VIBRANT Goa Roadshow 2019 – Vancouver was organized in partnership with BC India Business Network and the Consulate General of India, Vancouver, on April 10. It was sponsored by Forestry Innovation Investment, Vancouver Economic Commission and Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, BC.
Consul General Abhilasha Joshi gave the keynote address. Vivek Savkur, Convenor of the Vibrant Goa Roadshow and President of the BC-India Business Network, welcomed the guests. Vibrant Goa Foundation Chief Mentor Dr. Jagat Shah, Vibrant Goa Foundation Chairman Rajkumar Kamat and Balashree Foods Pvt Ltd. Goa President Pranav Aggarwal invited BC businessmen to participate in the #VibrantGoa Global Expo 2019 Summit which will be held in Goa, India, from October 17-19. Their presentations were followed by an informative presentation by Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, CEO, IC-IMPACTS, Michael Loseth, CEO, Forest Innovation Investment, and Catherine Warren, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission. More than 60 businessmen attended the Roadshow.
An MOU between Kamat and Savkur was signed during the roadshow to promote bilateral trade and culture between BC and Goa. Dr. Shah announced the establishment of the Vibrant Goa Global Expo Summit Desk in Vancouver under the aegis of the BC India Business Network. Several businessmen have registered to go to Goa for the Global Expo. Those interested in registering for the Goa Global Expo may contact Vivek Savkur at 604-728-0971. The Vibrant Goa Foundation will play host to the BC businessmen participating in the Global Expo in Goa.
The Surrey Board of Trade also organized the Vibrant Goa Roadshow in its Surrey office earlier in the day. Several prominent businessmen of Surrey attended the Roadshow and expressed interest in investing in Goa. Anita Huberman,CEO of SBOT, welcomed the guests and made a presentation of the business and trade activities of the Board in the economic development of Surrey. The Goa delegates were interested in importing infrastructure technology, lumber and building materials from Surrey.