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Export strategy discussed at international conference in Skkim

Priyanka Chakrabarty


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Gangtok: The Federation of Industry and Commerce North Eastern Region (FINER) and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in India organized an International Conference on MSMEs in Gangtok, Sikkim on Friday.

Delegates from Nepal and Bhutan delivered detailed presentations on export opportunities between the countries, underscoring the potential for regional cooperation and trade. Their insights into cross-border trade and export strategies provided valuable perspectives for local entrepreneurs looking to expand their markets.

Business North East spoke to the assistant director of FINER Mayuri Bora, who said, “FINER successfully organized the International conference on MSME with a special focus on pharmaceutical, agriculture and food processing, tourism and breweries in Gangtok.” The event, attended by dignitaries, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs, also discussed the opportunities within the MSME sector, the official added.

Notable guests included the principal secretary of Industries, Karma R. Bonpo, director of MSMEs Ravi Kumar, and the additional director of horticulture, Biju Piyara. Hemant Sharma from the MSME Ministry of the federal government provided an overview of the national MSME landscape and support initiatives available for entrepreneurs. The conference featured panel discussions on topics such as innovative financing solutions and leveraging technology for business growth.

The event concluded with attendees expressing optimism about the future of MSMEs in the region. "The collaborative efforts of FINER and the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, were praised for creating a platform that addressed the challenges faced by MSMEs and showcased the immense opportunities available in the sector", said an official release.

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Priyanka Chakrabarty