Bengaluru: The city will host the 5th edition of Global Exhibition on Services at Palace Grounds. The event will be held from November 26 to November 28.

The event will be organised by Union Commerce Ministry in collaboration with SEPC and CII.

The announcement in this regard was made at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi. Piyush Goyal, minister for Railways and Commerce was present on the occasion.

Highlighting the cardinal role being played by the Services Sector in the Indian economy and its burgeoning potential, Goyal invited stakeholders across the Indian and international business landscape to leverage on the unique opportunity provided by the event and partake in large numbers to make GES 2019 a truly successful one.

Speaking on the occasion, Darpan Jain, joint secretary, Department of Commerce and Industry, said, “The 5th Edition of GES is happening in Karnataka, which is the leader of Services in India, be it in IT, infra or education, the State has shown the way”

Minister for Commerce and Industries, Karnataka Jagadish Shettar, lauded the initiative by the Union Commerce Ministry for GES 2019 and averred that Karnataka has been at the forefront and an early mover in identifying and adopting of the services sector, notably in respect of Information Technology, way back in 1997.

Gaurav Gupta, principal secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries, said, "It’s not just about IT where we are trailblazers, but moving ahead, there are many other service sector verticals which I believe would open up a world of opportunities for entrepreneurship and industry.”