Review meetings for 2-day investors summit resume

  • Sanjeev Ahuja, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2016 01:22 IST
Workers remove construction debris from a green belt near CyberHub ahead of the investors’ summit. (Parveen Kumar/HT)

Gurgaon: One week from now, Gurgaon will host Haryana’s first global investors’ summit. The state’s brass resumed ‘daily review meetings’ that were put on hold because of the violent Jat agitation.

The Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016 aims to pitch the state as a premier investment destination for both foreign and domestic investors, develop strong macro-economic system through equitable and sustainable growth, create jobs for the locals and provide a platform for new ideas and innovations to attract investment.

Thousand business delegates from the country and overseas are expected to participate in the summit on March 7 and 8, officials said. The first rehearsal of the event will happen on March 4.

The summit’s executive committee, comprising principal resident commissioner Anand Mohan Sharan, divisional commissioner D Suresh and Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash, resumed the review meetings in Gurgaon on Friday after four days.

Heads of all state departments and event partners Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and KPMG attended the meeting. CII is the business partner and KPMG the knowledge partner for the two-day event.

On Saturday, principal secretary Devender Singh, for the first time, addressed the meeting at Hotel Leela Ambience, the venue of the summit. “From now on, review meetings will take place every day, irrespective of Saturdays or Sundays. Officials of all departments and representatives of event partners are required to be present,” he said.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to chair one of the meetings next week and take stock of the preparations for the two-day event.

“The unrest in Haryana was an isolated incident, which incidentally had no impact on Gurgaon, the venue of the summit. It has not dampened the spirit of either the organisers or the participants. Entries from business houses and entrepreneurs for the event are oversubscribed, but we will not deny any last-minute entries. We are going ahead with the summit but without the glamorous portion — entertainment and golf. We seriously mean business at the summit,” Sharan said.

Organisers said they received more than expected entries from business houses in the country and abroad. The entries were categorised in three slots – Platinum, Gold and Silver. So far, the organisers received 70 entries in Platinum, 350 in Gold and 750 in Silver, Sharan said.

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