The First Cultural-Business Forum India-Greece 1st Alexander The Great Forum will be held on July 4-5 in New Delhi and aims to strengthen trade relations between the two countries and expand business and economic horizons.
The initiative of the Hellenic-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Economy, the organization of the First Cultural-Business Forum India-Greece 1st Alexander The Great Forum in New Delhi on 4-5 July 2022 was presented in a press conference.
According to the speakers, the main goal of the Forum is to strengthen the cultural and trade relations between the two countries. The presentation was attended, among others, by the Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of India Mr. Nirmesh Kumar, but also by Mr. Michalis Demestihas on behalf of the Ministry of Interior.
Symbolically for this purpose, Alexander the Great was chosen as the emblematic historical figure who united the two civilizations for about three millennia. The stated goal of the two countries for 2022 is to exceed bilateral trade to 1 billion euros, but also to expand the business, economic and cultural horizons between Greece and India and beyond.
According to the president of the Hellenic-Indian Chamber, Angelos Tsavdari, the Forum will be held according to the needs that will exist, the companies and the sectors that will participate in various sectors.
“It all depends on what we want to do in India. On the kind of agreements we want to reach,” he said, noting that Indians are enthusiastic about the new proposals, but that efforts are needed to keep the interest in co-operation alive. It should be noted that from a governmental point of view, this initiative has the support of all relevant ministries, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Shipping and Tourism, as well as those involved in entrepreneurship in general.
On his part, the Investment Officer of the Hellenic-Indian Chamber, Mr. Vassilis Stefatos, stressed the importance of today the expansion of Greece’s economic relations with India, given the wider international developments. “We will treat every Greek company as a partner,” he noted. He added that each company will have a separate management, depending on the goals it has set in relation to the fastest growing Indian market in the world, with little dependence on exports and strong domestic consumption due to its population (1.3 billion).
At the presentation, the Secretary General of the Chambers in India sent a greeting with a recorded message, where he pointed out the great business opportunities that open up before us and addressed a call for participation in the Forum.