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8th Global Economic Summit n the theme ‘Services: Enabler of Growth for Trade & Industry’

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World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) are jointly organizing the 8th edition of the Global Economic Summit on the theme ‘Services: Enabler of Growth for Trade & Industry’ to be held from March 6-8, 2019 at World Trade Centre Mumbai.


Service sector is the largest contributor to the world economy, as it accounts for 70% of global GDP, 60% of world employment and 46% of global exports measured in value-added terms. At present, the growth of the service sector across the globe is highly uneven. While in the developed countries the services sector has witnessed rapid progress, in many developing and least developed countries (LDCs), the service sector’s contribution to the overall economy remains insignificant. The benefits arising from a service-led economy would be widespread and deep, if the developing nations and LDCs reorient their businesses towards a service-driven ecosystem to consolidate the manufacturing and agriculture sectors.


Advancement in information and communication technologies have offered a new frontier of growth for services sector. The Summit will discuss on how governments and businesses can enhance their competitiveness in global services by adopting various technological, social and policy initiatives.


Considering the significant role played by your organisation in promoting SMEs and international trade, we take this opportunity to invite you as our esteemed ‘Support Partner’ at the Summit. 


As our valued partner, we seek your engagement and active participation towards the following: 

  1. To lead a trade delegation from your country to participate in the Summit and Exhibit at the GES 2019.
  2. Publish the Summit information on your website, Social media platform and newsletters.
  3. Promote the Summit among your members, associates / affiliates and stakeholders in your country, who would benefit from the networking / B2B opportunities provided to the participants at the Summit.


In lieu of the above partnership, we are pleased to offer following benefits:

a)      Companies / SMEs participating in the Summit through your network will be given an  opportunity to showcase their products and services at the GES Expo and also explore new partnerships with the participating delegates from India as well as overseas.

b)     B2B meetings will be organized with the participating delegates.

c)      Branding Opportunities and logo visibility on our publicity and promotional materials in connection with the event.

d)     Booth space of 6 sq. mtrs. and invitation to 2 officials will be offered to you on a complimentary basis


The highlights of the three-day Summit are Conference, Exhibition, B2B Meetings, industry/ field visit and a Handbook on ‘Impact of Services on shaping global and emerging economy’. The Summit will be addressed by Policymakers, Economists, Business and Corporate Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Academicians and experts from multilateral organizations. A copy of the draft programme is enclosed for your kind information.


The earlier editions of the Global Economic Summit witnessed participation of as many as 500 delegates from across 30 countries including India and overseas ensuring the event’s grand success.


We have attached a copy of the Summit Brochure for your kind reference. Should you desire more information regarding the Summit, please feel free to contact us at ajaybalgi@wtcmumbai.org or +91 22 6638 7379/386.


We look forward to your favourable response and thank you in anticipation. 



Vijay Kalantri

Vice Chairman


World Trade Centre Mumbai, 31st Floor, Centre 1 Building

Cuffe Parade, Mumbai – 400005, Maharashtra, India
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