China South Asian Business Forum Preparatory Meeting

A preparatory meeting of the 12th China-South Asia Business Forum was held on November 24, 2016 in Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata, India. SAARC CCI is the co-host with China Council for Promotion of International Trade-Kunming in the China South Asia Business Forum (CSABF) initiative.

The objective of the meeting was to seek valuable inputs from key stakeholders and encourage economic and trade cooperation between China and South Asian countries. The meeting was attended by SAARC CCI VPs, office bearers and VIPs from SAARC CCI member Federations/Chambers to deliberate on the theme and topics for the next CSABF The forum discussed the next rotation chair and the duration of the Chair term.

The Chair of CSABF was conferred to Pakistan for the next two years for the CSABF. Mr. Liu Guangxi, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Yunnan welcomed and thanked all the participants for travelling miles to participate in the meeting. He acknowledged the important role of SAARC CCI and said that its members support is essential for the success of CSABF. Mr. Suraj Vaidya, President SAARC CCI summarized the findings and shared the theme for the event ‘Innovative Investment Summit on job creation and entrepreneurship; challenging opportunities’.

The house applauded the theme In the light of the above considerations, it was decided that the CSABF will be next held in June, as has been the practice over the past 26 years. The Kunming fair starts on June 12 2017, and will go on for 5 days. The meeting concluded with words of thanks exchanged between all.

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