‘Switch 2016’ to focus on improving efficiencies in power segment
The power sector is likely to attract around $1 trillion in investments by 2030 according to the Minister of Power, Piyush Goyal, thus opening up huge opportunities for both domestic and international investors.

The government is also working on a vision to turn India into an end-to-end manufacturing hub for solar panels. To tap this potential, the Gujarat Government in association with the Department of Energy and Petrochemicals is organising an International Expo ‘Switch 2016’ from October 6 to 10 at Vadodara.

The event will be to showcase to the world the potential of electrical engineering, power generation and innovation. The international exhibition is designed to cover a large number of electrical products such as switch gears, cables, conductors and fibre optic wires transmission line technology, control and automation, transformers and other products as an emerging electrical market place. Announcing the International Expo in Bengaluru, the Power Minister said it would be a platform for bringing in the best of technologies with focus on ‘Make in India’.

The Expo would among other things focus on improving efficiencies in the energy sector which presently is plagued with huge losses by the time it reaches the end-consumer.
‘Switch 2016’ creates a platform for world’s powerful power players
The state of Gujarat is Power Surplus and enjoys 24x7 uninterrupted power. The Department of Energy & Petro Chemicals continues its mission of providing quality & relaible power at sustainable rates to the people of Gujarat. To support the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Department of Energy & Petrochemicals Govt of Gujarat in partnership with the Federation of Gujarat Industries will be organaizing the first edition of Switch Global Expo an International Exhibition and Summit in the city of Vadodara with a vision to clearly establish Gujarat as the Electrical & Power Equipment manufacturing hub for the entire nation.

Switch Global Expo, will be a biennial platform and is designed for you the members of the power, energy and electrical industry as being a great opportunity to showcase products, exchange technologies, provide a platoform for startups, network with potential buyers, sellers from both national and international markets, meet leading bankers and venture capital funds all under a single roof in Vadodara from 6th to 10th October 2016.

At the launch event Hon’ble Shri Saurabh Bhai Patel Hon’ble Minister for Energy & Petrochemicals, Finance & Tourism Govt. Of Gujarat said,

“Switch Global Expo is the start of a new innovative industry movement with a clear focus to establish Vadodara Gujarat as the Electrical & Power Equipment manufacturing hub for India. It is an initiative, to kick-start the Make in Gujarat vision and will showcase the manufacturing capabilities of both the national and international stakeholders. Switch Global expo will not only engage with the best in the industry, but will also provide the participants an opportunity to experience the warmth of Gujarat’s hospitality & culture and experience the vibrancy of the Garbha festival - thus creating a disruptive mix of business and tourism”

Switch Global Expo welcomes all of you to participate and requests your whole-hearted support on behalf of The Government Of Gujarat - The Department of Energy & Petrochemicals in making Switch Global Expo a grand success.