The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) is all set to start from 20th April at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre after a gap of two years, with the aim to expose Bengal to a global business platform. The annual flagship industrial summit of Mamata Banerjee administration had attracted a total of ₹12,35,578 crore business in the last 5 editions, according to state government data, though it could not be arranged due to Covid pandemic for the last two years.
PM Narendra Modi and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar have been invited to attend the business summit by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Sources mentioned that many representatives will be present there from different companies. Chairman of Adani group, Mr. Gautam Adani’s presence is almost confirmed and he has already expressed interest in the Tajpur Deep Sea Port. Some other industry heads to be present are JSW chairman Sajjan Jindal, Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, ITC chairman Sanjeev Puri, TCS group chairman Purnendu Chatterjee and many others.
This is for the first time the summit will have two business partners namely FICCI and CII and also four education partners namely KPMG, PwC, E&Y and Crisil. As many as 40 countries will participate in this summit along with 14 partner countries namely Japan, Germany, UK, Australia, Italy and others. The summit will include plenary sessions, sectoral sessions, B2G and B2B interactions apart from providing digital space for exhibitions and business networking. The sectors primarily in focus for this session are infrastructure, agriculture and allied activities, industries including MSME, services including health and education, tourism, international trade, IT & ITeS and mining.