The Major problem faced by SMEs in Gujarat is skilled manpower. Despite being skilled, they have problems of attitude and lack motivation and the right mindset. In the wake of economic slow down in international trade territories of USA and the European Union, coupled with severe manufacturing competition from China, SMEs in Gujarat have to adapt with capacity building, infrastructure augmentation, innovative financing options, technology up-gradation, investment in research and development, enhancing quality standards, and fine tuning marketing strategies etc.
Activities undertaken by GCA:
Since its inception from 1947, GCA has emerged as an apex organization voicing the concerns of the Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturers Traders, Exporters and Importers. GCA has organized various programs like seminars, workshops, industrial visit as well as exhibitions and conference for the betterment of Small & Medium Enterprises in the field of Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and its allied industries like: GUJCHEM EXPO 2006, CHEMEXCIL 2008, Asian Chemical leaders summit 2008, Road show on business development jointly by Belgium Govt., Interaction cum business development meeting jointly Japan Dyestuff and Industrial Chemical Association-Tokyo.
In January 2011, we had organized International seminar “Global Chemicals Leaders’ Summit 2010 – Global Competitiveness – Gujarat Perspective”. In this conference we had national and international speakers and national and International companies participated in the exhibition.
My role and responsibilities as a President:
To provide leadership to the profession, the Board and the membership; To represent the Association, and the profession, in a variety of foray; To support the Association and its policies internally and externally; To exercise the governing authority of the Board of Directors when advised to do so by the Board; Plan and chair Board and general meetings, including meeting agenda preparation in consultation with the Executive Director; To act as the main liaison between the Board and the executive Committee; To communicate with the members on a regular basis such as by way of visits, or in incite columns.
Key achievements of GCA:
We had published a commemorative
Key initiatives of GCA :
The organization has continually played a vital and significant role in providing its opinion and expertise to various Govt. agencies and policy makers to ensure the growth of Chemical Industry in the State. GCA, through its members’ participation has been in the fore front of phenomenal growth and development of the Chemical Industry in Gujarat State. It is actively engaged in giving impetus to all the efforts of the state government to meet their defined objectives for the chemical industry.
Future plans of GCA for 2012:
-To strengthen and expand strategic tie ups with various management institutions. -To improve affiliations with National and International Chemical Institutions. -To organize annual visits to the big industries in India. -In 2 years we plan to organize visits to abroad for exchange of technical know-how and interaction for business purposes. -We are also looking forward to have a GCA HOUSE in Ahmedabad.