Make in Odisha Conclave-2018 from Nov 11

Bhubaneswar: In order to attract more investments to Odisha, the state government has decided to organize Make in Odisha Conclave-2018 in Bhubaneswar. The conclave will be held from November 11 to November 15, 2018.

The initial proposal for the organization of the event was discussed in the Oversight Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here on Tuesday.

Padhi directed to make the entire event outcome oriented.

The investment attracting departments were advised to keep a blueprint of possible investment proposals for sharing with the investors.

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

It would be organized in collaboration with DIPP, Govt of India, various Industry Associations and Business Chambers, Confederation of Indian Industries. Potential investors and business leaders from India and abroad would participate in the event.

The objectives of the conclave are to showcase manufacturing ecosystem in Odisha, highlight investment opportunities and elicit investment intentions from the corporate houses.

There will be 4-day long activities including 13 key events like partner country seminars, ambassador’s meet, sector-specific roundtables, coastal marathon, exhibition, exposure, networking, plenary sessions and sectoral sessions etc.

The stalls of large companies operating in Odisha in the sectors like steel, aluminium, infrastructure, food processing, IT, textiles, petrochemicals, power etc will also be set up showcasing newly emerging investment opportunities in their respective sectors.

There will be 9 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.

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.