Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

    Strategic Location

  • Gateway to South-East Asia and North-East India
  • Shares international frontiers with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan
  • Well connected with the booming hubs of Asia such as Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia
  • Hinterland comprises mineral-rich states such as Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh
  • Naturally beautiful: The Himalayas, the Dooars, Riverine Delta of the Sunderbans and beaches

    Robust Physical Infrastructure

  • 3rd largest road network, of more than 3,15,404 KM, of the country
  • Richly endowed with natural maritime advantages, has 950 KM of water front
  • 2 International Airports – Kolkata and Bagdogra
  • Leading in the country in terms of spread, density and reach of National Inland Waterways
  • About 4,000 KM of Railway tracks
  • 2nd largest Metro Rail network in the country

    Rich Culture

  • Birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought
  • Kolkata is referred as the “Culture/literary capital of India”
  • Pioneer of cosmopolitan culture in the country
  • Land of Saint Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray and many more

    Leading Growth Engine of the Country

  • Largest in India in Power distribution, quality and availability
  • ~US$ 15 billion: India’s highest bank credit flow to MSMEs in last 5 years since 2011-12
  • Highest producer of vegetables in the country
  • 2nd largest in terms of number of MSMEs (~3.7 million enterprises)
  • 2nd in Tea production, after Assam. State is land of the famous Darjeeling Tea.
  • 3rd largest in mineral production in India accounting for about 1/5th of total mineral production of the country
  • Zero Man-days lost in last 5 years
  • Kolkata is the 1st metro city in the country with Wi-Fi connectivity on 4G

Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

Entrepreneur's Speak

  • We have a large presence in Bengal and the total investments in the State are about 20,000 crores. We have been in this State for a number of years and we continue to invest in this State.

    Sanjiv Goenka

    It was a landmark event. I was pleasantly surprised at the scale of the investment proposed and the enthusiasm shown by potential investors. I feel optimistic that Bengal will play part in the resurgence of Indian economy .


  • I am confident that the Bengal Global Business Summit will presage a new era of entrepreneurship and development in West Bengal. The overall spirit is positive and I am optimistic.

    Viresh Oberoi

    What I greatly appreciate about the West Bengal Government and its Chief Minister is its global vision. I am confident that West Bengal will steadily march forward to the industrial space and become a model in all-round growth and development.

    Mr.Umesh Chowdhary

  • I would rate the summit as a very successful event. This time we build `Brand West Bengal'

    Mr. Sumit Mazumder

    The profile of Bengal has changed in the country. Now everybody will be positive about Bengal.

    M K Jalan

  • The summit was very well-organized and saw a very good turnout. It was interesting to see many industrialists and investors from all over India and the world here. This is my first time in Kolkata and I was pleasantly surprised by the developments in Bengal. I shall make my govt and businessmen in my country aware of the investment possibilities in Bengal .

    San Schreiner

    West Bengal is taking firm steps towards consolidating its position as a potential tourist destination of India. Our state has unparalleled tourism products that are unique in terms of its beauty, rich culture and history.

    Vijay Diwan

  • Mamata Banerjee supported by her extremely able team has brought a transformational change in the state which is attracting investors like never before.

    Dr Jyotsna Suri

    Bengal Global Business Summit 2015 was a milestone event which gathered a very positive response from the investors and we are looking forward to the next Summit to carry this momentum forward.

    Gaurav Swarup

  • The Bengal Global Business Summit has evolved as an annual flagship event for the State Government for showcasing Bengal's potential and inviting investment proposals. Apart from highlighting all the achievements, the State Government should also utilize this platform to initiate a regular dialogue with the business community in order to improve the 'ease of doing business' in the state so that a cadre of empowered entrepreneurs can be groomed for the future which can guarantee job-creation.

    Sunil Kanoria

Jan 2017

Bengal Global Summit 2017

Milan Mela, Kolkata
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Highlights of BGBS 2016
  • Rs. 2,50,253.74 crore worth of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals received from varied sectors such as Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Mining, Urban Development, Power & Renewable Energy, IT, ITES & Telecom, Transport, Tourism, Food Processing & Fisheries, Technical Education & Training and Small & Medium Industries during Bengal Global Business Summit 2016.
  • Hon'ble Ministers from abroad, HE Mr Tshering Tobgay, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh and Rt Hon Ms Priti Patel, Minister of State for Employment, United Kingdom addressed the Summit.
  • Hon'ble Ministers from India, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi and Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy addressed the Summit.
  • Participation from 26 countries including USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, Belgium, Thailand, Bulgaria, Romania, Chile, Czech Republic, Mexico, Finland, Tunisia, Argentina.
  • Major announcements/ investment proposals/ MoUs/ EOIs – TCG Refinery, Jindal Group, H-Energy, Essel Group, Zhongtong Bus Holding, Great Eastern Energy, Kawasaki Rikuso, BAPL, Ambuja Neotia, ITC, Airtel, Titagarh Towers, etc.
  • Export Strategy Paper for West Bengal prepared by EXIM Bank, New Township Policy, Design Policy 2016, Start-Up Policy 2016-2021 released by Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal
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