Top industrialists together with Mukesh Ambani, N Chandrasekaran, Kumar Mangalam Birla together with 800 other industry leaders are anticipated to attend the second version of ‘Make In Odisha’ conclave starting November 11, official sources mentioned Thursday. Apart from Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group and Tata Group, Vedanta Resources chief Anil Agarwal and industry delegation from a minimum of six nations — South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia and UAE — are anticipated to attend the state’s mega-business meet right here.
Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra, chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited Naveen Jindal and Adani Group chief Gautam Adani can be anticipated to be a part of the conclave which can conclude on November 15. “Mukesh Ambani would be the star speaker on the Business Leadership Summit to be organised simply after a plenary session of the MIO Conclave on November 12.
The summit will present management perspective from industry captains to encourage subsequent era leaders,” Odisha’s industries minister Ananta Das told reporters here. “Ambassadors of some nations will attend the conclave. Young entrepreneurs from inside the state may also attend the occasion,” Das said. The minister said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the conclave. He had earlier met ambassadors of various countries in New Delhi in connection with the conclave for which Japan is the partner country. “Since Japan is the companion nation of the conclave, a devoted session for Japanese corporations has been scheduled on November 12.
The corporations will showcase varied funding alternatives in Odisha’s manufacturing sector,” Das said. Some of the Japanese Companies which have confirmed their participation include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Marubeni, JFE Steel, Nissin Foods, Mitsui and Takahata Precision, Das said. Das said all preparations for the successful conduct of Make in Odisha Conclave – 2018 are nearing completion. The expo at this year’s event will also be much larger, showcasing manufacturing prowess of the state through the use of modern technologies by the Companies operating here. Apart from seeking investment from the industries, the prime objective of the conclave is to showcase the potential of the state in different sectors, said industries secretary Sanjeev Chopra adding, the state will showcase possibility of emerging as a manufacturing hub of eastern India. The previous Conclave was held in 2016 where the state had received investment proposals worth Rs 2 lakh crore. “Of the 124 proposals acquired throughout the 2016 conclave, 65 per cent are in numerous levels of implementation,” Chopra mentioned.
(With inputs from businesses.)