Bhubaneswar,08/11/18:The Odisha government is gearing up for its Make in Odisha Conclave 2018, the flagship biennial global investors’ summit scheduled to be held from November 11-15 in Bhubaneswar.
The Conclave is a watershed moment in Odisha’s industrialisation journey and at a scale that has not been seen before in the State. The response from investor community has been very encouraging, informed by Odisha Industries Minister Ananta Das at a press meet here prior to the kick-start of the juggernaut.
“All preparations for the successful conduct of Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 are nearing completion. The conclave this year is much larger in terms of the impact that it will create with 15 Government Departments organising sessions in different sectors across 4 days. The conclave will also provide unique opportunity for businesses to network and forge partnerships. The Expo at the event will also be much larger showcasing manufacturing prowess of the State through use of modern and immersive technologies by the companies operating in the State,” said Industries Minister Ananta Das.
As per the press note, there are many firsts the Conclave has to its credit:
Duration of the Conclave: Unlike investors’ summits being organized by many other States, Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 will be organised over 4.5 days and has been designed to be a unique platform for discussing the various aspects of building the Odisha of tomorrow. The participation of 15 departments of the State Government, the confluence of investors, government officials and the general public makes it by far the biggest ever business event in the State.
Business Leadership Summit: Mr. Mukesh Ambani will be the star speaker at Business Leadership Summit to be organised just after the plenary session of Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 on 12th Nov. The Business Leadership Summit will provide leadership perspective from industry captains to inspire next generation leaders. Several industry leaders from national and local companies will be present at the Business Leadership Summit along with local industrialists and entrepreneurs.
Cultural Programmes: In order to expose visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the State, on 11th November, a variety of activities have been planned such as Coastal Fun Run, Heritage Walk, Golf Tournament and tours of Tribal Museum and Kala Bhoomi (Odisha Crafts Museum). An artistic rendition of the State’s history and culture will be presented by renowned Odissi dancer Smt. Aruna Mohanty and her troupe during the inaugural plenary session on 12th November. Bibhu Mohapatra, Rourkela-born and US-based renowned fashion designer will deliver a TED-style talk on the creative economy which would touch upon his personal journey from Rourkela to New York and his experience of starting a label and making a leading fashion brand out of it in the US. The talk will be followed by a fashion show wherein Odisha-based handloom work shall also be showcased in draping of saris and local textile pieces.
Odisha Theme Pavilion: The highlight of the event will be the Odisha Theme pavilion named “Deomali” with mesmerizing projections on the geodesic dome. This dome is being constructed for the first time in India and will project the focus sectors and prominent tourism locations in the state. Besides, there would be ample usage of cutting-edge technologies such as“kinetic installation” wherein the visitors can marvel at the synchronized beauty of 108 spheres. Visitors can also witness the future Smart City and the natural beauty of Odisha in a never-before-seen way through virtual reality.
Start-up Talk: This will be a platform for start-ups & aspiring entrepreneurs to interact with investors, mentors & entrepreneurs of national, international repute. The confirmed speakers for panel discussion include prominent Odia entrepreneurs Amarendra Sahu, Co-founder & CEO, Nest Away, Rahul Dash, Co-founder & CEO, Purplle, Srikumar Misra, Founder & MD, Milk Mantra, Subrat Kar, Co-founder & CEO, Vidooly among others.
Tech Talk: Ms. Yvette Kanouff, former Senior Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Business at Cisco Systems, USA will deliver a talk on emerging technologies. This will be an exciting opportunity for technology enthusiasts to get an in-depth perspective on megatrends from the world of technology.