More than 50 top global CEOs and more than 30 senior political leaders of various countries have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS). The Global CEO Conclave will be held on January 11. The Gujarat Government is awaiting confirmation from a number of other CEOs and political heads.
Among the CEOs who have confirmed their participation so far are -Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group CEO; Osamu Suzuki, chairman & CEO, Suzuki Motors Corporation, Japan; Gin Yong Cai, CEO, International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA; Kazuaki Kama, chairman, IHI Corporation Japan; Ahmad Chatlia, CEO, Sun Edition, USA; Sunil Kumar, Booth School Management, University of Chicago, USA; Sam Walsh, CEO, Rio Tinto, Australia; Anita George, Sr Director (Energy), World Bank, USA; Kandeh Yumkella, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All, Vienna, UN; Michel Benezit, special advisor to chairman & CEO, Total SA, France; Johannes Teyssel, CEO, Eonse, Germany; David Schoch, president Asia Pacific, Ford Motors, USA; Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, chief executive officer, RasGas; Go Watanabe, CEO, Bank of Tokyo; Jaspal Bindra, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, USA; Ajay Banga, CEO, MasterCard; Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO, Blackstone Group; Peter J Coleman, CEO and managing director, Woodside Energy, Australia; James P Gorman, CEO, Morgan Stanley and Jo Chi Tsou, chairman & chief executive officer, China Steel Global Trading Corp.
Among the politicians and other dignitaries, USA Secretary of State, John Kerry; UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay; Israel's agriculture minister Yair Shamir; John Baird, Canada's minister for foreign affairs, Andrew John Robb, Australia's minister for trade and investment; President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov and S Iswaran, Singapore's minister have confirmed their participation.