The 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2015 will be held between 11th -13th January, 2015 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate and address the Summit.
Addressing an interaction meet with Heads of Missions of foreign countries and partner countries, based at New Delhi, Smt. Anandiben Patel said that Gujarat has always been a proactive state for investment. Progressive governance, business friendly policies, strategic location and excellent infrastructure has made Gujarat a Global Business Hub and Global Gateway to India. It is a dream of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make Gujarat business friendly, she told a packed gathering of diplomats, GoI officials and other dignitaries.
Leading a high level delegation comprising Gujarat’s Finance Minister Shri Saurabh Patel, Chief Secretary Shri D.J. Pandian and senior officers from various state departments, the Gujarat Chief Minister sought cooperation from the countries represented at the meet to help the State Government in oil and gas sector. We are a State with a major shale gas potential and India is drilling its first shale-gas well in Gujarat. All these have made Gujarat Energy Hub of the Nation, she recounted.
To make Global Investors Summit 2015 a phenomenal success, Gujarat Government has been spearheading a massive campaign with elaborate preparations in place for the mega event. The State Government had deputed senior secretaries to visit various countries and meet prominent industrialists and business leaders to extend the invitation to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat event.
Smt Anandiben Patel further said that with a new, proactive government at the Centre, investment climate has changed drastically. Central Government has initiated a number of reforms in various fields. Today, clearances for investments has become faster and easier. With joint efforts of the Central and State Governments, I am sure, we will be able to realise the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister of “Make in India”.
In order to realise the Prime Minister’s vision of “Digital India”, Gujarat has floated an investor-friendly IT policy. We are also aiming at globally competitive electronic system design and manufacturing electronic goods in the State, she informed the business delegates.
Gujarat continues to steer efforts in areas of economic development, social development and environment protection on priority basis. Whether it is in the field of education, health, nutrition or upliftment of the depressed classes, we have initiated innovative projects under Shri Narendra Modi. Housing for all and toilet in every house is another initiative we have started. I am personally involved and committed in the development and empowerment of women in Gujarat, the first woman chief minister of Gujarat apprised.
She also appealed the diplomats of different countries for their involvement to make Gujarat scale higher heights.
Addressing the Ambassadors and diplomats, Gujarat’s Minister for Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals Shri Saurabh Patel apprised that today Vibrant Gujarat Summit has become a brand of its own. What started as a small investors meet in 2003, today we are proud to say that VGGS has become a business platform in 10 years.
Shri Patel said that our positive attitude is the force for creating opportunities, finding new ways and looking ahead. He added that development in Gujarat has attained new heights due to presence of political and financial stability in the State for over a decade.
The Gujarat Minister further shared with the diplomatic community that the State is a revenue-surplus and a power surplus state and Government of Gujarat is in the process of launching new policies and reforms to foster Gujarat’s growth.
In his welcome address, Chief Secretary, Gujarat Shri D J Pandian said that Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is a great opportunity for different countries to make global brands in India. Today, Gujarat is attracting investment in most of the sectors. We are frontrunners. Gujarat has become global gateway of India as we have given leaders and business from Gujarat and will continue to do so.
Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines Department, GoG, gave a presentation before the diplomatic community on schedule of VGGS 2015.
The Ambassadors/country representatives from Japan, USA, Republic of Korea, France, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Australia, Mexico, Israel, South Africa, Spain, UAE, Denmark, Brazil, Egypt, Sweden, Norway, Bhutan, Myanmar, Palestine, Greece and Latin American Countries besides business bodies like UK India Business Council (UKIBC), US India Business Council, JETRO among others attended the “Interaction Meet”.
The senior officers from Government of Gujarat and Government of India also participated in the session.