About the Council

“INDIA - JAPAN SME BUSINESS COUNCIL” has been initiated by SME Chamber of India to provide a platform to explore emerging business opportunities for the Indian and Japanese SMEs and allied industries and businesses related to exports, imports, joint ventures, technology transfers, contract manufacturing, in and out bound investments, franchise, distributorship, strategic business alliances for marketing, promotion, branding, business advisory services, financial services, exhibition services and other business opportunities in India and Japan as well as exchange information on the business leads, taxation, investment opportunities, incentives and schemes, various activities and events and enhancement of imports and exports, joint ventures, technology transfers, contract manufacturing tie ups and investment promotional activities in both the countries.

This Council will act as an apex body for the enhancement and development of economic and diplomatic relations between India and Japan and will play important role to interact with the Government authorities, regulatory bodies, large industries, exhibition organisers, capital goods manufacturers, marketing and distribution agencies, industrial parks, industrial zones, financial and education institutions, research and development institutions, technology parks, investment boards of Federal and Provincial Governments and will organise various business promotional activities & events.

Mr. T. K. A. Nair - Adviser to the Prime Minister launching INDIA - JAPAN SME BUSINESS COUNCIL initiated by SME Chamber of India, jointly with Maharashtra Industry Development Association (MIDA) and India international Trade Centre (IITC-INDIA) with the objective - connecting Indian and Japanese SMEs for Strategic Partnership, Joint Venture, Technology Transfer and Investment Promotion

This Council will also provide assistance for setting up of manufacturing units, identifying genuine and verified suppliers, exporters, manufacturers, service providers, buyers, appointment of business agents & small representatives, trade and alliance partners in both the countries. The Council will coordinate with the Government agencies to encourage SMEs to avail various support services, schemes, incentives, benefits, financial aids and various other business promotional services of the provincial and Federation Government Departments & agencies.


  • Networking and business connectivity
  • Enhance business growth and expansion
  • Explore emerging business & Investment opportunities
  • Resolve issues and grievances
  • Identify business partners and associates
  • Coordination with the Government agencies and departments
  • Exchange of Business and Cultural Values


  • Organise business & trade promotional activities and events
  • Trade delegations to attend the conferences and visit exhibitions
  • Organise trade fairs, exhibitions & seminars
  • Organise Buyer-Seller Meets and Business Matchmaking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Projects & Industry Visits
  • Programs to create awareness about Market, Taxation and FTAs
  • Disseminate information on new Products, Latest & Patented Technologies
  • Organise regularly SME Partnership Summit, SME Investment Summit & SME Technology and Innovation Summit, SME Products Expo in both the countries
  • Group Marketing, Advertising & Publicity in certain markets
  • Undertake Market Survey, Study & Research
  • Organise exchange programs amongst SMEs, Start-Ups, Young & Women Entrepreneurs
  • Interaction with the visiting Trade Missions and Delegations
  • Organise the events for Government Trade Missions & Top-level businessmen groups
  • Set-Up display centres to brand & market products & services in both the countries
  • Associate with the Embassies, Consulates, Business Organisations, Chambers of Commerce and Government
  • Agencies to accomplish the objectives & missions for the growth of SMEs

Initiated by

SME Chamber of India, a premier national Chamber, has been working for the development of SMEs from manufacturing, service sectors and allied industrial / business sectors for the last 31 years. The Chamber integrates SMEs, large corporates, MNCs, banks, investors, policy makers, Young & Women entrepreneurs and Start–Ups to establish and enhance contacts for better business growth and expansion.

The Chamber has been on a forefront for policy implementation, policy change and encouraging SMEs to avail of various incentives, government schemes as well as business and investment opportunities in the era of Make-In-India.
For more info log on to - www.smechamberofindia.com

Maharashtra Industry Development Association (MIDA) has been functioning for the last 25 years for industrial and economic growth of the State. MIDA, being a leading advocacy and lobbying organisation of the State, acts as a Think Tank to provide useful & necessary inputs and suggestions to the State and Central Governments, Corporates, MNCs, Banks, Financial Institutions, regulatory authorities and Government Agencies to provide level playing fields and secure the interests of the industries in “ease of doing business” for inclusive & sustainable growth of the State.
For more info log on to - www.midaorg.com

INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE (IITC-INDIA) has been putting efforts for the promotion of international trade, bilateral business, Inward & Outward investments in India and other countries for the last 25 years. IITC-INDIA supports large & medium enterprises for the enhancement and development for business partnership, identifying emerging business & exports opportunities, joint venture, technology transfer, contract manufacturing, connectivity with Multinationals, Government Agencies, SMEs, Financial Institutions, Business Advisory & Consultancy Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Alliances and Collaborations with Indian and Overseas Companies.
For more info log on to - www.iitcindia.com


  • Identify emerging business, exports and investment opportunities
  • Identify business partners, manufacturers, buyers, importers, exporters, service providers and investors
  • Information on import & export business opportunities
  • Channelise Finance, Investment, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Technology Transfer, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Alliances
  • Contract Manufacturing Tie-ups & loan liaising production
  • Identify industrial land, industrial ready-made premises or industrial zones/parks
  • Marketing, promotion, branding and distributorship of “Made-in-India Products”
  • Appointment of buying, selling & marketing agents
  • Sourcing of quality raw materials and semi and finished products
  • Government services and Government liaison
  • Introduce and promotion of latest & innovative products & services
  • Setting up of manufacturing or business activities
  • Preparation of Project Reports and Business Plans
  • Identification of running or saleable manufacturing units


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