Panaji, Nov 9: The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), in association with the Embassy of France, organized its second edition of the Indo-French Investment Conclave in Goa on Friday.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik attended the event. Sonia Barbry, Consul General of France in Mumbai, led a delegation of more than hundred leaders of Indian and French companies to the conclave.
Over 140 visitors, including 80 companies, national and state authorities, policymakers, top private sector players from India and France, multilateral agencies, and eminent industry experts participated in the event. Various multilateral trade partnerships were established between India and France in the key areas of Defence and Aerospace, Shipping and Logistics and Sustainability and Green City.
The Chief Minister welcomed France to invest in Goa with focus on IT, education, hospitality and defence as it's key sectors for investment.
Expressing their delight with the event, IFCCI president Sumeet Anand said, “Several French companies have set up their operations in Goa in manufacturing and R&D activities. Today’s event has marked a scope for further business collaborations between Indian and French firms.”
IFCCI director general Payal S Kanwar said, “We are delighted to see the level of participation at our second Investment Conclave in Goa and this demonstrates the long term and durable partnerships that French companies wish to develop on a pan India level. We aim to organize many more conclaves in other investment friendly cities in India.” (UNI)