Odisha Govt geared up for ensuing #MakeInOdisha Conclave-2020

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract more investments, the State Government has started preparations for the Make in Odisha Conclave-2020.

A high-level meeting to this effect was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy at the Lokseva Bhawan here on Thursday in which Industry Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma outlined the issues for discussion.

The Chief Secretary directed all concerned to make different sessions of the conclave more outcome-oriented. All departments were asked to workout definite business models for attracting private sector investment.

Tripathy stated, “The conclave should be organised through collaborative efforts of all the departments; and each department has to play an active role in it. All the departments should be at same pace with the Industries Department in effective organisation of the conclave.”

It was proposed to hold the conclave for five days beginning from November 30.

Industries Secretary Sharma proposed to have multiple country and industry partners for the conclave and its various sessions. The investor reach-out efforts would be made more structured and effective with past experiences, he said.

A total of 16 broad thematic areas were identified for sectoral sessions. The proposed broad sectors include urban development, IT, apparel and textiles, downstream units, agro and food processing, tourism, travel trade, mining and minerals, metal production, chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, infrastructure, healthcare, sports, Bhubaneswar as sports capital, port-based industries, logistics parks, etc.

It was further decided to have an Ambassadors’ Meet, a Skill Fest, sector-specific CEO roundtables, hackathons and academia-industry interface on sidelines of the conclave.

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