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Mumbai to host ninth edition of 'India Chem'

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 08:29 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals of the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly host the ninth edition of 'India Chem 2016 - Exploring Opportunities' at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from September 1-3.

The aim of the three-day event is to further develop the Indian chemical and petrochemical industries and enhance trade between India and foreign partners, besides promoting the government's signature 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

It will commence with an inaugural address by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar, while Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh L. Mandaviya will deliver a special address.

Ananth Kumar will also release a handbook on the Indian chemical industry and launch the PCPIR logo and website. The handbook launch will be followed by a CEOs forum, where leading opinion makers will focus on key challenges and opportunities of the chemical industry in India.

Senior government dignitaries such as Odisha's Minister of Industries Debi Prasad Mishra; Deepak C. Mehta, Chairman- FICCI National Chemical Committee, and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Deepak Nitrite Ltd; Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals and more than 300 representatives from the industry are likely to attend the event.

Mehta said, "We thank our partner country, industry both in India and overseas and the Bangladesh delegation to be a part of India Chem. We are very optimistic on the partnership with Iran and participation of other South East Asian countries at the exhibition and conference. The partnership will give further boost to the Indian Government's initiatives to promote trade ties with the global communities that could spur the further investment into Indian chemical industry and provide immense encouragement to the growth of other Indian industries such as fertilisers, pharma and agriculture."

He added, "The past eight editions of India Chem have contributed immensely to accelerate the growth of the Indian chemical industry and unlock opportunities for global partnerships. We are looking forward to have another successful year of India Chem and are hopeful of India becoming an emerging leader in the global chemical industry in the near future."

Iran is the partner country for this year's India Chem exhibition and conference and will be putting up a pavilion as well.

The vital partnership is expected to give a further boost to the bilateral trade agreement between the two countries.

Besides leading companies from India and others from around the world, including China, Japan, Iran, Turkey, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Spain and Germany, besides South East Asian countries are participating as exhibitors, delegates and visitors. (ANI)