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Amritsar, 8 December, 2013
Calling upon PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry for further broadening of PHD- Punjab International Trade Expo from regional level to international level, Madan Mohan Mittal, Industry Minister, Punjab said, “I have myself seen PITEX grow in size and exposure than each previous year. I wish that PITEX is organized at the world level.”
Industry Minister was addressing the visitors during the valedictory ceremony of PHD-Punjab International Trade Expo, PITEX, 2014. He graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Praising PHD Chamber’s efforts, the Minister said that we can change friends can be changed but not neighbours. We should collaborate to work together so that both should progress hand in hand. As a confidence building measure, there should be exchange of more and more business delegations, added Mittal.
Further he appreciated the dedicated endeavors of the Chamber to normalize trade and peace between India and Pakistan. Mittal said that PITEX has become phenomenal and both traders and visitors look forward to this expo each year.
Alok B Shriram, Senior-Vice President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said PHD Chamber’s focus is on socio-economic development of all the states with the main focus being on education, health, housing and infrastructure. PHD-PITEX, he said, is the annual flagship event which aims at making Amritsar a hub of international economic activity.
Earlier, Dalip Sharma, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry shared that PHD Chamber of Commerce shall organize a B2B SAARC Summit next year, here in Amritsar.
Delving into the details, Sharma said that the SAARC Summit shall be organized with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India for dedicated and concerted interaction of the industry of the region and these foreign buyers.
A concurrent Industrial Expo shall be organized wherein at least 150 foreign buyers shall participate. “We shall try that most of the products being exported, and/or which have the potential to be exported from Punjab and North India are put up on display.”
Apart from this, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall organize a PAK version of PITEX in Rawalpindi next year. The expo shall be held every alternate year to start with and later it may be held on an annual basis, informed Rupinder Singh Sachdeva, Co-Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Sachdeva shared that during the five day mega event, industry associations from Punjab had one to one B2B meetings with the representatives of visiting 6 Chambers of Commerce and Industry from Pakistan. Business communities on both the sides showed keen interest in business opportunities available in respective countries.
Awards were also distributed by the Industry Minister during the valedictory ceremony of PHD- PITEX, 2014. The award for Highest Footfall category went to International Tractors Ltd. and Oasis Baklawa. While the award for Best Display went to Norisys and Kajaria Ceramics, Dura Industries and Diamond Foams, Pakistan was given the award for Best International exhibitor.