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India Mission to Focus on Export Opportunities

Media Contact:

Monica Biscoe, Communications Specialist

Prince George’s County EDC


Largo, MD - In partnership with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a business delegation from India on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The incoming business delegation will be led by two Indian chambers of commerce: The Electronics and Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) headed by Mr. D.K. Sareen, and the Association of Small and Medium Knowledge Industries (ASMKI) led by Mr. Nalin Kohli.

The mission of ESC is to promote exports of electronics and computer software companies from India. In this regard, they are looking for software and electronics products from U.S. (and other foreign) companies. This creates two-way trade opportunities between U.S. and India.

ASMKI has the mission of finding market and investment opportunities for Indian companies in other countries. This provides an opportunity for bringing Indian companies to locate in the U.S., create in-bound investment into the U.S., and create joint venture opportunities for U.S. companies.

This joint DBED/EDC event will be held at the EDC headquarters in Largo, Maryland. It will begin at 2:30 with welcoming remarks from EDC President Gwen McCall, and DBED India Manager Jessica Reynolds, followed by one-on-one business-to-business meetings.

The event will also showcase two MoU signings: the first between DBED and ESC, and the second between DBED and ASMKI. DBED Deputy Secretary Dominick Murray will conduct the MoU signings. EDC President Gwen McCall and the Maryland Secretary of State John McDonough will witness the MoU signings.

A reception and dinner will follow these formal events.

In addition to the heads of ESC and ASMKI, the incoming delegation includes eight information technology companies, one biotechnology company, and a couple of food-industry businesses. EDC and DBED have reached out to several local businesses that will have one-on-one meetings with visiting companies looking for trade, investment and joint-venture opportunities.