Message from the Chairman
Dr Anish Shah
Chairman, CII International Council
Global economic engagement is integral to India's economic growth and employment generation and is indispensable for any realistic plan for its future. CII has always advocated that India's international engagement is fundamental to our success as a nation and in these uncertain times, it is imperative that we develop policies to deepen and strengthen overseas cooperation. CII's International Council aims to advance our interests and maximize the development gains through participation in global value chains with strategies designed to enable Indian companies to substantially accelerate their overseas engagements.
The primary objective of the CII International Council is to strengthen India's international engagement globally and make CII the first port of call for overseas delegations for business engagements with Indian Industry. It also works towards facilitating investment flows in and out of India. The International Council endeavors to constructively engage in overseas markets, connect Indian business with global business for developing partnerships and empower Indian enterprises in their global outreach for business expansion.
CII International Council works very closely with the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Indian embassies / missions overseas to promote international cooperation, and support Indian industry in trade, investment and related issues. We also work very closely with other stakeholders including international institutions / multilateral agencies, think tanks and various universities and articulate industry's position on national and global policy and economic issues.
Our International endeavor is supported by eight overseas offices that help companies to further their business and increase their global footprint providing ready access to importers, market opportunities and various stakeholders including local governments. Over the years, CII has led Indian industry's global engagement through these overseas offices, hundreds of business delegations that have engaged with every part of the world and more than 350 MoUs have been agreed with chambers of commerce and other international institutions in over a hundred different countries.
We organize international seminars, conferences, and interactions with visiting State and Industry delegations to build a robust trade and investment relationship between India and the rest of the world. We also organize exhibitions to facilitate trade with global buyers and B2B Meetings between Indian companies with foreign buyers and organizations to maximize trade and investment opportunities for global business.
For any further details about the work of CII International, please contact +91-11-24629994-7.
( Chairman, CII International Council )