He took over from outgoing President Sanjay Bhatia at the 6th annual general meeting of FICCI-CMSME which also witnessed the launch of FICCI-CMSME online directory & B2B portal “Connect” in the presence of Shri Arvind Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The event also saw Girish Luthra and Harjinder Kaur, assume offices of Senior Vice-President and Vice-President respectively.
Ina statement, R Narayan said “This portal has been created to explore new MSME business avenues and strengthen their value chains both backwards and forwards. Development can only be done in inclusivity and not isolation, and therefore a joint effort and collaboration is required from all stakeholders, especially from the government, industry chambers and associations to provide a support infrastructure which enable the growth of the MSME sector”.
Arvind Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises announced the creation of five taskforces in the domains of Industry 4.0, Exports, Technology Centers, Clusters and modernization schemes to make Indian SMEs future ready.
Established in December 2013 as an affiliate body to empower MSMEs, FICCI-CMSME was created to work closely with the MSME sector to identify issues and suggest viable solutions. CMSME plays an active role in connecting MSMEs to investors, incubators, accelerators, and assist MSME capacity building programs and services. It also provides the platform for networking and consistency building in across sectors.
The FICCI CMSME “Connect” portal aims to become a B2B destination for both buyers & sellers and acts as online directory for SMEs to connect with each other, post business queries for listed enterprises and become a major source of detailed information of listed companies for visitors including PSUs, large corporate.