Showcasing State’s Manufacturing Prowess


Thiruvananthapuram: The Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala will organise ‘Vyapar 2017’, the sixth edition of Kerala Business to Business Meet 2017, at Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort in Kochi from February 2 to 4, 2017.

It will focus on promoting the products of some of the key sectors of the State, namely Food Processing (Food & Spices), Handlooms, Textiles & Garments, Rubber, Coir-based Products, Ayurveda & Herbal, Electrical & Electronics and Traditional Sectors like Handicrafts, Bamboo etc. ‘Vyapar 2017’ aims to showcase the strong manufacturing base of Kerala and highlight quality products to support the existing industries and enable their growth, according to V Rajagopal, CEO, K-BIP.

“SMEs will display their products and technologies during the Meet, whereby the Buyers will get first-hand information about the products. ‘Vyapar 2017’ will bring in innovative thoughts about reaching out to a global populace and finding sustainable development models. It will function as a perfect platform for interaction among the many different possibilities of business ventures. Several national and international Buyers will visit and participate in the Kerala Business to Business Meet 2017,” he said.

In a bid to attract buyers, Department of Industries, in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), has organised Foreign Diplomats’ Meet in New Delhi and promotional events in New Delhi, Telangana, Andhra and Kolkata regions.

Inaugurating the Foreign Diplomats Meet, Pinarayi Vijayan, State Chief Minister invited the global investor community and industry stakeholders to do business in Kerala. Paul Antony IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Industries made a detailed presentation on ‘Vyapar 2017’.

Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Diplomats of around 30 countries, including Japan, Russia, the UAE, Poland, Malaysia, Turkey, South Korea, Cuba, Nepal, Bulgaria, Rwanda, Tunisia, Bhutan, Mauritius, Gabon, Belarus, Nigeria, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Angola, Vietnam and Kazakhstan were in attendance.