Delegation From the Indian State of Gujarat to Meet Leading Companies and Senior Government Officials in Japan and South Korea


New Delhi, Delhi, India

Government of Gujarat has institutionalized a biennial event “The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit” which offers a common platform for knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships and investment inflows
As part of the international outreach programme, a high-level delegation will be visiting Japan and South Korea from 17th to 21st d October 2016
Focus sectors of the delegation will be:
Automobiles and Auto Components, Electronics, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Ports & Maritime, Banking and Finance Services, Industrial Townships and Infrastructure, Education, Construction and Urban and Rural Development and Tourism for Japan
Automobiles and Auto Components, Electronics, Heavy Machinery, Chemical and Petrochemicals, Ports & Maritime, Shipbuilding, Healthcare and Education for South Korea

The Embassy of India, Tokyo ; The Consulate General of India, Osaka-Kobe  in association with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), The Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI) and The Embassy of India, Seoul in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK) are organizing roadshows and arranging Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings, hosting a high-level Vibrant Gujarat Delegation in Japan and South Korea respectively. The delegation is visiting Japan & South Korea under the auspices of the Government of Gujarat from 17th to 21st October 2016.

The Vibrant Gujarat Delegation will comprise representatives from various reputed Indian organizations from various sectors (including Mining and Energy, Chemicals, Education, Tourism, Banking and Financial Services, etc.) in addition to representatives of the Government of Gujarat and Indian Chambers.

The Vibrant Gujarat roadshow is aimed to strengthen the economic and social ties between the countries and to promote Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017. With the theme of “Gujarat – Connecting India to World”, the roadshow will feature various activities involving leading Japanese and South Korean companies, industry associations and government officials, strengthening the cause of development and promote cooperation between Japan, South Korea and the State of Gujarat. The delegates will apprise about some of the investor-friendly policies, the robust industrial ecosystem and single window clearance procedures that Gujarat offers, making it one of the most sought after investment destinations globally. Gujarat was ranked number 1 in “Ease of Doing Business” in 2015 among all states of India in a joint study by the Government of India and World Bank.

Leader of the delegation, Shri Manoj Kumar Das, IAS, Principal Secretary, Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Department, Government of Gujarat said “Our delegation’s objective is to strengthen relationship between Japan, South Korea and India where Gujarat will play a key role by offering avenues across various sectors to further enhance business relationships between the countries. With some big projects planned in the state of Gujarat, the expertise of these countries in areas like automobiles and auto components, electronics, pharmaceuticals, ports and maritime, banking and financial services, heavy machinery and education to name a few can play a significant role.”

The state of Gujarat is looking forward to host Japanese and South Korean delegation of Government officials and businessmen at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017.

About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit:

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 business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the then Chief Minister and now Prime Minister of India 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 ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives 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.