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Make in Odisha conclave from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar Nov 29: Odisha is all set to host its business investment summit-‘Make in Odisha Conclave’ from November 30-December 2. The event will be organised by the State Government in association with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

The conclave will be the largest business summit for the state and will also include the largest expo of over 100 companies participating spread across 30,000 sq.m, at the Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar.
The Make in Odisha Conclave will host some of the biggest dignitaries from the Central and State Governments, including Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the event in the presence of Jaitley on Wednesday.

The city is applying final touches to welcome the over 1000 delegates and will lay out a red carpet for its distinguished guests. India’s notable sand artist and recipient of Padmashree awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik has displayed a unique art on sand at the airport, which will welcome guests who arrive in the city, while the streets of Bhubaneswar will be adorned with 30+ trivia brandings on the State, all the way to Janata Maidan.

Odisha, which champions its well-established mining industry, will for the first time open its doors and showcase its large manufacturing ecosystem and highlight the various investment opportunities for corporates from around the world.

Drawn from the Government’s ‘Vision 2025: Odisha Industrial Development Plan’, the state’s mission through ‘Make in Odisha’ will to highlight Odisha as an ultimate investment destination and diversify its investment opportunities across key focus sectors namely downstream and ancillary in metal, food processing, including seafood, chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, textiles and apparel, defence, electronics, Start-Ups and tourism.

The conclave will witness attendance from industry captains namely Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group, A.M. Naik of Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Arundhati Bhattacharya of State Bank of India, Gautam Adani of Adani Group, T. Krishnakumar of Hindustan Coca-Cola Ltd., SanjivPuri of ITC Ltd, Sajjan Jindal of JSW Groupand Venugopal Dhoot of Videocon Ltd. amongst others.

In keeping with the Government of India’s ambitious target of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output to 25 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, from 16 per cent currently, Odisha is the whistle blower for the country which is ready to showcase its manufacturing ecosystem to the investors.

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