Celebrating the visionaries and game-changers at the Vibrant Goa Inspiration Awards 2023

The event celebrated and felicitated 16 achievers in their respective fields who have contributed to the vibrant landscape of Goa

Vibrant Goa, organized the Vibrant Goa Inspiration Awards 2023 on 9th July 2023 at the Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Goa. This event in all its glory honoured individuals, professionals, and business houses across various categories in the presence of Dr. Pramod Sawant Chief Minister of Goa, as the Chief Guest, Shripad Naik, Minister for State, Government of India, Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism, Aleixo Reginaldo, MLA of Curtorim, and all the important players in the Goan business community.

The Vibrant Goa Inspiration Awards 2023 is the newest addition to the Vibrant Goa legacy, which was introduced and implemented in Goa in 2019. The awards ceremony had an overwhelming response for nominations. For the first time ever in Goa, there was a nomination procedure for prizes, and numerous entries came in that were absolutely outstanding. The Vibrant Goa Inspiration Awards aim to unearth unsung heroes, recognize and honour individuals, organizations, and initiatives that have made significant contributions to the growth and vibrancy of the State. VGIA believes in acknowledging and celebrating those who have dared to dream, who have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, and who have inspired countless others to follow in their footsteps.

Additionally, VGIA felicitated Dr. Pramod Sawant, for his contributions towards the state, on behalf of the entire Goa business community, as represented by the heads of various organizations like Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Goa State Industries Association (GSIA), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Business Networking International (BNI), Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB), Goa Technology Association (GTA), Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI).

The ceremony recognised outstanding achievers in 16 categories, which are as follows:

Deccan Fine Chemicals (I) Pvt. Ltd. (Inspiring Biggest Exporter- Large Sector), Astra Concrete Products (Inspiring Goan Exporter – MSME), Philu Martins (Inspiring Women Entrepreneur), Sahil Adwalpalkar (Inspiring Male Entrepreneur), Open Destination Infotech Pvt. Ltd (Inspiring Service Exporter), Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (Inspiring Goa Tourism Brand), Pearl Colvalcar (Inspiring Goan Sports Person), Sonia Shirsat (Inspiring Goan Artist), Vijay Thomas – Tangentia (Inspiring Non-Resident Goan Business), Sairaj Dhond (Inspiring Young Goan Entrepreneur), J.K. Kavlekar & Sons (Inspiring Goan Vintage Retailer), Don Bosco College of Engineering (Inspiring Educational Institution), Rajdeep Builders (Inspiring Goan Real Estate Company), Indoco Remedies Ltd (Inspiring Goan Pharma Company), Fomento Resources (Inspiring Business House) and Nanda (Anil) S N Counto (Inspiring Life-Time Achievement)

These winners embody the true spirit of Goa – a spirit that is vibrant, resilient, and determined to make a positive impact.

Vibrant Goa plans to hold the Drone and Robotics Expo Summit in December 2023 and the Second Edition of the Vibrant Goa Global Expo on International Trade being planned for the first quarter of 2024.

Vibrant Goa created history with a first of its kind Global Expo in 2019 with 600+ international delegates and 12500+ local and national business delegates. The main aim of Vibrant Goa had been to focus on business beyond boundaries and each and every 170 + exhibitors experienced success in the last four years. Around 35+ new exporters from Goa have been mentored and have begun their export journey making Goa and India proud while contributing towards the vision of a five trillion economy.




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