Global Economic Summit 2018

22 - 24Feb2018

We are pleased to inform you that World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) are jointly organizing the 7th edition of the Global Economic Summit 2018 on ‘Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainability’ scheduled from February 22-24, 2018.

At World Trade Centre Mumbai

Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, India

Indian MSMEs contribution towards exports is about 45% however, India’s share in world trade is only 1.65%, hence in order to enhance India’s footprints in global markets it is important for MSMEs to integrate in Global value chains.

 Indian MSMEs need to strengthen its GVC network so that they can also reap the benefits of integrating into the global market through supply chains. In view of the significance of GVCs and its power to open doors to enhance international trade, we cordially invite your participation at the GES Summit as a delegate / exhibitor and benefit from various networking opportunities to facilitate your business growth.

 The highlights of the three-day Summit are Conference, Exhibition, B2B Meetings, industry/ field visit and release of Handbook on GVCs. A copy of the Summit Brochure is attached for your kind information. The Summit aims to develop and promote MSMEs export and explore joint ventures, an opportunity to network with government officials, PSUs, international organizations, exporters/ importers, financers and other stakeholders.

 Benefits of Participation:

  • A platform to network with potential technology partners, exporters, importers, dealers, suppliers, financial institutions, consultancy organizations and other stakeholders in the GVCs from across 25 Countries including India.
  • Understanding the significance of competitiveness to integrate MSMEs in global markets.
  • First hand information on transfer of technology, better human resource practice improved productivity and success stories of MSMEs participation in GVCs.
  • Explore partnership opportunities, Joint ventures and franchises with international companies.
  • Opportunity to meet dignitaries from India and Overseas.

The earlier editions of the Global Economic Summit addressed topics such as Trade and Investment Opportunities, Small and Medium Enterprises, Clusters in One World: Perspectives from Many Nations, Asia: Powering Global Markets, Enabling Food for All, Women Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building whichwitnessed participation from over 500 delegates across 30 countries including India. We expect a similar level of participation in this edition as well.

The Summit will be addressed by Policymakers, Economists, Business and Corporate Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Academicians and experts from multilateral organizations.

 Should you desire more information regarding the Summit, please feel free to contact us at or +91 22 6638 7378/379/398.

 We are confident that your valued participation will be a source of great encouragement to all of us in advancing the cause of accelerating MSME Growth and Development.

 We look forward to your valued response.

 Best regards,


 V I J AY   K A L A N T R I

 President – All India Association of Industries/ Vice Chairman – World Trade Centre Mumbai

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