Expand 2 Africa – Seminar Series

The seminar, Expand 2 Africa was held on February 11, 2017, at Kochi organized by Marketnext and Imark Global. The event mainly focused on various sections on expanding the business into the African Market. There were about 50 entrepreneurs who participated in the event from various industrial sectors including engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

The event had its Inaugural address delivered by Mr. Jayaram Subramaniyan, President of Marketnext, Kochi Chapter. The opening speech was presented by J Parthasarathy, former director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). Mr. Abraham Paul Vatakenchery, global director of Marketnext, had a presentation on the role of Marketnext in international business development. The event was addressed by the High Commission of Zambia, Mr. Lubinda & Brian Zaka. Award-winning businesswoman of South Africa, Ms. Indrani Govender, presented on opportunities in the field of engineering and construction and also about the incubation facilities offered in South Africa. Experience sharing section by Mr. Prashanth Krishnan, Opportunities in Uganda by Mr. Babu Mohanan followed. The event was concluded by Mr. Shine Gopal, founder of Marketnext followed by a networking session of the entrepreneurs who attended the seminar.





Market next awards were presented to a few people. Young entrepreneur award was presented to Mr Midhun DL, Sunlife global. Special achievement award was presented to Mr Abraham Paul Vattakenchery, Business excellence award was presented to Ms Indrani Govender, Ricinz constructions South Africa. And Customer excellence award was presented to Dr Prashanth Pillai, Smile centre.