All That You Need to Know About the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019

All That You Need to Know About the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019
Last Updated: July 23, 2019

Over a decade, a number of programmes have been initiated by the Government of India with the idea which contributed to the betterment of lives in the country. One such programme was the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit which was conceptualized in the year 2003 by the Government of Gujarat with the vision to re-establish the state as a preferred investment destination in India. Started as a small step, nobody was aware that the Summit would evolve into such a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development of the state. The Summit has led to bringing together the investors, policymakers, and business leaders to take a step forward for the investment in the state. Today, the platform is open to talk about and accept the challenges related to trading thoughts, organizing, networking, sharing and learning for a Vibrant India.

The Birth of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit?

If you remember the earthquake of the year 2001 and 2002 in Gujarat; a number of people lost their lives, homes and the state had to undergo a severe loss in the industries including healthcare, tourism, infrastructure and investment opportunities. Right after the incident, the reputation of Gujarat started diminishing and outsiders declared Gujarat as an unsafe place to live or even make investments. Despite these disasters, Gujarat got back into position in terms of business and investments but the negative image was already there in the minds of the people. It was this time when the Government of Gujarat thought of rekindling the pace of investments in the state. In the sense, a state which is safe, secure for livelihood, setting up business and investment opportunities. With this, the idea of attracting more investors was laid emphasis so that more business would help in the development of the state. Thus, Vibrant Gujarat was conceptualized which successfully drove the key message that ‘Gujarat is the best investment destination.’ Today, Vibrant Gujarat is no longer known as the ‘Investor’s Summit’ but has become a global platform for sharing knowledge as well as networking.

When is the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 is to be held?

The dates for the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is out which is going to be held between 17th and 20th January 2019. For those looking forward to be a part of the Global Summit, the individual registration is out on the main website of Vibrant Gujarat.

Where is the Vibrant Gujarat Summit going to be held?

The venue for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 is supposed to be at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition cum Convention Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

What to Expect?

For the attendees who are going to be a part of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, here is the programme schedule breakup.

Day 1: 17th January 2019

Event Time
International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 09:00 – 14:45 Hrs
Exhibition on Futuristic Technologies and Space Exploration 10:00 – 15:00 Hrs
Inaugural of Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 17:00 – 18:55 Hrs

Day 2: 18th January 2019

Event Time
Inauguration of Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Summit by Honourable Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi in the presence of Heads of States and Global Business Leaders 10:00 – 13:00 Hrs
B2B and B2G Meetings 13:00 – 18:00 Hrs
Make in India Seminar 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs
Port Led Development & Strategies to establish India as the Transhipment Hub of Asia 14:30 – 17:45 Hrs
GIFT International Financial Services Centre: A New Financial Gateway of India 14:30 – 17:00 Hrs
Uzbekistan Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Japan Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Netherlands Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Australia Country Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
USIBC Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Opportunities for Defence & Aeronautics in Gujarat 15:00 – 17:30 Hrs
Roundtable Interaction with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds and Institutional Investors 15:30 – 18:30 Hrs
Czech Republic Seminar 17:00 – 18:30 Hrs
UAE Seminar 17:00 – 18:30 Hrs
Thailand Country Seminar 17:00 – 18:30 Hrs

Day 3: 19th January 2019

Event Time
Celebration of Africa Day 08:30 – 13:30 Hrs
International Conclave of International and National Chambers of Industries 09:00 – 10:30 Hrs
Event by International Solar Alliance on Solar Energy 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
Himachal Pradesh Seminar 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
Poland Seminar 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
Oman Seminar 09:30 – 11:30 Hrs
Germany & Gujarat – Partners in Growth 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
Taiwan External Trade Development Council Seminar 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
France Country Seminar 09:30 – 11:00 Hrs
Gujarat’s Sprint to 2022 10:00 – 13:00 Hrs
B2B / B2G Meetings 13:00 – 18:00 Hrs
MSME Convention 14:30 – 17:00 Hrs
Seminar on Bilateral Trade (Trade & Exports) 14:30 – 17:00 Hrs
Shaping a New Paradigm in Medical & Pharma Services 14:30 – 17:00 Hrs
Mobility Led Urban Development 14:30 – 18:00 Hrs
Morocco Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Free State of Bavaria – Gateway to European Market and Innovation 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
Denmark Country Seminar 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs
State Seminar of Karnataka 14:30 – 16:00 Hrs

Day 4: 20th January 2019

Event Time
Repositioning Indian Talent Pool on a Global Frontier 09:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Renewable Energy – Opportunities in Gujarat and India 09:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Sustainable Technology Driven Agriculture for New India 09:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Textile Conclave – Exploring growth potential of Textile for Building New India 09:00 – 12:00 Hrs
International Conclave of International and National Chambers of Industries 09:00 – 10:30 Hrs
Country / State Seminars 10:00 – 12:30 Hrs
B2B / B2G meetings 10:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Valedictory Session 12:30 – 14:00 Hrs
B2B / B2G meetings 14:30 – 20:00 Hrs

The Marquee Offerings of The Summit

The 9th Summit is projected with an acute focus on the economic growth and development for a better India. The summit will be held with a forum on National, State Level and Global Agendas. The Marquee offerings of the summit will comprise:

  • Inaugural by Honourable Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi
  • Showcase of Gujarat’s growth over the years
  • Technical sessions and seminars on the rising sectors
  • Pitching forums for startups and innovators
  • Seminars with the participating states will be held

The attendees of the Summit include:

  • Heads of Governments from over the world
  • Strategy Makers
  • Heads of Global Multilateral Development Organizations
  • Worldwide and Indian CxOs
  • Worldwide Change Makers
  • Thought Leaders, Academicians and Researchers
  • Youth Icons and Motivators
  • Councils of Commerce and Industry Associations
  • Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Thinkers
  • Miniaturized scale, Small and Medium Enterprises

This was all about the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019.

Explore Gujarat While You Are in India for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 Celebration

While you are attending the Summit, one thing that shouldn’t skip out of the mind is there are many tourist attractions in Gandhinagar as well as in nearby destinations that let you make the most out of your visit here. So let’s quickly take a look at them:

1. Ahmedabad: The Heartbeat of Gujarat


Distance from Gandhinagar: Approx 27 kms

Being an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a rich history, Ahmedabad has become a popular tourist destination in India. While you are in Gandhinagar, the day sightseeing tour to Ahmedabad can be easily done which will let you come across a plethora of magnificent temples, fascinating museums, amazing restaurants, colourful markets. With this, you can make a visit to the major tourist attractions including Sabarmati Ashram, Swaminarayan Temple, Bhadra Fort, Kankaria Lake, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sabarmati River, Badshah no Hajiro, Dada Harir Vav, Vechaar Utensils Museum, Auto World Vintage Car Museum and a lot more.

2. Kheda: An Ancient City with Rich History

Ranchodrai Temple

Distance from Gandhinagar: Approx 64 kms

If you are a history buff, Kedha is a must-visit destination which will introduce you to the rich historical importance of the city. If you can recall, it is the same place from where Gandhiji started his Satyagraha Movement. Also, the city is popular as a religious place to visit in Gujarat due to a number of temples that are in and around Kheda including Khedia Hanuman Temple, Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, Shree Mankameshwar Temple, Shree Hanumanji temple, Bahucharaji Mandir, Ramji Mandir, Bhadrakali temple, Shree Meldi Mataji temple, Shree Nilkanth Mahadev temple, Ranchodrai Temple and more.

3. Anand: Renowned Milk Capital of India

Anand Milk Union Limited

Distance from Gandhinagar: Approx 97 kms

Yet another place to visit from Gandhinagar, a visit to Anand will take you to the utterly delicious city of Gujarat. In the sense, the city got famous because of the dairy co-operative movement of India under the brand name of AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited). Travelling to Anand you will get the opportunity to visit the dairy factories. While you are visiting Anand, you can get indulged in the day sightseeing options including AMUL Chocolate Factory, AMUL Co-operative Museum, Flo Art Gallery and Swami Narayan Mandir.

4. Vadodara: Home to Aristocratic Architecture

Laxmi Vilas Palace

Distance from Gandhinagar: Approx 132 km

Also known as Baroda, Vadodara is one of the top places to visit in Gujarat which take the travellers to the Archaeological remains dating back to two thousand years. Being home to some of the most impeccable displays of architecture, Vadodara can be best explored with a number of historical tourist attractions including Nazarbaug Palace, Kadia Dungar Caves, Makarpura Palace, Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Sursagar Talav, Sri Aurobindo Niwas, Ankottaka, Sayaji Baug, Dabhoi and Chotta Udepur. Other than this, the city has a lot to offer to the nature lovers as well. A visit to the Vadhvana Wetland & Eco Campsite will let you witness the migratory birds.

5. Ambaji: A Place to Seek Blessings from Goddess Ambe

Amba ji Temple

Distance from Gandhinagar: Approx 164 kms

Being one of the oldest and most revered religious destinations in India, Ambaji attracts thousands of pilgrims from across the globe, especially during the Bhadarvi Poornima and Diwali. When visiting Ambaji, you can seek blessings at Ambaji Mata which is situated at the hilltop of Gabbar hills. The whole area is surrounded by dense forests of the Aravalli Ranges which provides the perfect blend of scenic natural beauty and spiritualism to the tourists. Reaching the hilltop, you can even witness the Kailash Hill sunset point where not only you can enjoy the amazing view but also a ropeway ride.

Well, the list of the tourist destinations from Gandhinagar doesn’t end here. There are many other places that you can visit during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit which will flatter your heart with the inescapable charm of the splendid temples and monuments with the rich past.

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Published: 22 Dec, 2018
Swati Mishra


Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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