Vibrant Gujarat 2011

Vibrant Gujarat has been a very good initiative for the progress of the state (even though critics might question the amount being invested vs being signed on MoU table).  It has been an event which boosted the self-motivation of the locale to believe in what is not called as ‘Brand Gujarat’. 

It has been a one of the strong foundation of the ‘Development Politics’, and no matter if someone doesn’t wants to give it a credit for BJP’s (can read Narendra Modi’s) win in Gujarat.

Yes, I do agree that the numbers declared at end of previous summits would not be correct, or have not been translated to actual inflows but, even by pessimistic approach, 10% of those numbers looks at very good investments being attracted within a state.  This by me is definately a very good achievement.  Do remember, I am still not counting on the intangible benifits like self-motivation of locals, attitude shifts of investors for Guj based start-ups,  infrastructure like new airport terminal, road side guide-boards, excellent exhibition centre like mahatma mandir…. and list goes on!!!

All said and done, I am sure this Vib Guj 2011 would surely be another game changer as this time, its not only Guj showcasing its mights its 19 Indian State up to provide investor friendly opportunities.

To the organizer, I would just have a request to make: if you are looking for corrouption opportunities, please go ahead, but make sure you do honest effort to convert those MoUs into execution as I know that honest effort is going to be life changer for ‘a common man’…

here is an article which speaks about the Vib Guj 2011.. happy reading and commenting…


30 MNCs, 16 countries – Gujarat gears up for investor summit 

From an event to garner investments for the state to an international platform for global business investments, the fifth Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit 2011 begin today with participants from 30 MNCs and 16 countries.

The two-day biennial event, which will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is being held at the new Mahatma Mandir erected at a cost of over 100 crore in this state capital. Representatives from nearly 30 MNCs, 16 countries and 19 Indian states will showcasing their wares and participate in a broadsweep of workshops and seminars to discuss investment opportunities.

The new convention centre, spread across a 60,000 sq metre area, has a seating capacity of 5,000.

The theme of this year’s event is to make Gujarat a “Global Business Hub”, an official spokesperson said here Tuesday.

With Japan and Canada as country partners and multi-national and Indian corporate heads marking their attendance, the summit will have 18 focused areas. They include chemicals and petrochemicals, engineering and automobiles, environment technology, financial services, agro and food processing, gems and jewellery, healthcare, knowledge, mines and minerals, ports and shipbuilding and related industries, tourism and urban development.

All these sectors will be covered through seminars.

The tone for the main event was set with a line-up of events beginning Monday when the five-day International Kite Festival was flagged off on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad. Later in the evening, Modi also inaugurated a mega-exhibition in Gandhinagar, called the Global Manufacturing Technology Show (GMTS) to provide a platform to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

Around 200 companies, 16 countries and 19 states are participating in GMTS, which ends Jan 18.

According to officials engaged in the planning and execution of the summit, the Gujarat government is pulling out all stops to better its record of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) worth 12 lakh crore that were inked during the previous investor summit held at Ahmedabad in 2009.

According to sources, MOUs worth 20 lakh crore are expected to be signed at the summit this year. The signing spree began Monday with 74 MOUs being signed at the round-table of academic institutions.

Delegates from 25 universities of nine countries discussed the possibilities of educational collaboration and exchange programmes.

Source Link: 30 MNCs, 16 countries – Gujarat gears up for investor summit.


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