The Global Investors Meet (GIM) was held in Bangalore Karnataka for 2 days on June 4 and June 5, 2010. Karnataka is the new land of opportunities. The mega event started off with a grand start not only fuelling hopes of an economic revival for not just Karnataka but for the entire nation.
What Leaders Had to Say
- Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa said it has been a landmark achievement for the Industrial growth of Karnataka.
- Karnataka is more global than any other state in India and we are planning many more projects here, including hotels and infrastructure said B Muthuraman vice-president Tata Steel Ltd.
- Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Adtiya Birla Group said Karnataka occupies a predominant position in the business map of India. We have and will continue to invest significantly in Karnataka. Aditya Birla group plans additional investment of Rs 8,500 crore.
- S.Gopalakrishnan CEO Infosys said the timing of the event was perfect. The economy is emerging form the slowdown and it is great to have an event like this. We are planning to expand by setting up two more centers in Bangalore.
- DR Devi Prasad Shetty founder Narayana Hrudayalaya said Bangalore and Karnataka are going to be dominant players in the health-care sector. Karnataka had the largest number of medical schools and nursing institutions more than America.
- Azim Premji Chairman Wipro said Karnataka should be more aggressive in attracting the manufacturing sector and should go after the MNCs by creating a friendly atmosphere for the infrastructure sector. Wipro would be expanding their operation by adding more people in the next three years.
- Vijay Mallya Chairman UB Group says he loved his home state in which his company had its roots since inception. He remembers describing Bangalore as the Knowledge hub of Karnataka. The natural resources in the state were waiting to be exploited.