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MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai Announces World Trade Day Maharashtra

World Trade Day aims to enhance export potential of Maharashtra through highly impactful awareness programmes in key regions of Maharashtra from May 18-27, 2017. The programmes are organized in partnership with leading trade promotion bodies such as All India Association of Industries, Ambad Industries & Manufacturers Association, World Trade Centre Pune, Vidarbha Industries Association, Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA), and Kolhapur Engineering Association.

World Trade Day Maharashtra is a pioneering initiative in India for enhancing export competitiveness of the state. World Trade Day will be held in key cities of Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur, which have tremendous export potential. The week-long event will create awareness on the significance of international trade for the economic development of Maharashtra and the entire country. International trade not only drives economic growth, but also promotes overall progress of society by generating employment opportunities, better education, infrastructure and public services. World Trade Day is organized by World Trade Centers and other Trade Promotion Organisations across the world to create awareness about the importance of international trade on regional development.

Currently, India's share in global merchandise trade is hardly 1.94%. Maharashtra is a major export hub of India with the state contributing over 25% to India’s overall merchandise exports. By further strengthening its exports competitiveness, Maharashtra has the potential to improve India’s share in the global trade.

The main highlights of World Trade Day are discussions and deliberations, felicitation of exporters for their outstanding performance and release of Handbook on International Trade. The discussion and deliberation will include presentation and case studies on various aspects of international trade by leading experts and industry leaders. The topics of discussion in various regions are: Regional Trading Blocs and the Emerging Trading System in Mumbai and Pune, export documentation and accessing global markets in Nashik, international trade and logistics in Nagpur, accessing global markets for auto-components in Aurangabad, and accessing global markets for engineering products in Kolhapur.

On this occasion, World Trade Centre Mumbai will also honour and felicitate stakeholders under various categories such as Small Business Global Trade, MSME Export Achiever, Global Logistics Leader and Global Business Head to motivate them to enhance their export performance.

As part of this event, World Trade Centre Mumbai is releasing a Handbook to disseminate knowledge on international trade and its significance to economic growth. The Handbook is a compilation of articles from experts on international trade.

The event will benefit MSMEs, start-up companies, units that are already involved in international trade, aspiring exporters, logistics service providers, consultants, bankers, women entrepreneurs and so on. The event is organized with a view to create awareness on international trade and hence participants can register for the programme on complementary basis.

World Trade Centre Mumbai is a member of the World Trade Centers Association, which is a network of 317 World Trade Centers across 88 countries. Participants of the World Trade Day can register their contact information with us to enable us upload the same in our website and share it with other World Trade Centers and Trade Promotion Organisations. We would also disseminate your contact information when we receive suitable trade enquiries in future.

About MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai

MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai is a not-for-profit organization which promotes international trade and investment through an array of services and facilities. World Trade Centre Mumbai is the ultimate business resource that facilitates international trade and investment. The Centre promotes trade education by offering various courses on export import management, logistics and export finance. The Centre also conducts various research studies on topical issues and sectoral themes related to international trade and investment. The Centre issues Certificate of Origin to exporters.

World Trade Centre Mumbai is the most preferred venue for exhibitions, seminars, conferences and other trade promotion events. The Centre provides office space to business houses, public sector undertakings, government tax departments, financial institutions, emporia of various state governments and micro, small and medium enterprises.