Highlights of BGBS 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF BGBS 2018

The 4th edition of Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 was held on January 16 – 17, 2018 at Biswa Bangla International Convention Center, Kolkata. 

BGBS 2018 brought together Policy Makers, Corporate Leaders from around the Globe, Delegations, Academia, and Opinion Makers to Explore Business Opportunities, Forge Partnerships and Collaborations.

Government of West Bengal has organised 4 successful editions of Bengal Global Business Summit. The four chapters of the summit have witnessed overwhelming response from the business community receiving USD 145.93 billion worth of business proposals from varied sectors. 

BGBS 2018 received participation of over 4000 delegates across India and 32 countries. Multiple delegations from Europe, America and Asia participated at the Summit. 

Japan, Germany, Italy, Poland, Republic of Korea, France, Czech Republic, UK and UAE were the Partner Countries. 

Twelve sessions including Eight Parallel Sectoral Sessions on focus sectors, four Country Sessions were organized during the 2-Day long Summit.

PARALLEL SECTORAL SESSIONS:

Sectoral Sessions on the following were organized to showcase the varied investment opportunities in the state -

  • Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Downstream
  • Infrastructure (Transport, Logistics , Power, Urban Development)
  • Engineering
  • Textile & Apparel
  • Tourism
  • IT/ITeS & Start Ups
  • Agriculture, Food Processing, Fisheries & Agri Marketing
  • Health, Education & Skill Development

PARALLEL COUNTRY SESSIONS:

Country Sessions were organized on the side-lines of the summit with visiting delegations from Germany, Poland, Italy and China to explore business linkages, partnerships and collaborations.

B2B & G2B MEETINGS:

Over 1046 B2B meetings and 40 B2G meetings took place during the Summit. Meetings for partner countries were organized at Country Pavilions and meetings for other countries were organized at common B2B lounge. Senior Secretaries and Officials from various departments of the State Government of West Bengal had meetings with the Country Representatives / Delegation members on specific sectoral opportunities available in the state. 

Department of Food Processing, Industries and Horticulture

  • Scottish Development International - Scotland
  • Kirenko BV/Tolsma - Netherlands
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of NRW - Germany
  • Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Department of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of NRW - Germany
  • Rural Spark Energy Pvt Ltd. – Netherlands
  • Asia Scotland Institute – Scotland

WBHIDCO

  • JC Decaux - France
  • Symbio Greetech - Netherlands

Department of Information Technology & Electronics

  • Scottish Development International - Scotland
  • Capgemini - France
  • Dassault Systèmes - France

Public Works Department

  • Kaba Group - Netherlands
  • Matière - France

Department of Health & Family Welfare

  • Scottish Development International - Scotland
  • Enraf Nonius Projects India Ltd - Netherlands

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)

  • JC Decaux - France

Department of Tourism

  • Accor Hotels - France

Department of Technical Education & Training

  • Asia Scotland Institute – Scotland

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA)

  • Scottish Development International - Scotland
  • Suez - France

Department of Power & NES

  • Polish Delegation - Poland
  • Schneider Electric - France
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of NRW – Germany
  • Rural Spark Energy Pvt Ltd. – Netherlands
  • Scottish Development International – Scotland

Department of Transport

  • Symbio Greetech  Pvt Ltd - Netherlands
  • United Technologies Corporation - USA
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of NRW - Germany

Department of Panchayat & Rural Development and Self Help Group & Sustainable Development

  • Rural Spark Energy Pvt Ltd. – Netherlands

Department of Agriculture

  • Kirenko BV/Tolsma - Netherlands

Department of Irrigation

  • Symbio Greetech  Pvt Ltd - Netherlands

Department of Higher Education

  • Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina - Bosnia & Herzegovina

NUJS

  • Polish Delegation - Poland

Eastern Railways

  • Polish Delegation - Poland

KoPT

  • Polish Delegation - Poland

 

Register for 2019

7
8
  February 2019
Bengal Global Business Summit 2018
Venue:
Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Newtown, Kolkata - 700 156

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