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Fifty member delegation of CII's VLFM Programme to visit Japan Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 20 May 2011
India's Manufacturing Sector reiterates commitment to increasing its engagement with Japan.

New Delhi: Two delegations, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, comprising sixty senior managers from India's manufacturing sector are visiting Japan. The two delegations will congregate at the SME Expo Sougouten in the Kobe area on May 27.

Of the two, the fifty member delegation represents CII's Visionary Leaders for Manufacturing (VLFM) Programme which is being implemented under the aegis of the Governments of Japan and India.

Over the ten days starting May 20, the VLFM participants would visit a number of Japanese manufacturing companies, interact with Japanese experts and visit the SME Expo Sougouten.

The other delegation comprising about 10 members is organised by the CII-AVANTHA Centre for Competitiveness for SMEs. It would also coincide with the SME Expo Sougouten, 2011 in Osaka from May 25-27.

The companies in the two missions are drawn from across the country and represent manufacturing, services, Infrastructure, IT and auto components.

This delegation visits Japan every year on the invitation of the government of Japan to learn from the Japanese Manufacturing oriented society.

"Post the triple disaster in Japan, the country has been experiencing a slowing of economic engagement with the rest of the world. However, the Indian manufacturing sector remains undeterred in its commitment to increase its business exchange with Japan," CII said in a statement.

It may be recalled, that Prof Shoji Shiba, Chief Advisor, VLFM, visited India, within days of the disaster striking Japan. He left his home and a seriously ill mother to keep his commitment to India. Through this ceremony Indian manufacturing sector would reaffirm their commitment to learn and transform.

"The Indian delegations represent the Indian businesses as well as the Indian society. The members will congregate at the CII venue to express our deepest sorrow at the devastation caused by the triple disaster that struck Japan earlier this year," said Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, on the eve of the departure of the two delegations.

He added that India is committed to increasing its business engagement with Japan and stands behind the nation in its hour of crisis.

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