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Europe Conference 2015 – Theme EU-India FTA
The fourth edition of the Europe Conference, theme the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (‘FTA’), took place on May 26th, 2015 at the Taj Mahal Palace. We were proud to have been able to bring together H.E. Dr. João Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Mr. Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO of FIEO, Mr. Karl Van den Boscche, Consul General of the Kingdom of Belgium, & Mr. Ashok Advani, Founder of the Business India Group, and our members, colleagues, and the business fraternity.
H.E. Dr. João Cravinho, presented the current status of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the EU and India, and its potential impact on the EU and India trade & investment. Mr. Ajay Sahai reviewed the Foreign Trade Agreement between EU and India and provided a better understanding of the areas which will be particularly important to address in the context of the agreement and gave his thoughts on the impact of the FTA on various sectors and on trade & investment in general. Mr. Karl Van den Bossche, shared his views on the opportunities of the FTA for future trade and investment for both, India & Belgium.
We would like to thank our sponsors Allcargo Logistics Pvt. Ltd., Union KBC Asset Management, Bharat Forge & the Consulate General of Belgium for their financial assistance and support. We opened the event to members of the Indian Business Group, the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Collaborating Chambers to enable our members to network and interact with a more diverse group.