NIBM “India Edition” 2015


On Saturday, 6 June 2015 , as part of the Dutch Economic Trade Mission to India with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lilianne Ploumen and Minister for Agriculture, the first Netherlands India Business Meet (NIBM) ‘India edition’ was organized  by ING, KPMG and NICCT, in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.


The theme of the first NIBM in India was ‘Co-creation in the Netherlands – India business corridor’. The programme consisted of a plenary session, moderated by Vipin Moharir (NICCT), a business networking lunch and 2 parallel sessions (“Invest and Finance in India” and “Invest and Finance in the Netherlands / Europe”). During the plenary session Jeroen Plag (ING) presented the 2nd edition of India Business Monitor to Minister Ploumen. Minister Ploumen reflected on the theme mentioning co-creation to be seen as ‘changing gears’, to make progress global value chains are needed and not only for multinationals but also for start-ups/SME’s. Other panelists in the plenary session were Hans de Boer (VNO-NCW), Sarbani Bhattacharya (KPMG), Dinesh Shahra (Ruchi Soya), Manish Patel (Incotec), Chhitiz Kumar, (Philips Capital), Aloke Gupta (3F Fuji) and Suresh Onkardas Agrawal (Bejo Sheetal Seeds).


Key messages were next to India’s need for more and more qualitative and efficient production/technologies for local markets, also India’s eagerness – via co-creation – to contribute to and invest in foreign markets like in Europe.


After the networking lunch the 2 parallel sessions took place. The India session was chaired by Sarbani Bhattacharya (KPMG) and the Netherlands session by Jeroen Plag (ING).


With over 200 Dutch and Indian attendees we may conclude that the first India edition of the NIBM was a huge success.