Special Attractions at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013

OIFC Market Place A screenshot of Global INK website’s homepage

T7th OIFC Market Place on 7-9 January, Kochi, Kerala
The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) will be organizing the 7th OIFC Market Place Forum at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), scheduled from 7-9 January, 2013 at Kochi, Kerala, India. 
The OIFC Marketplace is a premier business networking forum for the PBD delegates to facilitate the expansion of their economic linkages with India, and encompasses the setting up of business meetings of PBD delegates with OIFC’s State & Knowledge Partners that help match buyers and suppliers, through a pre-event scheduling. This Market Place will be an exclusive meeting place / information centre for all delegates to get answers to their queries. It will be a place to network, watch presentations, conduct B2B meetings and most importantly enable the Diaspora to connect to India personally, financially, emotionally and socially.
OIFC’s State Government Partners, Knowledge Partners and Media Partners will showcase their services at the OIFC Market Place Pavilion and will interact with the delegates to discuss State level initiatives for the NRIs, various investment opportunities in India, procedures to set up a business in India, NRI Banking, Investing in Capital Markets, and more.
During this premier business networking forum for the PBD delegates, the special attraction will be the B2B meetings which will offer the delegates the unique opportunity to build relationships with OIFC’s stakeholders in a relaxed environment conducive for business discussions in a series of one-on-one meetings. The 3-day forum will consist of a series of appointments, with numerous networking opportunities to do business and exchange ideas with the potential diaspora investors/ business men.
The B2B meetings will facilitate time management of one to one meeting of the PBD delegates. OIFC Market Place’s participants includes:
State Partners: Government of Bihar, Government of Gujarat, Government of Haryana, Government of Jharkhand, Government of Karnataka, Government of Kerala, Government of Orissa and Government of Rajasthan.
Premium Knowledge Partner & Knowledge Partner: Axis bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd and Peeyush Aggarwal & Co. Consultancy Pvt Ltd
Associate Partners: Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of la Reunion (CCIR)

Diaspora Knowledge Network: Global-INK booth 
OIFC created a knowledge network, Global India Network of Knowledge (Global-INK), by drawing on the knowledge and expertise of Global Indians, and of people with an affinity for India, who are outstanding in areas of Environment, Healthcare, Innovation and Science & Technology, without relocating them.
Global-INK is a virtual platform for Global Indians to share their knowledge, skills and experience to help India realise its true potential. This platform is endorsed by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India and is managed by the OIFC. Membership of Global-INK is free and by invitation only.

Features of Global-INK
Ask an Expert: Knowledge-seekers can choose and contact Knowledge Experts directly with their queries
Network Directory: The directory will allow users to network with each other
Knowledge Bank: Access to secure knowledge assets not easily available in the public domain
Projects: Knowledge-seekers can upload projects to collaborate with domain experts
Moderated Discussion Forum: Users may discuss on the topics of their interest.


January 2013

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