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First Indian pavilion to appear at SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC)

India is renowned for its engineering expertise. The pavilion at this year’s INDUTEC, will showcase a vast arrat of innovative technologies and industrial products to visitors. INDUTEC takes place from 20 to 22 May 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

“India and South Africa have enjoyed an enduring and profitable business partnership over many years,” said Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India for South Africa. “INDUTEC significantly enhances this by providing an industry-focused platform for India to showcase its many innovative technologies and quality industrial products”.

Many Indian companies have been doing business in South Africa for decade; we would like to creat even more business opportunities for Indian businessmen in both India and South Africa. I am confident that INDUTEC will help us achieve this, not just in South Africa but in the rest of Africa as well”.
“This year, India celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s return to India from South Africa in 1915, and we are fefinitely planning to make it a memorable one,” adds Mrs Ghanshyam. “South Africa is very close to my hear because it was Mahatma Ghandi’s home and the place where he startedhis nation-changing mission.”

In recent years, trade between South Africa and India has increased rapidly in recent years, reaching the 2014 bi-lateral trade agreement target of $15 million at the end of last year. The new target for 2018 as been set at $18 million by India.

“Africa’s growing need for new infrastructure coincides with India’s plan to increase investment in the continents industrial, economic and social sectors,” says John Thomson of Exhibition Managment services (EMS), the organisers of INDUTEC. These dual objectives will coalesce at INDUTEC when African utilities providers come to the show in search of new technologies and expertise, which Indian companies can provide.”

Last year’s INDUTEC show had had-level business visitors from 14 African countries and these include Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria and Namibia to name a few.

“The show’s multi-sector focus and international networking reach makes it a highly effective platform for people and companies operating in industrial sectors to find new products, services, suppliers, markets, business opportunities and customers, at one comprehensive event,” added Thomson.