Come, join the juggernaut: CM Naveen Patnaik at Odisha Investors’ Meet

New Delhi: In the run up to the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 (MIO 2018), the Government of Odisha organized an investor’s meet in New Delhi in association with its industries partner Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Wednesday.

The roadshow was a resounding success with the who’s who of India Inc. meeting the Honb’le CM during the course of the day.

These included meetings with Mr. Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms, Mr. Rajan Mittal, MD. Bharti Enterprises, Mr. Kamlesh Jain, Chairman & MD, Varun Beverages Ltd. Mr. Shailener Kumar, MD, Oracle India among others.

Business leaders from over 300 leading companies participated in the roadshow to explorre attractive growth opportunities across Odisha’s focus sectors-food processing and seafood, auxillary and downstream industries in the metals sector, textiles, ESDM manufacturing, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals and tourism.

Addressing the leaders and captains of Indian industry at the Odisha Investors’ Meet here at the national capital of India, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik invited them all to make investment in Odisha, which is fast emerging as the Eastern Gateway of India.


Speaking in the Meet, the CM said,” I am here to invite all of you to the Make in Odisha Conclave- our flagship biennial global investor’s meet- to know more about the emerging opportunities in Odisha which is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of Eastern India.”

In a bid to woo investment in Odisha, the Chief Minister attended the ‘Make In Odisha’ road show here Wednesday ahead of Odisha Government’s flagship biennial ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave, scheduled to be held from November 11-15 this year.




He also launched the official web portal for Invest In Odisha ( ahead of MIO Conclave 2018 in Bhubaneswar in November 2018.

Built for Ease of Doing Business, the portal showcases the massive investment opportunities in Odisha.

This is the Odisha Chief Minister’s second meeting in a month as he has already attended Odisha Investors’ Meet in Mumbai  August 8 with a view to invite investors to invest in the State.


In the Mumbai Investors’ Meet, the Chief Minister had met several top industrialists, including Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.

Here at New Delhi also, he interacted with a number of investors and diplomats.

Prior to today’s vital meeting, the top officials of the Odisha Government Tuesday met the senior officials of various trade consulates and embassies here to drag the attention of investors.

JSPL chairman Naveen Jindal in his address eulogized Odisha, its Chief Minister, people and the industrial-friendly environment for which his firm is running two mega integrated steel plants at Angul and Barbil.

Odisha has potential to produce around 40 per cent steel of the country, says Naveen Jindal.

“Odisha is the exporter of skill to the world. Cost of land is much lower as compared to other parts of the country,” said Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary Industry.

Similarly, Ritesh Agarwal said that Odisha has good people who genuinely wanted to work hard. We wanted to make Odisha one of the most prosperous state in the country, he added.

Prior to the Odisha Chief Minister’s key note address on the special occasion, Odisha Industries Minister Ananta Das, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Industries Secretary Sanjeev Chopra also addressed the captains of industries and entrepreneurs of start-ups.