Anand Sharma to meet top global business leaders at Davos

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 05:30 hrs

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet his counterparts from several countries and engage with top global business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from January 23-27.

The event is essentially an annual meeting of head of states, industry leaders, economic Ministers and other stakeholders.

While in Davos, Sharma is likely to attend an informal WTO Ministerial to discuss the trends in Doha Round negotiations.

He will also meet the BRICS Trade Ministers. The meeting will set ground for the BRICS Summit and Trade Ministers meeting to be held in Durban in March.

Sharma will have a hectic bilateral agenda and will meet his counterparts from Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, South Korea, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Costa Rica to review the bilateral ties. T

He will also host a reception of India-Africa Partnership, which will provide a platform to head of states and ministers from the regions.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Sharma said: "WEF has over the years emerged as a global platform for the corporate and economic leaders from across the world. We view this as an opportunity to showcase the opportunities in India and position India as an attractive investment destination."

He will also host a Global Investment Roundtable, which will be attended by a large number of major global CEOs. There, he will convey the measures for liberalization of FDI regime in India and major initiatives for creating massive industrial infrastructure such as DMIC and NMIZs.

Top business leaders from firms such as Tesco, Standard Chartered, Diageo, Novartis, Merck, Unilever and Philips are expected to meet Sharma at Davos to apprise him of their business plans in India.

Sharma has designed a Special Campaign highlighting India's potential and promise and to enhance India's image on the global platform. The Campaign has the theme 'Land of Limitless Opportunities: India Beckons the World'. (ANI)

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