A galaxy of captains of Indian Industry are expected to grace the opening session of Odisha government’s biannual flagship investor summit, Make In Odisha Conclave 2022’, which will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Janata Maidan gound in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
Addressing a presser on the eve of the gala event, organized from November 30 to December 4, state Minister of Industries, Pratap Deb said that eminent industry titans like L N Mittal, Executive Chairman, Arcelor Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources Limited, Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group, Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL and T V Narendran, CEO&MD, Tata Steel are expected at the conclave. He said, other than that, representatives from Partner Countries – Japan, Norway and Germany – will also be present on the occasion.
Giving further details, the Industries Minister said over 11,600 registrations has been received by the government for participation at the Conclave. “The organizers have successfully managed to line up 124 speakers and schedule 38 events spanning all the Conclave days,” he said.
He said 22 of Odisha government’s departments have come together to plan and execute, “This massive initiative by the government.”He added that the details on plenary sessions, thematic sessions, sectoral sessions, speaker list have been made available to the delegates and participants on the MIO portal which was launched earlier this month.
In the last three months, as a build-up to the Make in Odisha Conclave’22, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had led government delegations on road shows to various metros across the country including Coimbatore, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad as well as in Dubai. He said the road shows had evoked huge response. “The Conclave will see participation from corporate India,” he added.
Meanwhile, the 20,000 sq metre Janata Maidan ground has been decked up for the marquee event which is being organized in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The venue has an exhibition centre, plenary hall, five session halls, Chief Minister’s lounge, media lounge, food court, a grand stage to host various cultural events and a massive international pavilion for partnering countries and foreign delegations.
Two anamorphic screens and six pods at the venue will continuously display thematic videos depicting the state’s industrial growth, culture and heritage for the consumption of the audience, guests and delegates who will converge from different parts of the country and abroad.
Following inauguration, the Chief Minister is scheduled to host a plenary session. This will be followed by a session on Start Up Odisha. Sessions on Skilled-in-odisha, sectoral deliberations & sessions on emerging sectors, thematic sessions on women SHGs and School Transformation in Odisha will be held in the subsequent days, till December 3. The last day (December 4) will be having exhibition, mega cultural event and food court which will be open for the public.
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