Mar 23, Colombo: A group of 97 business delegates from Sri Lanka are visiting Mumbai to participate in India Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) being organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) from 22-24 March, 2012.
This is the first such delegation from Sri Lanka to visit India exclusively to source engineering items. All the Sri Lankan businessmen have been provided air-fare and accommodation by EEPC, an Indian High Commission press release said.
The Sri Lankan delegation is visiting this Show with the objective to forge business partnership and identify potential suppliers to source Textile Machinery, Printing Machinery, Pharmaceutical Machinery, Food Processing Machinery, Packaging Machinery, Agricultural Machinery, Electrical Machinery and all Machinery parts, Auto Parts, Pumps, Fasteners, Hand Tools, Cutting Tools, Electrical Home appliances, building materials, hardware etc.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) in cooperation & coordination with EEPC mobilized the Sri Lankan businessmen in large numbers to take part in this event. During the visit NCCSL and EEPC will sign an agreement for future cooperation.
IESS 2012 is India's largest international engineering sourcing fair. It will showcase of India's manufacturing capabilities to an international audience. IESS 2012 will highlight India as a "Technology Hub" value chain for the manufacturing industry from SME to large scale organization. It will also be a first level networking platform for real business, international trade, investment, joint ventures and even mergers and acquisition.
More than 300 exhibitors from India and abroad and over 600 international business delegates from Sri Lanka, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, ASEAN, Africa, CIS and LAC have confirmed to participate in this event. Major India Private Sector Companies participating are Tata Motors, SUZLON, Finolex Cable , Birla Precision , Miranda Tools, Mukund , Stuzl-Chspl India etc., while the Major Public Sector Companies are Department of Heavy Industry , Heavy Engineering Cooperation (HEC), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (MEML), IIT Mumbai etc. EEPC is also organizing Vendor Development activities with Indian and foreign manufacturers/importers, Investment Summit, Product launching, Business Matchmaking activity, Industrial Activity Summits, Special Networking Sessions etc.