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PM Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019

The Summit witnessed presence of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrashekhran, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, among others.

Jan 18, 2019 15:20 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 on January 18, 2019. The summit is being held at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The Summit witnessed the presence of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrashekhran, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, among others.

Theme

The theme of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 was “Youth Connect 2019: Shaping A New India – The Story of Billion Dreams”.

Key Highlights

• Heads of five countries - Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat would be attending the summit.

Besides, 21 ministers from various countries will be attending the event.

• Fifteen countries including Australia, Canada, France and Japan have agreed to be “partner countries” this year.

Unlike past summits, the United States and United Kingdom will not be associating themselves with the Summit as `Partner Countries’ this year.

Over 20,000 national and international delegates are expected to attend the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.

Some of the major events that will be held during the three-day summit are - roundtable interaction, ‘Africa Day’ and an MSME Convention.

About Vibrant Gujarat Summit

  • Vibrant Gujarat Summit was initiated by Narendra Modi in 2003 when he was the Chief Minister of the state to re-establish Gujarat as a preferred investment destination within India.
  • Today, the Summit has evolved into a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development.
  • The 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit was held in January 2017 and witnessed participation from over 25000 delegates from over 100 countries including 4 Heads of States, Nobel Laureates, and others.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the foundation for Gujarat to become economically and socially the most developed state in India by 2030
  • Leveraging Gujarat’s manufacturing leadership in the country
  • Attract the brightest minds from across the world to ideate, and showcase innovation and best practices
  • Empower India to compete with the global economies
  • Provide a platform for global business networking

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