Bengal Global Summit 2016
Bengal Global Business Summit 2015 proved to be a milestone in terms of establishing Bengal as an ideal investment destination. Buoyed by the success of the first Summit, Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 was organised to showcase investment opportunities in the state and bring in new ideas and introduce new themes where Bengal could have a cutting edge. BGBS 2016 had plenary sessions addressed by political dignitaries from India and abroad and national and international speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences. There were thematic sessions on Startups, E-commerce, Design, Intelligent Cities, Industrial Infrastructure available in the state, Skills and Services and Sector Leadership. The Summit also focused on B2B and G2B interactions. BGBS 2016 had the valued presence of various dignitaries like industry leaders, senior ministers from India and abroad, heads of business and government leaders from 26 countries including USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, Bhutan, Bangladesh, etc. participated in the Summit. Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Summit and presided over the plenary sessions. 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 and 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. Living up to the tagline of Bengal surging ahead, BGBS 2016 concluded on a very high and optimistic note. Rs. 2,50,253.74 crores of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was the Summit Partner of Bengal Global Summit 2016 and Japan was the Partner Country.
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.
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.
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.
I would rate the summit as a very successful event. This time we build `Brand West Bengal'
The profile of Bengal has changed in the country. Now everybody will be positive about Bengal.
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 .
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.
Mamata Banerjee supported by her extremely able team has brought a transformational change in the state which is attracting investors like never before.
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.
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.
Bengal Global Summit 2017
Milan Mela, Kolkata
- Rs 2,43,100 crore worth of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals received from varied sectors during Bengal Global Business Summit 2015.
- Mr. Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting was the Chief Guest. Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway & Shipping was the Guest of Honour.
- Participation from 20 countries including UK, Japan, USA, Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Israel, Spain, Belarus, Czech Republic, Korea, Luxembourg and neighbouring countries Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan.
- Major announcements/ investment proposals/ MoUs/ EOIs - SAIL, NTPC, Super Smelter, Essel Group, H-Energy, GEECL, ShriRam Group, Amul Dairy, Apollo Hospitals, AMRI Hospitals, AMITY University, Ambuja Neotia Group, BAPL – Schomi
- Private sector investments in 22 townships
- Announcements for Bhor Sagar Deep Sea Port & Haldia Expansion, development of Deochapachami Coal mines and highway development