WISE PARTICIPATES IN ‘MADE IN INDIA’ SHOW AT SHANGHAI

WISE marked its entry into the international arena by participating in the third 'Made in India' show organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Consulate General of India in Shanghai, China. The show held at the Intex Exhibition Centre from 17-20 October 2005 had 50 participating companies from the agro, cement, textile, banking, hydrocarbon, and renewable energy industries. Besides WISE, the other participants from the renewable sector included Suzlon Energy Ltd., NEPC India, and Malavalli Power Plant.

The show was inaugurated by the Finance Minister, P Chidambaram. Also present were Sujan R. Chinoy, Consul General of India in Shanghai, and CII President, Y C Deveshwar. In his inaugural address, Chidambaram said that Sino Indian trade ties have witnessed a quantum change in recent years. According to the latest Chinese customs statistics, the bilateral trade between India and China during the first eight months of this year has touched 12.2 billion dollars and is all set to cross the record 13.6 billion dollar mark achieved in 2004. Chidambaram also reiterated the idea of an Asian Economic Community and expressed India's willingness to work with China towards achieving this.

The WISE stall set up at the event received tremendous response from one and all. Visitors included representatives from the Chinese power ministry, trade consultants, environmentalists and persons from the Chinese RE industry, who evinced keen interest in the activities of the institute. They also appreciated the work done by WISE in this upcoming sector. The WISE publications were also well received.