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Delegation from the Indian State of Gujarat to Meet Leading Companies and Senior Government Officials in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar

  • Government of Gujarat has institutionalized a biennial event “The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit” which offers a common platform for knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships and investment inflows
  • As part of the international outreach programme, a high-level delegation will be visiting Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar from October 3 – 11, 2016
  • Focus sectors of the delegation will be Energy; Chemicals and Petrochemicals; Tourism & Hospitality; Education; Infrastructure Development; and Financial Services

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​​A high-level delegation from the Government of Gujarat, India will visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar from October 03 -11, 2016. The delegation will meet various executives of companies, financial institutions, members of industry chambers, government officials among others.

The Vibrant Gujarat 2017 delegation will comprise representatives of over 11 reputed Indian companies from various sectors (including Conventional & Non-conventional energy; Chemicals and Petrochemicals; Tourism & Hospitality; Education; Infrastructure Development; and Financial Services) in addition to representatives of Government of Gujarat and Indian Chambers.

The delegation’s visit is aimed at strengthening the economic and social ties between India and the three Arab countries to promote Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017. With the theme of “Gujarat – Connecting India to World”, the meetings will feature various activities involving leading companies, industry associations and government officials, strengthening the cause of development and promote cooperation between Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the State of Gujarat. The delegates will apprise about some of the investor-friendly policies, the robust industrial ecosystem and single window clearance procedures that Gujarat offers, making it one of the most sought after investment destinations globally.

Leader of the delegation, Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary(Labour & Employment) and MD, Gujarat NFC, Government of Gujarat said “Our delegation’s objective is to strengthen relationship between the Gulf countries and India. With some important projects lined up, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s expertise in areas like Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Education and Tourism to name a few will play a significant role.”

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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