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UEF Trade Summit 2017

Second Edition of UEF Trade Summit 2017 to be held at Chennai Trade Centre on 18 – 19 November

Event to witness keynote address by Honourable Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu

Chennai, 13th November 2017: The Second Edition of UEF Trade Summit will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre on 18th and 19thNovember 2017.

The biennial summit will feature a two-day Seminar and Trade Expo, and notable policy makers who are expected to the attend the event will be Union Minister of Commerce & Industry,Shri Suresh Prabhu;Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr. O. Panneerselvam and Minister for Financeof Jammu & Kashmir, Mr. Haseeb A.Drabu.

Other notable attendees at the event will be Mr. Jahangir Mohammed, GM Cisco Jasper; Mr. Harun Rashid Khan, Former Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Azeez Mohammed, President & CEO GE Power Conversion; Mr. Akilur Rahman, CTO ABB India; Mr. Jean Paul Kachour, Senior Fund Manager & Head of Global Equities Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; and Mr. N. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former Vice Chairman & CEO Cognizant Technology Solutions.

UEF Trade Summit 2017 serves as a platform bringing together various key stakeholders to deliberate and agree on ways that can effectively influence the Economic, Industrial, Educational and Social Development of the country. The Summit aims to open up opportunities to provide financial facilitation, guidance and assistance to entrepreneurs including women and youngsters. Established industry leaders will be using this platform to provide motivation and guidance to start-ups and budding entrepreneurs by sharing their valuable experiences on how they have overcome challenges.

President of UEF, Mr. Ahmed A.R. Buhari said, “UEF Trade Summit 2017 follows the remarkable success of its debut in 2015, which brought together a congregation of over 2000 attendees comprising of political leaders, policymakers, economists and thought-leaders represented from over eight countries. The previous edition of the Summit saw 6 MOU’s being signed, creating a business value of more than Rs. 2,400/- Crores. Buoyed by the success of the first edition, we are delighted to bring it back bigger this year with participation from far more policy makers and thought leaders. We are proud to support the 'Make in India' initiative through this Summit by encouraging investments into India and also contributing to the nation's GDP. UEF also aims to increase contribution of the backward community towards Tamil Nadu’s GDP to 7.5% from 5% by 2030.”

Mr. M. Razzack, Convener of UEF said, "We are happy to host UEF Trade Summit for the second time. The thought leaders at the seminar will be a testament to our success from the previous year. Within the United Economic Forum community, we aim to bring in new, unique and innovative ideas which help in addressing all challenges we face in an emerging economy like India. The event, this year, will consist of seminar sessions that will help all participants to learn what economic impact is being achieved, discuss on how it can be scaled and take part in action for long-term change."

Mr. W.S Habib, Director General of UEF said, "The importance and large-scale nature of the UEF Summit is bringing the business community closer. This summit is the latest example of how we are working together to advance the promise of an increasingly digital world and the remarkable entrepreneurial skills of our people to promote economic prosperity among the business community."

The Seminar, this year, will provide an opportunity to participate in high-level exchange of ideas and engage in an in-depth dialogue with inter-industrial colleagues on the cutting-edge developments, the emerging issues and the changing dynamics in business today. There will also be panel discussions with distinguished panelists providing a variety of prospective topics and group discussions that will shape actionable outcomes. Thematic subjects for the seminar include 'Entrepreneurship', 'Community in Business & Economy', 'Art & Culture', 'Innovation & Technology' and 'Education & Skill Development'.

The Seminar will throw light on topics such as 'Economic Trends Shaping the Future', 'Experiences of Successful Entrepreneur's - Opportunities and Challenges', 'Finance and Investment options for Indian Industry', and 'Technology and Innovation transforming Businesses'.

The Trade Expo will provide free entry to visitors providing an open opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies to present their novel and path-breaking ideas to potential investors. It will also provide a venue for investors to meet and collaborate with like-minded business people and network with industry leaders for possible joint ventures and lucrative business propositions.

To register for passes which include entry to the two-day seminar, lunches, merchandise and networking, please visit Register

About United Economic Forum:

The United Economic Forum works to improve the socioeconomic status of the backward community in India. Founded in 1979 by Alhaj Dr B.S. Abdur Rahman, Visionary and Educationist, the United Economic Forum aims to bring together Industrialists, Businessmen, Entrepreneurs, Technocrats, Professionals, Intellectuals and NGOs to work for the common good of the backward community and society at large. The forum is today a Chamber of Commerce, as per the original vision of the Founder and is all set to achieve its many Economic, Educational and Social Objectives. Among the forum's concerns is the development of Entrepreneurs, offering them the latest in training, technology as well as access to emerging opportunities, innovations, rising markets, government concessions and facilitating project finance including Shariah-compliant funds.