3 Countries Agree To Partner In ‘Make In Odisha’ Conclave; Check Programme Schedule

Bhubaneswar: The countries like Japan, Germany and Norway have agreed to partner in ‘Make In Odisha’ and the registration to take part in the conclave has commenced, industries secretary Hemant Sharma informed on Tuesday.

The third edition of the state’s flagship biennial investors’ meet is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 4 in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Industries secretary said that more countries are expected to join the bandwagon.

The day also saw IPICOL conducting a ceremony, marking the start of the fieldwork for the development of the site and infrastructure for the event at Janata Maidan here. “The entire ground will be converted into a modern state-of-the-art event venue with an exhibition centre, a plenary hall, 5 session halls, Chief Minister’s lounge, VIP Lounge, a dedicated media lounge, a dining area, food court, and a grand stage for cultural events. The venue will also have two large anamorphic screens and 6 pods displaying Odisha’s culture, heritage and industrial prowess,” said Sharma.

While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the conclave on November 20, a plenary session with CXOs and business leaders from across the country will be held the following morning. It will be followed by a session on ‘Start-Up Odisha’ in the plenary hall and ‘Business Leadership Talks’ in the sessional halls.

The dignitaries will discuss how the state can grow in the sectors like petrochemicals, chemicals, metrology, metallurgy, skill development, fertilizers, food processing and agriculture. Various departments of the state government will release new policies for the development of respective industries.

On December 2, the sessions on ‘Skilled in Odisha’ will be followed by a session on ‘Metal Downstream’ in the plenary hall while the session halls will host various sectoral sessions like Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Textiles & Apparel, Mining, Food Processing and IT/ITeS.

On December 3, key thematic sessions on ‘Women SHGs and School Transformation in Odisha’ will be held in the plenary hall. Simultaneously, sectoral sessions on emerging sectors like biotechnology, circular economy, healthcare and pharma, defence and aviation will be held in the session halls.

Cultural programmes will be held on all these days along with laser and drone shows.

The event is likely to witness a footfall of about 20,000 to 25,000. Highest priority will be given to industries that create more employment. Emphasis will be on setting up industries using the raw materials available in the state, the official added.

The conclave was previously hosted in 2016 and 2018. In the 2016 edition, the state received over 120 investment intents valued at over Rs. 2 lakh crore. It saw the participation of over 270 exhibitors and witnessed a footfall of over 18500. In 2018, the state received investment intentions valued at over Rs. 4 lakh crore and witnessed a footfall of over 51,000.

On Monday, the CM launched the website and app for Make in Odisha Conclave-2022. He asked various departments to work in close collaboration for the success of the business summit.

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