High profile International speakers for Vibrant Goa summit



Knowledge Series featuring international speakers promises to be big draw

Goa Khabar: Several high profile International speakers from across the world promise to be the big draw at the forthcoming, Vibrant Goa-Global Expo and Summit 2019 scheduled to be held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium between October 17-19 this month.

The speakers will deliver lectures at the specially curated, Knowledge Series sessions which will be held during the three-day summit.

Leading this group of speakers will be Pankaj Khimji, partner director at Khimji Ramdas LLC, one of the leading business conglomerates in Sultanate of Oman with 148 years of successful business accomplishments.  Khimji will be speaking on “Setting up a business in Oman – cultural similarities and differences.”


Khimji is an Omani technocrat businessman with the focus on leveraging the immense business potential of emerging Oman to the larger benefits of the Omani society. Khimji’s company has more than 5,000 employees from diverse nationalities and 40 business verticals. Khimji Ramdas LLC’s business interests are spread across consumer products, infrastructure, lifestyle, logistics, hospitality and technology arenas.

Nasser Al Maqballi, the CEO of Minerals Development Oman (MDO), a state-owned company that invests in mining projects along with partners from private sector is another high profile Omani technocrat who will be the cynosure of all eyes at the summit. Maqballi will be speaking on “Opportunities in the Mining sector in Oman.”, a topic which has significant relevance to Goa.

Similarly, Dr Mustafa Saasa is another high profile Middle East delegate who will speak on the topic: “Steps for Goan companies to enter Middle-east markets”

Saasa is chairman and managing director of the Raj group of companies based in Dubai, UAE since 1990. Raj Group established in 1958 has subsidiaries and associates in India, Middle East, Europe and USA.

Dr Saasa was recently conferred with a doctorate in Business Management and Leadership from the Colombo University. Dr Saasa joined the Raj Group in 1990 and designed, articulated and implemented marketing strategy that transformed the group from just a family brand to a global brand, revered for its technology, innovation, customer friendliness and product range.

Among the women speakers, there is Veronique Moncada from France who will speak on the topic: “Going global – a cross-cultural perspective”

Moncada has specialized in International Development and Intercultural Management, with a strong expertise in Franco-Indian projects and Higher Education. She has over 20 years of International work experience. Moncada lives and works in Marseilles in southern France, but travels all over the world and can speak Hindi too.

Likewise, Charu Swaminathan from USA will be speaking on the topic of “Innovations in wedding planning.”  Charu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mishkalo, the wedding gift registry for art – where couples can register and select original art as a one-of-a-kind wedding gift, or unique wedding gift that well-wishers can buy collectively rather than the usual gift items  that couples may not require or like.

For more information on the VG-GES 2019, visit www.vibrantgoa.com