The Vibrant Goa Summit, to be held in the state in October 17-19, received a boost with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) deciding to support the expo. This was disclosed by Manoj Caculo, the newly elected president of GCCI to the Vibrant Goa foundation (VGF) on Thursday, last week.
The GCCI letter said, “For quite some time now, the Goan economy is stagnant and no good fresh investments are coming to the state. The Chamber feels that something like Vibrant Goa is very much required to help in showcasing Goa as a good investment destination. Therefore, the Chamber will support any initiative that can benefit the business community in Goa.”
The letter also stated that the managing committee of the trade body during its meeting on July 3 had unanimously decided to support the forthcoming expo. By way of support, the GCCI is likely to partner the event and assist in organizing various parallel festivals in the state during the duration of the Vibrant Summit.
Vibrant Goa 2019 is based on the Vibrant Gujarat model which brings together global business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers to understand and explore business opportunities in the state. So far, 195 overseas delegates have registered for the event. Road shows to the Far-East countries and Bhutan are scheduled in the month of July. At least 350 overseas delegates and a large number of Indian delegates are expected to take part in this first edition of Vibrant Goa Global Expo & Summit 2019. The Vibrant Goa foundation is a public trust registered with the state government and the Niti Ayog.
The summit is being organised in partnership with the GCCI, Global Network, BNI, the state and the Niti Ayog. It is also supported by various local industry organisations besides the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC).
Vibrant summit’s are the latest among states to attract investments.