The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, the Services Export Promotion Council of India (SEPC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be joining hands to organize the 1st Indian Global Exhibition on Services (GES) from 23-25 April 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. The objective of the 1st Global Exhibition on Services is to provide a global platform for trade in services amongst major players.

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has kindly consented to inaugurate the Global Exhibition on Services on 23rd April 2015. The GES will also have presence of other global leaders as well.The 1st GES is expected to serve as a platform to enhance trade in services and develop synergies between competitive players of the services sector in the global market. More than 40 countries are expected to participate in the GES which shall see many structured buyer-seller meetings.

The focus sectors identified for the 1st GES at New Delhi are Informational Technology and Telecom, Education, Healthcare, Logistics, Media & Entertainment, Professional Services, Tourism, Space, Research & Development Services.

Globally, India has the second fastest growing services sector. The services sector contributed 57% to India’s GDP; in 2011-12, its share in employment was 26.8%; contributed 25% to total trade and accounted for 50% of FDI into the country. In 2013, India ranked 6th in the global exports of total services, growth of services sector GDP has been higher than that of India’s overall GDP since 2000-2001.

The 1st GES will serve as a platform to enhance strategic cooperation and develop synergies between competitive players of the services sector with their global counterparts. Concurrent with the exhibition there will be seminars with themes from the focus sectors with participation from Indian and foreign governments, corporate and business leaders. Further details on 1st GES could be obtained at www.gesdelhi.in or by email to anjula.solanky@cii.in; atreyee.talapatra@cii.in.

Regards,

Naresh Kumar
Consul (Comm) & HOC
Consulate General of India, Johannesburg
Tel: +27-11-4828490