A high powered official and business delegation from West Bengal, India led by the Mr. Rajiva Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of MSME and Textiles was in Italy from November 7-10, 2016 to promote closer engagement and cooperation in various fields and to explore trade & investment opportunities between West Bengal and Italy.
During the visit, a series of interactive sessions were organized in Verona, Florence and Naples. The events witnessed open interactions on the business opportunities in the State of West Bengal. President of Confindustria Verona and Naples during their focused interaction with the delegation positively indicated about leading a business delegation from Italy during BGBS 2017. At the same time, delegation also extended formal invitation duly signed by Hon'ble Minister of Industries & Commerce, Government of West Bengal to the two Presidents. Both expressed willingness to participate in the BGBS 2017.
Delegation concluded the visit by meeting Ms. Camilla Cionini Visani, Director for International Affairs of Confindustria Italy (at Rome) and Mr. Giovanni Maresca, head of relationship with India at Confisdustria to discuss the overall positive response which West Bengal delegation received during the 3-days delegation visit, workout the actionable for both sides and also to ensure their participation in BGBS 2017. Apart from the meetings with Confindustria there were several one-to-one and bilateral meetings with leading and renowned organizations.