Exporters' meet to project potential of M'lore: Moily

Federation of Indian Export Organisations (Southern Region) will organise exporters’ convention -Karnataka Export Vision-2020 at TMA Pai Hall in Mangalore on February 13.

Informing the same to media persons here on Wednesday, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M Veerappa Moily said that the convention which is organised for the first time in the State, will project Karnataka and particularly Mangalore as a potential place for export trade. “Mangalore being the gateway of trade activities in South India apart from Mumbai, has all the potential to develop in terms of export business.

With NMPT, SEZ and Air Cargo coming up in Mangalore, the city need to draw the attention of the exporters and the convention would help to some extent to meet the objective,” he said.

He also informed that the document Vision-2020 which will be prepared in the convention will layout a road map for export field in the State for the next eight years and it will also discuss the ways to avoid hassles.

Speaking about SEZ, he said that Karnataka stands in the fourth position in the nation having 10 percent of notified SEZ land among the total land acquired. The State has the potential to grow by 150 to 300 per cent in Information Technology sector, he informed.

Federation of Indian Export Organisations Regional Chairman Walter D’Souza said that issues dealing with foreign trade policy, corporate affairs, banking and infrastructure will be discussed in the technical sessions during the convention. Around 250 delegates will participate in the convention.

M Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the convention and Minister for Industry Murugesh Nirani will preside over. Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Jyotiraditya Scindhia will be the chief guest. Government of India DGFT Dr Anup K Poojary will deliver the key note address.

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