Poland will launch ‘’Go India’’ to complement ‘’Make in India’’



Poland is preparing to launch a ‘’Go India’’ campaign shortly, aimed at incentivizing Polish companies to invest and manufacture in India. This was stated by the Polish Deputy Minister of Economy, Mr Jerzy Witold Pietrewicz, in his remarks at the ‘’Make in India’’ Road Show on March 23 at the Polish Chambers of Commerce (KIG). Mr Pietrewicz indicated that the ‘’Go India’’ programme would be formally launched at the 7th European Economic Congress in April in Katowice. The ‘’Make in India’’ and ‘’Go India’’ programme provide a neat strategic fit, allowing Polish companies to engage actively with India.


Addressing a distinguished gathering of representatives of around 100 Polish companies, Mr Atul Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary in charge of the ‘’Make in India’’ campaign said that the Government of India had announced a series of new measures to create an ecosystem for boosting manufacturing growth in India through strong incentives for domestic and foreign investors. Ambassador of India Mr Ajay Bisaria invited Polish companies to be a part of this exciting initiative and benefit from the multiple opportunities thrown up by ‘’Make in India’’ and other innovative programmes put in place by India. In a captivating seminar marked by a series of multi-media presentations, the Central Europe Committee Head of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mr Deep Kapuria, provided an industry perspective of India’s investment climate reforms and invited participation by Polish companies at the Hannover Messe (13-17 April), where more than three hundred Indian companies would be present, given India’s status as a ’partner country’. Other industry presentations were made by Tata Consultancy Group (TCS) and Infosys (on information technology and BPOs), Ranbaxy (on pharmaceuticals), TZMO (on hygiene and medical products), Bharat Forge (on manufacturing engineering) and by the Defence Attache of the Embassy of India (on defence manufacturing).


The business seminar was followed by G2B and B2B meetings in diverse areas including defence manufacturing, banking, medical devices, food processing. Bilateral trade between the two countries, which has grown at an annualized rate of around 20% to exceed US$ 2 billion in 2014, is expected to rise significantly as a result of innovative bilateral initiatives


Warsaw, March 23, 2015