CII BUSINESS DELEGATION TO
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA AND LATVIA
Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina): 22-23 May 2017 and Riga (Latvia): 24-25 May 2017
We are pleased to inform you that Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a Business Delegation to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Latvia from 22-25 May 2017. The delegation will be in Sarajevo on 22-23 May and in Latvia on 24-25 May.
Bosnia & Herzegovina (B&H) is an important country with strategic importance for India. The country has applied for EU membership. In B&H, the delegation will participate in the 8th Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF). Government and business leaders from B&H, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and 30 other countries participate to explore business and investment opportunities in the Southeast European region. Focus sectors include Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture, IT, Tourism, Education, Finance, Construction.
Latvia, with its three free ports, is situated in close proximity to the affluent economies of Europe and Russia. With some of the cheapest logistics facilities in Europe, Latvia serves as a gateway to Europe, Russia, CIS and other Baltic countries. Latvia maintains a strong presence in Oil and Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Telecommunications, IT and Software Development, Heavy Engineering, Export of Textiles, Gems and Jewellery, Chemicals and Dyes, & Leather, to name few. ICT remains the pivotal area for India with Latvian companies.
In Latvia, the delegation would participate in the India-Latvia Business Conference in Riga on 24-25 May 2017. The Conference is organised by the Embassy of India and the Ministry of Economics of Latvia. The Conference will be inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Arvils Ašeradens, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economics of Latvia, and H.E. Mr. M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs of India on 24 May 2017.
The business delegation will meet with Government and Industry leaders in these countries and explore new opportunities for trade and investment in the sectors mentioned.