Bengal’s First Health Technology Event Organized by Bengal Chamber in Kolkata


For the first time, Health-Technology event was organized in Kolkata by the IT Committee of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries from 8th-11th March, 2018 at Hyatt Regency.

The special attraction of the event was the Japan Hour – participated by a team of Japanese Delegation – Mr. Yasuhiko Tanaka, Deputy Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Mr. Kazuya Nakajo, Chief Director General, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), (under Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Government of Japan), Tomohiko Kisaka, Hiroshima University Hospital, Masayoshi Tamura, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., Kazunori Tokura, Managing Director, Omron Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd., and Air Water India Private Limited.

Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors both in terms of revenue & employment. The total industry size is expected to touch USD 280 billion by 2020. The Healthcare Information Technology (IT) market is valued at USD 1 billion currently (April 2016) and is expected to grow 1.5 times by 2020.

This event helped a number of IT companies and Health Care companies of Bengal to directly interact with the Japanese companies. Soon more business collaborations of Japanese-Indian companies in the Healthcare-Technology sector are expected to take place from the Bengal region.

Some of the important points to be noted about the Japan-India relationship:

  1. Japanese private-sector’s interest in India is rising, and, currently, about 1,305 Japanese companies have branches in India
  2. Number of Japanese nationals residing in India: 9,147 (as of October, 2016)
  3. India decided to introduce the Shinkansen system in December 2015, when Prime Minister Abe visited India. The Japan’s Shinkansen system is the highest class of High-Speed Railway systems around the world in terms of its safety and accuracy.
  4. Japan-India Trade (Yen: billion)
    1. Trade from India to Japan – 509 Billion Yen in 2016
    2. Trade from Japan to India – 889 Billion Yen in 2016
  5. India has been the largest recipient of Japanese ODA Loan for the past decades. Delhi Metro is one of the most successful examples of Japanese cooperation through the utilization of ODA.
  6. Japan is the 4th largest investor in India with a share of 8% of the total FDI from 2000-2013
  7. Japan major investments in India – automobiles, electrical, service and telecom

Salt Lake Sector V is the largest Techno-Commercial hub of Eastern India with more than 900 plus companies operating at Sector V. It is ideal for Japanese Health-tech companies to associate with companies from Salt Lake Sector V. Full support would be provided by the Sector V community.

If any Japanese company would like to know more, please write to


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