UEF Trade Summit 2015, the first-ever two day trade summit organized by United Economic Forum (UEF) in Chennai was inaugurated by Mr. Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir on November 14 in the presence of Dr. Haseeb Drabu, J&K Finance Minister. This Trade Summit was one of the biggest events in Chennai where 700 delegates across the world are participating and 80 leading brands are exhibiting their products in the expo, part of the Summit.
Some of the key focus areas at the Trade Summit are Tamil Nadu Vision 2023 and ‘Make-in-India’ campaign. Through the Trade Summit, United Economic Forum aims to drive industrial development, employment creation, increase business opportunities and encourage entrepreneurship among the minority community in Tamil Nadu and India. The Trade Summit provided an opportunity to network with various leaders from across India and abroad.
Mr. Gholamreza Ansari, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Zainul Abideen Rasheed, former Senior Minister of Singapore, Mr. Nawab Mohamed Abdul Ali, Prince of Arcot, were some of the key participants of the Trade Summit and addressed the audience on the topics “Economic Contribution that can be made by the minority community for taking forward Honourable Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s Vision 2023 for a developed Tamil Nadu”, “Honourable PM Modi’s ‘Make-in-India’ opportunities in industries, agro processing, healthcare, empowering MSMEs through various Government schemes, etc.
Mr. Gholamreza Ansari said on the occasion, Iran and India has been maintaining a long association and emerged a natural business partners particularly in the field of oil and natural gas, minerals, food & beverages, etc. Iran has also become a best connectivity in many ways. Since India is very strong in the areas like science & education, Iran can benefit a lot in this collaboration.
Mr. Zainul Abideen Rasheed complimented Mr. Ahmed A.R. Buhari, President, United Economic Forum, under his able guidance, the Trade Summit was organised.
In his special address, Mr. Nawab Mohamed Abdul Ali, Prince of Arcot, said ever since Mr. Ahmed Buhari took over as the President of UEF in 2011, there has been a lot of awareness activities taking place for the Muslim community.
Mr. Ahmed Buhari said: “It is our pleasure to organize the first ever UEF Trade Summit 2015. For over 3 decades, United Economic Forum has been working towards improve the socio-economic status of the minority community in India. Through the Trade summit, we are aiming to facilitate Rs. 10,000 crores of economic enhancement for our members by 2020 through opportunities enabled by Make in India, Tamil Nadu Vision 2023, supported by Sovereign Wealth Funds, Islamic funding, private equity, Government schemes, bank finance, etc.”
He also said India is currently a global rise point and it has become the fastest growing nation in the ASEAN region.
Leading industrialist and businessmen including Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, Chairman, Wockhardt Group, Mr. Irfan Razack, CMD, Prestige Group, Mr. Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, Farida Group, Dr. Mohamed Rela, a leading & prominent surgeon, Dr. Shenaz Z. Khaleeli, Co-Founder of Pharma Leaf, Mr. Ahmed A.R. Buhari, Founder President and CEO of Coal and Oil Group, Mr. Bazmi R. Husain, Managing Director, ABB India Ltd., Mr. Mohammed A. Afzal, Chairman & Managing Director, Parveen Travels (P) Ltd., Mr. W.S. Habib, Managing Director, RWD, Mr. Hanif Sattar, Director, Hasbro Clothing Pvt. Ltd., and senior officials from State and Central Government participated in the Trade Summit as well.
At the expo and trade fair which is part of Trade Summit, more than 80 leading brands of exhibitors are expected to participate for showcasing their products and services which range from builders, developers, travel, tourism, logistics, automobile, hospital, leather, educational institutions, energy, food processing, marine food, banking, investment bankers, pharmaceuticals, textiles, jewellers, etc.