Global logistics meet in Delhi on Sept 26

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Sept 17, 2018

Chennai: On September 26, nearly 1,000 delegates from 120 countries will congregate in Delhi to participate in the FIATA World Congress, to be hosted for the first time in India, to discuss various aspects related to logistics.

Founded in 1926, Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés (FIATA) or International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a non-governmental organisation, and represents over 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in 150 countries.

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Upcoming Trade Fairs in 2018

ACETECH 2018

15th to 18th November at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.

ACETECH is a leading trade fair in Asia for architecture, building materials, innovation and design and only third-of-its-kind in the world. This unique forum offers opportunities to not just exhibit but also to create a long-lasting impression on the decision makers of the architecture, building materials, innovation and design industries.

Web site: https://www.etacetech.com/

 

India International Furniture Fair 2018

22nd to 24th November at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

This is one of the most comprehensive and expansive show in furniture industry. The show will attract more than 100+ local and International exhibitors with 5000+ visitors to participate and interact with each other on the most recent market innovations and lucrative business opportunities in the respective field and explore their business in the market.

Web site: https://www.iiffmumbai.com/

 

Wire India 2018

27th to 29th November at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

This is India No.1 Trade Fair for Wire and Cable Industry. Wire India is from the family of wire Dusseldorf and is one of the leading show in its segment worldwide. An extensive visitor promotion is performed to ensure the quality trade professionals.

Web site: http://www.wire-india.com/

 

Led Expo 2018

6th to 8th December at India Exposition Mart Ltd , Greater Noida.

It is the best opportunity to network and interact with the leading LED lighting manufacturers, component and equipment suppliers, lighting specifiers, design engineers and lighting companies that are shaping the future of LED technology today.

Web site: http://tradeshows.tradeindia.com/led-expo-delhi/

 

InterSolar India 2018

11th to 13th December at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.

The event will focus on the solar, energy storage and electric mobility industries and will welcome more than 17,000 industry professionals and 300 exhibitors.

Web site: https://www.intersolar.in/en/home.html

 

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

11th to 14th December at Huda Ground, Gurgaon, Delhi.

This is an International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, providing the construction industry in India with a professional platform for networking, investment and the exchange of ideas and information.

Web site: https://www.bcindia.com/index.html

 

India Cold Chain Show 2018

13th to 15th December at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

It is the only show which touches every dimension of the cold chain industry bringing to its participants a grand overview of new products, machinery, services, technological advancements and a lot more. The show broadly touches three major segments of the cold chain industry namely cold storage, cold transport and cold supply chain.

Web site: http://indiacoldchainshow.com/

 

Auto Expo 2018 online ticket booking starts

download (4).jpgSource: Financial Express, Dec 13, 2017

Online ticketing for Auto Expo 2018 has begun exclusively at Bookmyshow. Asia’s largest motoring show will be open for the public from 9th to 14th February 2018. The biennial event is hosted by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The tickets for Auto Expo 2018 have been priced between Rs 350 and Rs 750. If you wish to visit the show during business hours from 10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays, you will have to pay Rs 750. On the other hand, the Rs 350 ticket can be used during public hours between 1 PM and 6 PM. Weekends will not have any business hours and the price of the ticket for these days is Rs 475 that will be valid from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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Karnataka trade fair on millets

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Nov 06, 2017

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is organising an international trade fair on organics and millets here from January 19 to 21 to provide a platform for farmers, buyers, sellers and exporters of organic produce and millets.

It will also provide an opportunity for farm equipment manufacturers to showcase their products and expertise, a release said. Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda today unveiled the new website and logo of international trade fair, scheduled to be held at Palace Grounds here.

GST Council to meet on Oct 6, may dole out sops to exporters

Source: Times of India, Sept 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: The 22nd meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will be held on October 6 to deliberate on GSTN glitches and ironing out issues faced by exporters, a ministry official has said.

The meeting was scheduled to be held on October 24 but was preponed in view of the engagements following Diwali festival.

The next meeting of the Council will be held through video conferencing on October 6, the official said.

This will be the second time that the Council meeting would be held through video conferencing. The last such meeting was held on July 17 — the first meeting after the roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.

21st GST Council meet in Hyderabad on Sept 9

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Aug 23, 2017

Hyderabad: The next GST Council meeting will be held here on September 9, a senior official in Telangana government said today. This will be the third meeting of the council since the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1 and the 21st since it was set up in September last year.

“The meeting will be held in Hyderabad. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading the meeting. The agenda will be fixed soon,” the official told PTI. “Our (Telangana) government is going to raise the issue of tax concession for government projects, besides other subjects such as concession for Beedi industry and granite,” he said.

The council, chaired by Jaitley and having state finance ministers as members, has over the past 10 months ironed out various contentious issues and decided on a four-tier tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.

Meanwhile, out of 2.16 lakh VAT registrations in the state, as many as 1.96 lakh vendors have enrolled under the GST and the migration was smooth, the official said. “The remaining are basically those who have the turnover below Rs 20 lakh,” the official said, adding that the deadline for filing returns for the month of July has been extended up to August 25.

Under certain circumstances, the traders will be allowed to file their returns till September 5.

 

ADB proposes $10-bn loan for India over next 5 years

download.pngSource: Business Standard, June 30, 2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed additional loan support to India of $10 billion, over the next five years.

In the country on a three-day trip, ADB President Takehiko Nakao on Thursday told the media that the ADB was looking to increase its footprint in India. Half the loan amount would be for the development of the East Coast Economic Corridor.

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