Among the resource persons, speakers and panelists invited during the project launch to provide their perspectives on the project (in speaking order) were: S. Raghupathy, Executive Director of CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center, Kavi Arora, Co-Chair of the Regional Council on MSMEs and Managing Director & CEO of Religare Finvest Limited, Sarojoni Kaul, Project Manager, Cooperation of the EU Delegation to India, Rajiv Chawla, Chairman of the Integrated Association of MSMEs of India (IamSMEofIndia) and Ramesh Dharmaji, Chief General Manager of the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
The launch also included the presentation of a video introducing the ACMFN project as well as the partners’ presentation about their institutions and roles in the project. There was also a Q&A session with the audience.
The event was also a fitting occasion to recognize and launch the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the National Focal Point (NFP) for the country. Separate NFP launches will also be held in China (CEESTA/BEGA) and Indonesia (PUPUK). NFPs are essentially the project partners and are the key vehicles to implement the project in each country.