Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will tomorrow inaugurate the 12th edition of trade expo PITEX-2017. The five-day event is being organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event, supported by the Government of Punjab, will see participation of MSMEs from all over India along with industry associations of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, PHD Chamber President Anil Khaitan said in a statement issued here. The event will also see global participation, with countries displaying their industrial skills and productivity through a variety of products, it said. The special feature of PITEX-2017 would be a seminar on 'Indigenisation of Tools Testers & Ground Equipment' on December 8, organised by the PHD Chamber and Indian Air Force. A seminar on 'Transfer of Technology to Industry' is also being co-organised on December 9 by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The focus areas of the two seminars would be to deliberate on the capabilities of MSMEs and sensitise the local industry for future collaborations. Another focus area will be transfer of 142 food technologies which are dual use in nature and have large commercial potential beyond defence applications.
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