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Consul General of Singapore meets Gujarat CM Rupani

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 16:21 IST

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], Sept. 8 (ANI-Business Wire India): Ahead of the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, a Singaporean delegation led by Ajit Singh, Consul General of the Republic of Singapore, today, met with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior bureaucrats from the state government.

Prior to meeting the Chief Minister, the Consul General met P.K. Taneja, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries and Mines). The meeting was also attended by Raj Kumar Beniwal, Managing Director, iNDEXTb.

Speaking on the interactions, Ajit Singh, Consul General of Republic of Singapore, said: "It was a pleasure meeting the Vibrant Gujarat team and we are looking forward to welcoming the Indian delegation at Singapore. In the last summit, Singapore had a delegation of 120 members and that says a lot about our interests in Gujarat."

The Singaporean delegation showed interest in understanding the format of the summit and complimented the team on its progressive approach.

Explaining the summit, P K Taneja, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries and Mines), said: "We have moved from calling the event an investment summit and are calling it 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit'. The idea is to expand the scope to include ideation and vision creation. It's an important and progressive shift in crafting the nation's biggest global summit. We can expect a more intense edition of the Global CEO Conclave, we are working on it and shall share the details in due course."

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit is historically a three-day summit. However, the eighth edition of the summit will be a four-day event to ensure the attendees have enough time to ideate and work on potential collaborations using the summit as the platform.

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as one of the most important international business events in the country.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for idea exchange, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current global challenges.

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, the Gujarat Government as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January, 2017, at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The central focus of the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is "Sustainable Economic and Social Development".

The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation. (ANI-Business Wire India)