Bengal Global Business Summit Begins Tomorrow To Unfold Growth Saga

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Bengal Global Business Summit Begins Tomorrow To Unfold Growth Saga

The summit aims to collaborate with the business community, investors, and intellectual capital from across the country, they said.

Kolkata:  With a target to surpass business announcements made last year, West Bengal Government is all set to showcase high growth story at the third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit beginning in Kolkata tomorrow.

Highlighting the advantages of doing business in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already welcomed investors from the country and abroad to exploit the opportunities offered by her government.

"The Mamata Banerjee government is confident of a much higher investment in the state at the summit," state Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra said today.

"We are looking at investment in newer areas, addition of numbers, fructification of projects and labour intensive investments," he said.

Hopeful of major investments during the summit, Mr Mitra said land acquisition was no longer a problem as the state had a large land parcel of 4,400 acres of industrial park at its disposal.

The work culture, he said, had greatly improved in the state and there was no loss of man-days in the last three years.

The summit will be attended by Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, British Employment Minister Priti Patel, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari, besides Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and industry leaders from across the country, officials said.

"Invites have been sent to industry bigwigs such as Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry and Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani," state government officials said.

Mr Mitra himself left no stone unturned during his recent trip to Mumbai to woo investors and ensure the participation of big names in the summit.

The summit will focus on emerging areas such as start-ups, smart cities, growth of IT and financial hubs, development of industrial infrastructure, skills and services and cluster leadership for MSME sectors which are expected to drive growth in the coming years.

The summit aims to collaborate with the business community, investors, and intellectual capital from across the country, they said.

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