The 10th edition will see participation from 28 countries and 14 organizations
As Gujarat eagerly anticipates the launch of the tenth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, slated for January 10-12, 2024, the event is poised to set a new benchmark in global business forums.
The Summit, a brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and conceptualized during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The 10th edition, themed 'Gateway to the Future', will see participation from 28 countries and 14 organizations, as announced by the state government.
This global summit has attracted a diverse group of international partners, including nations like Australia, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, the UAE, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Ghana, and Vietnam. This wide array of participants is expected to embolden the global relevance and growing stature of the VGGS.
In addition to countries, several prominent organizations have confirmed their partnership. These include the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India), EPIC India-University of Chicago, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Indo-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Solar Alliance, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Korea Trade and Investment Agency. The involvement of these organizations highlights the VGGS's role as a platform for fostering international trade and investment.
The state government emphasizes the crucial role of each partner country and organization in bolstering bilateral relations and contributing to the success of the VGGS. Their active participation is not only instrumental in promoting the summit across various platforms but also vital in enhancing collaboration, trade, and investment opportunities.
Over the previous nine editions, the partner countries and organizations have significantly contributed to high-profile representation and response for the summit, facilitating socio-economic and cultural collaborations.
VGGS 2024 aims to be an effective platform for attracting investments in emerging sectors such as semiconductors, green hydrogen, e-mobility, renewable energy, and FinTech, among others. The summit is positioned to align with the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047, with the partner countries and organizations expected to actively participate in sectoral and country seminars, and collectively contributing to the summit's success and overarching goals.
Over the years, it has evolved into a prominent platform for business networking, knowledge exchange, and fostering strategic partnerships for inclusive and sustainable growth.
This year's Summit is expected to be the most grandiose in its history, reflecting two decades of progressive evolution. It will strongly corroborate Gujarat's developmental journey while embodying the state's commitment to socio-economic advancement, aligning with Prime Minister Modi's vision of a self-reliant and developed India by 2047 (Viksit Bharat @ 2047). This vision is shared and actively promoted by current Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel.
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2024, commencing on January 9, is set to be a focal point of the Summit. Spanning over 200,000 square meters, it is anticipated to be one of the world's largest trade shows. The show will highlight 'TECHADE and Disruptive Technologies', emphasizing the Champion Services Sector, which includes Digital India initiatives, India Stack, and emerging technologies like Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, AI/ML, and applications in various service sectors.
In preparation for this event, various initiatives have been undertaken. Roadshows in New Delhi and Mumbai have been organized to engage with industry leaders and extend invitations to the Summit. Furthermore, the Gujarat government has initiated the Vibrant Gujarat Vibrant District Mahotsav, aiming to bolster participation and development at the district and local industry levels.
The Summit will feature several thematic seminars covering topics like Food Security, Advanced Technology, Startups & Innovation, Healthcare, Life Science, and Sustainability. These sessions will be a walk-through of Gujarat’s achievements, sectorial strengths, and leadership role in realizing the visions of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Viksit Bharat @ 2047.
Moreover, the Summit will host sessions on Gujarat's roadmap towards Viksit Bharat @ 2047, including an MSME conclave, signifying the state's strategic approach to economic growth and development.
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 symbolizes a new era of business opportunities and strategic growth, not only for Gujarat but also for India, marking a crucial milestone in the state's journey towards global leadership in various sectors.