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GLOBAL EXHBITION ON SERVICES 1.0 held in Delhi

The first edition of the Global Exhibition on Services 2015 (GES) has brought in new energy to the Indian services sector and promises to be a guiding a light. As India is all set to go global, the services sector has emerged as one of the key engines of growth and is to play an important role in this endeavor.The first installment of GES has been organized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in association with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) on 23rd to 25th April 2015 at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi. The exhibition seeks to provide a strong platform for all the stakeholders associated with the sector to come together to address challenges and find new opportunities to take services to the global marketplace.
Inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, ShriNarendraModi, the first edition of GES saw a large number of participants both from India and abroad. There were some 350 exhibitors from 60 countries and 18 Indian states. The three-day mega event mainly focuses on 10 major sectors in services.
There were 10 knowledge sessions organized on day-2 of the GES where experts, industry, industry leaders and government representatives deliberated on the various issues facing the services sector. Exhibitors were all praise for the initiative, which they said will go a long way in ensuring the sector’s growth. “We are looking at excellent outcomes from this platform. This opportunity opens a lot of doors for us in Services, IT, paintings, education and business. This exhibit covers all needs of the industry and we are promoting the voice of our nation. Next year, we will participate with an even bigger agenda,” said  Jeanette B. Ramos, Political ASEAN and Cultural Officer, Phillippines.
The services sector, which contributes 57 per cent to the country’s GDP, can be crucial to Prime Minister NarendraModi’s ‘Make in India’ vision. It offers huge potential for growth and job creation and GES can play a crucial role in taking this sector to a new height.
The state of Manipur, India’s Gateway to South-East Asia, was an attraction to the business visitors and other exhibitors. Manipur showcased its potential service sectors through seven stalls namely Manipur Tourism, Department of Education, Government of Manipur, IT Park, Manipur Textile, Healthcare system, among others. The exhibition proved to be a great international platform to showcase Manipur’s potential to the world. It was a triumph.
The GES 2015 valedictory address was graced by Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, ShriArunJaitely who declared the first edition of the Global Exhibition on Services a grand success.

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