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 External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Government of India. Over the last eleven 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 External Affairs, 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 and African 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”.
The increasing participation of the African nations in the CII led Conclaves and the growing relevance of the platform has given shape
to policy dialogues of the Government of India, EXIM Bank and the industry. CI...