The Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala is organising ‘VYAPAR 2017’, the Kerala Business to Business Meet at Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort, Kochi, Kerala from February 2 to 4, 2017, exclusively for the Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the State.
The Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala is headed by the Hon’ble Minister (Industries & Commerce). The administrative head of the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala is the Additional Chief Secretary (Industries & Commerce).
On behalf of Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala, the Kerala Business to Business Meet 2017 is organised by Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (K-BIP) in association with the Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Directorate of Handlooms & Textiles, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) and through Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as the ‘Trade & Industry Partner’.
The Directorate of Industries & Commerce headed by the Director (Industries & Commerce) is the functional arm of the Department implementing various industrial activities in the State and is responsible for promoting / sponsoring, registering, financing and advising MSMEs (Micro Small or Medium Enterprise) in the State. The role of Directorate is to act as a facilitator for industrial promotion and sustainability of MSMEs (Micro Small or Medium Enterprises) and Traditional Industrial Sector in the State. The Directorate of Industries and Commerce is the controlling office of the 14 Nos. District Industries Centres located in all District headquarters of Kerala.
The Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles is functioning under the Department of Industries and Commerce aims at evolving polices for the promotion and development of Handlooms and Textile Sector in the State. The Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles was established to protect and promote the production in Handlooms and Textile Industry in the State. It has the overall responsibility to support the areas of infrastructure, marketing, human resource development, conservation and preservation of traditional skills and products, finance, design input, raw material supply, export, modernisation, welfare programmes, price stability to equip the segment to compete in a globalised environment.
Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (K-BIP) is the Nodal Agency on behalf of Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala for the successful conduct of VYAPAR 2017. K-BIP is an Autonomous Body of Department of Industries & Commerce with Additional Chief Secretary (Industries & Commerce) as the Chairman and Director of Industries & Commerce as the Executive Director. K-BIP is constituted for promoting the potential business opportunities of the State to the foresighted entrepreneurs and to highlight the ideal business climate prevailing in Kerala. K-BIP is coordinating the Industrial Cluster Development activities in the State in association with the respective Directorate of Industries & Commerce / District Industries Centres. The National Centre for HACCP Certification (NCHC) associated with K-BIP is the Nodal Agency for the audit and certification of International Food Safety (HACCP) System to Food Processing & Allied Units. The Kerala State Bamboo Mission (KSBM) under K-BIP is constituted with the broad aim of marshalling the scattered resources of the State and adopting a focused approach to revitalize the Bamboo Sector thereby promoting value addition, enhancing income generation and alleviating poverty. K-BIP works in close co-ordination with other Promotional Agencies for the industrial development giving specific attention to the strategic advantages, the various Governmental supports and other incentives offered in the different sectors of the industry. K-BIP provides operational flexibility and acts as support mechanism for the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala.
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC) is mandated to attract and promote industries in Kerala. Doing a laudable job in the industry for the last 50 years, the in-depth knowledge KSIDC has got over the industrial climate of Kerala which has helped them to assist investors to set up units and reap success. ‘A Guide to Investors’, KSIDC helps to develop a business dream in to reality. The Corporation has so far promoted more than 750 projects in the State with an investment outlay of Rs. 5155 Crores providing employment to approximately 72500 persons.
Kerala State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is set up to unleash the industrial potential of Kerala. The KINFRA’s mandate is to create conducive infrastructure and environment with state of the art facilities and to manage it an efficient manner. Thus attract investments and motivate entrepreneurs to set up new businesses inside these new forms of industrial parks. The objectives were realized even from the first park it set up. From Apparel to Food Processing, Rubber to Seafood, KINFRA has pioneered the ‘Park’ concept in Kerala, kick starting development, particularly in industrial sectors where the Kerala has an edge by way of natural and human resources. This indeed helped to craft an industry culture and forced many leading industries to set up their factories and manufacturing to KINFRA parks. It has created the much necessary impetus to the industrial promotional movement in Kerala.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the ‘Trade & Industry Partner’ of VYAPAR 2017. FICCI is the apex business organisation in India. A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across States, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies. FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.