Bengal CM holds meet to ensure smooth sailing for BGBS 2018
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a high-level meeting on Wednesday in the state secretariat to ensure that the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) 2018 takes place in a much better way in its new venue, which is Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town. BGBS 2018 is going to be held on January 16 and 17.
Top industrialists and delegates from different parts of the world are going to be present at the summit. Businessmen and entrepreneurs from across the country will also turn up to be a part of it. In the past years, BGBS has taken place at Milan Mela ground.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had planned the setting-up of the international-level convention centre in New Town and it has come up as eastern India’s biggest convention centre with the main auditorium having a seating capacity of around 3,200, which is the highest in the country. The convention centre was inaugurated by the Chief Minister in October. Apart from exhibition halls, banquets and restaurants, there is also 112-bed accommodation in the convention centre.
The Bengal Chief Minister has directed to make proper arrangement for the accommodation of delegates to be present in BGBS, in the meeting held on Wednesday. This year, the accommodation of the delegates will be at the convention centre itself. So, they do not have to travel even a few kilometers to reach the venue. Despite that, concerned officials have been directed to ensure that accommodation in the hotels in the vicinity should also be kept available as it may be needed at that time for the delegates. Senior ministers including the state Commerce and Industry Minister Dr Amit Mitra, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim, Mayor and minister of the state Fire and Emergency Services department Sovan Chatterjee and minister of state for Information and Cultural Affairs department Indranil Sen were present in the meeting.
The Chief Minister has directed all concerned ministers and officials to ensure a foolproof arrangement for the delegates. The senior officials will be visiting the venue and a proper plan of action will be prepared to organise BGBS with proper coordination.