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27-29 January: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, is organizing it's 23rd edition of the Partnership Summit, from 27-29 January 2017 at APIIC Ground, Harbour Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce and Industry is the Chair of the Summit andAndhra Pradesh is the 'Partner State' to this prestigious initiative.

With over two decades of active engagement and collaboration of India with the rest of the world, the Partnership Summit, from the very onset has provided a platform for dialogue, deliberation and engagement among global leaders from all walks of life, towards a greater understanding of the forces that are shaping the world and challenges that need global policy attention, and the responses that are required to manage changes effectively.

The Partnership Summit, which started in 1995, to mark the centenary of CII, has since become one of the most important international business events in the country. It aims to further partnerships, to build ideologies based on shared dreams that bind societies together in this knowledge driven world. The Summit has established itself as an ideal ground for business networking and sharing of ideas among stakeholders on the best strategies and policies to help countries overcome the obstacles to improving competitiveness and integrate better into the globalized world.

The Partnership Summit has regularly featured Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, policy makers, CEOs, academicians and thought leaders from all over the world. The Prime Ministers of India, Singapore, Canada, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Macedonia and Presidents of India, Poland and Portugal have addressed the Partnership Summit since its inception.

The Summit traditionally sees over 1500 delegates with almost 40% attending from several countries including USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE etc.

India Steel Expo - 2017
Surajkun International Crafts Mela 1-15 Febraury, 2017

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No. CEPC/ICE-OCT-2016 Dated : 28th July, 2016

The Ambassador,
Embassy of India,
32, Kulosaarentie
00570 Helsinki (Finland)

Sub.: 32nd INDIA CARPET EXPO, 3-6 October, 2016, Varanasi, India.

Dear Sir,

The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) presents its compliments and would like to inform that the next India Carpet Expo is scheduled from 3-6 October, 2016 in Varanasi under the aegis of Government of India.

India Carpet Expo started in the year 2000 is a biannual fair and has become a world fame international fair amongst the buyers of Handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings. Most of the Manufacturers & Exporters from main carpet producing areas like Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat and Srinagar etc. will be exhibiting their wide range and varieties of handmade carpets, rugs and other floor-coverings in the Expo.

We enclose copy of this Council’s offer letter giving therein all the details of the offer with a request to please publicize and disseminate the information amongst prospective buyers of Handmade Carpets and floor coverings so that they can avail the benefit of the Special package.

With warm regards,
Yours faithfully,

Shiv Kumar Gupta
Executive Director-cum-Secretary

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5th International Buddhist Conclave, 3-5 October 2016 | File 1 , File 2 , File 3

Incredible India Investors' Summit, 21-23 September 2016 | File 1 , File 2

'Incredible India Investors’ Summit in New Delhi from the 21st to 23rd September, 2016

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the Incredible India Investors' Summit in New Delhi from 21-23 September 2016.
Tourism sector in India presents a plethora of investment opportunities in areas of infrastructure development, both from India and overseas. The main objective of the Incredible India Investors' Summit is to position the Indian Tourism sector for attracting large investments and presenting to the Investors tangible investment-ready projects in the different States/Union Territories of India. The Summit will have dedicated space for seminars, business to business meetings and roundtables around focused themes.
The Summit will provide an ideal platform for investors interested in tourism products, wherein Indian States/PSUs shall present their respective investor-ready products encompassing hospitality, wellness, roadways, infrastructure, airports, luxury and lifestyle, curises and civic amenities amongs others.
For more information, kindly contact Ms Amita Sarkar, Deputy Director General, CII at e-mail: amita.sarkar[at]cii.in or visit their website: www.cii.in.

Global Exhibition on Services 20-23 April 2016, Noida, New Delhi
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Indian Carpet Export
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Government of India's Initiatives to Encourage Tourism India

Initiatives to encourage tourism in India: GoI has launched web based E-ticketing for important monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra and Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. Further ASI has identified 25 model monuments (Adarsh Samarak) for e-ticketing as well as for making free public wifi available in these. Free wifi zones are available already in some touristic places of India such as Khan Market and Connaught Place, New Delhi; Shivaji Park, Navi Mumbai and Metro Station in Mumbai; MG Road, Brigade Road, Shanti Nagar, Yashwantpur and Indira Nagar, Bangalore; Kankariya Lake, Gandhi Asram, Iskon Mall, Science City, Madhopura Market in Ahmedabad and between NIT Patna and Dunapur in Bihar. (Further details on www.incredibleindia.org)

Government of India's Electronics Development Fund Policy

Electronics Development Fund Policy: To promote electronics manufacturing in India, GOI has formulated this policy that envisages setting up an Electronics Development Fund (EDF) to foster R&D and innovation in electronics, IT and nano electronics. CANBANK Venture Fund Ltd. (CVCFL) is the designated Fund Manager for EDF. (Further details are available on www.canbankventure.com.) Under the policy there are also various other schemes such as Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) scheme, Modified Special Incentive Package scheme (M-SIPS), Semi-conductor Wafer FAB etc. (For further details please refer to www.deity.gov.in/electronicsindia).

Government of India's Initiatives in the area of Education

Initiatives in the area of education: Government has launched schemes such as e-Books and e-Basta which provides books ( including freely downloadable books) in various Indian languages in Digital form. (Further details on www.ebasta.in)

“Department of Posts, Government of India has invited a global Expression of Interest (EOI) on consultancy for its 'Parcel Network Optimization Project'. Details of the project are available on the Central Public Procurement Portal of the GoI i.e.https://eprocure.gov.in/eprocure/app. The Tender ID is 2015_DOP_41211_1.

The last date of bid submission is 1500 hrs on 11 Sept 2015. The tender document can be downloaded from MEA website, the link is as follows:

National Pension Scheme for Non-Resident Indians.

The Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority has announced a special scheme for Non-Resident Indians recently. The following are enclosed:

i) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Pension scheme for NRIs.

ii) Main features of NPS for NRIs

Missions/Posts are requested to kindly include this information on their respective website and other platforms, as appropriate.

If any further information is required the contact person in PFRDA is:

Ms.Mamta Rohit

Chief General Manager

Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA)

1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No -6,

Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, Phase-II

New Delhi- 110070

Phone - 011-26130568

Email: mamta.rohit@pfrda.org.in

46th International Film Festival of India, 20-30 November, 2015.

The International Film Festival of India Secretariat (Directorate of Films Festivals) under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is going to organize the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2015) in Goa from 20-30 November, 2015. In addition to the regular section of the festival, an International competition for Directorate of Feature Films from all continents is being organized in this Film Festival. The total prize is approximately USD 2,00,000.

2. The Festival will have the following sections:

(i) International Competition for Feature Films (produced between 1st September, 2014 and 31st August, 2015);

(ii) A main International Section called Non-Competition (Cinema of the World), which will consist of recent award-winning and critically acclaimed films, but produced after 1st January, 2014;

(iii) Period/Personality-based Foreign Retrospectives, Homages, Focus & Premieres;

(iv) An Indian Panorama of the best recent Indian feature and non-feature films subtitled in English; and

(v) A Film Bazaar (Film Market)

3. Film Bazaar will be organized by National Film Development Corporation alongwith other Film Industry organizations as part of the Festival.

4. The Regulation and Entry Forms can be downloaded from the website www.iffi.nic.in

Launch of ‘Digital India Week’ by Prime Minister of India on 1st July, 2015 at 1600 hrs (IST)

The URL for Webcast of PM Launching Event of Digital India Week on 01.07.2015 at 1600 IST:

The URL for Broadcast of PM event on Youtube:

Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India in collaboration with FICCI

"Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India in collaboration with FICCI is organizing the second edition of “India-Central Europe Business Forum” (ICEBF) on October 5&6, 2015 in Bangalore. The scheduled two-day ICEBF, will provide a platform to initiate fresh dialogue on commonalities and synchronization of economic agenda, sectoral cooperation and business-to-business engagement between CE companies and their Indian counterparts. More information is available on www.icebf.in"

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IHGF Delhi Fair 2015

The next edition of the IHGF-Delhi Fair will be held from 14 – 18 October 2015 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, National Capital Region of Delhi. The display profile of products at the fair will be as follows:

  • Houseware, Decorative & Gifts (Including Plastic-ware)
  • Furniture & Home Accessories (including plastic molded furniture)
  • Home Textiles, Furnishings & Floor Coverings
  • Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Bags
  • Christmas Decorations, Candles & Incense
  • Lamps & Lighting
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Sports Goods
  • Educational Toys
  • Stationery
  • Luggage & Travel Goods

For more information please see : http://ihgfdelhifair.epch.in/

The second edition of the India-Central Europe Business Forum (ICEBF), which is a joint initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the FICCI, is being organised on 5-6 October 2015 at Hotel Lalit in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The ICEBF will provide a platform to initiate fresh dialogue on commonalities and synchronization of economic agenda, sectoral cooperation and business-to-business engagement between Central European companies and their Indian counterparts. For more information please see : http://www.icebf.in/

The 8th edition of Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS) is being organized on 10-12 July 2015 at India Expo Centre & Mart, New Delhi. Indian Fashion Jewellery reflects the rich legacy of traditional Indian workmanship blended into innovative designs. At IFJAS, 2015 you will have the opportunity to discover the finest in Indian craftsmanship and artistic finish in perfect harmony with modern designs, contemporary colours and new product development. Around 300 of Indian companies drawn from all parts of the country would be displaying their range of fashion Jewellery and accessories and show case the widest range of materials, products and designs from India. One of the highlights of this show is that a special promotional scheme for the qualifying buyers is on offer entitling them to get economy class to and fro air fare on the fixed reimbursement basis and complimentary hotel stay at New Delhi for three nights during the show.
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India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2015, Mumbai, 6-10 August 2015

The India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2015 organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 6-10 August 2015. Gem & Jewellery exporters from Domestic Tariff Area, Export Processing Zones, Export Oriented Units, Special Economic Zones will be participating. For further information please see : http://iijs.org/

Smart Cities India 2015 expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 20-22 May 2015

Smart Cities India 2015 expo and congress is a platform for companies providing services, solutions and technologies for smart cities. The forum will provide live demos and presentations on topics including smart governance, smart energy, smart environment, smart mobility, smart ICT, smart buildings, etc.

Key Facts:

  • The Government of India has announced plans to build 100 new smart cities, and upgrade old cities, enabled with the latest in technology and infrastructure
  • Singapore’s Foreign Minister, K. Shanmugam recently offered to assist India for smart cities along the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, entailing setting up of seven greenfield smart cities between Delhi and Mumbai, with three smart cities at Dholera, Shendra-Bidkin and another global city to be built by 2019
  • French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius has also offered cooperation in the field of urban planning and heritage conservation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. has offered to develop Asia’s first Internet of Things (IoT) innovation hub in Bangalore city
  • Cisco estimates the global market for product offerings in smart cities to be $19 trillion, including $35 billion in India

For additional information on the expo, please visit: www.smartcitiesindia.com

About Exhibitions India Group:
The Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organization, creating opportunities through the platform of international exhibitions and conferences.

For Speakers and Exhibitors:
Speakers: Please send us a brief synopsis of the topic you would like to present at the congress, with your bio and photograph for consideration.
Exhibitors:Please advise your space requirements at the exhibition.

Contact information:

Email: infoATsmartcitiesindia.com
217 B, 2nd Floor
Okhla Industrial Estate
Phase III, New Delhi – 110 020
Tel. +91 11 4279 5000