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Business mission to the Republic of India, railway sector

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On 2-6 October 2013 Polish Indian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in New Delhi organized a trade mission of Polish entrepreneurs from the railway sector in India. Date of…

On 2-6 October 2013 Polish Indian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in New Delhi organized a trade mission of Polish entrepreneurs from the railway sector in India. Date of the mission was associated with the fair International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) 2013 that was taking place at that time. The mission was attended by representatives of Bumar Darpol, Pesa, PKP Cargo and SciTeeX. The delegation’s stay was exceptionally tight, because within three days there were scheduled several meetings with representatives of companies and institutions, Indian railways, visits in Delhi Metro Railway Corporation, as well as participation in IREE Exhibition, where the Polish mission had its own stand. Due to the high involvement of representatives of the Chamber in India and Trade and Investment Promotion Section and the careful preparation of the stay, participants can gain a lot of information on cooperation with Indian partners and present their own business offers.

In New Delhi, the Pragati Maidan exhibition premises Indian Ministry of Railways and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized for the tenth time, the largest in the region Railway Fair – International Railway Equipment Exhibition. Among the exhibitors were Indian companies either belonging to the Indian Railways or directly under the Ministry of Railways. Present were, of course, multinational corporations, including Alstom, Bombardier, Faiveley, GE Transportation, Harting, Knorr Bremse Siemens. Polish companies had their own, large booth, where were conducted a number of meetings with representatives of the companies present at the fair, and many of those visitors had the opportunity to read the the profiles of the mission participants. During one of seminars, which were organized within the scope of IREE, Polish offer was presented by Mr. Zbigniew Magdziarz, Counsellor, Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Section in Delhi.

Extremely interesting was the opportunity to get acquainted with the functioning of the subway in the capital of India. The Delhi Metro is new, very modern and well maintained. Impressive are the facts related to the speed and quality of this investment. Polish trade mission participants had the opportunity to read the relevant facts underground operation at a meeting with representatives of the management manager – Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC).

The programme of the business mission to India also included a seminar and meetings with representatives of various Indian companies in the rail sector, organized by Assocham. During the meeting, members of the Polish delegation had the opportunity to present their business offer and exchange of information on railways in Poland and India. After this part B2B meetings were held.