Odisha Investors’ Meet In Bengaluru Tomorrow: Wipro’s Ajim Premji & 8 Industry Captains Meet Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Odisha Investors’ Meet in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had a meeting with captains of major industries on Tuesday.

The chief minister held one-on-one meetings with potential investors across sectors like food-processing, aerospace and defence, healthcare to discuss the possibilities of investing in Odisha and cater to the growing need of newer products and services in eastern and North-East India. Major business-centric reforms taken up by the state government were highlighted during the meeting.

One of the noted participants in the Government-to-Business (G2B) meetings with the chief minister was Azim Premji, former chairman of Wipro Limited. Some of other major investors who had G2B meetings with the delegation included the following:

  • Golden Hatcheries Ltd Syed Fahad, Founder & Managing Director
  • Varun Chawla & Pranay Gupta, Co-Founders of 91 Springboard
  • AMS Reddy, Director, Dodla Dairy
  • HN Ramakrishnaiah, Managing Director, Nandi Powertronics Pvt. Ltd
  • Amarendra Sahu, Managing Director, Nestaway
  • Jaby Joseph Androth, Director & CFO, Merlinhawk Aerospace Ltd
  • Nanda Venkata Rao, Founder & Managing Director, MVM Industries Ltd
  • N Prashanth Rao, Managing Director, Sharvani Energy Pvt Ltd

The Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is organising the Odisha Investors’ Meet in Bengaluru on Thursday when the Chief Minister will meet senior industrialists to discuss their plans for Odisha and personally invite them to the Conclave. He is expected to highlight the major pro-business reforms undertaken by the government and ask the industrialists to explore Odisha as a potential destination for setting up their business units.

Over 500 industrialists, business persons and investors across sectors are expected to attend the Odisha Investors’ Meet at Hotel Taj West End. The Chief Minister will address the investors and apprise them of the state’s flagship investment summit, the Make in Odisha Conclave 2022.

The key members of the Odisha delegation include Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister of Industries, MSME & Energy; Hemant Sharma, principal secretary, Industries Department, Skill Development & Technical Education and Chairman-IDCO and Chairman-IPICOL; Manoj Kumar Mishra, secretary, E&IT Department and Dr Omkar Rai, Executive Chairman, Start-Up Odisha.

The idea behind organising the conclave is to showcase the diverse business-friendly ecosystem of Odisha to the potential investors and help them to form an informed decision to invest in Odisha to meet the ever-growing demands in Eastern and North-Eastern India as well as the ASEAN markets.

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