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Welcome to the homepage of the historic 2008 Goan International Mega-Convention to be hosted at the lovely Mississauga University of Toronto (UTM), from 23 - 27 July, 2008. Goa has been a fascinating secret for 5 centuries - a Latin enigma buried in the heart of Asia. Now for the first time Goa opens its doors to international vistors, scholars and groups as Goa stands at this critical cross- roads to re-examine its identity. This is an ideal opportunity for Goans all over the world to renew social contacts, and join our visitors to experience authentic Goan culture, music, cuisine, art, etc. Our mission is to host the greatest Goan Festival ever, provide fabulous hospitality, networking, an oustanding program and entertainment. Our theme is G.I.A.N.T.: 'Goan Identity And Networking Today.' We look forward to welcoming you here and for your continued participation and support. Come let us all work to make this wonderful Convention a great success. The 2008 Toronto International Goan Convention will be inaugurated on Wed., 23rd July by the Hon. NRI Commissioner / his representative, Government of India, in the presence of the Consul-General of India, the Indian Ambassador to Canada, and other dignitaries from both the Governments of Canada and India. We come together to rebirth the legacy of our motherland and God willing, build a truly wonderful international Goan centre abroad, dedicated to the preservation of our magical way of life. We request you to be our ambassadors and inform your nearest and dearest from around the world about this historic event.

Some of the celebrated Goans who will be addressing the 2008 Goan Convention:


GNAT President's Message:
We've got a world-class team! You'll get a world-class event. Welcome!


GNAT President: Francis Rodrigues

Convention Director's Message:
On behalf of the 2008 Convention Committee, welcome to the beautiful city of Toronto. Our GIANT theme: 'Goan Identity And Networking Today.'


Convention Director: Dr. Kevin Saldanha

Event Coordinator's Message:
We've assembled the finest group of international celebrities, to give you an unforgettable event. Welcome!


Event Coordinator: Lisette Saldanha

Ben Antao Marinella Proença Cecil Pinto Cornel Dacosta Victor Rangel-Ribeiro Ethel Da Costa Fred Noronha Walter Tavares Silviano Barbosa Tony Fernandes Wendell Rodricks Bosco D'Mello Helga R. Gomes George Pinto Roland Francis Ruth De Souza Mervyn Lobo Rene Barreto Filomena Giese Rajan Parrikar Alex Fernandes John J. D'Souza Zulema De Souza Herman Carneiro Tony D'Souza Troy De Souza Dean D'Cruz Victor Martins Jr. Menezes Joaquim Goes