About the Conclave

The Southern African region is of direct interest to India, both politically and economically. India has historically enjoyed close economic ties with Southern African countries and much of it is through investment-led trade. Even though Indian companies have an established footprint in these countries, huge potential exists in increasing Indian project exports to the region.

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Guests of Honour


President of the Republic of Zambia


Minister of State for External Affairs


Minister of Industry and Commerce


Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry


Minister of Industry and Trade

Why Southern Africa : Increasing Indian Business Footprints

Market access to more than 277 million people and combined GDP size of about US$ 600 billion

One of the world’s fastest reforming regions in terms of business regulation

Most promising trading partner for India on the African continent

Abundant work force - educated, trained, mobile, skilled and enterprising

English is widely spoken; and is one of the official languages in many of the partner states

Large Indian diaspora in Southern Africa acts as significant link in attracting new Indian investments

Stable political environment and high level of governance and democracy

Objectives

Strengthen India – Southern Africa developmental partnership

Showcase project exports and highlight successful implementation of projects by Indian companies in Southern Africa

Highlight the benefit of India’s credit schemes such as Lines of Credit and the Buyer’s Credit schemes etc

Identify special projects for countries in Southern Africa and establish stronger links with the region’s business community

Sensitize important stakeholders in the region to the strength of the Indian private sector and its ‘Triple • A technology’ (Affordable,Adaptable, Appropriate)

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Event Venue

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