"Seaweed: Treasure Hunt – Indian Seaweed Sector"

India Identified as Global Seaweed Market

March 19th & 20th, 2024, India International Centre, New Delhi

Dear Sir/Madam ,

The seaweed industry in India has been identified as a focus area for development by both the Government of India and entrepreneurs. It has significant potential to contribute towards the coastal economy through the societal and financial benefits.

CSIR-CSMCRI has successfully worked with a variety of industries and academic institutes to establish and demonstrate the efficacy of Seaweed SAP as a significant bio-stimulant or booster of agricultural productivity which benefits not only important agricultural crops, but also can be used as animal feed supplements.It has wide application in Food, Nutrition, pharmaceuticals and other industries.

With this background, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and CSIR-CSMCRI are organizing the 5th edition of "India International Seaweed Expo and summit 2024 (IISES)" in India International Centre, New Delhi on March 19th & 20th, 2024 to facilitate efforts to develop strategies and measures to promote seaweed industry in India and overseas. The theme of the summit is "Seaweed: Treasure Hunt – Indian Seaweed Sector"

The previous edition, IISES-2023 brought all stakeholders like academics, entrepreneurs, established Seaweed players and policymakers together at one platform from India and overseas. The resolution adopted in 2020 had been well accepted by the highest policy making body of Govt. of India (NITI Aayog) to boost this sector.

The highlights of IISES- 2023 are as follows:

The total number of B2B & B2G


Number of International Speakers attended from US, Canada, Ireland. Israel, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Philippines, France, Indonesia, Japan, Netherland.


Number of Indian Speakers


Number of Delegate Participants


Number of Exhibitors


Number of State Governments participated


IISES-2024: Program Focus:

· Quality seed material and seaweed cultivation,

· Seaweed value chain

· Industry challenges, Research gap and policy concerns (Focused panel discussion)

· Seaweed processing and environment

· Industry perspectives, market experience, expectations and Reflections

· Analysis to way forward- Panel Discussion (Policy)

· To establish interaction between national and international experts.

· To organize B2B and B2G session a major agenda.

· To position India as one of the major manufacturing hub on the global map of Seaweed industry.

· Innovations in seaweed production systems

· Responsible entrepreneurship, Make in India and government support for Startups

Global best cultivation methodologies, policies and regulatory frameworks

Given the importance of the subject I am writing to cordially invite you to the Summit at India International Centre, New Delhi and request your organisation kindly to support ICC inthis endeavour as a Valued Sponsor.

Your presence and support are extremely important for us as it would reiterate the Chamber's intent in bringing together the important stakeholders for meaningful interactions on the subject.

The Program Brochure and Sponsorship Matrix (including Stall charges) are enclosed for your kind perusal.

The program schedule would follow in due course.

I am sure you would acknowledge the importance of the proposal and accede to our request. The documents are attached for your perusal.

I look forward to your kind confirmation and cooperation.

Warm regards,

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Rajeev Singh

Director General

Indian Chamber of Commerce

My colleague Seema Sen will be in touch with you.

Seema Sen

Indian Chamber of Commerce


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