Over 300 buyers to participate in Kerala B2B Meet for SMEs


Kochi, Dec 2: More than 300 buyers from India and abroad will participate in the upcoming Kerala Business-to-Business Meet 2016, being organised by the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala. Over 100 buyers have already registered for participation in the meet.

The three-day meet, which will be organised at CIAL Trade Fair & Exhibition Centre at Nedumbassery from February 4 to 6, will serve as a platform for SMEs from Kerala to meet industry leaders from across the globe and find prospective clients.

Registration of 87 buyers from India and 16 from overseas has been completed through Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which is the trading partner of the B2B meet. The registration process for buyers is still on.

As many as 200 SMEs have registered for the event through 14 District Industries Centres in the state. The registration of SME units (Sellers) has been completed.

The most number of registrations were received from the food processing industry. Industry representatives from electrical & electronics engineering, handloom & textiles, furniture, Ayurveda medicinal and cosmetic products, traditional industries and rubber will also participate in the event.

“We are organising road shows in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Goa for the promotion of the event.  Apart from this, we are also holding discussions with the representatives from other countries through respective embassies,” said Shri P M Francis, Director, Industries and Commerce. 

Kerala Bureau for Industrial Promotion (K-BIP) will be the nodal agency for the event, which is being organised by the Directorate of Industries & Commerce in association with the Directorate of Handlooms & Textiles, the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra).

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