The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises is organizing an international convention on the theme “Indian MSMEs, Global Aspirations” in New Delhi to observe the International MSME Day on Thursday. Further, as part of continued celebrations, the second edition of the International SME Convention 2019 will be held from 28th – 29th June. The convention will be inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Pratap Sarangi, MoS for MSME and Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries will also be present on the occasion.
The Convention has been shaped as a platform for finding business and trade partners and enabling intensive business discussion, with a specific focus on interaction between international entrepreneurs and selected small and medium entrepreneurs from India. The Ministry had organized the first International SME Convention in April last year, where 160 SMEs from 39 countries participated in the three-day event and issues of international best practices on SME development and cooperation, global business opportunities for SMEs, problems faced by women entrepreneurs were discussed.
1200 selected entrepreneurs from India will participate in the convention. UNIDO and UNDP are the Institutional Partners. The interest of Indian Entrepreneurs can be judged by the fact the over 33000 entrepreneurs registered on the platform, while over 10,700 completed their B2B profiles. 1200 entrepreneur shave been selected for this round of B2B meetings and attending the convention.
100 SMEs selected by a jury from among 34011 nominations from across India are also being felicitated under the aegis of the 6th Annual India SME 100 Awards.
One hundred and seventy-five participants from 44 countries and ambassadors from 15 European, African and Latin American countries will attend the convention.