GOPIO since its beginning in New York, in 1989, has organized conferences, seminars, talks, discussions and other activities, aimed at emphasizing PIO activities and at highlighting its serious concerns for effective international networking and development of PIO entrepreneurs. GOPIO has also tirelessly worked on ways to prepare the PIO business community to face tough global business challenges ahead and to help place them in a position to excel in the international scene in the new millennium. In addition to business activities, GOPIO has also directed its energies to areas of youth and culture through its cultural and youth exchange programs.

GOPIO is a global organization with chapters in several countries of the world like India, UK, USA, Mauritius, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Australia, Canada etc. Singapore is one of its newest chapters.