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CHIEF MINISTER INAUGURATES VIBRANT GOA GLOBAL SUMMIT AND EXPO 2019 

October 17, 2019

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Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant inaugurated the ‘Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019’ at Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukharjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao in the presence of more than 2500 National and International delegates today. Minister for Heath Shri. Vishwajeet Rane, Minister for Revenue Smt. Jennifer Monserrate, Under Secretary for foreign Trade Affairs, UAE H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Secretary General, Business Club France Madame Veronique Moncada, Vice Chairman Oman Chamber of Commerce, Oman Dr. Saklim Al Junaidi, Higher ARC LLC, USA Shri. James Lee Kawski, Chairman of Vibrant Goa Foundation Shri. Nitin Kuncalienker, Chief Mentor Dr. Jagat Shah, President Shri. Rajkumar Kamat, President of GCCI Shri. Manoj M Caculo, Chairman of Dhempo Group Shri. Shriniwas Dempo were present on the occasion.

The three day Summit which will conclude on October 19 will witness knowledge lecture series by 85 speakers and exhibition stalls by 550 companies from 52 countries around the world as well as local entrepreneurs.

The Chief Minister in his address said that Summits like 'Vibrant Goa' will help in the state as well as country’s economic growth. “It is also a platform for Goan entrepreneurs to showcase and boost their business.” 

 Stressing on  Prime Minister’s idea of New India, the Chief Minister urged the foreign delegates to invest in Goa and ensured to clear the proposals in 30 days. “Goa would love expand its business parameters. The Goa Start-up policy initiated by the Government is a golden opportunity for people to turn their ideas into businesses,” the Chief Minister said.

Shri. Rane while praising Vibrant Goa initiative said that the summit is an amalgamation of people with vast expose and experience. “It’s the time we change our work perspective. Vibrant Goa will bridge the gaps between countries and strengthen economical ties. However, we must see that we invest in clean and green projects which will catalyst growth. We must also build a sustainable model for industrial growth to explore and energies the industrial sector. We can also create a very new Eco system to attract new companies and this is possible with constant dialogues via events like Vibrant Goa,” the Minister said.

Calling Vibrant Goa an ideal convergence for business enthusiasts Smt. Monserrate said that the event will provide practical opportunities to industrialists in Goa as well as abroad. “Let’s make Goa a top investment destination. To make this happen we shall need an Institutional framework. By holding digital literacy programs and by enabling faster technology, Goa will one day become power house of technology,” Smt. Monserrate stated.

In their addresses the officials and foreign delegates too agreed to strengthen tie-ups with the country, specially with Goa in sectors like ship building, tourism, fisheries, food processing, mining and manufacturing, maritime trade etc. “India provides endless opportunities for business and events like vibrant Goa is destination to strengthen the bi-lateral ties with the country,” opined H.E.Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Under Secretary for foreign Trade Affairs. Madame Veronique Moncoda informed that France is keen to strengthen its ties with the country in terms of education and Industries.

Minister for Transport Shri. Mauvin Godinho, Minister for Ports Shri. Michael Lobo, MLAs Shri. Francisco Silveira, Shri. Prasad Gaonkar and Shri. Tony Fernandes, Chief Secretary Shri. Parimal Rai, IAS were also present among others.

Earlier, the function began by lighting the traditional lamp. Shri. Nitin Kunkaliekar welcomed the gathering while Shri. Jagat Shah briefed about the event. Shri. Rajkumar Kamat highlighted the objectives of the global expo and summit while Shri. Manoj Caculo addressed the gathering. Delegates of Quatar, USA, Oman also spoke on the occasion. A message sent by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi was also read on the occasion. The Chief Minister then released ‘Investor Booklet’, felicitated foreign delegates and the team of Vibrant Goa Foundation and Global Network.

Various Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were  signed with delegates from countries such as Canada, Srilanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Bhutan, France and Portugal. Smt. Siddhi Upadhye and Shri. Gervice Pereira compered while Shri. Manoj Patil proposed the vote of thanks.

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