Commerce & Industry Minister to launch curtain raiser of GES 2019

New Delhi: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Piyush Goyal, will launch the curtain raiser of 5th Global Exhibition on Services (GES) in New Delhi on 5th November 2019. The exhibition will be held in Bengaluru from 26th – 28th November 2019.

The curtain raiser will be a prelude to the main GES and showcase the planned activities over the span of three days of Global Exhibition on Services 2019 and the expected outcomes of the exhibition. The event is expected to be attended by the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in India, line ministries, Indian State Governments, associations and private service industry players from around 100 countries.

Four editions of GES have already been held. The event is organised by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Services Export Promotion Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

This initiative will enhance the competitiveness of India’s service sectors through the implementation of focused and monitored Action Plans. These sectors include some of the largest and most critical sectors with the highest potential for global trade and investment, growth and employment. The objective is to give focused attention to the following 12 identified Champion Services Sectors for promoting their development and realizing their potential:

Accounting & Finance
7. Media & Entertainment

8. Health & Wellness

Infra & Construction
9. Legal

Transport & Logistics
10.Banking, Financial & Insurance

11.Tourism & Hospitality

12. Environment

GES 2019 will host focused knowledge sessions on key Champion Services Sectors and will cater to many B2B, B2G and B2C meetings.

Highlights of GES 2019

Focus on increasing ‘trade in services’
Showcasing 12 Champion Services Sectors
Over 500 participants from 100 countries
Knowledge Sessions focussed on Champion Services Sectors
States/Theme Pavilions
Huge participation of overseas delegates
Overseas delegations led by industry leaders
Release of Report on Services Sectors
Avenues for partnerships through B2B, B2G, G2G meetings
Studio Talks
Display of Culture & Cuisine
Food Festivals, Cultural Evenings, Networking Dinners

The ‘India Services’ brand was created by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to represent the services sector of India. The services sector having overtaken agriculture and manufacturing in terms of growth and size is a key driver of global trade and a very valuable source of employment.