5th October 2023, Le Meridian, Kochi, India: The India-Romania Trade Conference, a pivotal event in the business calendar, was successfully convened today in Kochi. The conference, a joint initiative by the Europe India Centre for Business and Industry (EICBI) and the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO), aimed to strengthen trade relations between Romania and Kerala, India’s southern state known for its commercial prowess.
- The event saw participation from around 60 to 70 esteemed business leaders, primarily from Kerala’s small and medium-scale industries.
- The conference was initiated with the National Anthem of India and Romania, highlighting the unity and mutual respect between the two nations.
- Traditional Kerala rituals warmly welcomed the chief guests, blending culture with business.
Dignitaries in Attendance:
- H.E. Ms. Daniela Mariana Sezonov Tane, Ambassador of Romania to India
- Dr Vijay Mehta, Honorary Consul General of Romania and a representative from the Europe India Centre for Business and Industry
- Mr Asif Iqbal, President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization
- Mr Ionut Viziru, Minister Counsellor – Head of Economic and Commercial Office, Embassy of Romania, India
- Mr Varghese Moolan, Noted Film Maker from Kerala, and Trade Commissioner, India Commonwealth
- Dr Asif Iqbal delved into the significant role of the Indian Economic Trade Organization in fostering ties
- Mr Sujit S Nair highlighted the emerging opportunities for Indian investors in Romania.
- Dr Vijay Mehta discussed India’s accomplishments during its G20 presidency.
- Mr. Ionut Viziru underscored the potential of India-Romania trade relations.
A keynote address was delivered by H.E. Ms. Daniela Mariana Sezonov Tane, focusing on the promising future of India-Romania relations.
An intriguing segment was the launch of the report titled “Film Incentives in Romania” by Mr. Varghese Moolan, spotlighting the Romanian film industry’s potential and allure. He is the producer of the movie Rocketry. “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” is an intriguing biographical drama that sheds light on the life of Nambi Narayanan, an esteemed ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer. Directed by R. Madhavan, who also stars as the lead, the movie delves into the alleged espionage controversy of the 1990s that tarnished Narayanan’s career. A compelling narrative, the film underscores the trials, tribulations, and eventual vindication of a brilliant mind who was wrongly accused. It serves as a poignant reminder of the personal sacrifices made in the face of adversity and the undying spirit of truth and justice.
The conference concluded with a felicitation ceremony honouring the distinguished guests and a grand dinner.
The India-Romania Trade Conference at Kochi not only fortified economic ties but also deepened the mutual understanding between the two nations. With insights from industry stalwarts and policymakers, the future of India-Romania relations indeed looks promising.
Pic Courtesy: Amit Aravind