WASHINGTON: Silicon Valley today amused the corporate leaders by including the vibrant cultural events belonging to Kerala.
The programs included, Kathakali and Kalaripayattu, The performers enthralled a packed venue of the event. The event was organized by Kerala Tourism in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US-India Business Council.
“It is a significant day in the history of our state’s tourism sector,” said Kerala Tourism Minister A.P. Anilkumar. “The United States is a key market for Kerala Tourism. In-bound tourism from America to Kerala has grown about 40 percent in the past two years. Our first-ever corporate meet in the Silicon Valley is a crucial step to further increase those numbers,” he added
The executives from over 50 companies in Silicon Valley had attended the corporate meet that was addressed by Kerala Tourism Principle Secretary G.KamalaVardhana Rao.
Rao also presented the various investment opportunities and noted the need for the Kerala Tourism to portray the state as an investor-friendly destination to all the companies in the Silicon Valley.
He invited the communities from Silicon Valley to come and visit the state.
“Kerala is growing as a destination for corporate leaders and executives around the world because of its beautiful as well as peaceful locations to talk and do business. There is no better place than Kerala for the Silicon Valley executives to come and relax and even work,” said KamalaVardhana Rao. “With a large concentration of highly qualified software professionals and entrepreneurs, Kerala is an ideal destination for investment by the Silicon Valley companies,” he added.