5 November 2023


The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex industry body, will be hosting B2B meetings with a high-level delegation from Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Government of Sharjah, UAE. The meetings, themed ‘Expanding Your Business Globally with SAIF Zone’, are scheduled to take place on the 7th and 8th of November 2023 at the Hyatt Centric Hotel, Sec-17 in Chandigarh.

The B2B meetings aim to provide city-based industrialists with a deep understanding of the benefits of establishing businesses in the Free Trade Zones of the UAE and how Indian companies can capitalize on this opportunity to expand their operations and increase exports worldwide.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Rakesh Bhalla, Chairman of ASSOCHAM Chandigarh UT Council & CFO of SML ISUZU Limited, expressed that the UAE has emerged as an ideal choice in the Middle East region for Indian businesses seeking expansion opportunities in Europe and Africa. The SAIF Zone stands as a potential springboard for these businesses. With significant synergies between Chandigarh capital region based industries and UAE, it becomes pertinent to organize meetings in Chandigarh, promoting awareness and providing the necessary assistance for industrialists to expand their businesses globally.

ASSOCHAM cordially invites industry representatives to participate in this pivotal initiative that offers a platform to explore global business expansion. Registration for the event is mandatory, and although there is no registration fee, interested companies are requested to contact Mr. Anshumali Bajpai at +91-7800359000 or via email at for registration details.

By participating in these B2B meetings, Chandigarh capital region -based industrialists can unlock new avenues for growth and establish robust trade relationships with the UAE, further enhancing the export potential of agricultural and food products, engineering products, pharmaceuticals and more from the Chandigarh region.

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