AHMEDABAD, India, January 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The 3-day Global Patidar Business Summit 2018 concluded at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 7th January, 2018 amidst high hopes for all-round development of the patidar community and the nation. Over 300,000 visitors including delegates from more than 32 countries attended the summit, which was planned as one of the biggest community events showcasing the solidarity of the Patidar community and their extraordinary pursuits and accomplishments in diverse fields including business, technology, medicine and philanthropy. Praveg Communications Limited was the Event Partner for Global Patidar Business Summit 2018.
The first-of-its-kind, community-centric summit was organized by Sardardham - the premier Patidar Association. The summit witnessed several landmark resolutions towards creating, enabling ecosystem for new entrepreneurs, offering jobs to the educated and skilful youths, setting up centres of training for civil services and establishing support centres that offer guidance in legal aspects, land matters, industrial training, government support schemes, etc.
The inaugural session held at the Convention Centre of the Mahatma Mandir commenced with the lighting of lamp, along with offering prayer of adoration and reverence to three divine forms of strength i.e. Matru Shakti, Udyog Shakti and Rajya Shakti. The session witnessed presence of thousands of industrialists from Gujarat and across the world.
Vijaybhai Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, inaugurated the summit in presence of many dignitaries, including the Deputy Chief Minister, Nitinbhai Patel, and ministers from the State and leading industrialists. In his address to the delegates, the Chief Minister lauded Sardardham for its relentless efforts in bringing about impressive change in the socio-economic fabric of the Patidar community. Nitinbhai Patel exhorted the affluent Patidars to come forward and contribute to the society on the occasion.
The power-packed seminars at the summit saw an impressive list of eminent speakers presenting their views and thoughts on varied business aspects. The list of prominent speakers included Govindbhai Dholakia - Shree Ram Krishna Exports, Shiv Khera - internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Jaisukhbhai Patel - Ajanta Oreva Group, Chandubhai Virani- Balaji Wafers, Jayantibhai Patel - Meghmani Organics, Ghanshyambhai Dholakia - Hare Krishna Exports, Darshanbhai Patel - Vini Cosmetics, Dr. Ujjwal Patni and Mr. Simerjeet Singh - Motivational Speakers and Chetan Bhagat - nationally acclaimed author and thought leader. Besides, a special seminar on Modernization and Opportunities in Agriculture & Dairy Business evoked overwhelming response from the agriculturists and delegates.
The summit witnessed participation of around 500 exhibitors representing wide array of trade categories, including real estate, engineering, chemicals, electrical & electronics, food & beverages, etc. Sector-specific pavilions were set up to facilitate effective business networking activities. The summit facilitated more than 15,000 B2B meetings wherein the delegates conducted one-to-one business discussions for strategic business alliance and robust future business associations.
One of the highlights of the summit was Patidar Udyog Ratna Award, which were presented to the Patidars with extraordinary accomplishments in diverse fields of business. Fifteen leading Patidar industrialists were presented the award at the award ceremony. A special coffee table book comprising the profiles of all the award winners was also released during the award ceremony.
The job fair organized on the last day of the summit saw participation of over 10,000 youths seeking employment. More than 100 companies with over 2,500 vacant positions participated in the job fair.
Global Patidar Business Summit will be a biennial event with the next summit scheduled in 2020 at the Helipad Ground, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
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