The first CII- EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership was held in the year 2005. The initiative was
launched by CII in partnership with EXIM Bank of India and with the support of the Ministry of ExternalAffairs and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Government of India. Over the last ten editions, it has emerged as the pioneer event in building partnerships and enhancing the economic engagement between the two regions.
The effectiveness of the CII EXIM Bank Conclave was best assessed by Mr Pranab Mukherjee, President of India and the
then Minister of ExternalAffairs, Government of India, in his keynote address at 5th CII EXIM Bank Conclave in 2009. Mr.
Mukherjee said “the Conclave has become a prestigious event for Indian andAfrican governments and industry to meet
and explore new avenues of partnerships. The annual gathering enables the Indian and African leadership to take stock of
the progress of the partnership and address future needs in this regard”.
This was further reiterated when MrAnand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India said “the
annual Conclave has opened up innumerable cross-border business opportun...