Hon'ble EAM and Chief Minister of Karnataka addressed a Joint Press Conference today to announce that the 14th PBD Convention will be held from 7-9 January 2017 in Bengaluru. EAM also unveiled the new logo for PBD Convention and inaugurated a portal for PBD ( The programme for the event and other details regarding PBD 2017 can be seen in this portal. Delegates have to register online and make payment of Registration Fees through the Payment Gateway on this portal.

Indian community is invited to register for the event at the earliest, since the deadline for registration is 7 December 2016.

Prominent members of the overseas Indian community who have been invited by the Ministry to participate in PBD 2017 would be exempt from the Registration fees but will have to register online.

EAM's remarks at the Press Conference and photos of the Joint Press Conference will be available on Ministry's website.

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