STATES / KERALA STATE COUNCIL
FICCI Kerala State Council was revamped and inaugurated in July 2013. An office of FICCI started functioning from Technopark Trivandrum in October 2012 in connection with PBD 2013. Subsequently FICCI moved to its new office with ample space at Kadvanthra, Cochin in October 2013.
Cochin being the commercial capital of Kerala and due to its centralised location, it is convenient for FICCI to operate from Cochin as decided in the FICCI Kerala State Council meeting in July 2013. FICCI has significant presence in Kerala almost all major Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Trade bodies in Kerala are members of FICCI right from Kannur upto Trivandrum. Besides, various important business houses, industry & professionals are associate members of FICCI in Kerala.
FICCI Kerala State Council updates the members about various economic updates, policy changes affecting the trade, business and industry through its regular communications and takes up the legitimate grievances of its members with concerned authorities at the Centre and State.
FICCI State Council conducts various informative programmes in association with Govt, of Kerala and other state holders on a regular basis. Most of these programmes are open to selected members from the trade and industry besides, the members of FICCI. State Council also gives its opinion and suggestions to State Govt on various matters affecting the economy of the State and represent in various committees and bodies of the State.
FICCI State Council has constituted 6 sectors to give priority in the state taking into consideration the overall economic strength of Kerala. They are IT,Tourism, Education, Retail Trade,Real Estate/Infrastructure and Logistics. Various Sub Committees have been constituted on these sectors. State Council is activating these sub committees which would give a new fillip to the economy of the State.
Currently Mr. M.G. George Muthoot as the Chairman of FICCI State Council is spearheading the activities of FICCI in the state supported by Mr. Savio Mathew, Head, FICCI Kerala State Council.