The 5th Micro and Small Business Summit on Import Export was successfully organized by RIFAH Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Mumbra on Sunday, the 9th April at Diamond Hall, Kausa Mumbra. In this one day summit more than 1000 people attended in which 400 are Registered Importer Exporters along with other 2000 micro & small entrepreneurs and knowledge gatherers, students and businessmen etc.
The summit focused on government schemes for importing & exporting goods & products, using E-commerce sites like eBay, Alibaba etc importing, exporting industrial products in national & international market that is helpful for micro & small scale business and given explanation about usage of internet and social networking sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Web portals etc can play a key role to develop the business in domestic as well as international market.
Seminar sessions on various government schemes for existing and beginner entrepreneurs were conducted. APEDA’s Mr. C.B.Singh (Assistance General Manager Western Region) told Apeda has 54% of total sale from India. Apeda is Indian number one platform dealing in Agri food. If we work in an organised and standard way than finding an opportunities is just a mere task. Apeda is working on subsidy’s to replicate it further. Apeda also have Scheme to avoid international custom cha?ge. Halal is Standard which we only thing deals with Meat rather its Has vast network within Itself. We highlight on data so as make supplier understand and set good market Strategy accordingly.. He ga ve details on how Mumbra businessmen and entrepreneurs can advance their businesses by registering their companies, which provides assistance with startups, training, sale and exports.
e-Commerce site eBay & Alibaba representatives gave knowledge about registration, its benefits and tools & technique for importing & exporting their industrial products on their websites by giving demo.
Mr Ashraf Muhammadi of Rehbar Financial consultant Pvt. Ltd. gave explanation on Interest Free Islamic Banking and the benefits one can avail from it. They offer both services- investment opportunities for investors and business loans to the Mumbra businessmen. “Interest free banking brings investors and businessmen closer and both are benefitted”, averred Mr Ashraf. There are few gaps which rehbar is trying to fill up: Finance structure, Investors management, Investment monitoring, SWOT analysis, etc. Rehbar has a team how continuously work to nullify interest under sharia compliance.
Mr V.S. Ravi(International Head of Indo Africa Chamber of Commerce) told there is Opportunities In Africa: very important thing is to understand the trading countries requirements, size of market, consumption and usage. Key competitive factors is to look into the demand and the margins, be very specific in your calculations, payment system prevailing, line up credit, etc
Mumbra Business Young & Successful Entrepreneurs Award were given to 5 Mumbraites. They told their success stories based in Mumbra & their 10 to 15 years of struggle. This kind of event was aimed at cleaning Mumbra of the tag of an underdeveloped suburb and help entrepreneurs set up industries highlighting the fact that Mumbra has a huge logistic hub close by in Bhiwandi and an MIDC in Taloja-Mahape belt and can be accessed by two national highways.
Keeping in mind the Import Export Business Summit we have kept very limited stalls for exhibition. Stalls are for those who gave services to Import Export business such as E-Export Import Business to Consumer (eBay), e-Export Import Business to Business (Alibaba), A 2 Z Business Documentation Maker(SHOP ACT,VAT TAX,SALES TAX,PANCARD, etc – Noble Associate), Import Export Code Provider, Digital Signature(DSE) Provider, Legal Advisor(CA) of NSRS & Co., Logistics and Air Ticketing Tours & Travels, Interest Free Finance Consultancy(RAHBAR), Islamic Finance Bait un Nasr Co-operative bank,
It was a win-win deal for both- the exhibitors service providers as well the visitors, many of whom were astonished to witness the high level of knowledge imparted in this. Indeed, as previous such summits have shown, budding businessmen get to learn about new avenues and opportunities here, allowing them to expand and strengthen their enterprises.
Mr. Mauzam Asre(President-JIH Mumbra) told that apart from being directly beneficial to the business class, such programs also serve to highlight the wide spectrum of Islam- that it is not merely confined to masajids, but is here to solve the issues of all mankind. Speaking to this scribe, he called upon other units and organizations to emulate such programmes.