The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, appointed former BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly as the brand ambassador of West Bengal on 21 November 2023. Mamata Banerjee announced the appointment of the former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly in her inaugural address at the seventh Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.
The seventh two-day Bengal Global Business Summit is being held in Kolkata on 21 and 22 November 2023. Several hundred companies from more than 25 countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Australia, France, and Germany are participating in the Business Summit.
In her address, the chief minister announced several new policies, including plans to double the state's exports, modernise its logistics and promote renewable energy manufacturing.
The small European country of Luxembourg is the partner country of the seventh Bengal Global Business Summit meeting. Luxembourg was represented by its Ambassador to India, Peggy Frantzen.
The Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) is the flagship business event of the West Bengal Government. The summit aims to bring together corporate leaders, business delegations, entrepreneurs, academia, and think tanks from around the globe to promote the state as a promising investment and business destination.
Bengal, or Bangla, is derived from the ancient kingdom of Vanga, or Banga.
The modern State of West Bengal came into existence on 1 November 1956.
It is India's 4th most populated state after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar.
It shares international boundaries with Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
It shares its boundary with Sikkim, Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Bihar,
and it is the 14th largest state in India.
First Chief Minister of West Bengal: Prafulla Chandra Gosh
Current Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee
Governor of West Bengal: C.V.Ananda Bose