The organisers hope it will help propel the state to prove its worth in the international business network
PANJIM: What could be one of the biggest global business events in Goa during October 17-19 next year needs a gestation period of 11 months. Vibrant Goa was launched in Goa with great expectations amidst the presence of the Speaker of the Goa State Assembly, Mr Pramod Sawant and Minister for IT, Revenue and Labour and Employment, Mr Rohan Khaunte and all the leading industry captains of the state.
Dr Jagat Shah, founder president and mentor of Global Network who has proved his worth, beginning from Vibrant Gujarat believes that Goa can project itself to greater heights by propelling its worth in the international business network. “We can host an international road-show within a time frame of 15 days, but for events like these, it needs lot of preparation time for coordination with plethora of stakeholders which includes governments across the globe and participants which are expected from more than 20 countries etc,” said Dr Shah at the launch of Vibrant Goa.
Dr Jagat Shah and the brain behind Vibrant Gujarat and the Vibrant business series across India introduced the 400 strong audience of Goan business persons to objectives and philosophy behind Vibrant Goa.
MrShah explained how there would be a total of 17 international road shows across five continents and 20 road shows across India in order to drum up business opportunities for Goa and the Vibrant Goa summit. “In every road show, we will be accompanied by at least two Goan businesses which will get the unique opportunity to meet and interact with businesses outside Goa,” Shah said. Shah also said that there would be three business seminars in Goa in the run-up to the October event with a special focus on the USA, the European Union and the Middle East group of countries.
In his message to the launch event, the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Manohar Parrikar wished the very best for this event and expected that it will put Goa into the next level as far as business is concerned.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Rohan Khaunte said, “The Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit ( VG-GES) 2019 will give Goan business a big boost. The most important aspect which was addressed here by the business community that each and every entrepreneur looks at only two things -- return on investment and safety of their investment which will all generate jobs. I can say for sure that Goa can be the safest state for any investment. However, our biggest challenge for us is the skill and it is no longer will be a one-time exercise as the technology keeps changing rapidly. We cannot survive without upgrading our skills.
The VG-GES which is scheduled to be held at the Shyama Prasad Mukerjee indoor stadium between October 17-19, 2019 promises to see the participation of delegates from over 20 foreign countries, from across India and over 200 exposition stalls.