The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture
(MCCIA) has announced the launch of Pune Expo 2004, due
to be held from February 12 to 16, 2004. The announcement
was made by Atul Kirloskar, President, MCCIA in Mumbai.
Former chief minister of Maharashtra Sharad Pawar, will
inaugurate the Expo.
on the occasion, Kirloskar said, "The Chamber started
Pune Expo in 2002 as a step towards recession recovery.
It is a great pleasure to see this event grow bigger and
better every year. This year, the Expo will have participants
from overseas, as well. We expect about 400 organisations
to participate." He also pointed out that the Pune
fair would be the largest integrated trade fair in Asia.
pointed out that the Pune Expo series has been an excellent
launch pad for new products and services and had become
a platform for generating new business. Over Rs 35 crore
worth of business was transacted in the last two years
at the Pune Expo, and the number was expected to double
also said that since there was nothing in the southern
part of the
country which was similar to the permanent expo venue
of New Delhi's Pragati, Pune is endeavouring to step in
to fill the gap.