President Barack Obama's flagship foreign policy programme Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which he launched six years ago is coming to India next year. The GES centres around promoting economic growth, inclusion, and opportunities among entrepreneurs from across the world, with a special focus on emerging nations from Africa and Asia. Recognising the importance of fostering and enabling environment for innovation and empowering entrepreneurs, the US welcomes India's hosting of the 2017 GES, a press statement from the White House said. This comes at a time when India's thriving startup ecosystem has gotten a further push with the local government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's active support of the entrepreneurship ecosystem via initiatives like Startup India.

GES 2017 should be held at the beginning of the year.

Times of India


GEC. The fifth edition of Global Economic Summit 2015 (GES 2015) organised by the World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries is keeping with the Millenium Development Goals of the United Nations.

Agriculture is as old as mankind is in fact developing with the advent of technology, yet it cannot keep pace with growing hunger. GES 2015 endeavours to bridge this gap through discussions, deliberations and highlighting Research & Development that has changed the face of leading economies, making agriculture a profitable occupation.

This knowledge and experience could be transferred to the emerging markets and lesser developed countries. Sustainable farming for inclusive growth can be promoted by involving the government, multi-lateral agencies, industries together with the farmers who can change the world for a better future.

In every challenge there is an opportunity and we invite to explore these challenges. There is ample opportunity for investors to bring agro and food technologies to the emerging economies like India.

To learn more here.


The 4th edition of VASTRA i.e. “VASTRA 2015 - An International Textile and Apparel Fair” is scheduled from September 28-30, 2015 at  Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The event will be organized jointly by Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). VASTRA is supported and endorsed by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India & Government of Rajasthan.

India’s textiles and clothing industry is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India’s exports worldwide. The report of the Working Group constituted by the Planning Commission on boosting India’s manufacturing exports during   the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), envisages India’s exports of Textiles and Clothing at USD 64.41 billion by the end of March, 2017. The textiles industry accounts for 14% of industrial production, which is 4% of GDP; employs 45 million people and accounts for nearly 11% share of the country’s total exports basket.

VASTRA, a comprehensive trade fair on Textiles and Apparel, aims at showcasing the best and latest in textiles from fibre to fashion, be it technology or products. It mainly focuses on products like Fibre, Yarn, Fabric, Garment, Apparels, Home Textile & Furnishings, Made-ups, Accessories, Fashion Trends, Traditional textiles, Technology & Machineries. It is an ideal business platform for Exporters of Garments, Made-ups, Accessories, Technology suppliers, Fashion Designers, Textile tools & accessories,  states through specific pavilions, Sectoral industry associations, Research & Development and Education & Training Institutions. For the event details please visit here.