India Argentina Business Forum

India Argentina Business Forum

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Argentina, through Embassy of Argentine Republic in India, Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest attended the India Argentina Business Forum at hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi on 18th February, 2019.

As a matter of fact, the India Argentina Business Forum was attended by a large official & business delegation led by H.E. Mr Mauricio Macri, Hon’ble President of the Argentine Republic, who addressed the representatives from India & Argentina. The President of Argentina, Mr. Mauricio Macri, said here today that Argentina was looking at India as a “partner for the future” and seeking to strengthen trade ties with India based on the principle of complementarity.

Addressing a business meeting organized jointly by FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM, Mr. Macri said that Argentina can partner with India in sectors like agriculture, energy, IT, tourism, mining and renewable energy to deepen the trade ties between the two nations. The President urged businessmen on both the sides to take leverage of the opportunities that exist while inviting Indian companies to invest in Argentina.

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in his welcome remarks said that India is keen to strengthen bilateral ties with Argentina which is one of the leading trading partners of India in the Latin American region. Addressing the India Argentina Business Forum, the Commerce Minister said there are complementarities between the two countries. Both countries recognize need to upgrade bilateral trade and economic relations from the current level to a higher level by utilizing the untapped potential available to both nations.

Hon’ble Mr Suresh Prabhu further informed that Argentina is a major player in the field of agriculture and India can benefit from the expertise of Argentina in reducing pre and post-harvest losses.The Minister also said that India and Argentina can work together to reduce the impact of climate change on agriculture.

India Argentina Business Forum
Mr Rajiv Arora met with the high level delegates from Argentina, including Mr Thomas Hinrichsen, Managing Director, J J Hinrichsen SA, Mr Sergio, Owner of Renova SA, the largest oilseed processing company in Argentina, Ing Fernando Albano, President, Alinvest SA & Mr Ignacio Garciarena, Director, Nacional de Agricultura, Ministerio de Agroindustria and introduced them about Muez Hest and its activities.
India Argentina Business Forum
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met H.E. Mr Emilio Monzo, President of Chamber of Deputies of Argentina and briefed her about the activities of Muez Hest and its interest in Argentina. Mr Rajiv informed H.E. Mr Emilio that Muez Hest is the only Indian engineering company which has its own in house R&D Centre, recognized by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and equipped with the Pilot Plant to undertake trials of various innovative value added products. H.E. Mr Emilio emphasized on making efforts in promoting partnerships between India & Argentina.
India Argentina Business Forum
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met H.E. Mr Luis Etchevehere, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Argentina. Mr Rajiv introduced Muez Hest to Mr Luis and informed that in over 24 years Muez Hest has been able to successfully commission over 275 projects worldwide. Mr Rajiv also extended invitation to H.E. Mr Luis to visit R&D Centre of Excellence of Muez Hest in Mumbai, which is fully equipped with the Pilot Plant.

Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest informed H.E. Mr Luis that there could be business potential for synergy by way of setting up new plants or even technological up-gradation of existing plants, besides, value addition, by offering state of the art cutting edge innovative process technologies.
India Argentina Business Forum
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met H.E. Mr Andres Ibarra, Minister of Modernization, Argentine Republic and introduced to him about the activities of Muez Hest, a dominant key player, as technology providers in the Edible Oil processing sector and is proud to be recognized as a leading ICON today. H.E. Mr Andres Ibarra, Hon’ble Minister was very happy to learn that Muez Hest has evolved through the journey that has taken just over two decades of planning & execution, thorough hard-work & dedication, which has executed over 275 projects worldwide.
India Argentina Business Forum
Mr Rajiv Arora, Executive Vice President, Muez Hest met H.E. Mr Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentine Republic. Mr Rajiv Arora introduced Muez Hest as a leading professional organization offering state of the art, cutting edge technological solutions in the Oils & Fats and Oleochemicals sector, which has tremendous scope in South Africa.

Mr Rajiv also informed H.E. Mr Jorge Faurie that Muez Hest is spearheaded by a technocrat Mr Javed Husain, Managing Director & Co-founder, who has very extensive and rich experience in Africa, besides, South Africa being at the forefront, could be our natural partner. H.E. Mr Jorge mentioned that newer sectors for bilateral cooperation between India and Argentina needed to be explored, which include Agriculture and food processing sector.