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Inaugural ‘Best Of India Show’ To Help Increase Bilateral Relation

  The inaugural ‘Best of India Show’ will be a platform for over 40 companies from India to showcase their products and ser­vices in the Fijian market. Organised by the
16 Oct 2018 10:15
Inaugural ‘Best Of India Show’ To Help Increase Bilateral Relation
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Secretary Kamal Khurana and India High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal during the press conference of the Best of India Show at the India High Commision in Suva on October 15, 2018. Photo: Maraia Vula

 

The inaugural ‘Best of India Show’ will be a platform for over 40 companies from India to showcase their products and ser­vices in the Fijian market.

Organised by the High Commission of India, in partnership with the Pro­gress Harmony Development (PHD) Chamber of Commerce & Industry, supported by Department of Com­merce, the two day event scheduled for October 19 to 21 at the FMF Gym­nasium in Suva.

What to expect:

India High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal said the exhibition will showcase some of India’s finest specialising in automobiles, agricul­ture and construction, machinery, packaging, machinery, insurance, project engineering etc.

“We have taken this initiative to bring some good companies from In­dia to present their products to the Fijian market,” Mr Sapkal said.

“The PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry came to Fiji, they have sur­veyed and they have identified some areas of focus the this tradeshow.”

Benefits to Fiji Market:

Mr Sapkal said sectors chosen dur­ing the show will be essential for the Fijian market and also strengthen bi­lateral trade.

“Fiji share very close bonds with India and we want to grow together,” Mr Sapkal said.

“This is an opportunity for local business to see the best qualities products at very low prices and they will pass on the benefits to consum­ers.

“We share excellent relation in all spaces whether it is political, eco­nomic, cultural or human develop­ment.

“We will see that this business event will definitely strengthen our bilater­al trade and there is still tremendous potential that is still left which has been unexplored.”

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Secretary Kamal Khurana said they are aware of the opportuni­ty that is available in the Fiji market.

“Seeing the enormous opportunity that is available in the Fijian market, we are very certain that this exhibi­tion will truly cover to fulfil your re­quirements in terms of actually pro­ducing the best of India show in this country,” Mr Khurana said.

“With the support of the High Com­missioners, there have been shows all across the world and this is going to happen for the first time in Fiji.

“Prior to this, we met the industry people and business houses in Fiji who informed us about what the Fi­jian consumers and businesses want to source from India.

“It was a difficult task for us to iden­tify the market or what the Fijians want.

“So we look forward to your support in the promotion of the exhibition and covering maxi­mum people so that they can gain a lot from the exhibition.”

Consumers:

Mr Khurana added the trade exhibi­tion will not only benefit the business houses but also consumers.

“People should come and see and have a feel of the products on offer.

“The joint venture is between the Indian traders and their Fijian coun­terparts.”

Items at the trade show will be on display purposes only if consumers want to buy an item they can through their Fijian counterpart.

Future plans:

Mr Khurana said making this show an annual event will be dependent on the response from Fijian business.

“It all depends on the market out­come from the trade show, but we will be very interested in coming to this market again,” Mr Khurana said.

“At the end of the day we are just facilitating to different communities so they can decide for themselves whether they want to come to this market again.”

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