Annual Get-together hosted by Dr. Amit Mitra, Honourable Minister of Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industries, Public Enterprise and Industrial Reconstruction, Government of West Bengal
On Monday November 9, 2015 Dr. Amit Mitra, Honourable Minister of Finance, Excise, Commerce & Industries, Public Enterprise and Industrial Reconstruction hosted his annual get-together for heads of industry, diplomatic missions, honorary consuls, business chambers, ministers, secretaries of departments and members of the art and entertainment community, to meet the Chief Minister of West Bengal Kamari Mamta Banerjee in an informal gathering. In his welcome address the Minister said that the get-together was a celebration of Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali and the upcoming Christmas season. Minister Mitra used the occasion to speak about the Steering Committee that has been set up by the government, comprising secretaries to the government and business leaders and pre-dominantly business-driven sector specific committees. He also mentioned that the West Bengal Government will hold a Bengal Global Business Summit – Bengal Leads 2016 on January 7th-9th 2016 in Kolkata at the Milan Grounds. He said that the three day event would include panel discussions and B2B sessions, where participating business leaders would be asked to speak. Dr. Mitra said that the government would like the members of industry present to join this mega event to show case to India the renaissance of West Bengal.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal Kumar Mamta Banerjee also greeted the invitees and spoke about the investment opportunities in the state, she thanked industry for supporting her government in West Bengal.
AmCham Eastern Region was represented by Chairman, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal and AmCham Regional Director, Ms. Amada Kidwai.