The tenth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) on 10-12 January 2024 set a new benchmark in global business forums. The Summit with the theme ‘Gateway to the Future’ saw participation from more than 28 countries and 14 organizations.
This global summit attracted a diverse group of international partners from Australia, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand, the UAE, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Ghana, and Vietnam. This wide array of participants highlighted the growing global stature of the VGGS.
In addition to countries, several prominent organizations, including the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India), EPIC India-University of Chicago, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Indo-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Solar Alliance, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Korea Trade and Investment Agency also attended the Summit. The active involvement of these organizations highlights the VGGS’s role as a platform for fostering international trade and investment.
Over the previous nine editions, the partner countries and organizations significantly contributed to high-profile representation and response for the summit, facilitating socio-economic and cultural collaborations. The state government of Gujarat recognised the crucial role of each partner country and organization in bolstering bilateral relations and contributing to the success of the VGGS. Their active participation was not only instrumental in promoting the summit across various platforms but also vital in enhancing collaboration, trade, and investment opportunities.
This year’s summit was the most grandiose in its history, reflecting two decades of progressive evolution. It strongly corroborated Gujarat’s developmental journey while embodying the state’s commitment to socio-economic advancement, aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a self-reliant and developed India by 2047 – Viksit Bharat@2047.
Over the years, Summit has evolved into a prominent platform for business networking, knowledge exchange, and fostering strategic partnerships for inclusive and sustainable growth. VGGS 2024 became an effective platform for attracting investments in emerging sectors such as semiconductors, green hydrogen, e-mobility, renewable energy, and FinTech, among others.
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2024 was the focal point of the Summit. Spanning over 200,000 square meters, it was one of the world’s largest trade shows. The show was focused on ‘TECHADE and Disruptive Technologies’, emphasizing the Champion Services Sector, which includes Digital India initiatives, India Stack, and emerging technologies like Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, AI/ML, and applications in various service sectors.
The summit featured several thematic seminars on topics like Food Security, Advanced Technology, Startups & Innovation, Healthcare, Life Science, and Sustainability.
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 symbolizes a new era of business opportunities and strategic growth, not only for Gujarat but also for India, marking a crucial milestone in the state and country’s journey towards global leadership in various sectors.