Panaji, Oct 9 : Over 500 international delegates are expected to participate in the first, Vibrant Goa-Global Expo and Summit 2019 scheduled to be held in Goa between October 17-19 this year.
Additionally, 275 booths have already been booked by the business community in Goa and across India in what will arguably be Goa’s largest business convention ever. Some of the high profile international delegates attending the summit include His Excellency, Juma Al Kait, the assistant under-secretary of Foreign Trade at Ministry of Economy in UAE, Veronique Moncado, secretary general, Business Club France-India based in Marseille, Ken Vaz, vice president, Babco Foods International, USA, one of the largest food importers in USA and Rajesh Kazi Shrestha, president, Nepal Chamber of Commerce among others.
Likewise, eminent speakers will deliver as many as 25 lectures at the specially curated, Knowledge Series which will be held during the three-day summit.
The speakers include, Pankaj Khimji, partner-director at Khimji Ramdas LLC, one of the leading business conglomerates in Sultanate of Oman, Nasser Al Maqballi, CEO, Minerals Development Oman (MDO), a state-owned company, Mustafa Saasa, chairman and managing director of the Dubai based Raj group of companies among others. Addressing media persons in the city on Wednesday, Rajkumar Kamat, President, Vibrant Goa, said he was grateful to the whole hearted support of the Goa government in making this event happen.
Mr Kamat also appreciated the support of industry bodies like the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( GCCI), the Investment Promotion Board of Goa, Goa Management Association (GMA), Goa Technology Association (GTA), Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), Goa chapters of the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) and the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), the Goa University among others.
Mr Kamat said, “The Vibrant Goa summit will open many windows of opportunities for the business community in Goa. I urge all small and big business persons and entrepreneurs in the state to register for this event by visiting our website.” According to Manoj Caculo, president, GCCI, the event presented the state with enormous business opportunities.
“Several Chambers of Commerce from across the world will be represented at the event. We are signing MOUs with at least three countries and are looking forward to interacting with many others,” Mr Caculo said.
Other dignitaries who addressed the media on Wednesday included Mangirish Salelkar, President, Goa Technology Association, Mangesh Prabhugaonkar, President, Indian Institute of Architects ( Goa), Siddharth Naik, President, Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID, Goa), Chandrasekhar Prabhudesai, Chairman, Institute of Engineers (Goa), Pravin Khullar, president, Pharma companies association, Goa and K K Sekhar, President, Fire and Security Association of India.(UNI)