It was indeed a plush affair when Ambassador of Iceland, H.E. Mr. Thorir Ibsen & his wife Mrs. Dominique Ambroise Ibsen hosted a dinner reception at their residence recently in the capital to celebrate the launch of three Icelandic Companies – Mýr, Geosilica Iceland and Ankra (Feel Iceland) in India by the Embassy of Iceland in association with Indo Icelandic Business Association (IIBA) & Midori.
The crème de la crème of the capital present at the do engaged in thoughtful conversations with the members of all women’s lifestyle delegation from Iceland having roots in “Startup Iceland”. Amongst those in attendance were Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma; Chairperson of IIBA Julie Deb; Designers Rohit Bal, Ranna Gill, Neeru Kumar, Shivan Bhatiya, Narresh Kukreja, Sonia Jetleey, Anand Bhushan, Priyanka Modi, Pallavi Mohan, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Sahil Kochhar, Jigar Mali, Megha Kumari; from Mýr Helga Bjorg Steinthorsdóttir, Björk Þorsteinsdóttir; from Geosilica Island Fida Abu Libdeh, Ágústa Valgeirsdóttir; from Ankra (Feel Iceland) Hrönn Margrét Magnúsdóttir, Kristín Ýr Pétursdóttir; Former Ambassador of Iceland Gudmundur Eiriksson; Politician Daryl William; Indian Cricket Commentator Gautam Bhimani to just name a few.
On the occasion H.E. Mr. Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland, said “I am particularly pleased to receive this business delegation which is led by some of the most innovative business women of Iceland. I firmly believe that there are ample business opportunities between Iceland and India especially in the areas of geothermal energy, life style and cutting edge high tech industries. The opportunities are out there waiting to be seized. Early completion of the India-EFTA Free Trade Agreement would certainly boost the business confidence between Iceland and India”.
Delighted Ms. Julie Deb, Chairperson of Indo Iceland Business Association commented “It’s been an honour for IIBA to host the first lifestyle women’s delegation from Iceland and we are hoping to see new and exciting business collaboration grow and thrive together to create sustainable future”.
This soiree would definitely mark the beginning of a new chapter to be written in golden words in the Indo-Icelandic history and strengthen ties between India & Iceland.