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National Vendor Development Programme-cum-Industrial Exhibition (MSME Expo – 2017)

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BELAGAVI, Apr.26: The Belgaum District Small Scale Industries Association will organise a 3-day “National Vendor Development Programm-cum-Industrial Exhibition (MSME Expo 2017) for promotion of the industry and industrial fraternity at the Foundry Cluster premises in Udyambag in the city from May 31 to June 2.

Umesh Sharma, President of BDSDIA and Event Chairman Venaktesh Sarnobat announced at a press release here on Wednesday that the event was being jointly organised with the Department of Industries & Commerce and District Industries Centre, Belagavi. BDSSIA Vice President Rohan Juvali was also present.

Signifying industrial worthyness of Belagavi as the second largest revenue generating district after Bengaluru on Karnataka, Mr. Sharma reminded that the district mainly comprised of 90% of export oriented units. The district was also known as “sugar bowl” of Karnataka and played major role in sugar production in the country.

The idea of holding “MSME Expo – 2017” was mooted primarily to boost the business of MSME’s in the district by vis-a-vis recessionary downtrend in the global business.

“MSME’s in Belagavi mainly comprised of industries like Foundries, Hydraulic Machinery & Components, Forging, Crankshafts, and General Engineering. These units are dependent on large Auto manufacturers like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Udyog, Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto etc. Unfortunately all these giants have shown steep decrease in their business; as a consequence all the MSMEs have lost lot of good business due to the competition,” he said.

Focus of the deliberations would be to improve and increase MSME business, to have B2B meetings and to create opportunities and wider connectivity, with Government companies like South Western Railways, NPCIL, NTPC, Goa Shipyard Ltd, HLL, NMDC, BHEL, BEML, VFJ, ONGC, KAIGA, HVF, Port Trust Goa. KSRTC and the sugar.industry and work towards industrial progress of the district and the North Karnataka region shall progress by creating good business opportunities and upgrade their technology, skills, productivity and profitability. Growth of Belagavi industry would also help in additional revenue to the government and create better job opportunities for the educated and skilled in this region, and motivate fresh entrepreneurship.

The other major focus areas to be considered during the event include the following areas:

The Concept to Showcase the products “Make in India”

To Make the Vendor Registration between SME’s & Public Sector Undertaking Companies.

To understand each other’s capabilities, capacities and technical competency level by way of displaying products and interaction.

To showcase the technology levels and the quality aspects of products.

To develop typical components and import substitutes.

To bring awareness on Banking schemes for MSME’s & awareness about the Digital Transaction.

For further information, interested may contact BDSSIA President Umesh Sharma on


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