Industry leaders, corporate heads, policy makers and senior executives have participated in the first ever road show which served as a run up to the Maritime India Summit’16.
Maritime India Summit is being organized by the Ministry of Shipping at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit on April 14 2016. This event will comprise of an investors’ summit and an exhibition. The investors’ summit will be held on April 14 and 15, whereas the exhibition and demo sessions have been planned for three days — April 14 to 16.
Republic of Korea has consented to be a partner country for the MIS 2016 and the summit will have participation of the delegation of maritime companies and government officials from South Korea. Government of India has also invited governments of 30 other maritime nations to attend the summit.
Echoing the government’s resolve to become one of the top maritime business destinations in Asia, Minister of Shipping, Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari said, “A strong maritime sector will create economic growth and jobs. Realizing this potential is duty towards the nation. I am committed to bring the sector into focus; to achieve our goal of Port led economic development.”
The road show witnessed active participation from the members of the shipping ministry as well as from various industry bodies. Abhishek Chandra (Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Shipping) made a detailed presentation during the road show.
Additionally, the deputy chairman of HDC (Kolkata Port Trust) Manish Jain, who was present at the road show, said, “This is an excellent opportunity for us to show case the new upcoming projects along the Bengal coast line and draw the attention of potential national/international investors to build maritime infrastructure in eastern India, to International standard. I would like to urge all domestic/international investors, shipping lines, experts from this part of the country to avail this opportunity and participate in Maritime India Summit 2016 slated to be held at Mumbai for three days i.e. 14-16 April, 2016.”
The event ended on a buzzing note as corporate leaders shared ideas with the speakers and peers over a networking lunch.