India-Namibia forge business partnerships
A 15-member Indian ICT delegation from the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council of India (ESC) visited Namibia from 6-8 November to explore business co-operation.
The High Commission of India, in cooperation with the India-Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (INCCI), organised a business meeting of Indian delegation with Namibian businesses on 7 November in Windhoek.
Deputy Minister of Information & Communication Technology, Hon. Stanley Simataa, graced the event as the Chief Guest. More than 40 business persons from Namibia participated in the business meeting, which included representatives from the leading ICT / Electronics companies, Banks, Media, Universities, etc. The meeting was organized with a view to bringing the businesses in India and Namibia together not only with a view to forging new business partnerships but also strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the area of ICT, including investment and capacity building.
In his opening remarks, India’s High Commissioner to Namibia H.E. Mr. Kumar Tuhin inter alia provided a broad overview of the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and existing cooperation in ICT sector. Simaata highlighted the strengths of Indian ICT sector and suggested that local companies take full advantage of the visit of the delegation and enter into partnerships for the benefit of both the countries.
During the meeting, Mr. Ashutosh Agrawal from the ESC made a presentation on “Indian IT and India Soft 2017”. India Soft is a flagship B2B international conference organised by ESC every year to bring the global ICT industry players together in India. The 2017 edition is taking place in Hyderabad during February 13-14, 2017.
A few Namibian companies also made presentations. Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Raj Rallan, President, INCCI said that INCCI was enthused with the response of the Namibian businesspersons and would soon be preparing to mount a delegation to attend India Soft.