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Chennai's MSME Community is all excited about The Dollar Business G.R.O.W. Workshop

February 20, 2017, Chennai: The Dollar Business, India's most exclusive platform on export-imports, manufacturing and services trade, will conduct The Dollar Business G.R.O.W. (Generate Rewarding Opportunities Worldwide) Workshop at Fortel Hotel in Chennai on February 24, 2017. The workshop in Chennai will be the third in the series of G.R.O.W. Workshops planned across the country during 2016-17. The previous two editions of the workshop, held in Agra and Coimbatore, witnessed an overwhelming participation from the members of the MSME community, including manufacturers, merchant traders, service providers, among others.

The G.R.O.W. workshop agenda is designed to guide and equip individuals in undertaking export-import activities, and give them an adequate tour of EXIM procedures, documentation, available incentives, challenges, etc. The Chennai workshop will witness discussions and dialogues on several topics including:

  • Export documentation and procedures
  • Why building trust and delivering quality is more important for MSMEs than building a brand in international markets
  • Export financing schemes available to India's MSME community
  • Myths of exports that can be overcome easily through the opportunities presented by The Dollar Business platform

The Dollar Business has been constantly organising conclaves and workshops in tier I, II and III locations across India to help MSMEs and various other stakeholders of India's foreign trade fraternity deal with international business issues. Till date, representatives from thousands of MSMEs as well as large companies have participated in The Dollar Business conclaves and workshops held across India. The workshop is not only for the EXIM community but for anyone who wants to make it big in the world of foreign trade.

About the Dollar Business
The Dollar Business is the most exclusive platform on foreign trade in India. It offers everything that exporters, importers and those in the manufacturing and services sectors would have ever wished to see at one place - from India's most exclusive International Marketplace that assures any business an unbeatable edge of attention from verified buyers-sellers from around the world to a Forum that gives exporters and importers an opportunity to raise their voices against issues affecting their business. And what is perhaps the one feature that highlights The Dollar Business' efforts to further the cause of India's exporters is its GROW Programme, which is a part of the Membership Programmes that The Dollar Business has launched. The USP of this exclusive feature is that all members get access to unbeatable analyses and in-depth, actionable research from TDB Intelligence Unit, an opportunity to interact with an expert panel to clarify all their doubts with respect to foreign trade, besides many others! In short, The Dollar Business is not only for those who want to conquer the world of foreign trade, but is also for those who need a calculated launchpad to tap into the global consumer base!

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With the economic diversification plans in place, key government authorities across kingdom are emphasizing on providing the best quality of life for their citizens, which means seamless transportation, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, round the clock security, affordable housing and most importantly creating citizen centric cities. Having realized that, the citizen centric cities can only be created through better urban planning and connected infrastructures using a combination of friendly policies, state-of-the-art technologies and good governance.

Acting on the Kingdom's Vision 2030, the Kingdom will be investing over US$ 500 billion into modernizing its infrastructure across the 285 municipalities to provide the best quality of life for their citizens on par with global standards and the major contributor towards these milestones would be the Smart Technologies.

With the responsibility of developing urban infrastructure and creating citizen centric cities, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), which is the governing body of all the municipalities across the Kingdom is hosting the First Saudi Smart Cities 2017 conference from 16-18 May at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Conference will be convened under the gracious patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. It is, with the accompanying Exhibition, the first of its kind in the Kingdom which will feature over 1000+ attendees from across the Kingdom and abroad who are and will be involved in the Smart Cities project, and also feature presentation on best practices in Smart Cities from over 20+ countries. Since technology is the major enabler for the success any smart city, leading solution providers both local and international will be showcasing their strengths and capabilities to help the Kingdom reach their ultimate goals.

It is worth mentioning the Conference is jointly organized by Dar Al Riyadh - a company head quartered in Saudi Arabia with capabilities in Development of Smart Cities Profiles, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Design, GIS Services, Transportation Planning, and Smart Applications, and Nispana Innovative Platforms - a company head quartered in India, with offices in Dubai and USA, is a leading Business Intelligence firm hosting market driven and educational conferences and trainings.

Prof. Abdullah Al Garni, General Manager, Dar Geomatics - Dar Al Riyadh quoted: "Our company has been working over the past four decades on developing advanced technologies and smart applications for the benefit of the national development; and given the privilege by the Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs to work on the Smart Cities initiative across the Kingdom, our company will be supporting this Conference for fulfilling the expectations of policy makers in the Kingdom, and facilitating knowledge sharing and meetings among key stakeholders who are and will be involved in the upcoming Smart Cities projects".

Mr. Narendra Kumar, Managing Director, Nispana added that "Nispana has been working with various government authorities over the past 18 months to contribute to the diversification effort of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with the VISION 2030. With the support of Minister of Municipal Affairs, we are very humbled to be one of the chosen company to be working on this initiative. I definitely look forward to a great event and we at Nispana look forward to extending our offerings and services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".
For more information, please contact:

DarGeomatic - Dar Al Riyadh
Mr. Saad Ayedh Al-Garni
Mobile: +96654539444
Website: ps

Nispana Innovative Platforms
Mr. Jaisimha Das, Head Marketing & Communications
Mobile: +966 54 545 7305
Tel: +91 80 4933 1001