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PM Modi to inaugurate 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit today

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 08:00 IST

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], Jan. 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the eighth edition of four-day-long Vibrant Gujarat summit beginning on Tuesday.

This year's biennial flagship event will host prime ministers, presidents, deputy Prime Ministers and ministers of several countries apart from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa, Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and France's foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will participate in the Summit along with other dignitaries.

Prime Minister will chair Global CEOs Conclave- which will be attended by world's top CEOs. Bertrand-Marc Allen of Boeing International, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem of DP World group, Cisco System's John Chambers are prominent among them.

Indian business personalities like Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Gautam Adani, Vishal Sikka and Pankaj Patel will also attend the Global CEOs' Conclave.

The summit aims to provide a platform to debate global economic and social issues on the lines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Large delegations from 12 partner countries of Vibrant Gujarat including the US, the UK, France, Australia & Canada are also attending the summit.

The investment commitment is expected to reach at 30 lakh crore rupees, the highest among all summits held so far. Apart from the country-specific seminars featuring several nations, sessions on goods and services tax (GST), Make in Gujarat, MSMEs, smart and livable cities, innovation, startups and entrepreneurship will be major attractions. (ANI)

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