Saturday October 18, 2014 Annual Get-together hosted by Minister of Commerce & Industry
Dr. Amit Mitra
On Saturday October 18, The Minister for Commerce & Industry hosted the 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 Kumari Mamata Banerjee in an informal gathering. The get-together he said was a celebration of Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali, Eid 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 introduced Mr. Sanjeev Goneka, the Chairman of the RPG Group, and announced that he was the Co-Chair of the Coordinating committee to help attract business to the state. He also mentioned that the West Bengal Government will hold a Bengal Global Business Summit – Bengal Leads 2015 on January 7 and 8, 2015 in Kolkata at the Eco Park. He said that the two day event would include panel discussions B2B & G2B 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. AMCHAM Eastern Region was represented by Vice Chairman Mr. Dinesh Agarwal and Amcham Regional Director Ms. Amada Kidwai.