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100 companies to participate in Make in Odisha conclave

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22: Odisha is gearing up to host the Make in Odisha Conclave at Bhubaneswar from November 30 December 2. Nearly 100 companies will participate in the event. The mega investor meet is expected to make the State a manufacturing hub of the East and to be the most preferred investment destination in India.

Aditya Birla Group, L&T, Videocon, Adani group among many others leading firms will participate in the event.

Odisha has been identified as one of the three States for organization of Make in India shows in the country. The Make in Odisha conclave is being organised in collaboration with DIPP, Government of India and CII as Industry Partner. The objective of the conclave is to showcase the manufacturing ecosystem of the State to investors, highlight investment opportunities across focus sectors of the State and elicit investment intentions from the companies.

The event is expected to see participation from key companies from across the country represented by their top officials. One of the key elements of the conclave is organization of eight sectoral sessions on identified focus sectors of the State including Smart City, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Plastics, 

Tourism, Textiles & Apparel, Food Processing, Skill Development, Electronics manufacturing & IT and Defence Manufacturing. Leading speakers from the industry and Government have confirmed participation in the sectoral sessions where the policy ecosystem, business potential of the specific sector and investment opportunities in the sector along with the outlook for the sector shall be discussed and deliberated.

In another significant development, the Government is coming out with competitive sector-specific policies for Textiles & Apparel, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Healthcare investment, MSME Development, Food Processing, Renewable Energy and Tourism as a lead upto the event. Once promulgated, these policies will complement the Industrial Policy 2015.

The conclave will also witness organisation of INNOVEX, flagship event of Young Indians- the youth wing of CII, which will focus on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the youth. 

The event will provide opportunities for participants to interact with acclaimed speakers from Silicon Valley, USA and from across the country on innovation, funding and entrepreneurial skills. Successful start-ups from the State will be sharing their experience and learnings. It is to be noted that the State Government recently promulgated a new Start Up Policy with a vision to emerge amongst the top 3 Startup Hubs in the country by 2020.

The conclave has received overwhelming response from the investor community and investors from across sectors have registered for participation in the conclave.

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