IWFCI India in association with Pillai College launched the second edition of the Global Trade Certificate program today, 12th January 2024, at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus. This popular certificate course has gained traction since its inception last year and 112 students have registered for this program. In her welcome speech, Dr. Daphne Pillai, Founder President of IWFCI India spoke about IWFCI and its objectives to promote entrepreneurship especially among women. She spoke about Ms. Diana Abruzzi, the visionary founder of IWFCI International and her role in promoting and encouraging global trade for entrepreneurs. Dr. Pillai continued her talk by speaking about the recent Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) was the catalyst to initiate this global trade certificate programme – India and Australia perspective. She ended her talk by speaking about the changing landscape for business leading to a plethora of opportunities for participants to explore and prosper.
This was followed by a talk by Dr. R. Chandran, Director of PiMSR who spoke about India’s rise as a super power globally and the immense potential that courses such as these offer. He spoke about the importance of trade fairs and exhibitions for promoting business and to focus on launching strategies to start trade with another country. Dr. Kiran Deshmukh, Co-ordinator of this program shared a short video about the highlights of last year’ program and spoke about the program structure and contents. The certificate course will be conducted over 30 hours of in-person classes and end with a visit to JNPT Port Trust. The program was attended by Dr. Gajanan Wader, Principal and Prof. Deepika Sharma, Vice Principal of Pillai College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Dr. Gopal and Dr. Rakshit of Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research and Ms. Yvette Lee, Director of IWFCI India. Dr. Celina Joy, Director of IWFCI and co-coordinator of the global trade certificate program hosted the inaugural session and spoke about the contributions of IWFCI towards employment opportunities for participants. The program ended with a vote of thanks to all.
This course will cover modules as:
Module 1: Scope and trends of international trade
Module 2: Export marketing
Module 3: Export finance, banking and exchange management
Module 4: Foreign trade policy and procedures
Module 5: Logistics and shipping in exports
After completion of the course students will have a one-day site visit to JNPA- Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority to get an insight into practical aspects of cargo movement.