GCCI Precursor Event to Invest Goa Summit 2022

Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI), in collaboration with the Government Of Goa, FICCI, and Invest India, are organising the ‘Invest Goa Summit 2022’ on Friday, 7th October 2022 at Taleigao Community Centre, Panjim, Goa.

A precursor event was organised on Thursday, 25th August 2022, 4.00 pm at GCCI convention hall, Panjim, Goa to release the Invest Goa 2022 Summit Logo and Knowledge Paper ‘GOA- The destination for cutting edge investments’, at the hands of Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Also present were Ralph de Sousa, President, GCCI, Shrinivas Dempo, Vice President 1, GCCI,  Manguirish Pai Raiker, Past President, Manoj Caculo, Immediate Past-President, Yatin Kakodkar, Hon. Secretary and Chandrakant Gawas, Hon Treasurer.

Gautam Raj, Managing Committee Member proposed the Vote of Thanks. Sanjay Amonkar, Director General compered for the event. Various local banks, private institutions are onboard to support this initiative.

The Chief Minister on the occasion announced the main goal of his government is to focus on Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and his own mission of Swayampurna Goa 2.0. With this vision his team has taken the initiative to invite potential investors from across the globe and country to invest in Goa. He mentioned that the Summit is being organised to kick-start fresh investments in certain key focus sectors belonging to the green industry which are not energy intensive such as IT/ITES/Electronics, Logistics, Start-ups and R&D Centres, Agro and Food Processing, Tourism and Allied Sectors, Education & Entertainment. Investments in these sectors will achieve skill development for gainful employment, enhance employment opportunities and promote entrepreneurship, he said.

On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav he urged the Industrial fraternity to set up 75 New units in the coming year & generate Jobs & revenue for the state of Goa

GCCI President Ralph De Sousa said that the Goa Government’s keen objective to bridge the gap between academia and industry, and incorporate latest technology such as the Artificial Intelligence, coding and robotics in educational curriculum will boost the growth of Industrial sector. He mentioned that GCCI with the same objective developed the knowledge paper in association with the knowledge partners such as Goa Institute of Management and BITS PILANI – Goa campus. De Sousa thanked the Govt from implementing Ease of Doing business n TCP, Tourism & GSPCB.

Manguirish Pai Raiker who has conceptualized INVEST GOA 22 said that Goa has the infrastructure, potential & opportunities to attract investments. Already many genuine investors have shown interest in coming to Goa. Invest Goa 22 will establish a direct connect with key stakeholders & reduce procedural delays that hamper sectoral growth.

Sadanand Shet Tanavade, Chairman EDC, Principal Secretary Dr Candevelou, Dr Ajit Parulekar Director GIMS. Dr Suman Kundu Director BITS Pilani & Mr Mahesh Patil, Chairman GSPCB were also present on this occasion.

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