Giving Impetus to Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing, Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit hosts more than 122 Events

 More than 18 Country and State seminars

Series of knowledge-sharing and thematic events lined up

Strategic Partnerships and global collaborations across various sectors


Gandhinagar, January 5, 2013: This year’s Vibrant Gujarat Summit has become larger than any other such event across the nation. With more than 122 events under the umbrella of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, the event is dedicated to discussion on themes of innovation, sustainability, youth and skill development, knowledge sharing and networking.

Briefing the media representatives on the salient features of these series of events, Mr Maheshwar Sahu, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries and Mines Dept, Government of Gujarat said that,
“The year’s summit focuses on forging knowledge-based strategic partnerships and global collaborations. You would see from the list of events that our efforts have been directed towards organising multiple events concentrating on focus areas of the summit and to provide maximum opportunity to participants to exchange ideas and reap real business benefits. The events address current needs of the nation and the global business and socio-economic environment. We have completed many sectoral seminars as on today and have seen overwhelming response from the participants. Now, the knowledge events will occupy the centre-stage during the event.”

The core areas of innovation and technology, sustainability, youth and skill development, knowledge and networking will cover the following events inter-alia:

  • Innovation and technology
    1. Innovation convention
    2. Technology convention
    3. Discussion forum on innovation
  • Sustainability
    1. Panel discussion on Rurbanisation
    2. Discussion forum on CSR
    3. Panel discussion on Good Governance
    4. Green ratings of the companies
    5. Discussion forum on sustainability
    6. Seminar on Green Innovation: solar energy and smart GRID
  • Youth and skill development
    1. Young Entrepreneurs Meet
    2. Panel Discussion on Youth Development
    3. Youth Convention - Empowering Youth
  • Knowledge sharing and networking
    1. International Conference for Academic Institutions 2013
    2. Over 20 events - Country Seminars, Tax &Regulatory Seminar, State Seminars, Partner Countries seminars
  • Thematic seminars and other events on 11th and 12th January: 13 Thematic Seminars  in areas of –  Green Innovation,  Transportation, Green and Efficient  Water management , Ports development,  Smart Cities, Environment, Construction Chemicals,  Employability, Waste Management, Land Use Efficiency. Other important events like SME Convention, higher education and employability, enablers for affordable housing: technology & institution are planned.
  • Lecture series: Eminent management guru Mr Jagdish Sheth’s lecture on ‘Gujarat – A global business destination’
Most of these events begin from 5th January 2013 continue with a series of knowledge-sharing events till 13th January 2013.  With Gujarat rising as the economic power-house of India, the business outfits from many developed economies have announced their partnership with the Government of Gujarat.

Considering the focus on knowledge-based partnerships, one of the most important events is the International Conference on Academic Institutions (ICAI) where-in Gujarat-based and other universities from the country will be setting up collaborations with foreign universities. Few of the respectful universities /institutions like University of Toronto, Times Higher Education, Institute of International Education, Seneca College, Canada, University of Wollongong, Australia, University of Houston, and many more will be present for collaboration with their Indian counterparts.

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