High Level Delegation USA & France


High Level Delegation led by Sri. R. V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Tourism visit to USA and France 29th Nov to 10th Dec, 2015

Setting the stage for the next edition of the Invest Karnataka 2016, State High Level Delegation led by Sri. R. V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Tourism is visiting USA and France from 29th Nov to 10th Dec, 2015. He has been accompanied by Smt. Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Commerce and Industries Department, Sri. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development, Representatives of FKCCI Mr. Sampath Raman, Mr. M.C. Dinesh, Mr.Ravi Kumar and other senior officers.

The objective of the visit of delegation is to meet investors and businessmen to attract investments into the State. Sri R. V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Tourism would extend invitation for Invest Karnataka Meet and assure the investors and businessmen that the Government will do everything possible to enable them to implement their project in the State.

On day one i.e. on 30.11.2015, the high level delegation attended a breakfast meeting at the Bay Area Council in San Francisco, California and made a presentation on Invest Karnataka 2016. Mr.Harlan Kelly, General Manager of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission welcomed the delegation and made a presentation on Hetch Hetchy Water System to the delegation. The delegation had detailed discussion on MOUs in infrastructure sector. Later delegation met Hon’ble Mayor of San Francisco Mr.Edwin Lee and invited him for “Invest Karnataka 2016”. The delegation has signed the following documents:

1.The Letter of Intent (LoI) between the cities of San Francisco and Bengaluru to have the Cooperation in the field of technological interventions in Arts, Culture and Museums and was signed by Hon’ ble Mayor of San Francisco Mr. Edwin Lee and Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development in the august presence of Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Tourism, Mr. R.V Deshpande.

2. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the city of San Francisco, California State and the city of Bengaluru on cooperation in Sister City Relationship signed by Hon’ble Mayor of San Francisco, Mr. Edwin Lee and Mrs. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Commerce & Industries Department in the august presence of Hon’ble Mayor of San Francisco Mr. Edwin Lee and Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Tourism, Mr. R.V. Deshpande.

3.The Letter of Intent (LoI) between Sister City Initiative and Govt. of Karnataka to promote Women Entrepreneurship activities between two sides was signed by Mrs. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Commerce & Industries Department and Dr.Nandini Tandon, Director, Board Members, Sister City Initiative, San Francisco in the august presence of Hon’ble Mayor of San Francisco Mr. Edwin Lee and Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Tourism, Mr. R.V. Deshpande.

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