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BNI Goa, GEMS to host Biz Fest

Padma Bhushan and founder of HCL Ajai Chowdhry would be one of the keynote speakers at the ‘Goa Biz Fest’ to be hosted by BNI Goa and GEMS with the theme of celebrating entrepreneurship and fuelling aspirations on April 25 at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim.

Other distinguished guests and speakers include Manohar Parrikar, Union Defence Minister, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Laxmikant Parsekar, Chief Minister, Mahadev Naik, Industries Minister, and Niiraj Shah, co-national director of BNI-India.

The event shall also be graced and addressed by captains of the industry, renowned personalities like Mahesh Srinivasan, founder director, Footprints Collateral Services Pvt Ltd, Z Mohamed Nassar, international corporate trainer, Atul Pai Kane, promoter of Pai Kane Group, Ganesh Gaonkar, chairman, GIDC, Jose Manuel Noronha, CEO CIBA, Parag Joshi, chairman, CII- Goa, Narayan Bandekar, president, GCCI, Shekhar Sardessai, president, GSIA.

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Workshop on new foreign trade policy by GCCI

With a view to carefully analyze the provisions of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) and Handbook of Procedures Vol I (HBPv1), Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be organising a full-day workshop on April 15 at GCCI Convention Hall, Panaji.

The workshop will cover para-by-para analysis of all important chapters of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) and Handbook of Procedures Vol I (HBPv1), new  export  promotion  schemes, duty exemption / remission schemes,  changes  in  existing schemes, changes  in  EOU  and  deemed export related schemes, trade disputes  etc.

The workshop shall be conducted by Sudhakar Kasture and is meant for all top level and mid-level stake holders of international trade, exporters, importers, senior and junior executives working in the field of international trade.

For more details contact (0832) 2424252 or drop an email to


Tech Fridays by GITIC

Tech Fridays are the brainchild of GITIC and is open to all. Since its inception it aims to have a common platform for IT businesses, ‘technopreneurs’, tech enthusiasts and the tech community overall to meet, exchange ideas and commune.

Previous speakers have included Biju Naik, Dr Puranjaya Singh, Sandesh Prabhudessai, Manguirish Pai Raiker, Tata Tele-services, Anand Ramaya of Karma Films, Gautam Verlekar and others.

Some of the resultant activities that have come out of this have been common resource sharing between companies to take on more contracts and better use human resource, CEO speak and the formation of the Goa IT Community group. It has also been beneficial for startups who are keen to network with other startups and established companies.

April 24 is the next scheduled Tech Friday to be held in Margao. To register and for more details, please email or log on to the website

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