PHD Chamber to host B2B SAARC summit next year at Amritsar

December 09, 2014 11:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Calling upon PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry for further broadening of PHD- Punjab International Trade Expo from regional level to international level, Madan Mohan Mittal, Industry Minister, Punjab said, “I have myself seen PITEX grow in size and exposure than each previous year. I wish that PITEX is organized at the world level.” 

Industry Minister was addressing the visitors during the valedictory ceremony of PHD-Punjab International Trade Expo, PITEX, 2014. He graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Alok B Shriram, Senior-Vice President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said PHD Chamber’s focus is on socio-economic development of all the states with the main focus being on education, health, housing and infrastructure. PHD-PITEX, he said, is the annual flagship event which aims at making Amritsar a hub of international economic activity.

Earlier, Dalip Sharma, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry shared that PHD Chamber of Commerce shall organize a B2B SAARC Summit next year, here in Amritsar.

Delving into the details, Sharma said that the SAARC Summit shall be organized with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India for dedicated and concerted interaction of the industry of the region and these foreign buyers.

A concurrent Industrial Expo shall be organized wherein at least 150 foreign buyers shall participate. “We shall try that most of the products being exported, and/or which have the potential to be exported from Punjab and North India are put up on display.”

Apart from this, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall organize a PAK version of PITEX in Rawalpindi next year. The expo shall be held every alternate year to start with and later it may be held on an annual basis, informed Rupinder Singh Sachdeva, Co-Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Awards were also distributed by the Industry Minister during the valedictory ceremony of PHD- PITEX, 2014. The award for Highest Footfall category went to International Tractors Ltd. and Oasis Baklawa. While the award for Best Display went to Norisys and Kajaria Ceramics, Dura Industries and Diamond Foams, Pakistan was given the award for Best International exhibitor.


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