January 8, 2016
Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 begins today
The Bengal Global Business Summit 2016, West Bengal government’s annual investors’ summit will be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister today at 11 AM at the Milan Mela Prangan in Kolkata.
Honourable Prime Minister of Bhutan, UK Labour Minister Priti Patel, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, delegates from Japan, UK, US, Italy and 45 nations will be present on the occasion.
Japan is this year’s Partner Country.
Union Minister for Finance, Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of State for Coal, Power and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu, are expected to be present on the occasion.
Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries is expected to join this year’s event.
N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Jyotsna Suri, chairperson of Bharat Hotels, Swati Piramal, vice-chairperson, Piramal Enterprises, Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder, Hiranandani group, and Adi Godrej, chairman of Godrej Group are expected to be present as well.
According to the programme plan, there will be Plenary Sessions, addressed by national and international entrepreneurs of stature, who will share their thoughts and experiences, There shall be Sectoral Breakaway Sessions, with participation from leading industrialists of each sector
Also the summit will witness Business-to-business (B2B) and government-to-business (G2B) interactions along with opportunities for expositions and exhibitions.
Last year, Bengal Global Business Summit got West Bengal government proposals worth Rs 2.4 lakh crore.