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FCCISL President to speak at MCCI MSME Int’l Conference

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The Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), in collaboration with the MSME Ministry, Government of India, has extended an invitation to Federation of Chambers of

Keerthi Gunawardane

Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) President Keerthi Gunawardane to speak at MCCI MSME International Conference 2024. 
This prestigious event will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at the Dhono Dhanyo Auditorium in Kolkata.

The conference, themed ‘Empowering MSMEs for Sustainable Development’, coincides with the World MSME Day, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. This day celebrates the vital role of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and raises awareness of their substantial contributions to the global economy.
Globally, the MSMEs account for up to 90 percent of businesses, 60 percent to 70 percent of jobs and half of global GDP, according to UN data. In India, the MSMEs employ over 110 million people across 63 million businesses, contributing nearly 33 percent to the country’s GDP and 49 percent to its exports.

The conference aims to highlight the significant role of the MSME sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to recognise their contribution to the global economy. The key objectives include advocating for policies that support MSME growth, creating market opportunities both domestically and globally, encouraging innovation and providing networking and mentoring opportunities for the MSMEs.

Gunawardane’s participation as an international resource person and special guest underscores the collaborative spirit and shared goals of fostering MSME growth and sustainable development across the region. His insights and experience will greatly enrich the discussions and deliberations at the conference.
MCCI MSME International Conference 2024 will bring together industry experts, policymakers and MSME stakeholders from India and neighbouring countries to strategise on empowering MSMEs and accelerating their growth.