South Africa’s official body for organised business, BUSA, will 2-3 August host the largest ever Indian trade delegation to visit South Africa.
India Calling, a trade fair to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will, on 2 August, be addressed by South African President Thabo Mbeki.
It will also feature India’s Minister of State for Industry and various local and Indian government and business delegates, organisers told PANA Thursday.
India Calling forms part of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) centenary celebration and South Africa was this year chosen as a strategic investment destination.
“India Calling is a very important date on South African business’ calendar; we look forward to hosting our Indian counterparts and believe the conference will be educational and fruitful for all attending,” Jerry Vilakazi, chief executive officer of BUSA said Thursday.
India Calling endeavours to promote and build business relations between India and South Africa and will in particular focus on the infrastructure, ICT, pharmaceuticals, skills training, financial services, mining and media industries.