Corporate honchos, including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Dilip Sanghvi and physician Naresh Trehan, will be part of over 4,800 delegates from across the world in first ever global investors summit in Assam. The summit ‘Advantage Assam’, being organised on 3 and 4 February at a total expenditure of Rs 32 crore, will also witness participation of business leaders and ministers from as many as 20 countries such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations, the US, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, UAE and Israel.
With these, the state government has been able to draw attention of industry leaders like Tata Group’s Ratan Tata, Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani, Dilip Shanghvi from Sun Pharmaceuticals, Dabur’s Anand Burman and Harshavardhan Neotia from Ambuja Neotia Cements, who have confirmed their presence in the summit, he added.
The minister also informed that Amar Abrol from Air Asia India, Welspun Group’s Balakrishan Goenka, Subhash Chandra of Essel Group, Emami’s Sushil Goenka, Rashesh Shah of Edelweiss and Sanjiv Puri from ITC have also registered for the event.
“Besides, Naresh Trehan from Medanta The Medicity and filmmaker Subhash Ghai have confirmed to be a part of the summit deliberations, among others,” he added. Patowary also informed that the government has identified 12 focus sectors for the summit, including agriculture and food processing, handloom-textile-handicrafts, logistics, river transport-port township, IT-ITeS, pharmaceutical-medical equipment, plastics-petrochemicals and power.
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