Global Indian Business Council
(GIBC), USA launches GIBC India at Infocity Gandhi Nagar,
Gujarat & Inaugurates office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
By Mahadev Desai
The US based Global Indian Business Council (GIBC) launched GIBC-India
at a gala dinner function organized in an elegant environment at
the club house facilities of Infocity, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on
January 10,2015 on the eve of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015,along
with the launch also of InfoCity’s ‘1947 Technology Innovation.
Later, the Offices of GIBC-India was inaugurated at the
Abhishree Corporate Park, Ambli-Bopal Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
on February 13,2015.
Mr. Suvas Barot welcomed more than 250 participants from Global
Business community from Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, UK, USA and
Dr. Mahesh Mehta, President of GIBC ,USA while briefly
introducing GIBC stated that following the 2014 election and
appointment of Shri Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India,
Global Indian Business Council (GIBC) was formed in USA to
promote global investment into India.
GIBC is anticipating great opportunities for industries to join
the growth of India. The appeal of the Prime Minister is “Make
In India”. Over the past two decades Global Indian Community has
taken a big leap forward in establishing successful business and
industrial enterprises in many countries. GIBC will like to work
with these enterprises to go to India with synergistic
technologies and /or investments in becoming partners in the
growth of India.
GIBC intends to become instrumental in helping these enterprises
in finding right partners, contacting policy makers or working
with bureaucratic machinery.
|Dhirubhai Shah (of
Atlanta) delivering his remarks.
Mr. Dhiru Shah, President-Elect of GIBC explained in brief
the mission and objectives of GIBC. He mentioned that GIBC
envisions people of India working along with the people of USA
and the world to facilitate global economic development with
particular emphasis on India, and access business, trade and
commerce opportunities and resources. He stated in the short
run, GIBC would concentrate in bringing investment in
manufacturing and other fields into India from USA. But in the
long-term GIBC will work with several economically developed as
well as developing countries to encourage to and fro development
of business, trade and industry across the globe.
Further, elaborating the objectives and activities of GIBC, Mr.
Shah stated that what India needs today is generation of
employment on a large scale in order to bring down the high
level of unemployment and underemployment and thereby reduce the
poverty amongst a large section of the Indian society. This is
the main goal of the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. He
explained that it is the small scale and medium scale businesses
and industries that generate most employment everywhere in the
world. Therefore, GIBC will try to engage such small and medium
scale industries in USA and other parts of the world that may be
looking for opportunities to expand on a global basis.
GIBC shall focus on the following sectors.
1. Health care
2. Infrastructure Development
3. Renewable Energy
4. Oil and Gas
6. Water and Sanitation
8. Education and skill Development
In order to educate the American and other foreign companies
about the Indian investment opportunities, regulations, taxation
and other economic data, Mr. Shah informed that GIBC will
conduct seminars on a regular basis and also disseminate such
information through its web site and regular news letters. GIBC
will also join hands with other chambers of commerce worldwide
in furtherance of the main objective of bringing investment in
the vital sectors of the Indian economy.
The inauguration of GIBC-India Office ceremony on February
13,2015 was graced by the presence of Mr. Surendrabhai Patel, MP
and former AUD Chairman; Dr. Mahesh Mehta, Anjlee Pandya, Urvish
Kantharia, Gaurav Parmar, Kalpesh Parmar and Himanshu Parmar.
Besides, several leading representatives of business and
industry also attended the event. Dr. Mahesh Mehta, President,
GIBC, USA extended a warm welcome to all and talked briefly
about the mission and objectives of GIBC, India. Following his
address, the two priests conducted the inaugural ceremony of the
Office with Vedic chants and lighting of the ceremonial diva.
|Names from left:
1. Gaurav Parmar- Founding director of GIBC,India
2.Dr. Mahesh Mehta - President, GIBC, USA
3. Mrs. Ragini Mehta
4. Mrs. Anjlee Pandya - Founding Director of GIBC, India
5. Mr. Urvish Kantharia - Founding Director of GIBC,
6. Mr. Kalpesh Parmar - Businessman and Industrialist
7. Mr. Himanshu Parmar- Businessman and Industrialist