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Old June 22nd, 2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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VGGIS | News Updates Discussions

Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit is the name given to a biennial investors summit held by the government of Gujarat in Gujarat. The event is aimed at bringing together business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers; the summit is advertised as a platform to understand and explore business opportunities in the State of Gujarat

VGGIS 2003 - Signed 76 MOUs worth US $14 billion
VGGIS 2005 - Signed MOUs for setting up projects worth INR 870 Billion
VGGIS 2007 - Signed 343 MOUs worth Rs 461835 crores.
VGGIS 2009 - Signed 8668 MOUs having total investment of Rs.12,24,482 crores.
VGGIS 2011 - About 7,936 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed for Rs. 20,83,000 ($ 450 billion) crore.
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Vibrant Gujarat 2013 seeks to expand global participation[

A 50-strong contingent of senior management officials from industrial houses like Reliance Industries Limited, Adani Group, Essar Group, Zydus Cadila, Suzlon, Torrent Group, Rasna Industries, Tata Group companies, Mamta Group, Cadila Pharmaceuticals would promote Gujarat as investment destination to the potential investors in different countries as a run up to Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2013.

The first group of corporate and state government representatives, for the Vibrant summit to be organised between January 11 and January 13 next year, left for China and Hong Kong on Sunday.

"The Vibrant Summit will focus on innovation, knowledge, sustainability and youth empowerment by proper skilling," said Maheshwar Sahu, principal secretary of Industries and Mines department. This will be the sixth biennial Vibrant Summit.

The delegation for China is being led by resident commissioner of Gujarat in New Delhi, Bharat Lal, for roadshows between June 10 and 22.

The team includes officials from Suzlon, Sai InfoSystem (SIS), Gujarat Venture Fund Limited, India China Economic and Cultural Council, Gujarat International Finance Tech City as well as officials from Vadodara-based M S University, Ahmedabad-based Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University and Gujarat Pollution Control Board. The delegation will later visit Hong Kong.

Post chief minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in November 2011, several Chinese companies have shown interest in investing in Gujarat. Transformer manufacturing company Tbea is setting up a manufacturing facility in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore. Telecom company Huawei is also interested in setting up a facility in Gujarat.

The second leg (June 18-28) of Vibrant delegation will cover France, Germany and Switzerland and will have representatives of RIL, Adani Group, Torrent Group, Hazira LNG Private Limited, Essar, Rasna Group, Tata Group and Mamta Group. The delegation will be led by A K Sharma, CEO of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB).

The third leg (July 2-12) will see officials of Adani Group, Essar Limited, Gujarat NRE Coke, Vedanta, JSW, ABG Shipping, Amul (GCMMF), NDDB covering Australia and Singapore. The delegation will be led by H K Dash, principal secretary in Narmada and Water Resources department.

The fourth leg (July 7-19) will see officials from RIL, Adani Energy, Dahej SEZ, Suzlon Energy as well as others seeking partnership with companies from the US (East Coast) and Canada.

D J Pandian, principal secretary of Energy and Petrochemicals will lead the delegation comprising of new entrants like Sun Edison, Azure Power and Abellon Clean Energy Limited.

Other delegations will cover countries like the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Israel, Austria, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, USA (West Coast). Dates of these delegations are yet to be finalised.

Experts from Gujarat Technical University, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University as well as representatives from industry associations like Diamond Association, Confederation of Indian Industries, consultancy company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb) will also be a part of the delegations.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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Vibrant Gujarat 2013 to be 'bigger, better'

The low translation of investments committed at successive Vibrant Gujarat Summits into actual investments notwithstanding, the Narendra Modi government is going all out to promote the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, scheduled for January 2013.

The five Vibrant Gujarat Summits, starting from 2003 to the last one in 2011, lasted two days each. However, Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013 will take place over three days. Instead of starting on January 12 and culminating the next day, as has been the case all these years, the 2013 Summit will start on January 11 and conclude on January 13.

“Vibrant Gujarat Summit is now a brand in itself. The coming edition will be bigger and better than the previous editions in all ways,” said state industries minister Saurabh Patel.

According to officials, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit exhibition will be spread over 1,00,000 sq m, as against 35,000 sq m in 2011. Like in 2011, the event would take place at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. The total number of events in the 2011 Summit was 65, which would go up to 115 this time around.

While Japan and Canada will again be the partner countries for the investment Summit, Russia’s Astrakhan and Australia’s South Australia are expected to join as partner provinces.

“The focus of previous Vibrant Gujarat Summits was on attracting investments. For the upcoming Summit, this is being expanded and will also comprise innovation, sustainability, skill development and knowledge creation,” Patel, who also heads advisory committee of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, said.

The committee, which also comprises government officials and business leaders, met on Monday and took stock of preparations for the event. The committee also finalised a host of events that would take place in the run-up to and during the mega investment Summit.

In tune with the theme on knowledge creation, the upcoming Summit would see a host of discussion forums, panel discussions, conventions, round-table events, conclaves, among others.

The focus will be on sectors such as pharma, green-energy, manufacturing, ports, environmental technology, and automobiles, SIRs, among others.

Already, more than two dozen events, including seminars, conventions, lectures, B2B meets and exhibitions, have been organised in the run-up to the Summit in January. The coming months will see more such events.

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1,00,000 sq m – area
115 – total events
18 – knowledge events
Japan & Canada will again be partner countries, while Russia’s Astrakhan and South Australia may join as partner provinces

The themes so far Edition Theme

2003 Re-establishing Guj as an investment destination
2005 Making Guj a preferred investment destination
2007 Making Guj most preferred investment destination
2009 Showing Guj – The Growth Engine of India
2011 The Global Business Hub
2013 The Global Business Hub
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Guj delegation holds roadshow for VGGIS 2013 in Shanghai

In run-up to Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit (VGGIS) 2013, a high-level delegation of government officials and business leaders from Gujarat visited Shanghai-based large corporate having diversified interests.

A two-day visit of a fifteen-member delegation from Gujarat was a part of the road show for the VGGIS, scheduled to be held in January next year.

The visit comes in the wake of rapidly growing business and cultural ties between China and Gujarat, which got a major boost after state chief minister Narendra Modi led a delegation to People’s Republic of China in November, 2011.

The delegation, led by Bharat Lal, principal resident commissioner, government of Gujarat, showcased investment opportunities in Gujarat. The delegation discussed investment possibilities in upcoming large projects and big-ticket investment projects including Dholera Special Investment Region (D-SIR) along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and also a multi services Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Gujarat International Finance Tech (GIFT) City, which focuses on financial services and technology.

"The delegation along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) representatives also met members of China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Government agency responsible for promotion of investment and business to promote partnership between China and Gujarat," a statement from the state government informed.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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Gujarat delegation explores business ops in Hong Kong

A business delegation from Gujarat explored trade and investment possibilities with leading Hong Kong based companies in power, construction, and urban transport.

The 12-member business delegation that toured different Chinese cities -- the last being Hong Kong -- to scout for investment opportunities, held a series of meetings with top corporate groups and business organisations in the country.

At a seminar organised by the India & Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, the delegation showcased the progress made by Gujarat and the opportunities the state offers, said a statement.

In view of huge opportunities available in Gujarat these companies are keen to invest in the state and develop large infrastructure through public private partnerships, it said.
Investors, it said, displayed keen interest and inquired about investing in the State's financial and infrastructure sectors.

The delegation also briefed the audience in Hong Kong about the state-sponsored private equity investment company - Gujarat Venture Finance Limited as well as about its operations and funds where Hong Kong based investors could make investments.

The delegation met leading companies including those having interest in power, construction, and urban transport along with major financial institutions based in Hong Kong.

Projects like urban transport, Dholera Special Investment Region, Gujarat International Finance Tech-City city project, industrial parks among others attracted serious interest, statement said.

The Consulate of India in Hong Kong had a detailed briefing of the delegation and plans to actively work with apex organisations and associations to facilitate participation of their members in Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit.

The delegation during its visit to China and Hong Kong explored trade and business opportunities, following up on the last year's visit of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to China.

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Sparkle 2013

Sparkle 2013, an exhibition showcasing Gujarat's prowess in diamond and jewellery, will be organised between January 4 and January 7, 2013 at Surat, a week ahead of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. For the first time, traders and manufacturers of diamond jewellery from Dubai and Thailand will participate in the event. Earlier, they were mere visitors.

The exhibition will be spread across 1.16 lakh sq feet of pillar-less dome and will display modern and traditional jewellery designs under one roof. Besides jewellery, on display will be precious, semi-precious and coloured gemstones; pearl, silver, white gold and fine finish jewellery; software, machinery and equipment; packaging products and services
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"For the first time manufacturers and traders from Dubai and Thailand will be participating in the event. This will be an opportunity to buy directly from the manufacturers. There will be around 147 participants. We expect close to 25,000 visitors during the event. The event will provide ample opportunity for B2B and B2C meets," said Paresh Patel, president of Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), the organiser of Sparkle 2013.

The diamond industry is one of the major industries of Surat and it accounts for an annual turnover of about Rs 80,000 crore. Surat is the world's diamond manufacturing hub processing 8 out of the 10 diamonds processed in the world. Hare Krishna, Shree Ram Krishna, Venus Jewel, M Suresh & Co., Kiran Gems, Rosy Blue, Karp, H Vinod Kumar & Co., Blue Star, Arzyav Diamond are among the manufacturers that will display their offering to visitors and trading partners. Popular brands like KISNA, A Star, Agni, D damas, Parimeeta, Nakshatra, Gili, Orra, Kiha, Tanishq, Jewel Goldi, +B2 and Ciemme will be on display.

SGCCI represents manufacturers and traders in industries like textile, gem and jewellery, automobile and heavy industries. It has set up Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC) in 13 hectare area.

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit not about MOUs alone

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Principal secretary of industries & mines department, Maheshwar Sahu is a busy man. In the country’s most ambitious industrial state, Gujarat, he is also the key person for the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit since 2010.

For him, a usual day in office starts with meetings and most end pretty much similarly. His main job is to meet corporate bigwigs from India and elsewhere to sell Gujarat as an investment destination.

The next milestone ofcourse is the VGGIS 2013. After almost a week and a few visits to his office, DNA manages to catch up with Sahu as he agreed to spare a ‘maximum’ of 10 minutes. Refusing to give an interview, he agrees to answer a few questions about the countdown to VGGIS 2013 in the shadow of state Assembly elections.

VGGIS over the years

The idea behind the very first Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2003 was to attract investments in Gujarat, but 'this is not the case any more'.

Gujarat has changed over the years, and so has Vibrant Gujarat Summit. From being a preferred investment destination, Gujarat became the growth engine of India before reaching its current position of a global business hub. This is exactly how the Vibrant Gujarat Summit has also evolved,” he says.

I ask him to tell us more about the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013, scheduled in Gandhinagar from January 11 to 13, just a few weeks after the state elections are over.

“We successfully projected Gujarat as a global business hub through Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2011. This can be gauged from the fact that many countries and other states used the platform as an opportunity to woo investors. We plan to take this further ahead in 2013,” he says.

He further says that Vibrant Summit 2013 would focus on innovation, sustainable development, skill enhancement and knowledge creation.

There will also be a lot of exchange on green energy, environment technology and other such topics,” he says. He gives me figures about the events to be organised before and during Vibrant Gujarat, and the size of the exhibition to stress on the scale of the upcoming Summit.

I ask him whether focus would also be on signing MoUs. He shirks, before saying “The Vibrant Gujarat Summit is not about MoUs alone. The MoUs are just incidental – to show that the government is willing to support business houses if they decide to invest in the state.”

Sahu reminds me that my ten minutes are up. I tend not to hear it, and ask him about the low translation rate of Vibrant Gujarat MoUs into investment. He denies that translation rate is low. “The overall success rate of MoUs signed at Vibrant Gujarat Summits is an impressive 53%. This is in spite of the fact that large projects have gestation period of 5 to 7 years, and it would not be fair to take MoUs signed in 2009 and 2011 into consideration,” he claims.

He senses that I am not impressed or satisfied with the answer. He hands over a paper to me showing ‘The Real Story’ of Vibrant Gujarat MoUs, which gives a detailed breakup of investments proposed and investments realized.

We are focusing on SME sector. They are the ones that create large number of jobs, and also play an important role in attracting big industries,” he says further.

I ask him about the prevailing uncertainty and fears of economic slowdown and its potential impact on Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2013.

“We do not see the slowdown having a substantial impact on Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Large business houses do not take decisions keeping immediate future in mind. They always look at the long term. There is a slowdown today, but it doesn’t stop a businessman from making plans or taking any decisions,” he explains.

We have received excellent response for the Vibrant Summit 2013. We are expecting wider and much bigger participation. This shows that there is hunger for Gujarat,” he says further.

Sahu has to attend a meeting and says no more questions. As I am winding up, he calls for tea. I sense an opportunity for another question.

I ask him how Gujarat plans to differentiate Vibrant Gujarat Summits from the ones being organised by other states, most recently by Karnataka. “You cannot compare apples with oranges,” he chides me.

What other states are doing now, we were doing in way back 2003 and 2005. Their objective is to attract investment. We are aiming much higher and projecting Gujarat as a business hub,” he adds before leaving.
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xposting re prev VGGIS figures:

Of course, not every project will come into reality, but the important thing to remember is to look at the bigger picture. Before the land-bank policy came into play, there was always a delay due to land acquisition and even now, environmental and other central clearances have to be factored in. Besides that, projects in certain sectors, esp Energy, Ports, Construction, usually tend to have seperate phases within them, so all things considered, its not really that surprising if vast amounts of the money isnt seen straight away.



The amount implented and under implementation is pretty massive. Were talking over Rs 10 lakh crore, so no matter how hard ppl try, these cannot be ignored as "paper projects" or "hype".

Now that few years have passed, the early summits are all at 60-70% of proposed investments implemented/under implementation.

A lot of the projects announced in 09 summit and especially 11 summit were focussed on the DMIC, hopefully as that project inches itself closer to reality, we will see more of the projects get moving.

That said, 13% implemented/under implentation of the proposed investments from 2011 summit is pretty good, (considering the count was done only 10months after the event itself)
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Vibrant Gujarat 2013 (official website)



Apparently they have actually already been promoting VGGIS2013 at many events, going back to last September! Mahatma Mandir will be used for many of the build up events.

Walkthrough of new Summit Venue


Alongside, another thing that seems quite interesting is the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show, which will go from Jan 08-13

Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show (official website)

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that is awesome! Any idea of what is actually happening at Mahatma mandir?
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that is awesome! Any idea of what is actually happening at Mahatma mandir?
I visited gandhinagar 15 days back to see akshradam .... I saw Mahtama mandir AND ITS HUGE.. 2 BUILDINGS ARE COMPLETED.. AND LOOKS GREAT.. REST OF THE WORK IS UNDER FULL FORCE... I THINK.. THESE 2 AUDITORIUM WILL BE USED IN VIBRANT GUJARAT..
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Gujarat delegation complete Nigeria visit

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The Gujarat delegation visiting Nigeria for promotion of Vibrant Gujarat winded up their visit Abuja and Lagos where it held meetings with top corporate groups and business organizations.

The delegation led by Pankaj Kumar, IAS, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat has signed a Declaration for Intent of Co-operation with The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) to facilitate investments in their respective regions, enhance bilateral trade and participate in investment promotion related events in the respective partner's country. LCCI has agreed to bring a high level delegation during the sixth Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit.

The two-day visit commenced with the Gujarat delegation meeting Suresh Makhijani, acting High Commissioner of India to Nigeria at his office. During the visit, the delegation focused on showcasing socio-economic profile of the state and shared the details of the current business and infrastructure opportunities available in Gujarat with the prospective investors through business road shows and seminars. These Road Shows & Seminars were well attended by over 180 representatives of different companies and were jointly organized by Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Indian Professional Forum and NACCIMA.

The high-profile 9-member business delegation met most of the key business organizations, large sector companies and education sector representatives of Nigeria. They also met senior representatives of The ECOWAS Commission, which is a community of 15 West African countries to explore possible areas of collaboration between Gujarat and their 15 member countries. Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mining & Agriculture (ABUCCIMA), ECOWAS Commission and The Lagos Chamber of Commerce have promised to bring business delegations to Gujarat during the sixth Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit.
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Gujarat delegation visit Algeria

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A high profile business delegation of 10 members led by Pankaj Kumar, and vice chairman and chief executive officer, Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat completed their four day vist to Algeria.

The delegation was in Algeria since September 23 2012. The delegation invited the business community from Algeria to invest in Gujarat and participate in large numbers during Vibrant Gujarat 2013 summit.

The delegation during its visit called on the Indian Ambassador to Algeria, Kuldeep Singh Bhardwaj to get briefed about the investment climate in Algeria and its ties with India.

During the visit, the Government of Gujarat organized a Road Shows followed by Business to Business (B2B) meetings to showcase socio-economic profile of the State and shared the details of the current business and infrastructure opportunities available in Gujarat with the prospective investors. These Road Shows and B2B meetings were well attended by over 70 representatives of different companies. It was supported by Algeria Chamber of Commerce & Industry and High Commission of India in Algeria.

During the visit, the delegation met senior most representatives from following key federal government bodies at their respective offices of Ministry of Industry and Investment Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The top-notch companies in the respective industry in Algeria were invited during the meetings with these respective federal government departments.

The delegation also visited Algiers Port to meet the local Port Authority to learn from their best practices around project structuring, roles & responsibilities, operations management, safety measures etc.Ministry of Industry & Investment Promotion and Ministry of Energy & Mines have promised to bring similar high profile business delegations to Gujarat during the 6th Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit.
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Gujarat seeks investment from Dubai

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A high-level 10 member delegation from Gujarat, India’s most industrialised state is showcasing investment opportunities to leading industrialists and businessmen at a seminar in Dubai.

The seminar was jointly organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Business and Professional Council under the aegis of the Consulate
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The delegation, led by Kamal Dayani, Industries Commissioner, Government of Gujarat, comprises of senior executives from Gujarat’s leading private and government companies in oil and gas, chemicals and fertilisers, information and communications technology, and infrastructure sectors.

The delegation will be visiting Abu Dhabi and Sharjah this week as well for a series of B2B meetings with leading industrialists to discuss business and investment opportunities of mutual interest.

Dayani and the delegation members will be extended an invitation to UAE-based business leaders, investors, corporations, academicians and policymakers to the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in Gandhinagar, the state capital of Gujarat on January 11-13, 2013.

Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit will be the stage for a host of world leaders to deliberate on the issues facing global economies as they strive towards inclusive and balanced development. The last summit – the biggest in South Asia - was a major success with more than 100 different countries gathering in Gujarat to discuss new cross-border investment opportunities or ways to expand their existing operations.

Sanjay Verma, Consul General, Government of India in Dubai, Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Bharat Butaney, President of Indian Business and Professional Council will also address the gathering.

Located on the western coast of India, Gujarat is India’s leading industrial state with a unique combination of a strategic geographic location, developed infrastructure, a multilingual workforce and a high concentration of corporate and financial resources. Its pro-active government and business-savvy population make a perfect ground for businesses to flourish. By carefully planning special industrial zones and investment regions, the state has created a much more conducive business and regulatory environment within many industries. With UAE’s strong foothold in these sectors, the delegation’s meetings will provide an excellent foundation for building partnerships that will invigorate the economies of both regions.
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Ahead of its Vibrant Gujarat investment summit in January next year, a high-powered delegation is holding a series of road show in US, to woo American investors into west Indian Gujarat state.

Led by Ravi Saxena, Gujarat's Additional Secretary for Science and Technology, the delegation comprising of officials and businessmen, held its first road show in Palo Alto, California over the weekend and is now headed to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

In his address to the business community in Pao Alto at an event organized by the US India Business Council (USIBC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Saxena said that transparency, accountability and promotion of businesses have been main factors behind Gujarat's success.

In his presentation Saxena pointed to to Gujarat's strengths in terms of reliable energy and infrastructure systems, the entrepreneurial spirit of its people, its strategic location providing access into India from its western coast, and a growing young and dynamic population as some of the main reasons why businesses in California should look to invest in Gujarat.

He particularly pointed to the strength of the Gujarati diaspora in the United States, which provides a natural bridge, connecting both countries.

Major priority sectors for Gujarat over the next 5-10 years include education, healthcare and nutrition, he added.

Raj Nathan, CMO, Sybase said in terms of investments, Gujarat not just participates, but dominates, as evidenced in the fact that 22 percent of India's exports come from Gujarat which has just nine per cent of the country's workforce.

Other members of the delegation include R J Shah, CEO, Dahej SEZ; Nayan Parikh, CEO, Nayan Parikh and Consultants; Deval Parikh, managing director, Epiphania; Jaimin Shah, Founder Director Adev Information Technology Private Limited; and Nirav Shah, managing director, Jaiatma Informatics Private Limited.
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Thailand to take part in Vibrant Gujarat 2013

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A 47-member business delegation from Thailand led by their Ambassador Mr. Pisan Manawapat today called on Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at Gandhinagar to strengthen economic and cultural relations between the two regions.

The delegation was overwhelmed by the warm welcome and response accorded to them in the state. Mr. Manawapat said there is a huge scope for increasing partnership between the two on a large scale.

It is by far the biggest delegation of industrialists and businessmen from Thailand to India. It reflects Gujarat’s rising image under the leadership of Mr. Modi.

They discussed the possibility of starting a direct flight between Ahmedabad and Bangkok, developing places of tourist interest and festivals like Rann Utsav in Kutch, building infrastructure in and around GIFT and port cities along Gujarat’s coastline, building houses with prefab technology for urban development, setting up cattle feed and poultry farming in the state.

The Chief Minister accepted Thailand’s wish to set up a stall depicting mini Thailand at the Theme Pavilion during the next edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS) in 2013. He expressed the desire to hold an international competition among heritage pavilions during the event.

Those present on the occasion included Principal Industries Secretary Maheshwar Sahu, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board Managing Director A. K. Sharma and Industries Commissioner Kamal Dayani.
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State govt delegation woos Russian investors to Gujarat

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While Gujarat is yet to have any significant big-ticket investment from Russia and neighbouring countries, a state-level delegation visited the Central European countries to woo investors for the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) in January 2013. In a poll-bound Gujarat, the state government is going all out to promote its flagship investment meet.

A delegation led by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) vice chairman and managing director BB Swain visited Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Kazakhstan recently.

While Japan and Canada will be the partner countries for the 2013 edition of VGGIS, Russia's Astrakhan province and Australia's South Australia province are likely to be partner provinces.

A senior government official who went as a part of the delegation said that the focus sectors this time on were oil & gas, information and communications technology (ICT), pharmaceuticals, automobiles and engineering. "Auto ancillary units in these Central European countries have shown interest in coming to Gujarat", the official said.

Gujarat and Russia are likely to explore investment opportunities in the areas of oil and gas, shipbuilding, food industries, pharmaceuticals, fisheries, diamond cutting and polishing among others.

Apart from Russia, Poland has shown interest to invest in the renewable energy sector in the state. The delegation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IPCCI). And as per the MoU, IPPCI would be the sole representative to promote Gujarat in Poland.

Already around seven to eight delegations have visited several countries across the globe to promote the VGGIS event, including one led by chief minister Narendra Modi himself to Japan.
Article is slightly incorrect at the start about no Russian investments in Gujarat as petro giants SIBUR have already invested $450mn in a jv with Reliance for the worlds 4th largest butyl rubber plant at RILs Jamnagar refinery complex.
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