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Make-in-Odisha Conclave-2018 in Bhubaneswar to attract more investment

 In a bid to attract more investments, the State government has decided to organize Make in Odisha Conclave-2018 at Bhubaneswar in a grand way. The initial proposal for staging the event was discussed in the Oversight Committee meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall here today.

Considering the proposals presented by the Principal Secretary Industries Sanjiv Chopra,  Chief Secretary asked officials to make the entire event outcome oriented. The investment attracting departments were advised to keep a blue print of possible investment proposals for sharing that with the investors.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan advised to tie up the event with other business and cultural activities for making it more lively and vibrant. 

Keeping in view the declaration in this regard made by the Chief Minister earlier, it was decided for organizing the event from 11th to 15th November, 2018. It would be organized in collaboration with DIPP of the Union Government, various Industry Associations and Business Chambers, Confederation of Indian Industries.  Potential investors and Business leaders from India and abroad would participate in the event, said a release from the office of the Chief Secretary.

The conclave shall aim at show-casing manufacturing ecosystem in Odisha, highlighting investment opportunities and eliciting investment intentions from the corporate houses. The 5-day event will include 13 key events like partner country seminars, ambassador’s meet, sector specific round tables, coastal marathon, exhibition, exposure, networking, plenary sessions and sectoral sessions etc.  The stalls of large companies operating in Odisha in steel, aluminum, infrastructure, food processing, IT, textiles, petrochemicals, power sectors etc will also be set up showcasing newly emerging investment opportunities in their respective areas.  There will be nine major sectoral sessions with specific investment proposals. The prospective investors from USA, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia Germany, Switzerland and many other countries  are likely to participate in the conclave, said the release.

The meeting also decided to organize pre-event investor reach-out activities like road shows at major metropolis like  Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune etc.  Similar investor reach out activities would also be organized with Internal Business Partner countries and Agencies.  It was decided to put in place 4 layer preparatory and coordination activities. The Committees will be named as Oversight Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Coordination Committee under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary Industry, Exhibition & Security Committee under the Chairmanship of CMD IDCO and Sectoral Committees under the Chairmanship of concerned Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan, Additional Chief Secretary Home Asit Kumar Tripathy, Principal Secretary MS&ME Laxmi Narayan Gupta,  Principal Secretary Finance Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Pr Secretary Tourism Dr Mona Sharma, Special  Secretary General Administration Ashok Kumar Meena,  Skill Development & Technical Education Sanjaya Singh, Secretary Energy Hemant Kumar Sharma, Secretary Science & Technology Nikunja Bihari Dhal  along with senior officers from IPICOL, Industry Dept , Industry associations were among others who participated in the deliberations.


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