The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with the Chamber of Chinese Enterprises in Kolkata (CCEK) organized a B2B meet with the Chinese Enterprises here on Wednesday.
"The idea is to get the interested business persons from both India and China to meet and exchange ideas," informed Director General, The Bengal Chambers of Commerce and Industry, P.Roy.
"We act like a touch-point where a platform is created for the exchange of ideas, information, even they can sell the products," he said.
The Chinese delegation comprised of about 16 companies ranging from Power Plant, Electrical, Machinery, Tourism, Infrastructure, Water Treatment, and Mining.
The Chinese companies that came to Kolkata from different sectors are Dongfang Electric (India) Private Limited; China first metallurgical construction India Pvt. Ltd; China Eastern (air transportation); Shandong Electric Power Construction No.2 Company; Cimm Group; Sanya Holiday International Tourism Co. LTD; Sany Heavy Industries; Ramon Science and Technology Co.,Ltd, among others, representing a wide spectrum.
"The meeting has been organized with the aim of creating a platform for B2B networking between the Chinese companies and the companies with their Indian counterparts operating in Kolkata, besides providing opportunities of inward investments, joint ventures and tie-ups," added Roy.
This is the first interaction for Bengal Chambers with CCEK, which is itself a year-old company.
The occasion also marked the commencement of the India International Mega Trade Fair.
Said Roy,"The fair is again a platform for exchange of resources, knowledge as well as to showcase the products and even sell them. They can share technology as well as products depending on the needs."
According to the chairman of CCEK, Liang Jian,"We do believe there is lot of business in the Eastern region. Therefore in an endurance to serve Chinese businessman with more information and resourcefulness, we have organized the meet."
"If you want to build bridge or infrastructure we can provide you the technology, on the other hand we require minerals for steels from India."
"Apart from power, metallurgical, mining to tourism, we also look at cultural exchanges that happen quite often between the two countries," he added.
(Reporting by Shabarni Basu)