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Naveen urges industry captains to partake in Odisha's growth

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked industry captains to explore the immense opportunities that the state has to offer as it takes rapid strides to emerge as the of the east.

Inaugurating the state's showpiece summit - 'Make in - Conclave 2018', in the presence of a host of dignitaries including Japanese to India, Kenji Hiramatsu and generals of several other countries, besides representatives from industry body FICCI.

"is emerging as a of the east and we are incessantly working towards deveoping it as a global hub for industries in certain focus sectors," Patnaik said, urging the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to with the departments in successful implementation of the state's 'Vision 2025' for industrial development in six focus sectors.

The plennary session of the second edition of Make In Odisha Conclave, scheduled to be held from Monday, would be attended by a battery of top industrialists including Mukesh Ambani, N Chandrasekaran, Kumar Mangalam Birla along with 800 other industry leaders.

Apart from Reliance Industries, and Tata Group, chief and industry delegation from at least six countries -- South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, and the UAE -- are expected to attend the state's mega meet here.

of Anand Mahindra, of and Power Ltd Naveen Jindal and chief Goutam Adani are also expected to be part of the conclave which will conclude on November 15.

"will be the star speaker at the Leadership Summit to be organiased just after plenary session of the conclave. The summit will provide leadership perspective from industry captains to inspire next generation leaders," had said earlier.

In the run up to the mega event, Patnaik had met of different countries in

is the country of the conclave this year.

The expo will be showcasing of the state through 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

The first edition of the conclave was held in 2016 where the state had received investment proposals worth Rs 2 lakh crore, he claimed.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 21:05 IST