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FIEO (Western Region) organised 8th & 9th Set of Export Excellence Awards at Mumbai

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MUMBAI : Federation of Indian Export Organisations (Western Region) organised its 8th & 9th Set of Export Excellence Awards at Mumbai on June 22, 2024. This prestigious award was started in the year 2015 and entered its 9th successful year. The Western Region Awards of the Federation felicitates top performing exporters from the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The Exports Excellence Awards for the 8th & 9th Set were conferred by Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra; Shri Deependra Singh Kushwah, Development Commissioner, Chairman (MAITRI) and Export Commissioner, Govt of Maharashtra; Shri Ashwani Kumar, President, FIEO and Shri Paresh Mehta, Regional Chairman, FIEO (WR) along with Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, FIEO.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra stated,”Total exports of Goods and Services in the financial year 2024-25 started with a strong growth of 6.88%, which is estimated to be US$ 64.56 billion in April 2024, as against US$ 60.40 billion in April 2023.” The Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, stated, “The state of Maharashtra is one of the largest contributors to India’s exports and is continuously increasing its share in world trade through export promotion and trade facilitation initiatives. Maharashtra is the second highest exporting state from India with exports worth Rs 5,56,400.42 crore i.e. 15.37% in the financial year 2023-24.” He further mentioned the need of skill development in the field of Exports and stated the need of Universities and Education Institutes to develop educational programmes in this sector”.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Ashwani Kumar, President, FIEO stated, “We have started this financial year on a positive note, the merchandise exports grew by 3% in April and over 9% in May, while services exports grew close to 12% in both the months. This is a remarkable achievement looking into global headwinds flowing from Ukraine & Russia War, further Hamas-Israel conflict, crisis in the Rea Sea and related logistics challenges and high interest. The FIEO President congratulated and acknowledged the effort of all the Award Winners and the EXIM Fraternity as a whole.”

Delivering the Vote of Thanks, Shri Paresh Mehta, Regional Chairman (WR), FIEO mentioned, “Awards are always a great source of inspiration and motivation for a company irrespective of big or small. Western Region Awards felicitating Top Performing Exporters from the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will indeed imbibe a zeal amongst Exporter Fraternity from these states to perform well.” Regional Chairman (WR), FIEO congratulated all the Award Winners on the prestigious occasion.

56 Top Performing Exporters were felicitated during this 8th & 9th Set of Export Excellence Awards, across various categories like Highest Foreign Exchange Earner, Women Entrepreneur, Emerging Exporters, Banks & Financial Institutions and Service Providers.

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