms Naheed Sunke, Asst – Director on +91-9987753830; or write to naheed@gjepcindia.com / overseas@gjepcindia.com.

For details on the Virtual IGJS Show (e-IGJS), please see the brochure. For Visitor Registration, please register through this link. Mr Ninad Narwilkar, Assistant Director – KP, email: ninad.narwilkar@gjepcindia.com and Mr Vikrant Pradhan, Assistant. Director – Events & CRM, email: vikrant@gjepcindia.comhave been nominated to represent the Council for International buyer promotions, who will coordinate the promotional efforts.

FICCI Annual Expo 2020: Starting on 11 December 2020 - 1-year duration

The FICCI Annual Expo 2020 is a one-of-its-kind virtual event in India, focused on the manufacturing and services sectors. It includes an engaging and progressive platform where buyers and sellers from across the globe connect, interact, and grow to their fullest potential. Starting 11 December 2020 and extending for a period of one year, this unique event operates with the objective of elevating Indian business sector while envisioning new prospects and accelerating businesses.

The sprawling Exhibition Centre plays host to visitors from across the globe, giving them a productive virtual platform to network with over 50 potential business sectors represented by both Indian and international companies. There will be ample opportunities to engage in discussions to advance your business prospects. Whilst the well-appointed booths allow virtual handshakes through video and chat, the B2B meeting rooms transform business relationships. The state-of-art auditorium is fully equipped to host large-format webinars and conferences, thus providing a world-class environment for global business.

To access the FICCI Annual Expo, business representatives may use the free visitor link:

For further information, please see the Flyer and the Brochure.

For any queries on the FICCI Annual Expo, feel free to consult http://www.ficciexpo.in/ or reach out to the event organisers viamissionfae@ficci.com.

CII 2020 Partnership Summit: “Partnership for Lives, Livelihood and Growth”, 15-18 December 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising its annual flagship event, the CII Partnership Summit, from 15-18 December 2020 on a Digital Platform.

The theme of the 2020 Partnership Summit is “Partnership for Lives, Livelihood and Growth”. The Summit Chair will be MrPiyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Government of India. An outline of the proposed programme can be accessed here, A more detailed version of the document can be accessed here.

Global partnerships have never been more critical than at the current moment when the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant economic and social fallout grips the world. The CII Partnership Summit was instituted in 1995 to understand and analyse such global economic challenges and identify and structure partnerships between nations to address these. As the Indian economy grew to leadership position following structural economic reforms over the years, the Partnership Summit emerged as a key platform attracting global and Indian thought-leaders to reinforce partnerships in trade, investments, sustainability, technology and other areas of interest to economies and businesses.

The 2020 edition of the Partnership Summit coincides with the 125-year anniversary of CII. Initiated as an industry-led association in 1895, CII has evolved as an organisation closely aligned with India’s development trajectory, with over 9,000 industry members from across India, including multinational corporations, large, small and medium enterprises and public sector enterprises. Through affiliated industry associations, CII is connected to over 300,000 enterprises throughout all sectors in India.

The 2020 CII Partnership Summit aims at capturing perspectives of leading experts from the major tracks of discussion, which include economy and finance, geopolitical and strategic developments, international trade and multilateralism, investments, technology disruptions, socio-cultural and sustainability aspects and cooperation in healthcare. Plenary and parallel sessions on these themes will be conducted to address some of the most pressing issues during these times. The event will also encompass a framework that facilitates B2B interactions.

Pre-registration is necessary for all to be able to access the virtual platform; Interested participants from Portugal can register here : http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?Event_ID=E000048942.
For any queries on the Summit, feel free to reach out to CII Deputy Director General Marut Sen Gupta through marut.sengupta@cii.in / +91 11 24601437 / 24629994-7.

Virtual Buyers-Sellers Meet on Ceramic & Vitrified Tiles, 2-18December 2020

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI)is organisingaVirtual Buyers-Sellers Meet on Ceramic & Vitrified Tiles from 2-18 December 2020. The event aims to bring together over 100 reputed Indian manufacturers and exporters of Ceramic and Vitrified Tiles as well as Sanitary Ware, who will be available to discuss future business opportunities with prospective Portuguese buyers. As part of the initiative, an exclusive Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet aimed at European buyers has been scheduled for 15 December 2020.
More information on this virtual event is available in the Flyer and on https://www.tpci.in/eventdefault/mega-virtual-buyers-sellers-meet-on-ceramics-vitrified-tiles/.
Registration may be made free of charge by filling in this RegistrationForm and sending it to internationaldivision@tpci.in. For any query, please contact Mr Sachin Kumar via sachin.k@tpci.in.

3rd Global REInvest, 26-28 November 2020

The Ministry of Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, is organising the 3rd Global REInvestonline meet, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister on 26-28 November 2020.  The event will be a two-day virtual conference on renewables and future energy choices with an exhibition of manufacturers, developers, investors and innovators engaged in the clean energy sector. REInvest 2020 will provide information about the Government of India's plans and programmes as well as foster engagement amongst industry representatives, investors and other stakeholders that will allow them to take forward India’s renewable growth story.
For further information, please see the event website https://re-invest.in, the event Twitter profilehttps://twitter.com/REInvestIndia and the official press statement https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1674019

FarmMech 2020,24-27 November 2020

(Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)
The Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC), in its bid to revitalise the Agriculture and Farm machinery sector, is organising its Second Virtual Exhibition “FARMMECH 2020” during 24-27 November 2020, with a focus on North America, Africa, EU, UK, East Europe, ASEAN and the SAARC region. A brochure of the event is attached for your reference and more details of the show are available at https://farmmech.eepc.expoplatform.com/
Around 50 Indian manufacturers/exporters are expected to participate in the said exhibition. The Indian participants belong to the following product profiles:
Manually operated equipment
Machines for general farm use
Tractors, bulldozers & other vehicles
Land preparation and planting machinery & equipment
Crop maintenance machinery & equipment
Crop harvesting machinery & equipment
Post-harvest machinery & equipment
Tillage tools & wear parts
Other equipment & components
Free registration can be made online using the following web link
Please see here the Event Brochure and the Exhibitor Profile Products
For more information, please contact the EEPC Assistant Director, Ms Kamakshi Tayal through  ktayal@eepcindia.net / +91 11 23711124/25 /  (D) 43537640 / Mob +91 9873342956

India Subcontracting Expo,27-30 October 2020

The "India Subcontracting Expo” will take place virtually from 27-30 October 2020. This upcoming online event, with particular focus on EU and the UK, will be the first First Virtual Exhibition organised by the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India - a premier trade and investment promotion organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The digital platform upon which the event is based will provide ample opportunities for buyers and suppliers to connect and do business online.
As an advisory body catering to the Indian engineering sector, EEPC actively contributes to the policies of the Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the government. Set up in 1955, EEPC India presently has a membership base of over 13,000, out of whom 60% represent Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The major product sectors of Indian companies at the India Subcontracting Expo will be:

  • Metal Working and Metal Processing
  • Mechanical and Electromechanical Sub-Assemblies
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Motion and Drives
  • Metal Finishing and Heat Treatment
  • Electricals/Electronics
  • Dies, Tools, Gauges and Testing
  • Plastic, Rubber and Polymer Engineering

Registration is absolutely FREE. Prospective participants can register online through https://subcontracting.eepc.expoplatform.com/index/registration.
The complete details of the show are available on https://subcontracting.eepc.expoplatform.com – you may also consult here the BrochureExhibitors List and Info Sheet.
In case of any queries/questions, feel free to get in touch with Mr Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, EEPC India (ed@eepcindia.net).


The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising a series of events on various sectors under the new flagship brand GLOBIZ “Connecting Business Globally” and under the captioned event, we are pleased to announce the 'GLOBAL VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE EXPO'which is scheduled from 26-28 October 2020.

The quality of health services across the globe varies significantly, creating a broad scope of investment and engagement opportunities. The Healthcare market in India is expected to reach US$ 372 billion by 2022 and Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors, both in terms of revenue and employment. India possesses globally renowned medical teaching institutions as well, which provides it with competitive capacity to invest in more developed health economies globally.

The virtual expo will focus on ASEAN, Africa, Europe, USA, CIS, Middle East, SAARC and South East Asia regions, connecting Indian business houses and manufacturers with the world for ensuring an impetus in exports and keep the business running in current times.

The main objective of organising Global Virtual Healthcare Expo 2020 is to enable Indian companies in Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment, Pharma Machinery, Ayurveda, Traditional & Natural Medicine to capture opportunities in healthcare industry and market across globe in these tough times.


Medical Textiles, Medical Devices, Technologies and Equipment, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Equipment and Supplies, Pharma Machinery & APIs, Medical Tourism, Health Care, Hospitals, Ayurveda, Wellness products


  • Indian & International Exhibitors


  • Webinar & Digital Sessions based on sector
  • Special Inaugural Sessions


  • Meetings with buyers invited globally
  • Dedicated matchmaking booth


Interested parties from Portugal related to the abovementioned focus segments are encouraged to visit the exhibition and engage in business matchmaking. The buyer registration is free of charge.

For more details, please consult the Event Brochure . To register as buyers, visitors and exhibitors you may visit the official website: www.GlobizHealthcare.com.

If you should require any clarifications, feel free to reach out to Mr Ankur Singh (ankur.singh@ficci.com / +91-8860559553) or Mr Sandeep Vishal (sandeep.vishal@ficci.com / +91-9971267985).

CII Goa Conference on Logistics, 24 October 2020

The Logistics industry in India is evolving rapidly and becoming more competitive in terms of its offering to the customers and how it would help to reduce their logistics costs and provide effective services. Further, for Goa to become a logistics hub and attain an export-led growth, land requirement will increase among different sectors besides manufacturing, while warehousing will become a major concern.
Logistics is the backbone of the economy, providing efficient, cost effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend. Logistics has become one of the most important part of the business economic system and is a major global economic activity.  There is a strong prospect of Goa emerging as a logistics hub of India, by pooling the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar” campaign.
The State Government is looking at a holistic plan for development in the coming decades and identify land for different sectors like manufacturing, technology, tourism, education, entertainment, food and agriculture, logistics, etc. 
The main objective of the Conference is to deliberate on issues relating to measures required for promoting multimodal logistics in the State:

  • Development of Air-Cargo in the State 
  • Multi-Modal Logistics Park in Goa
  • Blue Economy - Integration of Water based Economy

Dr Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa and Mr Suresh Prabhu PM’s Sherpa G20 & G7 Summit & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) has kindly consented to be a part of this conference.
Interested persons may register as a Participant / Sponsor for the 6th Edition - CII Goa Conference on Logistics scheduled on Saturday, 24 October 2020 at 1000 Hrs and also take advantage of the opportunity to showcase products and services during the virtual conference.
Click to register http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?Event_ID=E000052254
Branding: As businesses are dealing with the COVID pandemic, it is difficult to access gainful marketing avenues to market products and services. This platform could be an excellent opportunity to boost/promote businesses to a target audience. Those interested in positioning a brand/company logo on the Flier can do so; please see the Draft Programme and Annex.

For more details, please contact Mr Cecil F Pinto - cecil.pinto@cii.in or 9822982505.

India International Engineering Week, 18-20 November 2020

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is organising theIndia International Engineering Week (Virtual Sourcing Expo), scheduled to be held from 18-20 November 2020. The prime objective of this onlineevent is to promote opportunities related to India’s role as a supplier for Europe in the engineering sector. The exposition will include around 40 quality Indian Suppliers from the engineering sector who will be participating at the show to explore trade and business opportunities with European counterparts. Please see the official website here: http://www.iiew2020.com/index.html

Benefits for visitors at the India International Engineering Week include:
1) Opportunity to around 40 quality Indian suppliers
2) Cost effective in connecting with Indian exhibitors/ participants
3) Everyone from everywhere can afford to connect with desired business
4) More structured inquiry process
5) Better navigation across the event

We seek your kind cooperation in identifying and directly encouraging potential buyers from Portugal to participate in the exposition. The registration for buyers from Europe is free and they can register anytime throughhttp://www.iiew2020.com/form.html.

To communicate directly with the event organisers,you may reach out to the following FIEO officials:rohittejpal@fieo.orgnishantkatyayan@fieo.orgvishvaditya@fieo.org.

A list of the exhibitors so far confirmed is available here

Please find here the link for registration of buyers

LEADS 2020: ‘Reimagine the World’, 12-15October 2020

The Federation of Indian Export Industries (FICCI) is organising the 'LEADS 2020: Reimagine the World' virtual seminar from 12-15 October 2020. For more details on this upcoming online event and its constituent sessions, please see the official website http://www.ficcileads.in/. The initiative focuses on various commercial and societal challenges in the 21st century and aims to address pertinent topics such as the future impact of continued technological innovation and disruption. As a unique multifaceted 4-day global thought leadership initiative, LEADS 2020 will serve as an engagement platform for insights into five fundamental questions that underlie the quest for global economic prosperity with sustainability, inclusivity and social well-being.
Interested parties may sign up here: https://registrations.ficci.com/filead/online-registration.asp

FICCI: Global Virtual Textile & Home Furnishing Expo: “Weaving The Beauty of India”

16 - 18 September 2020

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is pleased to invite you to the launch of 1st Global Virtual Exhibition on ‘Textiles of India’ calledGlobal Virtual Textile & Home Furnishing Expo’ under the banner of ‘Globiz”- Connecting Business Globally’. The three days of Virtual Exhibition Platform commits to provide support to Indian business houses and manufacturers to explore business opportunities and connect with over 7,000 visitors and 500 buyers in the sector.

The Expo will bring together various stakeholders from the textile sector to come on a virtual platform to showcase their products, do one on one video meetings, have pre-fixed B2B meetings and participate in real time conferences and media interactions. It will provide a one-stop solution to connect with desired buyers, traders, distributors, and decision makers.


Ready Made Garments (Men’s & Women’s including children)

  • Fashion accessories

  • Intimate and active wear

  • Home Furnishing

  • Home Décor including handicrafts and gifts

  • Yarns & Cotton

  • Fabrics & Raw Material

  • Leather & shoes

  • Technical Textile



* Indian & International Exhibitors


  • Webinar & Digital Sessions based on sector

  • Special Inaugural Sessions

B2Bs Meetings with buyers invited globally

Dedicated matchmaking booth


* Dedicated product specific halls

* State and Country specific webinars

* International Exhibitors

* Dedicated matchmaking booth

* Live Video chat with visitors & buyers

* Product and Country-based search option for buyers & visitors

* No limitation on the number of participants and attendees

* Unlimited branding opportunities

* Opportunity to launch products

* Free Entry for the visitors

* Exclusive analytical booth report


- No Travel and Hospitality expenses

No Fabrication and Booth setup Charges

- Connect with Buyers from Home or Office

- You just need a good Internet connection and computer

Experience the virtual world of exhibitions

For more information, see also the official Event Flyer.

For queries and confirmation of attendance, please contact Mr Partha Ghosh: partha.ghosh@ficci.com.

TEXPROCIL: Ind–Texpo 2020, 14-18 September 2020

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (TEXPROCIL) is organising the virtual edition of its Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) called ‘Ind–Texpo 2020’, an exclusive virtual B2B exhibition of textiles!
The virtual event will be held from 14-18 September 2020 and is supported by the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
The virtual Ind-Texpo 2020 is a specialised B2B fair in the Indian textile sector offering a one-stop destination for worldwide importers to source Indian Textiles, from fibres to home textiles and fashion. The exhibition will have on display textiles like home textiles, fabrics and yarns as well as cotton-rich blended textiles. The virtual exhibition is being held on a EU complaint GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) platform which allows for safe and secure business interactions. With features like Private Meeting rooms, Personalised Schedules and Online Chats available on the virtual platform for overseas buyers and Indian sellers, business interactions will be held seamlessly in a secure and safe environment.
Buyers who are interested in sourcing textiles from India can register their profile on the virtual platform www.ind-texpo.com. Based on their requirement they can also interact with the registered Indian suppliers and pre-schedule B2B meetings on agreed time slots during the days of the exhibition i.e. 14-18 September 2020.
Please consult the Step-by-Step Guide which enables interested buyers and importers to navigate through the Ind-Texpo website as well as chat and pre-schedule meetings with Indian suppliers.
- Ind-Texpo official website: www.ind-texpo.com
- Virtual Ind-Texpo Promo Film: Ind-Texpo Promo Film
- Buyer / Visitor Registration: Visitor Registration
For any clarifications, please write to events@ind-texpo.com

CII: ‘Make in Telangana’, 27 August - 5 September 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Government of Telangana, is organising “MAKE IN TELANGANA”, a mega virtual Conference (2-day) and Exhibition (10-days) with the theme “Invest in Telangana: Opportunities in Post Covid” scheduled between 27 August – 05 September 2020. The objective of this initiative is to explore investment opportunities and new partnerships.

Telangana is a state with infinite opportunities and a growth engine of Indian Economy with the presence of world class infrastructure and a top-class talent pool. It is an innovation & knowledge hub and the leading state in terms of ease of doing business, start-ups and also in sectors like IT/ITES and Electronics, Pharma and Biotech, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defence, Textiles and Apparels, Mines and Minerals, Agriculture & Food Processing etc.

With the Covid-19 pandemic posing many challenges to several nations, India has now become the brightest spot for Investment and Manufacturing across the world. Telangana is on the forefront when it comes to provide opportunities and create value for investors and stakeholders.

The Flyer, Suggested Conference Programme and a Demo of the virtual exhibition is attached for your kind reference. Details of the event, registration and contacts are available in this hyperlink.

We will share more details of the conference, speakers and exhibition in a fortnight.

For more information, please also consult this website, which will soon be active. 

ITSF 2020: ‘Virtual India Textiles Sourcing Fair’, 7, 8 and 11 August 2020

The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) – a nodal entity under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India – is organising the first ever 3-day Virtual India Textiles Sourcing Fair 2020 (ITSF 2020) scheduled on 7, 10 and 11 August 2020. The event will provide sourcing opportunity for Buyers, Importers, Wholesalers, Buying agents, Volume retailers of Home Textiles and clothing accessories across the globe.

200 Indian manufacturers and exporters from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal will be showcasing a wide range of Indian Handwoven and Home Textile products (including traditional and GI registered products).

India Textiles Sourcing Fair 2020 will be the first-ever virtual event in the Handloom sector in the region that brings together under one roof manufacturers, suppliers and representatives of related services to showcase their merchandise to discerning buyers from across the globe. The start of the event will coincide with the National Handloom Day on 7 August 2020.

Products on display are as follows:

For further details and for receiving complimentary login credentials to access the event, please consult the official website and register yourselves: http://www.itsf.co.in/Register.html or contact the HEPC directly through buyer@itsf.co.in / fairs@hepcindia.comSee also the official Flyer and Brochure. 

14th World Aqua Congress - Conference & Exhibition, 29-30 October 2020

The 14th World Aqua Congress (WAC) - Conference & Exhibition will be held on 29-30 October 2020 on a virtual platform. Over the years, WAC has emerged as the most consistent and comprehensive event addressing issues of water and environment and having a considerable impact on policymaking. Complete details of present and past events are available at the conference website.

Please see below links to various participation options in the 14th WAC:

  1. Submit an abstract to speak at the conference.  There are options of Live or Pre-recorded paper presentations. Themes and topics can be seen here.
  2. Register as delegate, which has been kept without any fee.
  3. Present your technology in a specially carved out Industry Presentation slot
  4. Support the event and enhance your brand visibility through sponsorship or advertisement


  1. Exhibit your products & services at the event, which is likely to be attended by close to 3,000 participants. Rates are starting at as low as INR 10,000.
  2. Apply for Aqua Excellence Award under various categories.

You are kindly invitedto nominate a maximum number of personnel from your organisation (online Register as delegate) who may attend the event. As mentioned, the event is free for delegates, but prior registration is mandatory.
A detailed brochure of the event can be downloaded here. 
For any further information, please contact:
Organising Secretary (XIV WAC) & Secretary General- Aqua Foundation
+91-98185 68825, 9873556395  

India Healthcare Week 2020: ‘Redefining Healthcare Ecosystem’, 17-21 July 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a virtual India Healthcare Week 2020: ‘Redefining Healthcare Ecosystem’ from 17-21 August 2020. The online event aims to look into developing cohesive industry engagement with core cross-sectoral policy, dialogues and strategic exchanges enabled through high profile plenary sessions, focused capacity building workshops, bespoke B2Bs, industry delegations, disruptor talks as well as an exhibition of the latest technologies disrupting the healthcare sector.

The exposition at the event will provide the ideal platform for leading international and domestic healthcare manufactures, service providers, distributors and government officials to display the latest healthcare innovations and services, with influential voices and experts from both within and outside the sector. It will see a global conglomeration of industry experts, senior policy makers, ministers, decision makers, and the multiple stakeholders including innovators who imagine a more equitable and healthier world.

India Healthcare Week 2020 will be hosted on a Digital Conference-cum-Exhibition Platform, where participants can set up the company stall, attend B2B events and conferences from the comfort of their home or office. For contact details to concerned CII officials who can be approached for further information, please see the Event Brochure

5th Global Exhibition on Services, Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, 12-14 September 2019

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), is organizing the 5th edition of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES) scheduled from 12-14 September 2019 in Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Recognising the importance of this sector, the first edition of GES was inaugurated in 2015 by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, with an objective of providing a global platform for increasing trade in services, enhancing strategic cooperation and strengthening multilateral relationships between all stakeholders to explore new business avenues. The subsequent editions were inaugurated by the then President of India in 2016, 2017 and 2018. GES 2018 was a huge success with participation from about 100 countries, 500 overseas delegates, over 628 exhibitors and more than 7,000 structured B2B Meetings.

The Hon'ble President of India unveiled a new brand identity as Champion Sector for the services sector launched at the inaugural session. These sectors include some of the largest and most critical sectors with the highest potential for global trade and investment, growth and employment. The Champion Sectors include IT & IteS; Tourism & Hospitality; Healthcare and Wellness; Transport & Logistics Services; Accounting and Finance; Media and Entertainment; Legal Services; Telecommunication; Infrastructure and Construction Services; Environmental Services; Banking, Financial and Insurance Services, and Education.

GES 2019 proposes to focus on Services sector excellence to expand its global footprint and provide an ideal platform for showcasing services sector opportunities to Indian as well as Global counterparts. This platform will be leveraged to strengthen these ties and explore new opportunities in the services sector. Your presence and participation at GES 2019 will add great value towards ensuring meaningful discussions.

Please find here the detailed brochure of GES2019 for your reference. See also https://www.gesindia.in/ for more information.

NB: GES2019 was originally scheduled for 18-20 September 2019, but as per a notification from the organisers in late July, the dates have now been advanced slightly.

22nd India International Security Expo 2019” , Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 3-5 October 2019

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with ITPO, is hosting a three days “22nd India International Security Expo 2019” on 3-5 October 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

IISE 2019, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Made in India – For the World”, aims to create a powerful roadmap leading to Indian Defence becoming self-reliant and scaling the export trajectory of both services and products in the Defence vis-à-vis the imports. The event in its preceding years has established a benchmark and set up a legacy in terms of participation of high profile stakeholders from across the world, policy makers, domestic and international exhibitors and several relevant conference themes deliberated over by experts from all over.  

Lt Gen Subrata Saha PVSM UYSM YSM VSM** (Retd), Member National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) will chair the event as Chief Strategist to this niche Expo. 

This event would be an extremely apt and strong business platform offering tremendous opportunity for forging partnerships, joint ventures, B2Bs, showcase of capabilities, products and services in Defence and Home Land Security by Indian as well as foreign companies and much more. Other highlights of the Expo are key officials from the Ministries, Armed Forces, Para Military Forces, State Police joining as Guests and Speakers, participation from leading Indian and global defence and security companies, Thematic Sessions on different topics related to defence and internal security, numerous B2B meetings among the participating companies and delegates and special provision for the MSME participation under NSIC Scheme.

Interested participants can visit and apply here



India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF): New Delhi,11-13 October 2019

The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is organising the first ever “India International Cooperative Fair (IICTF) on 11-13 October 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It aims to have domestic participation from cooperatives of at least 15 Indian States / Union Territories as well as international participation from different trade regions across the world.

International buyers can be from the cooperative, corporate, private and government sectors. IICTF covers exhibitors / sellers / buyers who have promary focus on the cooperative-to- cooperative trade on sectors such as agriculture and allied sectors (complete value chains), commodities, exports, technology, climate smart agriculture, processing, packaging, storage, machinery, brand promotion, marketing, coop-banking, IT, cybersecurity, livestock, dairy, fisheries, handloom, handicrafts, textiles, consumer goods, retail, hospitality, insurance, finance, healthcare, products by women groups and capacity development. NCDC suggest early registration since the Trade Fair has already evoked a lot of enthusiasm amongst Indian cooperatives. The basic exhibition space units are of 9 square metres (3x3) size.

For more information, please see the pamphlet and the website. You can also contact the IICTF cell in NCDC at +91-1126962478 / 26960796 or iictf@ncdc.in. Furthermore, Mr Sundeep Kumar Nayak, MD, NCDC can be reached on +91-9868849773 or mdncdc@ncdc.in / chairman@nedac.info.

"For more information on the package of incentives for international participants, please see here."

India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019: New Delhi, 14-16 October 2019

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), under the aegis of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, is organising the 3rd edition of the India Mobile Congress 2019 scheduled from 14-16 October 2019 at Aerocity, New Delhi.

The India Mobile Congress (IMC) is South Asia’s largest digital technology forum. The event is expected to attract over 75,000+ visitors, 5,000+ delegates, 300+ partners & exhibitors, 200+ start-ups, 250+ speakers, 200+ live demos & product launches, 1000+ media representation in a total area of more than 65,000 sqm. The event will bring together industry leaders, international experts, global policy makers and academia to discuss, deliberate and showcase the latest industry technology trends around major themes such as 5G, Intelligent Edge, Immersive World, Privacy & Ethics, Autonomous Things, Smart Spaces, Augmented Analytics, Inventive Unicorn, mHealth and Future Logistics.

The first edition of the annual IMC, which took place in September 2017, brought together more than 200 delegates, 32,000 visitors, 152 speakers, 100 exhibitors and 100 start-up companies.

The IMC is a global knowledge sharing & business platform supported by industry & government stakeholders providing Networking possibilities with 5000 international CXOs & top government officials. It is a destination for new product launches & announcements, new technology demonstrations, experiential showcasing, and is also becoming a hotbed for 5G Innovations.

For further information, please reach out to Mr P. Ramakrishna, CEO – India Mobile Congress: ceo@indiamobilecongress.com / +91- 98110-56753.
See also https://indiamobilecongress.com

Exhibition and RBSM for Textile, Apparel, Fashion, Hometextiles, Yarn and Jute: Kolkata, 18-22 October 2019

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is organising, under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, a mega Exhibition and Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) for Textile, Apparel, Fashion, Hometextiles, Yarn and Jute in Kolkata from 18-22 October 2019.

The Indian textiles industry is extremely varied, with the hand-spun and hand-woven textiles sectors at one end of the spectrum, and capital intensive sophisticated mills sector at the other end of the spectrum. The decentralised power looms / hosiery and knitting sector form the largest component of the textiles sector. The close linkage of the textile industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the ancient culture and traditions of the country in terms of textiles make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison to the industries of other countries. The Indian textile industry has the capacity to produce a wide variety of products suitable to different market segments, both within India and across the world.

In this context, ICC aims to invite around fifty foreign buyers from various geographical regions in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, the Americas, Europe, etc., with an objective to schedule B2B meetings with their Indian counterparts across the country. Potential buyers may express their interest by way of filling up the Application Form. ICC will be pleased to invite potential buyers and host their to-and-fro economy travel and local stay in Kolkata for 4N/5D. All invited buyers are requested to pay a token registration fee of USD 200.00 as per details mentioned in the application form.

Name of the Programme: Exhibition and Reverse Buyer Seller Meet for Textile, Apparel, Fashion, Hometextiles, Yarn and Jute

Date: 18-22 October 2019

Venue: Central Park Mela Ground, Saltlake

Sector: Textile, Apparel, Fashion, Hometextiles, Yarn and Jute

Type of Programme: Exhibition and Reverse Buyer Seller Meet

For more information, please see the Programme Overview and the Application Form.

XIII World Aqua Congress: New Delhi, 30-31 October 2019

The XIII WAC (13th World Aqua Congress) is being held on 30-31 October 2019, at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, in association with National Water Mission (MoWR, RD & GR, Government of India), PHD Rural Development Foundation, CBIP, ICID-CIID and CIDC.

The theme of the conference is “Water For All- Leaving No One Behind”.

Aqua Foundation’s World Aqua Congress (Conference & Exhibition) brings together water, environment and related professionals from around the world and offers new insights into how cutting edge research, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management. The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in best practices, innovative technologies and cutting edge research. Connecting experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from across water and environment sectors, it deliberates on challenges of delivering clean water to growing populations, keeping rivers and water bodies clean and healthy, best practices for ground water exploration and management, industrial water management, enhancing water use efficiency, impact of climate change, policies and regulations, and acknowledging champions of water and environment.

The Aqua Congress presents the collective knowledge and know-how through leading keynote speakers, Tech-talks by industry leaders, research paper presentations, poster sessions, showcasing latest technologies in display areas, and open discussions.

The conference is being organised along with an exhibition on water technology. Various new technologies have emerged for efficient use of water, water management, waste water treatment, distribution, desalination, recycling, re-use etc. The exhibition provides a platform for display of these technologies.

The sub-themes of the conference have been aligned with identified goals of National Water Mission, to ensure integration of solutions with policies and priorities of the Government. Following themes broadly describe the focus areas of deliberations, with a certain degree of overlapping. The structure has been deliberately kept flexible and will evolve depending on research contributions received from participants.

Those who are interested can contact Ms Praggya Sharmaa, Organising SECRETARY(XIII WAC) & Secretary General- Aqua Foundation:, praggya@aquafoundatio.co.in / +91 98185 68825, 98735 56395.

For more information please see http://www.worldaquacongress.org and the Brochure.

MANITEX 2019: Imphal (Manipur), 5-14 November 2019
The Directorate of Handlooms & Textiles, Government of Manipur (DIPR) is organising the Manipur Textile exposition MANITEX 2019, an exclusive exhibition of cotton textiles in India.

The event will be held from 5-14 November 2019 in Imphal, Manipur State, India.

The main objective of MANITEX is to showcase all the exquisitely and uniquely beautiful products of hand looms, handicrafts, dyeing and printing, power looms, garments, embroidery and costumes of Manipur to a larger platform with participation of different States and countries. As a part of brand promotion, the MANITEX Fashion Week will be staged. An International Workshop on the prospects and employment opportunities on Loin Loom will also be organised during this event.

For further information, please visit http://www.manitex.in/

14th Agrochemical Exhibition: New Delhi, 10-13 November 2019

Organised by the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI), the 14th Agrochemical Exhibition in New Delhi (NCR) is scheduled to take place from 10-13 November 2019 in New Delhi (NCR), India.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet top leading Indian Agrochemical Companies that will exhibit in the event, with 60 booths exclusively for agri-inputs (agrochemicals, fertilisers, biological pesticides and ancillary units). Visiting delegates can discuss business with these Indian companies for Joint Ventures, Joint Research & Development, Contract Manufacturing, Expansion of Distribution Networks, Product Procurement & Plan Procurement.

A two-day conference with workshops will be organised on the sidelines of the exhibition; it will deal with Research & Development, Market Analysis and Registration Procedures in regard to the event.

The PMFAI can assist visiting participants in forging business alliances as per their requirements and arrange for factory visits, requested in advance.

For more information regarding the event, please contactpmfai@vsnl.com / info@pmfaiindia.org  or +91-22 26734845/46. See also the Pamphlet and consultwww.pmfaiindia.org or www.pmfaiicsce.org

12th Urban Mobility India (UMI): Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow, 15-17 November 2019

The 12th Urban Mobility India (UMI) 2019 has been scheduled from 15-17 November 2019 at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The theme selected for the Conference is “Accessible and Liveable Cities”.

The website www.urbanmobilityindia.in contains logistical details on the upcoming event; further information can be obtained from the Institute of Urban Transport (India), specifically Ms Reena Arora Srivastava, Manager (UMI), 1st Floor, Anand Vihar Metro Station Building, Delhi-110092 – umi@iutindia.org / +91 8800794100.

The UMI Conference-cum-Exhibition is an annual event organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India. It is a well-established international forum to deliberate on important issues and challenges related to urban transport.

The conference and exhibition was initiated by the Ministry in 2009 to provide a platform for churning out thoughts / ideas, promoting best practices across India and different parts of the world and carving out the way forward for improving urban mobility in the country. Over 900 delegates from various parts of the country and around 50 from different organisations across the world participated in the 11th UMI held from 2 to 4 November 2018 in Nagpur (Maharashtra). An exhibition showcasing different facets of urban mobility and the latest technology / business options were displayed on the sidelines.

Global Bio-India 2019 in New Delhi, 21-23 November 2019

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, and its Public Sector Undertaking Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) are organising the Global Bio-India 2019 from 21-23 November 2019 at Aerocity, New Delhi.

Global Bio-India 2019 will focus on the opportunities and key challenges in the areas of bio-pharmaceutical, bio-agricultural, bio-industrial, bio-energy and bio-services sectors. Salient components of Global Bio-India 2019 include events such as Bio-partnering, Policy Dialogues, CEO and Investor Roundtables, Global Regulator Meetings and State/Government Pavilions.

For more information, please consult the website : https://www.globalbioindia.com/

INDUSFOOD 2020: India Expo Mart (Greater Noida), 8-9 January 2020

The third edition of ‘INDUSFOOD’ is scheduled to take place on 8-9 January 2020 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh). The event is aimed at promoting India as a competitive exporter of quality food and beverage products to the world. About 450 top exporters from India’s food and beverage industry will be participating. Over 650 pre-screened hosted buyers will be invited from across the world to take advantage of the excellent platform for doing business with Indian food and beverage businesses.

The event builds upon the success of this year’s INDUS FOOD 2019, which attracted 730  buyers and reportedly generated business worth approximately US$ 1.2 billion. 384 reputed Indian exporters/exhibitors participated and displayed their products.

Like in the first two editions, INDUSFOOD 2020 will also offer incentives under the ‘Hosted Buyer Programme’ such as:

  • Airfare reimbursement of US$ 500
  • 3 nights at 4/5 star hotel accommodation with complimentary breakfast
  • Airport and venue group transfers
  • Online business matchmaking platform

For more information about the upcoming event and the incentives offered, please see www.indusfood.co.in/.

Please also consult the Buyers’ Flyer here

Council for Leather Exports (CLE) RBSM: Kolkata (27-28 Sep. 2019) and Delhi, (22-23 Nov. 2019)

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE), with its membership strength of 3,500 companies, is the apex organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India to promote the export of leather and leather products and footwear.

CLE regularly participates in international trade fairs and organises Buyer-Seller Meets abroad, facilitating B2B meetings with Indian exporters and foreign importers. As part of export promotional activities, approved by the Government of India, CLE is organising the following two Reverse Buyer-Seller Meets (RBSM) in India:

1. RBSM in Kolkata: 27-28 September 2019 – CLE will invite 40 buyers of Leather Goods/Accessories/Industrial Gloves/Fashion Gloves from all over the world. The RBSM will be held at Hotel ITC Sonar, Kolkata, for two days on the occasion of the India Leather & Accessories Fair. Indian Manufacturers and Exporters will exhibit Leather Goods – Bags, Wallets, Belts, Industrial Gloves, Fashion Gloves, small accessories etc. at the Fair.

2. RBSM in Delhi: 22-23 November 2019 – CLE will invite 60 buyers of Footwear & Leather Products from all over the world. The RBSM will be held in a 5-star Hotel for two days. Around 50-70 Indian Manufacturers and Exporters will exhibit a mix of products: Footwear, Leather Goods, Industrial Gloves, Fashion Gloves, Leather Garments, Saddlery, Harnesses etc. at the RBSM.

The basic objective for organising the RBSMs is to invite potential overseas buyers to India in order to witness the capabilities & developments of Indian Leather & Leather Products Industry as a major sourcing destination and facilitate B2B meetings with Indian Exporters for sourcing leather products from India, establishing marketing tie-ups and exploring business collaborations.

For both RBSMs, CLE is inviting Buyers by offering an economy return airfare subject to ceiling and providing a 2 nights stay in a 5-star hotel (bed and breakfast only). The applications for participating in the RBSM are enclosed here (Delhi) and here (Kolkata). Interested buyers may fill up the form and send it to the CLE. The complimentary package will be confirmed to only one Executive and he/she should be a Director/Senior Executive of the Company.

For more information about the upcoming event, please contact +91-4428594367 orcle@cleindia.com See also http://leatherindia.org/


ELECRAMA 2020: India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, 18-22 January 2020

The Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) is the apex industry association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. IEEMA has around 800 member organisations encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. IEEMA members represent a combined annual turnover in excess of US$ 42 billion and have contributed to more than 95% of the power equipment installed in India.

ELECRAMA is IEEMA’s flagship exhibition and the world's largest confluence covering the entire spectrum of electricity, namely Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Power Electronics, Renewables, Electric transportation, Power Storage, Electrical Automation. The 14th edition of ELECRAMA is scheduled from 18-22 January 2020 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, NCR Delhi. Please see the programme brochure here.

ELECRAMA 2020 will also feature a comprehensive suite of co-located and concurrent events that will cover crucial aspects of the electricity such as:

- World Utility Summit-a pioneering Global thought leadership forum for Utilities
- E-Technxt– showcasing the future technologies with respect to Energy Storage; AI & VR; eTransportation
- ChangeXchange 2020 – 5th Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet with 650+ foreign buyers
- RE Pavilion – leverage the massive opportunity unleashed by 175 GW target
- Railway Urja – bringing forth opportunities in the world’s largest rail electrification

Key highlights of ELECRAMA 2020 include:

- 110,000 square metres at a state-of-the art venue in the National Capital Region (NCR)
- 1,250+ exhibitors including 450 foreign exhibitors
- 10+ Country Pavilions
- 300,000 expected visitors from 50 countries

The vision for ELECRAMA 2020 is to make it a Global Platform for connecting the world with Indian Industry in respect of Technology, New Trends and Innovation by getting exhibitors from more than 50 countries & visitors from 100 countries. Apart from the Electrical Industry fraternity, stakeholders at the event will be officers of the exhibiting companies; electrical industry associations; coordinators of country pavilions of participating countries (all potential investors); and collaborators and partners for Indian industry.

SVUM 2020: Rajkot (Gujarat), 11-15 February 2020

The SVUM 2020 International Trade Show will be held on 11-15 February 2020 in Rajkot, Gujarat.

As a major event catering mainly to MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), the SVUM (Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal) 2020 aims to promote the Saurashtra-Kutch region in Gujarat as one of the most attractive business destinations in India. The event exhibition will take place from 11-13 February 2020, with subsequent factory visits scheduled for 14-15 February 2020.

The event focuses on a variety of sectors, including Engineering, Textiles, Food Processing, Healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, Education, Services and Tourism.

Complimentary accommodation, meals and airport transfers for international delegates may be granted by the organisers - the last date to submit the online registration form is 10 December 2019.

For more information about SVUM 2020, please see the official website http://www.svumshow.com/

: Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa(Ethiopia), 14-16 February 2020

India ITME Society’s Overseas Exhibition ITME AFRICA 2020 will take place on 14-16 February 2020 at the Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This unique and exclusive business event will have the theme “Prosperity for AFRICA through Textile Technology”.

This prestigious International Textiles & Textile Engineering Exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India; the Federal Republic of Ethiopia; the Ethiopian Textile Development Institute and the International Trade Centre as Trade & Investment partner facilitating business connect in India & Africa especially with Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Djibouti, Eritrea, etc.

ITME AFRICA 2020 is an unprecedented opportunity for international companies to explore joint ventures, business collaboration, technology transfers and investment, especially for sourcing companiesthat want to expand and access upcoming Textile markets in Africa.

As an unprecedented joint venture, the India ITME Society, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA) – a premier organisation in Ethiopia – and the International Trade Center – a development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)– are bringing to the table this unique and exclusive business facilitator, opening up an entire continent of new opportunities.

Along with promoting trade and investment and creating a business friendly environment and a vibrant private sector, this exhibition focuses on working in partnership with the government, business community, development partners and other stakeholders. The exhibition categories cover the followingfields:
Raw Materials (Textiles), Fabric, Textile Products, Textile Technology, Engineering, Financial     Solutions, Industrial Parks, Training & Skill Development, and Other Services

For more information on business opportunities in the Textile Industry in Africa see 

For further information, please contact itme@itme-africa.com / itme@india-itme.com

36th International Geological Congress (IGC): India Expo Mart (Greater Noida),
2-8 March 2020 to 9-14 November 2020

India, with the support of its neighbouring countries, is hosting the prestigious 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) during 2-8 March 2020 in NCR-Delhi at India Exposition Mart Ltd, Greater Noida-201305. Acknowledged as the “Olympics of Geo-science Conferences”, IGCs are held quadrennially under the aegis of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). For more details, kindly reach out to the event's website https://www.36igc.org/.

2. India had the privilege of organising the 22nd session of International Geological Congress at New Delhi in 1964 - the first IGC in Asia. India, along with its neighbouring countries, won the bid for the 36th IGC in 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. With this, the IGC is now returning to Indian subcontinent after a gap of 56 years.

3. The 36th IGC is expected to have a congregation of more than 6,000 delegates from India and abroad participating in its Science Program, Field Trips, Geo Expo, and Business Meetings. The 36th IGC is a platform where the global geo-science community will come together to explore opportunities for scientific collaboration, networking, capacity building and showcasing scientific findings from their country to the global geo-scientific community. It also presents a perfect stage for India to showcase its geological capabilities and present new business opportunities in the mining and metal sectors.

4. The event counts on robust participation from universities, business communities, research organisations, etc. For queries or clarifications, Dr Rasik Ravindra, Secretary General of the 36th IGC, may be approached through rasikr@36igc.org or +91-9999518129.

Council of Leather Exports to hold RBSMs at the Mega Shopping Festivals in Ahmedabad (27 March to 5 April 2020) and Bengaluru (8-17 May 2020)

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is organising the 1st edition of the Mega Shopping Festival in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 27 March to 5 April 2020, followed by the 2nd edition of the Mega Shopping Festival in Bengaluru from 8-17 May 2020.

As part of the Mega Shopping Festivals, there will be around 75-100 Indian Manufacturers / Exporters who will be displaying world-class Lifestyle & Fashionable Footwear, Leather Garments, Leather Goods & Accessories and different kinds of Gloves.

Coinciding with both editions of the Mega Shopping Festivals, the Council of Leather Exports (CLE) will organise Reverse-Buyer-Seller-Meets (RBSMs) in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, respectively.

The CLE is offering a Complimentary Package, consisting of an Economy Return Airfare (subject to price ceiling) and a 2 night Hotel Stay (bed & breakfast only). The Complimentary Package will be confirmed to only one Executive and he/she should be a Director or Senior Executive of the visiting Company.

If interested, please fill in the forms for Ahmedabad and Bengaluru and send them to imd-bsm1@cleindia.com with CC to ad-imdbsm@cleindia.com and epo-imdbsm@cleindia.com

General information in regard to the Mega Shopping Festival in Ahmedabad is given below (details on the Bengaluru edition are still forthcoming). For further inputs, you may also consult https://leatherindia.org/

Name and Date of the Event

Great India  Shopping Festival, Ahmadabad, Gujarat  27 March – 5 April 2020



B2B Segment - Mahatama Mandir, Gandhinagar,

B2C - Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre, Helmet Cross Road, Memnagar, Ahmedabad


Size of the Festival

35,000 m2 (Gross Area)

Festival Timings

12.00 Noon to 12.00 Midnight

Products on Display

B2B Segment

Textiles, Leather Products, Handicrafts, Gems & Jewellery, Carpets, Tourism, Plastics, Agricultural products

B2C Segment

All consume products and services with special focus on Textiles, Leather Products, Handicrafts, Gems & Jewellery, Carpets, Tourism, Other products on display will include tribal arts and crafts,  Agricultural Products including processed foods, organic products, Cosmetics and electrical appliances and electronic items, toys, furniture  and   with special focus on New Innovative Products

Nature of the Festival

Business to Business (B2B) & Business to Consumer (B2C). Retail sale is permitted subject to local rules and regulations

Highlights of Festival

Exhibitions of products, B2B Meetings with overseas buyers, Cultural Programs, Food Festivals, Carnivals with rides and games, Grand Prizes through Raffles and Lucky Draws

1st International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) 2020: JECC, Jaipur, 1-3 April 2020

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an apex body for promotion of exports of gems and jewellery from India, is sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

The 1st edition of the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) will be held at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) in Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 1-3 April 2020. As an initiative of GJEPC its objective is to organise an exclusive export-specific show that will exhibit India’s capabilities to manufacture Gems & Jewellery masterpieces catering to the taste and likings of international buyers in various geographies. This show is aimed at increasing India’s share in the global export basket of Gem & Jewellery products, including Diamonds, Coloured Gemstones, Gold / Silver / Platinum Jewellery, etc. The event is scheduled from 10 am to 6 pm all three days and counts on approximately 400 booths and 1,000 international (B2B) buyers.

Buyer Profile: Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers & exporters from all sectors of the Jewellery industry worldwide, Design houses, Jewellery manufacturers sourcing diamonds and gemstones Importers, Exporters, Independent Retailers, etc.

Exhibit Product categories include: Mass Produced Jewellery / Gold and Diamond-studded Jewellery / Silver Jewellery / Fashion Jewellery / Loose Diamonds / Gemstones.

Buyer Entitlements (SELECT BUYERS):

2 nights Hotel accommodation with breakfast - 1 room per company.

Lunch, Dinner and refreshments during the event

* Economy Air tickets and transfers - *for select buyers

For any query kindly write to

Mr Anurag Kumar – Asst. Director – International Events (anurag.kumar@gjepcindia.com) and

Mr Vikrant Pradhan, Asst. Director – Exhibitions (vikrant@gjepcindia.com)

See also the Brochure and the Buyer Registration Form.

Ind-Texpo 2020’ Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM): Coimbatore, 17-19 March 2020

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (TEXPROCIL) is organising the second edition of its Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) called ‘Ind-Texpo 2020’, an exclusive B2B exhibition of cotton textiles in India.

The event will be held from 17-19 March 2020 at the CODISSIA Trade Fair complex, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu State, India, and is supported by the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

Ind–Texpo 2020’ is a specialised B2B fair in the Indian cotton textile sector offering a one-stop destination for worldwide importers to source Indian Textiles from fibres to home textiles and fashion. The exhibition will have on display textiles like home textiles, fabrics and yarns as well as cotton rich blended textiles.

In the previous edition, a total of 150 exhibitors displayed a wide range of cotton textiles with over 100 sponsored international buyers. Buyers from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, etc. visited the show.

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India at World Expo 2020 in Dubai (UAE): 20 October 2020 - 10 April 2020
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is a premier industry body working to promote Brand India and Indian businesses. FICCI is the industry partner of the Government of India for the World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. At this mega global event, FICCI will disseminate information on Indian products, businesses, and services, invite investments into India and showcase the country's capabilities to the world. For information on World Expo 2020, please visit www.expo2020dubai.com

World Expos are held once every 5 years and are a 6-month long exposition providing an opportunity to the participating countries to present the latest and best in technology and new ideas to the global market. It is the world's largest meeting place, bringing together countries, the private sector, the civil society and the general public around interactive exhibitions, live shows, workshops, conferences and much more. The exposition in Dubai aims to bring together the world under a central theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. The overall broader theme will be based on three sub-themes - Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. 190 countries have confirmed their participation at the Expo, which is likely to attract a footfall of about 26 million people from across the world.

India is a Strategic Partner for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and has one of the best plots for the country pavilion. India's showcasing will be dynamic, presenting a constantly moving exposition over the six months.