Established in 1940, The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) is the oldest Chamber in the State of Gujarat and is the only Chamber of Commerce which boasts of a Convention Centre.
To keep pace with the changing economic scenario, a need was felt to build a world-class Convention Centre in Surat, which could provide a platform to organize exhibitions, trade shows, buyer-seller meets, and seminars. The Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (SIECC) was initiated to address this need. SIECC is the pride of India. It is a state of the art Convention Centre equipped with all modern amenities.
SIECC was inaugurated by the former Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi, in the year 2010. Multiple exhibitions, seminars, and business meet such as Udyog, Vyapar, Sparkle, Auto Expo, textile Machinery Expo, Travel & Tourism Fair, Furniture & Interior Show, etc. have been organized at SIECC generating huge business opportunities for Gujarat.
Also, dignitaries like Mr. Ram Nath Kovind (Hon. President of India), (Mr. Pranab Mukherjee (Hon. Former President), Mr. Narendra Modi (Hon.Prime Minister), Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman (Hon. Minister of Finance & Minister of Corporate Affairs), Ms. Smriti Irani (Hon. Minister of Textiles & Minister of Women and Child Development), Mr. Giriraj Singh (Hon. MSME Minister), Ms. Anandiben Patel (Hon. Former Chief Minister – Gujarat), Mr. Manoj Sinha (Hon. Former Minister of State for Railways), etc. have visited SIECC during various events.
SIECC has two components viz. Exhibition Hall and Platinum Hall. These halls provide a platform to organize exhibitions, trade shows, buyer-seller meets seminars, training programs, social events, etc. It plays a vital role to boost up the Trade & Industry of the region. Also, the Platinum Hall has created an excellent space for people to organize their social events on a humongous and a lavish scale.