The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) will be jointly organizing the 5th edition of the Global Exhibition on Services from 26-28 November 2019 at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore.
“Shaping the Future of India & World” will be the theme of GES 2019.
In the global context, the importance of the services sector cannot be emphasized more. It contributes more to global output and employs more people than any other sector. Globally, services contribute almost one-third of world gross value added, half of world employment, one-fifth of global trade and more than half of the world foreign direct investment flows. The services sector has thus emerged as the most dynamic sector of the world economy,
GES is fast emerging as a definitive platform for the Services Sector worldwide.
The first Global Exhibition on Services (GES) was inaugurated by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi in 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. At the inaugural session he emphasized that GES will bring India onto the world stage and urged the sector to become the key growth driver of India’s economic trajectory.
The second and third GES in 2016 and 2017 was inaugurated by Hon. President of India in Greater Noida, National Capital Region, India and President’s Estate respectively. Focus sectors at the event included IT & Telecom, Tourism, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Logistics, Professional Services, Education, R&D, Space and SME in Services.
As a part of GES, a large number of seminars / knowledge sessions are organized on diverse topics where expert industry leaders and government representatives deliberates on the various issues facing the services sectors. Many of these explored opportunities in specific geographies like Africa, Gulf region, Australia, and SAARC. Others focused on specific service sectors like Tourism and Culture, Exhibitions & Event Services, Banking & Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Health & Medical Value Travel, MSMEs in services and on Education and Skills connecting India to the world. The GES in subsequent years scaled new heights in taking our services to the global market place and in showcasing the India Opportunity. As a dynamic player in the global services sector, India has the potential to build its own brand for services exports where it can be a dominant player and GES furthers the cause of:
Showcasing India’s prowess across services sectors before a global audience
Position India globally in more services sub-sectors Generate concrete business outcomes Create employment through leveraging services exports