DUBAI: Expo Dubai India pavilion delegation, led by Indian Ambassador to the UAE and Consul General, visited headquarters and manufacturing plants of Conares, the region’s second-largest steel manufacturer, owned by UAE’s top Indian industrialist, Bharat Bhatia,at Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA).
The delegation included His Excellency Shri Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India in the UAE; His Excellency Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai; Mr DilipChenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Ms Gunveena Chadha, Asst. Secretary General of FICCI, Mr Praveen Mittal, Director of FICCI and Shri Pankaj Bodkhe of Consul at CGI Dubai.
FICCI is the industry partner of the Indian government for its participation in the World Expo, and the delegation seeks support of Indian business leaders to make Expo Dubai’s India Pavilion a huge success.
His Excellency Shri Pavan Kapoor said, “We are glad to visit the headquarters of Conares, which is among the tier-1 organisations led by top Indian business leaders. We are seeking the support of Conares to make IndiaPavilion at the Expo Dubai a resounding success. We have planned to showcase some great activities and programs as our country’s achievements and diversity at the Expo. The India Pavilion will also play a key role to make significant progress in several existing areas of cooperation between India and the UAE in addition to exploring new opportunities.”
“Historically, the UAE and India share a special bond. The Indo-UAE bilateral relationship will witness another phase of development with India’s massive presence in the Expo. Both the nations are moving in positive directions. The UAE looks at India seriously, and positive interactions will benefit both the countries and the people,” he added.
Welcomingthe delegation, Mr Bharat Bhatia, said, “We are happy to receive the honourable Indian Ambassador His Excellency Pavan Kapoor and the India Pavilion
delegation to our headquarters. We have plans to be part of the Pavilion as the Expo is expected to be a key driver of the UAE-India trade in the new decade and beyond. We will extend our full support to make the presence and engagement of the Indian Pavilion a huge success. This is the best opportunity for India to tell its extraordinary stories of diversity and economic growth to the world. We all are proud of being part of this journey. Moreover, India will bring its popular industry events to the show, and together will make the best of India at the World Expo in Dubai.”
Mr DilipChenoy, said, “The India Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai will showcase the best of India at a greater level. It will open up huge opportunities for the world to engage with India as a nation of multiple resources and innovations in arts and cultures, industrial manufacturing, knowledge-based capabilities,economic growth, traditional propertiesand the great Indian cuisine.The Pavilion also will initiate seamless possibilities of investing in India for visitors of the Expo and investors from around the world.”
“The Pavilion will be unique in terms of its architecture, quality and content. A myriad of extraordinary stories of Indian success and innovation will be staged in the Pavilion for the world. We are here because Conares is also a big storyof . Construction of the Pavilion will be completed by March 31, 2021.The Pavilion will be inaugurated in line with the certification by the authorities in Dubai,” he added.
The India pavilion will also conduct some of its prestigious and signature events such as FRAMES and HEAL in Dubai during the global event.
Conares is the leading producer of steel pipes and rebars within the region, and the only private manufacturer in the UAE. The company is also amongst the top three steel rebar mills operating 24×7 to serve the country’s upcoming projects.
Conares has continuously been evolving with the region’s growth and requirements. The company’s growth has remained on a positive trajectory for three decades of its operations, helping it cross significant steel industry growth milestones.