Country session - Germany in Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019

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German Engineering Federation ( VDMA) organized a "Country session - Germany on 19th January 2019 under the theme "GERMANY & GUJARAT - PARTNERS IN GROWTH". The session focussed on the policy regime in the state, sector outlook in engineering, emerging investment opportunities, presentation and panel discussion.

Government of Gujarat has institutionalized a biennial event ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit’, in 2003, which has today evolved into a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development, in addition to being a facilitator for knowledge sharing and forging effective partnerships between India and the world.

The 9th Edition of the biennial event, ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019’ was organized from 18th to 20th January 2019 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Summit was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and brought together Heads of Governments, Business Leaders, Investors, Thought Leaders, Policy and Opinion Makers, and eminent Industry Associations to further the cause of Shaping a New India of the future.

In this context, on behalf of Government of Gujarat, German Engineering Federation ( VDMA) organized a "Country session - Germany on 19th January 2019 under the theme "GERMANY & GUJARAT - PARTNERS IN GROWTH".  The session focussed on the policy regime in the state, sector outlook in engineering, emerging investment opportunities, presentation and panel discussion.

The Welcome address was given by Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India. The Presentation on Tax & Legal Regime in India was given by Mr. Hiren Bhatt, Partner, KPMG India. The Presentation on Indo-German Trade in Engineering Sector was given by Mr.  Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India.

This was followed by a Panel discussion on “Sharing experience and future investment opportunities in Gujarat” which was moderated by Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India. The following were the reputed panellists:-

Dr. Jasper Wieck, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., German Embassy, New Delhi

Mr. Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Karcher Cleaning Systems Private Limited

Mr. Yatindra Sharma, Managing Director, KHS Machinery Private Limited

Mr. Emmanuel Ferdinand, Managing Director, MAN Energy Solutions India Private Limited

Mr. S. V. Divgi, Managing Director, Milacron India Limited

Mr. Mr. Achim Berge Olsen, Managing Director, WPD AG, Germany

There were around 65 participants from the industry.