GVPedia Directors Sven Boermeester and Thapelo Letsholo recently attended the 2012 INDIALLIA event in Mumbai India. Since 1990, 16 FUTURALLIA forums have brought together more than 10,000 participants and made possible about 80,000 individual business meetings, thus initiating thousands of business partnerships between SMEs all over the world.
Run from the 23rd to the 25th April, the 2012 INDIALLIA brought together 400 different companies – 200 from India and 200 from the rest of the world. The International Business Development Forum At The Incredible Destination, India aims to connect business globally and is organised by a partnership between World Trade Center Mumbai and All India Association of Industries and supported by the Government of Maharashtra.
INDIALLIA allowed the perfect opportunity to promote Africa and specifically the Future Of Trade Africa as a platform for African trade with India. The doors between India and Africa are open for trade and this is the start of many new and developing business relations. The launch of the Proudly African initiative fits directly in line with these aims.
World Trade Center Mumbai in brief
The World Trade Center Mumbai is the realisation of the vision of one man, Dr.M. Visvesvaraya – an Indian engineer and scientist. Named after him, M. Visvesvaraya Industrial Research & Development Centre (MVIRDC), a non-profit company registered under the Indian Companies Act, is the promoter of WTC.
Established in 1970, MVIRDC is governed by a Council of Management, comprising industrialists, representative from Central and State Governments and Trade Promotion Bodies. http://www.wtcmumbai.org
All India Association of Industries in brief
The All India Association of Industries has been serving the trade and industry for over 50 years. Under the dynamic leadership of the Late Shri Babubhai M. Chinai (M.P), the AIAI was established in 1956, which is today the leading association of industries in India’s commercial capital.
Their membership spans across a wide spectrum of industries with direct membership strength of over 1400 and indirect membership of over 30,000 through affiliated trade bodies. About 70% of the membership relate to the SME Sector. http://www.aiaiindia.com/