VIA and WTC, Mumbai ink pact to strengthen relations: Pande

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 May 2017 09:17:58


Business Bureau,

World Trade Centre (WTC), Mumbai in association with Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) jointly organised a session on ‘International Trade & Logistics’ on Thursday at VIA.


A O Kuruvila, Advisor of WTC Mumbai in his welcome address informed about World Trade Centre, Mumbai which had launched World Trade Day (WTD) Maharashtra - A series of programmers on international trade across regions in the State of Maharashtra organised in cities like Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur which started from May 18 and will continue upto May 27, 2017.
He said, WTD Maharashtra organised this with a view to enhance core competencies of various regions of Maharashtra and facilitate global trade. Educate the local business community about the benefits of trade to the region and sensitize the stakeholders on how to explore global markets and engage in international trade. He said, “The main objective is to connect locally, trade globally, experts and to support the industry in making a strong network of trade organisations, research, financial institutions, Government institutions and corporations, educational institutions, consulates, banks and export promotion councils.”


Atul Pande, President of VIA said, VIA had organised various programmes with WTC like workshop on ‘Green Entrepreneurship – Challenges & Opportunities,’ as a part of the summit a delegation of 20 delegates which includes High Commissioner of Republic of Fiji and High Commissioner Rwanda and delegates from Italy, Sweden, Taipei, Bangladesh, Fiji Russia visited VIA for an interactive meeting with industrialists and exporters of the region. VIA also celebrated IPR Day and talk on ‘IPR - Its relevance to industries’ was organised. VIA and World Trade Centre Mumbai signed MoU to co-operate and do their utmost to improve and expand the trade and economic cooperation; to promote the strengthening of friendly relations exchange of trade and investment related information, technological and industrial cooperation.


Prof Arvind N Khedkar, faculty at World Trade Centre Institute Mumbai conducted the session on ‘International Trade & Logistics.’ He said, “Logistics is the value generating cost, leading to profit generation through customer satisfaction and repetitive sales. In international business small things makes perfection but perfection is not a small thing, he said. He informed about the supply chain management, agencies involved in export shipments, advantages and disadvantages of ‘dock stuffing.’ He also shared success of materials in serving.


On the occasion of ‘World Trade Day Maharashtra,’ Dr Prakash Khemka, Proprietor, Bharat Shipping Agency, Nagpur informed about facilities available at Customs. He said, Indian regulatory scenario in indirect taxation has undergone considerable changes with focus on compliance i.e. accuracy of declaration and focus on ease of doing business. He said, the recent measures have been self assessment, single window, authorised economic, operator, DPD /DPE, advance submission and timely, duty payment.


Abhishek Dilip Jha, Director of Glocal Logistics Private Limited guided the participants about international trade and logistics. Awards were distributed to achievers in the international trade at the hands of A O Kuruvila, Atul Pande and Arvind Khedkar. They include Pankaj Sarda, Director and Madhur Mohta, GM Operations of ASA Agrotech Pvt Ltd, Rajesh Yadav, Director, and Shivkumar, Director of R&Y Logistics Pvt Ltd, Mayank Jain, Technical Director of Suruchi Spices Pvt Ltd, Sagar Kirtane, Co-Founder of Web Beta IT Solution, Vishal Chawla, Co-founder, Amit Tiwari, Co-founder of Flying Penguins and Vidarbha Industries Association.


Earlier, A O Kuruvila, Advisor of WTC Mumbai and Dr Prakash Khemka, Proprietor of Bharat Shipping Agency, Nagpur were welcomed by Atul Pande, President of VIA with floral bouquet; Abhishek Jha, Director of Glocal Logistic Pvt Ltd and Arvind Khedkar, Faculty at World Trade Centre Institute, Mumbai were welcomed by Gaurav Sarda, Chairman of VIA EXIM Forum and Anup Misal, Manager of Trade Promotion was welcomed by Dr Suhas Buddhe, Secretary of VIA. The programme was conducted by Dr Sona Kumar. Gaurav Sarda, Chairman of VIA EXIM Forum proposed vote of thanks.