Odisha to hold investors’ meet in Bengaluru: details here

  • Over 400 delegates attended
  • CM showcases investment opportunities in state, invites participation in flagship event
  • If any country provides X incentive, we will provide X Plus
  • Be our partner in the new industrial era in Odisha-CM

Bhubaneswar: Welcoming a galaxy of potential investors at the Investors Meet in Bengaluru today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressed the captains of industry saying, “Come, invest in Odisha and be our partner in ushering in a new industrial era in Odisha.”

Underscoring the state’s commitment, he said Odisha was committed to providing an ecosystem for job-related industrial growth. If a country provides X incentive to promote business opportunities, we will provide X plus. Our government is leading the talks, he added.

Over 400 delegates representing various industries from across India participated in the meet.

The CM sought the participation of captains of industry in the Make in Odisha conclave to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 30 to December 4, 2022.

Expressing satisfaction at the meeting, he thanked the industrialists, saying, “Thanks to your innovative and inspiring work, India has become a major force in the world of technology and manufacturing.”

He further added, “I have come to invite you all to Odisha and be a part of our transformative journey. Odisha is now progressing rapidly in every sector. Based on our abundant natural resources, skilled human resources and sound governance, Odisha has emerged as a leading destination for industries and investments.”

He said that most of the leading Indian IT companies have established their centers in Bhubaneswar. The government is also providing continuous support to the Startup ecosystem in the city, he added.

Highlighting the state’s record in making investment proposals, he said Odisha has been ranked among India’s top states in terms of vibrant manufacturing investment and has been given an Achiever status in the recently released Ease of Doing Business ratings. .

He said that the Make in Odisha conclave, 2022 is a platform for our state to showcase our growth story and showcase what we have to offer to investors across the globe. It is a platform for captains of industry and thought leaders to talk about the future outlook of various industry sectors, he added.

Addressing the gathering in August, Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister for Industries, MSMEs and Power, Government of Odisha highlighted that “Under the Hon’ble CM, the State Government has adopted a whole-of-government approach to providing services to citizens and businesses. Today, we are becoming a preferred destination for investors from all over the country. I would like to welcome all captains of industry, associations and their members present here to come and explore Odisha as your next investment destination.”

Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Skill Development and Technical Education and Chairman, IDCO and Chairman, IPICOL, Government of Odisha gave a presentation on Odisha Industrial Ecosystem and Make in Odisha’-22 conclave to the audience.

K Ulas Kamath, Chairman, FICCI Karnataka State Council, welcomed the August gathering and initiated the Odisha Investors Meet. Throwing light on how Odisha is one of the major breakthrough states in the country in terms of development, he said that the state is registering impressive growth rates in GSDP year after year and is industrializing at breakneck speed. Odisha had an impressive journey rising even higher with a strong foundation laid under the leadership of the Chief Minister, he added.

Manoj Mishra, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, Government of Odisha, talks about the emerging IT/ITeS ecosystem in the state. He also highlighted the growth-focused and forward-looking IT Policy, Data Center Policy, BPO Policy and Electronics Policy introduced by the Government of Odisha to further strengthen the ESDM and IT/ITeS sector and to attract new investment in the state.

Dr. Omkar Rai, Executive Chairman, Start-Up Odisha focuses on the ever-growing Start-up ecosystem in Odisha. He informed the audience that Odisha has been recognized as the ‘Top Producer’ and ‘Leader’ by DPIIT, Government of India in Startup Rankings 2018 and 2019 respectively.”

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met several senior industrialists from various sectors to discuss their plans for Odisha and personally invite them to the Make in Odisha Conclave’22.

During the discussions, Mr. Patnaik highlighted the major pro-business reforms undertaken by his government and asked industrialists to explore Odisha as a potential destination for their business.

Some of the major investors who met the Chief Minister of Odisha for one-on-one G2B meetings were:

Sl No. Name of the Company Name of the Person

1 Incture India Pvt Ltd Mr. Ranjeet Kumar, Center Manager

2 IBM India Pvt Ltd Mr Amit Sharma Managing Partner

3 Wipro-GE Healthcare Pvt Ltd Dr. Shravan Subramanyam, MD & CEO

4 Concentrix Daksh Services Ltd Girish Menon, President

5 ABB Ltd Mr TK Sridhar, CFO

6 TTK Prestige Ltd Mr. Saranyan P., CFO

7 Indo Nissin Foods Pvt Ltd Mr. Gautam Sharma, MD & CEO

8 Gokaldas Exports Ltd Mr Siva Ganapathy Managing Director

9 Accenture Ltd Mr. Ajay Vij, Managing Director

10 Flipkart Mr. Rajneesh Kumar, Senior Vice President & Head Corporate Affairs

11 Page Industries Ltd Mr VS Ganesh, Chief Executive Officer

12 Happiest Minds Mr. Venkataraman N, CFO

13 Global Foundry Ltd Mr Jitendra Chaddah, Country Manager

14 Ernst & Young Mr. Gaurav Taneja, Head of Consulting

15 Intel Tech India Pvt Ltd Mr. Nibhruthi Rai, Country Head

16 Cotton World Mr. BN Monappa, Founder & MD

17 Wonderla Mr. Arun Chittapalli, MD

18 Dollar Industries Ltd Mr. Binay Kumar Gupta, Ph.D

19 Indian Designs Pvt Ltd Mr. Naseer Humayun, CMD

20 Indian Stitches Pvt Ltd Mr. Vishal Sehgal, CMD

Incidentally, K Ullas Kamath, Chairman of FICCI Karnataka State Council and senior officials of Industries Department & IPICOL attended the meeting.

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