Aus Business Council participates in ''Vibrant Gujarat 2013''
From Natasha Chaku
Melbourne, Jan 7 (PTI) A delegation of Australia India Business Council (AIBC) will participate in the 6-day ''Vibrant Gujarat 2013'' meet that begins on Tuesday in Western Indian state of Gujarat''s capital, Gandhinagar, as part of the country''s ongoing efforts to enhance business relations with India.
Over 30 delegates from various industry sectors and organisations have already reached India, AIBC has said.
AIBC is the partner organisation of the meet and had invited its members with strong interest in establishing business relationships in India and keenness to explore new opportunities, to participate in the event.
According to AIBC member Manoj Kumar, who is a part of the delegation, said: "We are going to lead and explore business opportunity by engaging ourselves at professional, social and cultural levels in a diverse Vibrant Gujarat.
"It is a bilateral interest to engage business and even authority from Gujarat like business engagement with unlimited Australia".
He said that in July a 14-member delegation -- led by Principal Secretary Water Supply, Government of Gujarat, H K Dash -- had visited Australia and invited business community to invest in the state and participate in the ''Vibrant Gujarat 2013''.
Kumar said: "Gujarat is a land of opportunity for Australian businesses, specially Knowledge and education, clean technology, power and energy sectors".
Kumar, who is also the President of Cleantech business sector at AIBC-Victoria and International Business Manager of Ecotech Australia, said: "Vibrant Gujarat 2013 will be an unrivalled platform for exploring business opportunities, sharing best practices and interacting with the people who matter.
"Furthermore, this year''s focus on education, knowledge industries and youth development will put Australian education sector and industry at the top to grab opportunity at large".
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