The Odisha Investors Meet will be held today in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik arrived in Bengaluru yesterday to participate in the Odisha Investors Meet to be held today. Over 500 industrialists, businessmen and investors from various sectors are expected to attend the Odisha Investors Meet in the evening at the Taj West End Hotel. The Chief Minister will address the investors and inform all present about the state’s premier investment summit, Make in Odisha Conclave’22 and invite them to the event.

The Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is organizing the Odisha Investors Meet today in Bengaluru.

Key members of the delegation included Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister of Industries, MSMEs and Power, Government of Odisha, Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Skill Development and Technical Education and Chairman IDCO and Chairman IPICOL, Government of Odisha. Manoj Kumar Mishra, Secretary, E&IT Department and Dr. Omkar Rai, Executive Chairman, Start-Up Odisha, among others.

The idea behind organizing this is to showcase Odisha’s diverse business-friendly ecosystem to potential investors and help them form an informed decision to invest in Odisha to meet the ever-growing demands in East and North East India as well as Markets of ASEAN.

A number of one-to-one meetings were held today with potential investors in various sectors such as food processing, aerospace and defence, healthcare to discuss investment opportunities in Odisha and to meet the ever-increasing need for newer products and services in East and North-East India.

Investors were assured of a best-in-class investment facility in Odisha. Major business-oriented reforms undertaken by the Odisha government were highlighted to the stakeholders to create a business-friendly environment and industrial ecosystem to further accelerate the rapid industrial growth of the state.

Notably, yesterday WIPRO founder Azim Premji met the Chief Minister and participated in Government-to-Business (G2B) meetings. Some of the other major investors who had individual G2B meetings with the delegation include:

Company names and personal names:

  • Golden Hatcheries Ltd – Mr. Syed Fahad, Founder and Managing Director
  • 91 Trampolines – Mr. Varun Chawla and Mr. Pranai Gupta, Co-Founders
  • Dodla Dairy – Mr. AMS Reddy, Director
  • Nandi Powertronics Pvt. Ltd. – Mr. HN Ramakrishnaiah, Managing Director
  • Nestaway – Mr. Amarendra Sahu, Managing Director
  • Merlinhawk Aerospace Ltd – Mr Jabi Joseph Androth, Director and CFO
  • MVM Industries Ltd – Mr. Nanda Venkata Rao, Founder & Managing Director
  • Sharvani Energy Pvt Ltd – Mr N Prashanth Rao, Managing Director

Today, CM Naveen Patnaik will meet senior industrialists to discuss their plans for Odisha and personally invite them to the Make in Odisha Conclave’22. Odisha with its long coastline and developed ports at Damra, Paradip and Gopalpur acts as a gateway to East and South East Asia.

The CM Patnaik government has undertaken massive infrastructure development work to create a port-led industrial ecosystem in the state catering to both domestic and export markets.

The chief minister is expected to highlight major pro-business reforms undertaken by his government and ask industrialists to explore Odisha as a potential destination for setting up their business units.

Some of the major investors in various sectors including e-commerce and IT space are scheduled to have one-on-one G2B meetings with the Chief Minister of Odisha today. They include:

Names of companies and names of persons:

  • IBM India Pvt Ltd-Mr. Amit Sharma, Managing Partner
  • Wipro-GE Healthcare Pvt Ltd – Dr. Shravan Subramanyam, MD & CEO
  • ABB Ltd – Mr TK Sridhar, Finance Director
  • TTK Prestige- Ltd Mr. Saranyan P., CFO
  • Indo Nissin Foods Pvt Ltd – Mr. Gautam Sharma, MD & CEO
  • Page Industries Ltd – Mr VS Ganesh, Chief Executive Officer
  • Happiest Minds – Mr. Venkataraman N, CFO
  • Cotton World – Mr. BN Monappa, Founder & MD
  • Wonderla – Mr. Arun Chitapalli, Ph.D
  • Indian Stitches Pvt Ltd – Mr. Vishal Sehgal, CMD

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