Business leaders and top diplomats have arrived in Kolkata for the fifth edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be playing host, just 48 hours after a stormy face-off with the BJP at the centre.
At the two-day summit, focus is likely to be on the mood of the investors. Among those attending the summit are Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Niranjan Hiranandani of the Hiranandani group and Rajan Bharti Mittal of the Bharti group.
Seeking investments across sectors, Ms Banerjee will be meeting with foreign diplomats as well as prominent industrialists. The South Asia head of Coca Cola is among the several business leaders expected to be at the convention centre at Kolkata's New Town.
Bengal Global Business Summit 2019 will witness significant overseas participation. Among the 36 participating countries are the UK, France, Czech Republic and South Korea.
Here are the live updates of the Bengal Global Business Summit 2019:
Inaugural Plenary Session at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, led by Dr. Amit Mitra, Finance, Commerce & Industries Minister, West Bengal and graced by the presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.#BengalGlobalBusinessSummit19#BGBS19#BengalMeansBusinesspic.twitter.com/rCGWhXqQQ1- Bengal Global Summit (@BengalSummit) February 7, 2019
"Last year, I said West Bengal is becoming Best Bengal and this is now coming true," the Reliance Industries chairman said
24 hours after she ended her sit-in in Kolkata's Dharamtala, West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee played host to dozens of diplomats and business bigwigs ahead of the Bengal Global Business Summit that begins today. Among those expected to attend is Mukesh Ambani.