GOPIO was formed in 1989 at the conclusion of the five-day First Global Convention of People of
Indian Origin, held in New York from August 27 to Sept. 3, 1989 to bring the overseas Indians (people of
Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) onto a single platform, to monitor and address their
interests and concerns and to network the globally spread Indian community spanning new emigration to
several generations ago.