CII - Global Exhibition On Services
India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida
17th - 20th April, 2017
Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the 3rd Edition of Global Exhibition OnServices (GES) 2017 during 17th - 20th April 2017, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The focus of GES was on sectors like IT and Telecom, Tourism & Hospitality, Education, Healthcare, Logistics, Environmental Services etc. GES 2017 provided an ideal platform for showcasing services to Indian and global counterparts.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The Hon’ble President of India inaugurated the exhibition as the Chief Guest.
Students of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida and Gurgaon Campuses displayed their projects during the exhibition.
DGI, Greater Noida
||Name of Projectees
||Floating Trash Boat
||Low Cost Portable Filter
||Sanitation of Mobile Toilet
Apratim Kumar Singh
Underscoring the growing importance of services in the Indian economy, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry said that at a time when there has been a decline in global export of services trade between 2014 and 2015, India has witnessed a quantum jump in services export. According to the Hon’ble Minister, the quality of our services has been exemplary, our excellence being driven by knowledge and professional acumen. Citing the example of the state of the art technology developed by ISRO, she said that this is being used not only for transforming our economy but also for lending a helping hand to other nations. Apart from Space technology, India has signed MOUs with foreign countries in healthcare, railway services, among others for sharing of our expertise.
Addressing the gathering, Smt. Rita Teotia, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India maintained that the GES has evolved over the years not only in terms of participation but also by way of the extent of services.
Dr. Naushad Forbes, President, CII, during his address stated that services have emerged as an engine of growth for the Indian economy as it contributed two-thirds of our GVA, half of our employment and a fifth of our exports. Dr Forbes identified three priority areas viz tourism, healthcare and education which he felt had the potential to grow manifolds and were important for promoting inclusive growth in the country.
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII said that GES has grown in stature over the years and has opened up tremendous opportunities for business. Over 21 states and 73 countries are participating in the event with 550 exhibitors, 100 more than last time.
Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Govt. of Rajasthan; Shri Satyadev Pachauri, Hob’ble Minister for MSME, Export Promotion, Textiles, Khadi and Sericulture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh; and Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Commerce & Industry, Parliamentary Affairs, Skill, Employment, Government of Assam also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce and Industry made the closing remarks.
Several Seminars, Conferences and Talk Shows were held during the four days of exhibition.
The projects displayed by the students from Dronacharya Group of Institutions drew huge crowd not only from India but also from foreign countries. Students had very fruitful interaction with the visitors and even had meaningful suggestions from industry stalwarts on how to make their projects economically and socially viable.
The four days event ended on 20th April 2017. India's demographics coupled with its strong push for skill development can impart it global leadership in services exports, said Smt. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, at the close of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES).
Mr. Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, noted that GES is growing from strength to strength with increasing domestic and international stakeholders.
Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, observed that the 3rd edition of GES had 573 exhibitors, with 400 overseas visitors from 74 countries. Further, 24 Indian states participated in GES bringing international and domestic buyers of services to interact with State Governments and enter into MoUs.
Mr. Pandey announced the 4th GES 2018, to be held on the 17th - 20th April 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.