(Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management)
GIREM is an industry body, registered under the Karnataka
Society Act of 1960.
It is a non-government, not-for-profit,
industry-led and industry-managed
GIREM will play a proactive role in
improving infrastructural issues that
many businesses are grappling with on a
day to day basis.
It as a collective body. It will be the
voice of the industry and will work with
local government and supervisory
agencies in the areas of infrastructure
planning, sustainable growth and
GIREM will partner with the Industry,
Government and Government Agencies
through advisory, consultative and
What is Sixth GIREM Leadership Summit?
The Sixth GIREM Leadership
will be held on 24th & 25th Oct;
Venue – Radisson Blue Plaza,
The program is supported by the
Ministry of Urban
Development, Government of
The 2013 summit will provide
insights into the changing
economic scenario and market
behaviours which are poised to
show an upward trend post the
downturn and recession effects.
GIREM invites the city administration/planners of Emerging
The Emerging business destination track is to attract 4 major cities,
• Kochi – Reinventing Business
• Bhubaneswar - Land of Opportunities
• Indore – Waiting to be Unlocked
• Jaipur - Untapped potential
This invitation is to carry on a thorough pitch to the audience on
policies, incentives, and initiatives taken to attract investments and create
Why GIREM is interested in Kochi?
A major port city on the west
coast of India by the Arabian
Sea, Kochi is strategically located
with port, good roads, rail and air
(domestic & international airport)
In 2011, Kochi's population was
around 17.5 million and it is
expected to grow to 22 million by
Prominent industries are tourism,
electronics hardware and IT/ITEs
handicrafts, rubber, coir, seafood
and other agricultural food
products such as spices, bananas,
Availability of excellent talent
New international terminal costing INR 3 billion & catering to 10,000
passengers per annum has been announced.
Kochi Metro Rail with connectivity from Alwaye (North)
to Petta (South) is planned. Work has begun on the
project with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laying
the foundation stone for the project in September
spread on 115 acres to
handle 5.5 mn TEU's.
marine creatures with
research facilities is
Terminal 1st phase of 2.5
Million TPA, which will be
enhanced to 5 Million
TPA in the 2nd phase.
for faster accessibility
to airport and better
connectivity of the
CSEZ with other
commercial areas is
Factors leading towards the opportunity
• Cognizant is gearing up to hire 12000 workforce by 2017.
• Multimodal Transport hub.
• An International Airport Cochin International Airport (CIAL).
• The Metro Rapid Transit system - The Kochi Metro is an under construction
project, which once effective will considerably ease traffic congestion in the city. It
also multiple ports and ferry service between islands.
• Transit corridor - connects II & III order urban centers such as Kodungallur,
Angamaly, Piravam and Chertala.
• The availability of 15 GBPS bandwidth, through undersea cables such as FLAG,
SAFE and SEA ME WE 3 ensures seamless data flow from worldwide which helps
the IT business.
• The Info Park promoted by Govt. of Kerala is home to companies like Wipro and
TCS. The establishment of Smart City project by Dubai Internet City, Info Park will
make Kochi the Silicon Valley of Kerala.
• Smart city work commenced.
• Growing population and economic migration mainly due to IT sector and
urbanization has opened a great market for retail industry and shopping malls. And
having the Lulu mall in operations Kochi will attract more brands and products for