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Vibrant Goa Summit planned in October 2019

PANAJI: For the first time, a Vibrant Goa summit will be held in Panaji from October 17 to October 19, 2019, similar to the Vibrant summit series conducted in several states.

The three-day summit organised on the lines of an international expo-cum trade fair, is projected to showcase Goa’s potential to international community of investors.

It will focus on opportunities across industries in the state and expected to bring together local importers, exporters, manufacturers, service providers, traders, customers, etc.

Goan industry is taken on task of hosting the Vibrant Goa summit with support from the government.

To make the summit successful, Global Network (GN), a Gujarat based company is roped in. GN is the co-organiser for Vibrant Kutch, Vibrant Saurashtra, Vibrant Tamil Nadu, etc., across India.

Announcing the summit, Nitin Kunkolienkar, chairman, Vibrant Goa Foundation, said that, the state is not getting the attention it deserves.

“Western and southern states have become more visible and proactive but Goa is not getting adequate attention at the national level,” he added.

He further said that, export thrust will be a main focus of the summit which will help Goan industrialists and unit owners to connect with foreign countries.

Raj Kumar Kamat, executive director Business Networking International (BNI) said that, the summit model is found to have worked in other states in attracting investment and “will also work for Goa.”

Jagat Shah, founder, GN, said that, the event will create employment opportunities and give a boost to MSMEs and companies in the state. He added that, marketing of the ‘game-changing summit’ will be through road shows in 16 countries and 20 states within India. Local companies are expected to participate in the road shows and Goan diaspora will be enlisted for help.

“In each of the country that we visit we will tie-up with the Goan association to popularise the summit,” said Shah.

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