Horasis all set for Asia meet in city on November 26, 27
Kolkata: Horasis, a Zurich-based, global think tank looks all set to hold its maiden Asia meet in Kolkata, India. Scheduled to be hosted on November 26 and 27, with Bengal as its state partner, for the Asia get together, the event is expected to witness industry experts and political personalities in attendance. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to address the meet on its second day and is expected to project Bengal as a preferred destination for investment. Amit Mitra, the state Finance and Industry minister is also expected to grace the event.
Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of Niti Aayog will be present along with Union minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu to address the meet on the first day of the meet. Among other important delegates who are supposed to grace the event are Sanjiv Puri, CEO, ITC, Sanjiv Goenka of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Mohan Das Pai of Manipal Global Foundation, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed and Dilip Piramal, chairman of VIP Industries.
The crux of the meeting is to help Bengal business associates globalise their reach. "We are aiming to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investment and achieve a model for sustainable growth. Representatives from 65 countries will be present for the two day event," informed Shashwat Goenka, president of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), one of the organising partners, of the event.
Goenka, further revealed that Japan will sending the biggest delegation to Bengal, followed by Myanmar, Vietnam and Phillipines. Apart from Banerjee, Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, CM of Sagaing region, Myanmar, Myint Naing, and Chief Minister of Mandalay, Myanmar, Zaw Myint Maung are expect to be present.
"Horasis will engage in an open dialogue in many matters pertinent to Asia's growth in business sector. Delegates will engage in an open dialogue to explore options that could invigorate trade and nullify missed opportunities," added Goenka.
He further added: "During this meet, ministers will get to explain their choices while business leaders can reveal their strategies, which could play a role in reversing the uncertainty created by President Trump scuppering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)."
He maintained that Asia need more international dialogues to prosper in business and Horasis through its "Explore our Future" was providing a new platforms for countries to extend their cooperation and share knowledge, which in turn would have businessmen both globalise their brand.