Bhubaneswar: The 8th Odisha MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) International Trade Fair will begin at the Exhibition Ground in Odisha capital from January 8.
The trade fair is being organized by MSME Department of the state government in association with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), New Delhi, and Development Commissioner, MSME of the Centre.
Briefing the media here on Monday, principal secretary, MSME, Hemant Sharma said the 20 companies from Iran and 10 companies from Bangladesh will participate in the five-day event which will continue till January 12.
The theme of this year’s trade fair is Focus MSME @ 2020.
While MSME products will be displayed in 280 stalls, technology demonstration at 32 stalls will provide exposure to the young entrepreneurs. The fair will also serve as a platform for entrepreneurs from traditionally non-industrial districts, to showcase their ventures. Besides, workshops and seminars will be organized at the trade fair, he added.
Talking about the MSME initiative of the Odisha government, Sharma said work is underway to set up two MSME parks at Hinjili in Ganjam district and Kesinga in Kalahandi district.