AMRITSAR,11.12.19-: The Chief Minister Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh appealed the industrialist to expand their business and to increase their investment in the State. He assured that the State Govt. will fully cooperate with them.

A Curtain Raiser was organised at CM House, Punjab today for PITEX-2019. The Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh addressed the industrialists after inaugurating the official logo and brochure for the 14th edition of Punjab International Trade Expo- 2019 (PITEX) being organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce at Amritsar from Thursday.

He said that in the recent industrial policy implemented by the State Govt., due care has been taken to consider all sections belonging to industries. Capt. Amarinder Singh said that the present scenario in the state is favourable for capital investment. As such, industrialists have the big opportunity to expand their business and to create employment opportunities for the youth in the State.

Thanking the Chief Minister, Dr. D K Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI briefed about the activities of PHD Chamber for promotion of trade and industry and integrated economic development in the country with special focus on MSMEs. He said that PITEX is part of PHD Chamber’s effort to promote industrialization and international trade in the region. Recently, a similar mega event - Haryana Agri Summit was organized at Ghanaur. He further said that Chamber organizes regular programs for the benefit of industry on varied subjects. Some of the programs organized recently by PHD Chamber include PHD Startup Invitation, Infrastructure Conclave 2019- Challenges And Way Forward, Industry 4.0, A Growth Driver for MSME- International Industry Symposium, Seminar on “Applications Of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality In MSMEs.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman, Punjab State Chapter, PHDCCI, Sh. Karan Gilhotra briefed about PITEX being organized annually at Amritsar for last 13 years and announced that in the year 2020, the Chamber will also organise PITEX at Ludhiana.

Sh. R. S. Sachdeva, Mentor, Punjab State Chapter, PHDCCI expressed his gratitude for the support and cooperation extended by the Punjab Govt. for organising PITEX and said that the number of participation from the neighbouring States and overseas, has increased considerably over the years.

The Chief Minister also interacted with the industrialists and Chamber representatives during the program. He wished the PITEX-2019, Amritsar immense success and also promised all support to the proposed edition of PITEX at Ludhiana in March 2020.

Eminent persons present on the occasion included the Principle Secretary to CM Sh. Suresh Kumar, Chief Secretary of Punjab, Sh. Karan Avtar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Industry & Commerce, Ms. Vini Mahajan, Dr. A K Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI, Former Presidents of PHD Chamber, Shri R.K.Saboo, Dr. Ashok Khanna, Co-Chairman of Punjab State Chapter, PHDCCI, Shri Simarpreet Singh and Dr. Ranjit Mehta, Principal Director, PHDCCI along with other reputed persons.