WBIDC and FICCI organized an interactive meeting with the CEO's and Senior officials of German companies at New Delhi on July 25, 2016.
Dr. Krishna Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Commerce & Industries, highlighted the opportunities West Bengal offers. Presentation was made by knowledge partner KPMG.
Keynote address was delivered by Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industries, PE & IR Departments, Government of West Bengal. Hon'ble Minister informed that the state is the 4th largest economy in the country, 2nd largest in terms of MSME Enterprises, largest in terms of Power distribution, quality and availability, 3rd largest in terms of road network and mineral production. The state has increased the planned expenditure in Social sector by 5 times, expenditure in infrastructure creation has been increased by 4 times and the tax revenue has been doubled in the past 5 years.
The CEOs and Sr. Officials from BMW, BASF, Wacker, Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Kuehne + Nagel India, KransuQb Projects Pvt Ltd. and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce attended the session.