The Summit will focus on emerging technologies, defence cooperation and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

The India France Business Summit, commemorating 25 years of India-France Friendship will be held in Paris on Tuesday (April 11, 2023).

The Summit will focus on themes including building a green future, emerging technologies, defence cooperation and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Sunday.

It will be co-chaired by India's Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and France's Minister delegate of Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad Olivier Becht.

Goyal, who will be paying an official visit to France and Italy from April 11-13, 2023, would be accompanied with a delegation of top Indian CEOs. While in France, he is also scheduled to meet with French business leaders across various sectors and will attend a CEOs roundtable.

Along with French Minister Becht, Commerce and Industry Minister Goyal will participate in an event that will showcase India’s cultural heritage and soft power. It is expected to witness participation of 600+ dignitaries from the French government, the Indian Business Diaspora in France and members of French business community. The Minister will also be interacting with members of the Indian community in Paris.

In Rome, Goyal will meet Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Antonio Tajani, followed by a networking dinner with dignitaries from the Government and industry.

The visiting Indian minister is scheduled to meet top Italian CEOs for bilateral meetings; this will be followed by CEOs Interactive Business Session, where 35 CEOs are likely to participate. This would be followed by a meeting with Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso, who would also interact with Indian CEOs.

"The visit is expected to impart further momentum to bilateral relations with India’s key business partners in the European region," the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said.