Delegation from the Indian State of Gujarat to meet leading Australian companies and senior government officials in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Wollongong 5/5 (1)

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Government of Gujarat organizes Vibrant Gujarat Roadshow as part of the preparations of
Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

Focus sectors of the delegation in Australia will be Clean Energy and Clean Technologies, Mining and Mining technologies, Education, Sports and Sports Technologies, Financial Services, Research and Design

Melbourne, July 29, 2016: The Government of Gujarat State of India is organizing three one- day Vibrant Gujarat Promotional Road Shows at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of its delegation visit to Australia. The road show is aimed to promote Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 and will assist, strengthen sustainable economic and social development between Australia and India.

With the theme of “Gujarat Connecting India to World”, the road show will feature various activities, strengthening the cause of development and will promote cooperation between Australia and the State of Gujarat.

The road shows will take place on August 1, at the Indian Consulate, Melbourne; August 3, at the Indian Consulate, Sydney and on August 5 in Brisbane.

A delegation of the Government of Gujarat officials and businessmen will be visiting Australia (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane) from July 31 – August 5, 2016 to promote Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 and will meet the representatives of the Government of Australia, various industries and businessmen.

Delegation leader, Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Managing Director, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, Government of Gujarat, said “We are looking forward for this opportunity to establish collaborations between various sector experts and businesses to strengthen relationship between the state of Gujarat and Australia. My last visit in September 2014 as part of the 16 member delegation proved to be successful and led to the participation of over 250 delegates from Australia in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2015 and also leading to Sister State Partnership between Gujarat and New South Wales.”

This year, the focus sectors of the delegation’s visit will be Clean Energy and Clean Technologies, Mining and Mining technologies, Education, Sports and Sports Technologies, Research, Design and Financial Services.

Australia’s trade in goods and services with India was A$ 13.565 equivalent (US$9.72) billion in 2014-15 with Indian exports of goods amounting to A$3.805 (US$2.726)billion.

Gujarat’s manufacturing sector contributes over 25% to the state GSDP, much higher than the national average. Gujarat achieved the top spot amongst all states for Ease of Doing Business in an assessment conducted by The World Bank along with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Govt. of India. The delegation will meet representatives from manufacturing and mining sector to establish and strengthening business relationships.

Organized from 10-13 January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, Vibrant Gujarat Summit will enter its 8th edition and will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.

About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit:

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as the most important business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.

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