Mr. Wang also added that the WTCA will be supporting WTC Mumbai’s flagship event GES 2015 based on the theme Enabling Food for all by actively participating in the prestigious event.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice-Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center and Board Director, WTCA New York said that WTC Mumbai is a vision Sir Dr.M.Visvesvaraya, Bharata Ratna awardee to support international trade and business for the nation. WTC Mumbai holds more than 60 exhibitions and trade meetings every year. The Centre runs a training institute which has benefitted nearly 5000 students. Going forward, we are building the WTCA network having operationalized WTC Bhubaneswar while WTC Jaipur and WTC Goa shall be commencing soon. The WTC Jaipur is likely to be launched around mid-January which is expected to be inaugurated by Hon’ble CM of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje.

Mr. Sharad P.Upasani, Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr.Vijay G.Kalantri, Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & Managing Director, Export Import Bank of India , Mr. Scott Wang, Vice President, Asia Pacific, WTCA, New York, Mr Ashish Raheja, Managing Director, Raheja Universal.

Applauding the progress of WTC Jaipur Mr. Wang said that the WTCA CEO Mr. Eric Dahl will be present at its inauguration. Also, Mr. Wang was pleased to announce the launch of WTC Navi Mumbai, an addition to the WTCA family.

Mr. Ashish Raheja, Managing Director, Raheja Universal said that the Raheja group is promoting WTC Navi Mumbai. We are developing economic zones comprising of hospitality centers, healthcare, industrial parks and trade houses stretching over 137 acres in Navi Mumbai. WTC Navi Mumbai will be a part of the overall complex housing nearly 1,200 MSME companies to be operational by 2016-17.

Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & Managing Director, Export Import Bank of India said that the Export-Import Bank of India is located in the premises of WTC Mumbai, a landmark of the city. The core objective of the EXIM Bank is to promote export activities of the nation with special emphasis on the MSME sector. The 31 stored WTC complex sets an example for vertical growth in the country. The heavily congested Indian economy must also grow vertically. Also, there is pressing need to increase FSI to lead overall development of the economy. EXIM Bank and WTC Mumbai regularly cooperate in trade promotion activities held at the Centre, Mr. Mathur concluded.