The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is will be held at Bengaluru, Karnataka from 7-9 January, 2017.
GOPIO Members registered through the GOPIO channel are entitled to a 50% Discount on the Conference Fee.
The theme of the PBD Convention is
“Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”
As in previous years, the following will be the highlights of the PBD Convention:
(a) Minister of External Affairs Smt Sushma Swaraj will address Youth PBD delegates on 7 January.
(b) Keynote address by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 8 January, 2017.
(c) Chief Ministers to address delegates on 8 January, 2017.
(d) The Hon’ble President of India to confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 9 January.
Some new features of the PBD Convention are:
(a) Optional Industrial Visits for delegates on 7 and 10 January, in and around Bengaluru.
(b) B2B meetings with Government officials, other delegates and exhibitors.
(c) Exhibition at PBD – showcasing Flagship Programmes of the Government; opportunities in States of India, Corporate Sector and Public Sector Undertakings; Schemes and Progammes for NRIs and PIOs; and Indian Handicraft and Culture Bazaar.
(d) Special (optional) sightseeing tours – organized by Karnataka Tourism.
The website for PBD 2017 has been activated: pbdindia.gov.in and online registrations are currently open. We have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in PBD 2017.
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