A seminar was organised on Monday at MIA in association with GIZ-MSME INNO Project under the heading ‘Preparedness for Business Development, Collaborations and Networking with German SMEs’. P M Parlewar, Director MSME-DI, Nagpur presided over the function. He briefed about the facilities available with MSMEs for various international and national exhibitions. Sachin Jain, Additional Secretary of MIA conducted the programme and introduced the guests. Capt Randhir, Presidet of MIA welcomed the guests P M Parlewar, Director MSME-DI, Nagpur, Manoj Barve, CEO of Kontakt India and Rohish Kalvit, Market Analyst of Kontakt India. Barve briefed the members about the mission of Kontakt for the Indian MSMEs. “Their mission is to help our clients to understand the Indo-German (business/cross culture) procedures through stable and sustainable growth in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations,” he said.
They are members of Bundesverband Mittelständische Wirtschaft (BVMW) – The German Mittelstand in India. Barve further explained the various types of companies in Germany and about their products. “The companies in Germany are value oriented and are willing to collaborate with Indian SMEs. In Germany SMEs are their backbones so Indian SMEs have good chance to collaborate with SMEs in Germany,” he added.
The basic objective for this interaction and SME visits was to orient the SMEs on process and pre requisites for international collaborations, technology transfer and getting information on industries in Germany from electricals, mechanical, electronics, automobile, chemical, plastic and manufacturing sectors. Also to guide them on various B2B connect trade fairs for their business development and networking. Sachin Jain explained the members about Kontakt India and their presence in Germany. “Kontakt India is a full service provider for companies in India and Germany looking for counter parts for market entry, business development and networking. Through its technical and commercial expertise and international network, Kontakt provides the perfect platform for B2B/B2C companies,” he added.