“The P. H. D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) , Chandigarh with the assistance of the Punjab Government is all set to organize the Punjab International Trade Expo -2018 at Amritsar from 6th-10th December, 2018.” This was disclosed here today by the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Punjab, Mrs. Vini Mahajan.
The Additional Chief Secretary further said that where as this trade expo would go a long way in strengthening the economic and cultural ties between Punjab as well as the other states/countries, it would also prove to be a milestone in raising awareness regarding brands, forging stable partnerships besides providing push to the trade and business relations. Divulging more, the Additional Chief Secretary said that the expo would be attended by the governments of Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, North Eastern states and Himachal Pradesh. Not only this but the Union Ministries of Textile, Ayush, Khadi and Village & Industries Commission would also be represented in the expo. There is also the likelihood of participation by Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, Afghanistan, South Africa and other global partners.
Mrs. Mahajan also emphasized the need to establish Amritsar as the central place for exports and disclosed that Punjab Tourism would be under prime focus in the expo with adequate attention also being given to Medical Tourism. She also added that this expo follows the grand success of the previous 12th edition and has the distinction of being the largest expo in the North India. This is a one stop platform for projecting the achievements as well as the capabilities of the Brand Punjab.
Mrs. Mahajan further elaborated that during the expo varied departments of the State of Punjab such as Markfed, PAIC, PIDB, Punjab Tourism, Punjab State Cooperative Milkfed Limited, PEDA, Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board, GMADA Mohali, Amritsar Development Authority, PSIEC, Punjab Infotech, Punjab Cooperative Bank, PUNSUP, PSWG & Punjab Mandi Board would also play a major role. The officers have been instructed to complete all the arrangements on time.
The Additional Chief Secretary also said that the popularity of this expo can well be gauged from the fact that during the previous edition, over 300 exhibitors from India and abroad took part. The participation of general public crossed 2 lakh. From the foreign countries, Afghanistan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Africa, Iraq and Egypt where as from India the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and the North Eastern states participated.
On the occasion, CEO, Invest Punjab Mr. Rajat Aggarwal, Director, Industries and Commerce, Punjab, Mr. DPS Kharbanda, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Makkar, Chairman of the PHD Chamber of Commerce Mr. R. S. Sachdeva and senior officers from different departments were also present.>