About GES 2018


Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainability

Global Value Chains (GVCs) have become an integral aspect of today’s global trade. Most products are no longer manufactured in one location and increasingly the trend is towards locating different stages of the production process across different countries.

The 7th Global Economic Summit, under the theme ‘Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainbility’ will deliberate on the opportunities and challenges for SMEs to enhance their participation in GVCs. It will also discuss the relevance of GVCs for overall economic growth and sustainable development.

The Summit will attempt to analyse the entire process of producing goods from raw materials to finished products, which is increasingly carried out wherever the necessary skills and materials are available at competitive cost and quality. It will explore opportunities for SMEs to extend beyond the local boundaries and encompass the markets in developing, emerging and developed economies, thereby integrating large and SME firms into the value chain.


  • Enabling Sustainability of GVCs for Development
  • Regional Trade Agreements and GVCs
  • Trends/National Policies for MSMEs in Developing Countries
  • GVCs and MSME Strategy and Profitability
  • MSME Participation in Supply Chain: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
  • Improving Access to Finance for MSMEs in GVCs
  • Quality Management and Competitive Enhancement
  • GVCs in the Age of Emerging Technologies
  • Retail Chains Fostering GVCs
  • Infrastructure: Key Pillar of GVC Growth
  • Role of Trade Promotion Organisations in Promoting GVCs

Delegate / Exhibitor Information

Our Partners

Partnership Opportunities


The 7th Edition of Global Economic Summit provides an unmatched opportunity to connect your brand with more than 500 MSMEs across the country.


Trade Promotion Organizations

Industry Associations

Chambers of Commerce

Export Promotion Councils
can lead a Trade Delegation and avail special discounts and various other benefits


Bhupendra Vadhe to explore your partnership options. mail to: marketing@wtcmumbai.org

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Accommodation for the participants at the GES 2018 is available at discounted rates, in close vicinity of the venue.
Trident Hotel, 5-star hotel, is located at a 5-10 minute car ride from the World Trade Centre Mumbai.
VIVANTA by Taj, another 5-star business hotel, is at five minutes' walk from the World Trade Centre Mumbai.
Room Rate (per night, inclusive of breakfast) – on request For budget hotels in the vicinity, please contact us at:



Summit Venue

MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai
Centre 1, 31st Floor
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400005
Maharashtra, India


Journalists and broadcasters can contact the Communications team via email or by calling at the details mentioned on this page

Talk to our experts
For all press office enquiries please contact
mail to: dolly@wtcmumbai.org
Dolly Awati - Joint Director, World Trade Centre Mumbai
Tel No: +91 93 205 30693 / +91 22 663 87381


To participate in the 7th Global Economic Summit