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Vol 16, PW 12 (10 Jan 13) News in Brief

Oil and gas sector celebrities like the Ambani brothers Mukesh and Anil will be cheering Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as he launches the Vibrant Gujarat 2013 summit on January 11.

Modi, who has ambitions as the next prime minister of India, will inaugurate the two-day investor summit by lighting a lamp at the Mahatma Mandir convention centre in Gandhinagar. “This will be Modi’s biggest show before the 2014 general elections,” says a Gandhinagar source.

Among those expected to attend are Ratan Tata and successor Cyrus Mistry, the Ruia brothers Shashi and Ravi of Essar, Anil Agarwal of Cairn and Vedanta, Sir Michael Kadoorie of China Light & Power, billionaire Gautam Adani and Sudhir Mehta of Torrent. Business delegations and diplomats from the US, UK, China, Australia, Japan, Denmark and Canada will also participate.

Over 1000 companies from 14 countries will be represented at the trade show, which will sprawl over 100,000-square metres.

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