Program Schedule

Day-1, 17 January 2019

Inauguration of Exhibition on Futuristic Technologies
  • Inauguration of unique ‘Traveling Exhibition’ on the theme of Space Exploration
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Seminar
  • Seminar on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for future economic development
  • For Paper Submission on “International Conference on STEM” CLICK HERE
Inaugural of Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show
  • Inauguration of the flagship Trade Show spread over an area of 200,000 sq. Mts., and showcasing exhibits covering 25 sectors
  • Unique Vendor Development and Reverse Buyer-Seller Program

Day-2, 18 January 2019

Inaugural Session
1000 – 1300 hrs
  • Inauguration of Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Summit by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in the presence of Heads of States and Global Business Leaders
Make in India Seminar
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • The ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched by Government of India in 2014, to promote the manufacturing industry, and to encourage global and domestic corporations to manufacture their goods in India
  • Encompassing 25 sub-sectors of the manufacturing industry, the program has enabled the inflow of significant new investments in Indian manufacturing, and enable the creation of thousands of jobs – directly as well as indirectly
  • The seminar will showcase the Success Stories of Make in India program & key interventions taken by Government to ensure the success of the program
  • In light of future economic developments in India, the seminar will also provide an opportunity to policymakers and industry captains to brainstorm on the Way Forward for Make in India
Seminar on Transport & Logistics Sector
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • With a 1600 Km long coastline dotted with 48 Major and Non-Major ports, Gujarat alone handles over 40% of India’s maritime cargo
  • The State’s strategic location also acts as a key catalyst for tapping the vast north Indian hinterland; and helps manufacturers producing goods in India, to directly access markets in Europe, Africa and West Asia
  • The seminar will involve discussion on themes relevant to future development of the transport sector in Gujarat and India, such as Transshipment, Road Transport of Cargo and future developments in Logistics
GIFT International Financial Services Centre: A New Financial Gateway of India
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • Gujarat International Finance Tech City (GIFT City) is India’s first International Financial Services Center, poised to be a global hub for financial services and the IT/ ITeS industry
  • The seminar will focus on deliberating the opportunities for inter connect between Global Exchanges; and on showcasing the Business Potential for Banking & Insurance business in GIFT IFSC
Roundtable Interaction with Heads of Global Funds
1700 – 1900 hrs
  • Exclusive Roundtable Interaction with Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi about infrastructure investment opportunities in India and Gujarat
  • Participation from Heads of Global Sovereign, Pension and Long Term Investment Funds
Country / State Seminars
1430 – 1800 hrs
  • Seminars by various Countries/ Indian States, to showcase their business strengths and partnership opportunities to the world
B2B / B2G meetings
1300 – 1800 hrs

Day-3, 19 January 2019

Celebration of Africa Day
0830 – 1300 hrs
  • Africa is one of India’s and Gujarat’s foremost partner in trade and commerce
  • The Africa Day will provide a platform for global leaders to discuss opportunities for strategic partnerships, trade and investments between India and Africa.
  • Showcase of Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Africa and Sector specific B2B roundtable meetings
Gujarat’s Sprint to 2022
1000 – 1300 hrs
  • With 8% share in India’s GDP and 17% contribution to national industrial output, Gujarat is a prime contributor to national economic development
  • Supported by robust infrastructure and industrial development, Gujarat is also one of the leading Indian states in terms of inward FDI; and is a preferred destination for investors
  • This flagship event aims to highlight Gujarat’s holistic development by 2022 and the State’s vision for maintaining its stature as an evenly industrialized state and a preferred investment destination in India
  • A key feature of the event would be the showcase of mega infrastructure projects, social development and entrepreneurial spirit of Gujarat
MSME Convention
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • Discussion on topics such as: Design Technology and Management; Credit and Finance; Marketing including positioning in Global Value Chains
  • Showcasing success of Vendor Development Programs
  • Presentation of awards to successful MSMEs
B2B Meetings: Africa Day
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • Sector specific B2B roundtable meetings
Seminar on Bilateral Trade (Trade & Exports)
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • India is a key player in global trade and commerce, with the value of India’s global EXIM trade clocking more than US$ 750 Billion (2017-18)
  • Gujarat alone exports commodities worth over US$ 66Billion (2017-18), accounting for a 22% share in national exports
  • Given the importance of trade and commerce, and export-oriented manufacturing, and looking at future trade projections for India, the seminar will provide an opportunity to brainstorm on the theme of: “Making India a Trillion Dollar Exports Economy”
Showcasing of healthcare facilities and seminar on Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • Gujarat is a national hub of medical services, with several tertiary healthcare avenues across the state, being accessed even by patients from other countries
  • The seminar will showcase a new paradigm in medical & pharma services in Gujarat, with emphasis on quality of services
  • Seminar will present Gujarat’s vision for implementation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme and leveraging private sector for increasing healthcare penetration
Opportunities in Urban Infrastructure
1430 – 1700 hrs
  • With a 43% urban population and development of 6 Smart Cities at various phases of implementation, creation of new urban infrastructure is a highly relevant topic for Gujarat
  • The event will involve deliberations on creating livable cities using mobility as a vehicle to drive Urban Development by incorporating the use of advanced technology, parking solutions, electric vehicles and big data
  • Discussions on the role of Development Control Regulation for Housing will also be held
Country / State Seminars
All day event
  • Seminars by various Countries/ Indian States, to showcase their business strengths and partnership opportunities to the world
B2B / B2G Meetings
1000 – 2000 hrs

Day-4, 20 January 2019

Conclave of Global Chambers of Commerce & Industries
0900 – 1200 hrs
  • Platform for international chambers to come together and explore business opportunities, ideas and information about business environment of various countries
  • Exposure to new areas of investment opportunities in sunrise sectors as well as on technology up-gradations, innovative technologies, export market opportunities and innovative sources of credit financing, particularly for MSMEs
Repositioning Indian Brands on a Global Frontier
0900 – 1200 hrs
  • In addition to a favorable industrial ecosystem and robust infrastructure, Gujarat also offers a highly skilled and deployable workforce to businesses operating in the State
  • With a focus on the Human Resource strengths of Gujarat, the forum will discuss emerging ecosystem strengths of leading educational institutions in Gujarat and their contribution to Gujarat’s economy
  • Deliberations will also take place on the way forward to integrate Gujarat’s educational ecosystem with international ecosystems
Seminar on Renewable Energy
0900 – 1200 hrs
  • Deliberating the importance of the role Gujarat plays in India’s Renewable Energy landscape
  • The seminar will enable conversations around Offshore Wind, Grid Integration, EV Charging Infrastructure and the Policy and Regulatory framework for Energy Storage
Sustainable Technology Driven Agriculture for New India
0900 – 1200 hrs
  • Gujarat is a national leader in cultivation of crops such as cotton, groundnut, castor, cumin; as well as in sectors such as horticulture, dairy and fisheries
  • To boost the agricultural output of Gujarat, the seminar will showcase new innovative technologies, that will help drive sustainable economic growth of farmers
  • Technologies in the areas of Crop mapping, Soil health, Water management etc. will also be discussed
Country / State Seminars
1000 – 1230 hrs
  • Seminars by various Countries/ Indian States, to showcase their business strengths and partnership opportunities to the world
Valedictory Session
1230 – 1400 hrs
  • Seminars by various Countries/ Indian States, to showcase their business strengths and partnership opportunities to the world
B2B / B2G meetings
1000 – 1200 hrs
B2B / B2G meetings
1430 – 2000 hrs
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