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Kochi to organise technology and business show

Kerala's department of industries will organise a trade and technology show at Kochi later this year in association with state-level organisations.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2007 18:31 IST

Kerala's department of industries will organise a trade and technology show at Kochi later this year in association with state-level organisations.

The Trade and Technology Business Show (TTBS) aims at bringing together buyers across India and the world so that they can interact directly with sellers from the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the state, Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem said in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

"One of the objectives of the TTBS is to introduce new technologies to small and medium manufacturers and thereby increase their competitiveness. Currently, it is difficult for the SMEs to access foreign technology and use state-of-the-art equipment," said Kareem.

The business show, to be held from September 27-29, will be organised in association with the Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (K-BIP), Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC) and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA).

It will highlight the industrial agility and knowledge based skills of the state before the rest of India and the international trading community.

Kerala produces goods and services worth Rs 170 billion per annum in the small and medium sectors alone.

The minister said that sectors like food and agro processing, ayurveda and herbal, coir, handlooms, handicrafts, bamboo and screw pine, rubber and rubber products will showcase their products during the exhibition.

More than 150 national buyers and 50 international buyers are expected to take part in the event.