Anna Ekström to visit India
On 7–13 January, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will travel to India to take part in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit and for bilateral discussions. During her trip, Ms Ekström will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of the country’s ministers.
Ms Ekström will take part in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which is India's equivalent to the summit in Davos between representatives of governments and the business sector. This year, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will focus on innovation, education, research, vocational training, start-ups, economic growth and social justice.
Selected programme points:
Monday 9 January
Visits an Indian vocational training school for young men and women in the automotive, textile and other similar industries.
Meets the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani.
Takes part in the opening of the Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show and the Swedish pavilion together with Prime Minister Modi. At the Trade Show, Ms Ekström also meets Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan and Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley.
Takes part in the opening of India's first smart city, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, and an exhibition organised by Nobel Media.
Tuesday 10 January
Delivers the opening address at a symposium on basic research and applied research and its importance for innovation, organised by Nobel Media.
Speaks and takes part in the opening of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit together with Prime Minister Modi.
Takes part in a round-table discussion with Prime Minister Modi and others.
Wednesday 11 January
Speaks about the importance of basic education and vocational training at the Sweden Country Seminar, and takes part in seminars on smart manufacturing and smart cities.
Meets Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman.
Thursday 12 January
Meets Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar.
Speaks at dinner for Nobel Laureates at the Swedish residence.