New Delhi, 12 August 2009
India's largest online B2B marketplace, IndiaMART.com has join hands with Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) for its Indian SME Cluster Study 2009. The study, which would contain an in-depth analysis of six major industrial clusters in the country, would highlight the industries working in each of the six regions. The study will be disseminated through a series of events and publications targeting Indian SMEs.
IndiaMART’s association with Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) comes close on the heels of its recent partnerships struck with the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and The Economic Times, which aimed at taking the Indian SME’s voice to the forefront.
Highlighting the concerns of SMEs, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com, said: “Traditionally, Indian SMEs have been growth engines of our economy and have met the expectations of the government, achieving the goals set before them. But in this era of global turmoil, it is the SMEs which are most affected and unless measures are taken, their growth will be at stake. IndiaMART has always been at the forefront to support SMEs in providing them a global exposure. This is just a step forward in this direction and we hope it has a spillover effect”.
The SME publication series will articulate SME trends, analysis and insights of SME clusters and will serve as a guide for entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. The publications will be released at an event in each of the clusters starting with the inaugural event in Delhi on August 17. Similar events will be organised in Pune, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Chennai and Mumbai. The focus of each city’s event will vary from Textiles, Auto-components, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Engineering and Food Processing, based on their predominance in each cluster.
IBM, Verisign and UTV are also partnering with D&B for the project.
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