Come Explore Trade Opportunities Unfold at World Trade Expo 2019

At a time when RCEP countries are negotiating a Free Trade Agreement to boost trade and investment among member countries, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai has once again geared up to organise the third edition of its flagship event ‘World Trade Expo’ jointly with All India Association of Industries on November 13-14, 2019 at the Expo Center, The Arcade, World Trade Center Mumbai. The Expo will feature an exhibition, business-to-business meetings and country presentations. This unique initiative will provide exposure to MSMEs on benefits in trading to global markets and how they could improve through collaborations, joint ventures, transfer of technology, investments, R&D and innovation.

The World Trade Expo 2019 (WTE 2019) provides a platform to meet, connect and explore investment opportunities from representatives of 25 countries, 40+ foreign business houses with operations in India and MSMEs from five Indian States. The participating countries will have key trade officials from Embassies, Consulates and Trade Offices to present on Trade and Investment Opportunities in their countries, while foreign business houses will showcase how they were able to integrate MSMEs into global value chains. MSMEs will display their products and services which are export ready. The Expo is open to business enterprises from all prominent sectors in Manufacturing, Agri & Food Processing as well as Services.

World Trade Expo 2019 will create new avenues for MSMEs, women entrepreneurs and start-ups to explore and interact with a view to tap the vast unexplored markets and seek potential buyers and collaborators.

Speaking on the inception of WTE, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries and Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai said,” WTE was conceptualised with a view to bring together embassies, consulates and trade promotion organisations to showcase their strengths in terms of technological advancements and products, while Indian companies who are export ready and are looking to expand their business abroad and also take benefit of import opportunities from those countries. India is growing at five percent and in order to maintain and go beyond, it is imperative to foster collaborations which will go a long way in achieving this growth target.”

Highlighting on the participation of Indian States in WTE 2019, Ms. Rupa Naik, Senior Director, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai said, “The participating Indian states will benefit from tremendous opportunities both in the domestic and international markets. WTE, now in its third edition has a growing number of participating companies. WTE 2019 is promoting MSMEs and enabling them to forge alliances and increase tie-ups with foreign countries. Therefore, MSMEs must take advantage of the opportunities that WTE 2019 will unfold.”

MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai and All India Association of Industries invite MSMEs, startups and stakeholders to explore the limitless opportunities arising from participating in international trade!