THE Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on January 10, marked a milestone in global cooperation and economic diplomacy. Themed ‘Gateway to the Future’, the prestigious event was a confluence of ideas, innovation, and international partnership.
World leaders, including UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, joined over 130 country representatives, underlining the summit’s international significance. Their presence was not merely ceremonial but pivotal in shaping discussions around global challenges and potential collaborative solutions.
Central to the summit were themes resonating across the global ecosystem: Industry 4.0, Innovation, Sustainable Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen, Electric Mobility, Renewable Energy, and Sustainability. These topics were deliberated with an eye towards shaping future trends and policies. The summit’s focus on these areas highlighted India’s commitment to being at the forefront of addressing global environmental and technological challenges.
Strong corporate presence
The event also witnessed a strong corporate presence. Global giants like Microsoft, Nasdaq, Google, and Suzuki, alongside Indian business leaders such as Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani, emphasised the summit’s role as a crucial nexus for business and technology discussions. Thes convergence of global industrial leaders in India underscored the country’s rising stature as a global business hub and a cradle for technological innovation.
In a significant development, 16 partner organisations participated in the summit. Their involvement brought a diversity of perspectives and expertise, essential for the multifaceted discussions. The presence of these organisations underlined the summit’s role in fostering multilateral relationships and dialogues.
The state of Gujarat, as the host, showcased its potential as a magnet for foreign investment, ranking third among Indian states in attracting international funds.
Security and logistical arrangements for the summit were a testament to India’s capability in hosting largescale international events. Advanced security measures like 3-D mapping with drones ensured the event’s smooth conduct, reflecting the country’s prowess in technological and infrastructural domains.
A key highlight was the promotion of the concept ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. The theme, championed by PM Modi and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, was not just a slogan but a reflection of India’s vision for global unity and collaborative development. This message, resonating with the summit’s goals, underscored the need for a unified approach to global challenges, transcending national boundaries. The summit was not just an event but a beacon of hope and cooperation. It showcased India’s readiness to lead global discussions, its capability to be a hub for technological and economic innovation, and its commitment to sustainable development. It set new paradigms in international cooperation, echoing the sentiments of a world striving for unity, growth, and a sustainable future.