The summit, organised by India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry will in association with Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), is scheduled to take place on February 7 on the sidelines of the Gulf Industry Fair at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. | 1 Comments The first Indian Business Partnership Summit will be held in Bahrain next week to further cement bilateral trade and economic ties. The summit, organised by India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry will in association with Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), is scheduled to take place on February 7 on the sidelines of the Gulf Industry Fair at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The Indian Business delegation to Bahrain will be led by Senior Vice President of the PHD Chamber, Anil Khaitan, along with 30 Indian companies, with diverse business interests with multiple products and services. Khaitan said that detailed discussions will be held to further cement the trade and economic ties between India and Bahrain. The delegation led by PHD will feature business leaders involved in a variety of sectors such as energy including solar, real estate, financial services, rural e-commerce, venture capital funds, logistics, ports and maritime, startups, aluminum, manufacturing, industrial metals (steel and alloys) and academic and research bodies. “PHD Chamber is organising this Summit at Bahrain for the first time. This energy is in great measure due to the persistence and co-operation with our partners HCE in Bahrain,” Khaitan said. India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations characterised by strong political, economic and cultural contacts. This positive relationship is seen in the latest trade figures which valued trade between the two countries to be over 1 billion US dollars. “The India Business Partnership Summit is the result of a vision shared by HCE and PHD Chamber to build on the bilateral trade and investment currently between Bahrain and India by engaging a wider audience of entrepreneurs and businesses from both countries,” Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of HCE, said. The Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Committee of PHD Chamber, Manish Aggarwal, the deputy leader of the delegation, said that the growth of “Housing for All” policies in India offers business opportunities for industry to service the smart cities of India. “Bahrain is also moving along the policy of creating smart urban hubs which could provide excellent cross-fertilisation of ideas and products between India and Bahrain,” he said.