CII appoints Business Wire as its news partner

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New Delhi, Nov 15: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has appointed Business Wire India as the news distribution partner for the CII Investor Forum 2007.

The event is scheduled for November 16 and 17 at the Hotel Taj Lands Ends in Mumbai. The Investor Forum will showcase investment opportunities in the green sectors including renewable energy, clean technology, organic agriculture, eco tourism, energy efficiency and recycle reuse.

Business Wire India will plug in the target media and investor community in India as well as internationally, into this event. The communication for the media and investors will be wired by Business Wire India, in India as well as globally.

The Investor Forum is an annual event organised by New Ventures India, a joint initiative of CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) and World Resource Institute, Washington DC supported by USAID.

Formed in 2005, the Investor Forum has been addressing various issues and concerns related to investment opportunities in the green sectors. In the past one year alone, CII-GBC facilitated Investment worth Rs 16.49 crore in three companies.

Appreciating the efforts of New Venture India, Anurag Mittal, Business Head, Business Wire India, said, "With growing economy, filling in the gap between innovation and investment becomes a challenge. While the entrepreneurs may not find enough risk capital, the investors may not find enough promising green fields projects for investment. It is hence essential that these two communities are connected through efficient communication channels. Platforms such as Investor Forum provide a great opportunity for all the stakeholders to share their expectations and experiences to generate community wisdom for a holistic growth."

For the year 2007, New Venture India had invited business plans across the country and selected 11 final plans.

The Investor Forum will have these 11 promising enterprises presenting their business plans, showcasing the products in the exhibition and bigger companies trying to attract investments in the parallel deal flow.

These 11 business plans will be presented during the Investor Forum to the audience as well as a panel of 10 judges. The panel of the judges will be chaired by Arjun Uppal, CEO of IFMR Trust.

The top three business plans will be announced during the valedictory session of the event.

The Investor Forum will also focus on how India can become an innovation hub for green products and technologies. It will discuss investment trends in clean energy and technologies, challenges and opportunities in investment in sustainable enterprises.

The Forum will witness the participation of the stalwarts in sustainability like, Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman, CII-Sorabji Green Business Centre, K. V. Kamath, Vice President, CII, Dr. Nachiket Mor, President, ICICI Foundation for inclusive growth&Chairman, New Ventures India - Steering Committee, Manish Bapna, Executive VP and Managing Director, World Resources Institute, Dr. Jeffrey Leonard, President and CEO, Founding Partner, Global Environment Fund, Somak Ghosh, President, Yes Bank, Pavan Sukhdev, Managing Director and Head of Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, Pankaj Sehgal, Director-Alternate Energy&Technology Investments, Sun-Group India and Magda Hanna Project Manager, Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development&Climate.

 

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