BGBS Overview - 2017


As the Govt. gears up for the third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit, the stage is set with a stable Govt., remarkable growth, improved governance and record social and physical infrastructure. West Bengal recorded a 12.02% real growth in terms of GVA in 2015-16(A) and the Industry sector of the state observed a growth rate of 10.59% in 2015-16 (A). The State has moved up in ease of doing business and there is a concerted effort to project West Bengal as the preferred investment destination through plethora of industry friendly policies. The State Govt. is committed towards inclusive and sustainable development, providing increasing employment opportunities and building West Bengal into a manufacturing hub. 

The State is charting new territories with Bhor Sagar Deep Sea Port coming up at Sagar Island, proposed minor private ports. The Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) promises to open up new vistas of investment opportunities. Energy sector projects (solar and CGD) and smart cities/ theme townships are attracting investor attention. With over 3.7 million enterprises, the State has a potential to become a leader in MSME development in the country. 

Armed with new opportunities, the State is all to set to project its business-readiness to the global investor community. 

The 2-day long Bengal Global Business Summit 2017 will bring together policy makers, corporate leaders from around the globe, delegations, academia, opinion makers to explore business opportunities, forge partnerships and collaborations. 




2,35,290.03 crores of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received


BGBS 2017 was inaugurated by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The Hon'ble President of India, and plenary sessions were addressed by political dignitaries and business leaders, from India and abroad


Participation by over 4000 delegates from across India and 29 other countries


Partner Countries: Japan, Poland, Italy & Germany

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