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Indian Diaspora Meets to be Organised in Bahrain and London


Chandigarh: Two Diaspora engagement meets will be held at Bahrain and London to woo overseas Indian investors to explore opportunities in northern India.

The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a public private partnership between the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and CII, said the aim of these meets is to engage overseas Indians mainly the professionals and mid-sized entrepreneurs economically and apprise them about the trade and investment opportunities in various northern states like Punjab, Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand, HP, J&K, Rajasthan, etc.

"The first Overseas Diaspora Engagement Meet is scheduled in the Gulf region on September 6 in Manama (Bahrain), while the second one is scheduled during the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from October 16-18 at London", said Charu Mathur, CEO, OIFC in Chandigarh.

She said the objectives of the meet to acquaint the Indian community in the Kingdom of Bahrain & nearby countries with the various investment opportunities in India, seek inward investments from both Indian Diaspora and Bahraini Nationals, improve trade and investment ties in the Gulf with the support of the Indian Diaspora and strengthen Indian Diaspora's engagement with vibrant and strong Indian states.

Speaking about key sectors of relevance during Bahrain meet, she said, "The Diaspora Meet in Bahrain will specifically dwell on investment opportunities in India in sectors like agriculture - infrastructure, healthcare & medical tourism, real estate and pharmaceutical industry."

The second Overseas Diaspora Engagement Meet of OIFC scheduled from 16-18 October 2014 at London will include Panel discussions on 'India's FDI Policy', 'Getting Credit in India' and 'Protecting Investor'.

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