Bhubaneswar , 10/12 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty ) : Government of Odisha has planned to conduct “Odisha MSME Trade Fair- 2015” from January 8 to 14, 2015 at IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit-III.
Addressing a press meet, MSME Secretary Panchanan Dash informed that Odisha Chief Minister has given his kind consent to inaugurate the event. Odisha MSME Trade Fair is an annual event
organised by the Department of MSME, Government of Odisha with an objective to provide an enabling platform to MSMEs for exploring new market and expose them to technological advancements. The event has been a hallmark of the department for the last three years and holds immense importance for government as well as entrepreneurs.
Here MSMEs are given a platform to showcase their products and services along with an opportunity to imbibe advancements in technology which are displayed at this mega event. Credit facilitation and information dissemination for facilitating entrepreneurs in the sector would be taken up through Banks and different agencies. Large industries also harp on this opportunity to identify potential suppliers, vendor development and downstream activities. The event is a destination for several delegations comprising of buyers, participants and service providers etc. from various states all over India and has thus become a brand of immense value and tremendous potential.
It is proposed to have around 300 stalls for participation of MSMEs, Large Industries, Banks and Promotional Agencies. Seminars on different themes and concepts, Buyer’s Sellers Meet (B 2 B & B 2 C) having investors from both Odisha and outside Odisha from various domain of small and medium enterprise especially Food Processing, Plant & Machinery Suppliers, Technology and Service providers etc. would be an integral part.
Looking at the scope and potential of Food Processing Sector in the State, Food Processing has been kept as the focus of this year’s event. A special hanger has been dedicated for Food Processing in which several food processors as well as technology suppliers from within as well as outside State would participate. Different seminars have also been scheduled for each day during the mega event. Food Processing, Tourism, Vendor Developments, Cluster Developments, Credit Flow would be the topics of the seminars / workshops. Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing (DEP&M), Directorate of Industries and Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (OSIC) and supported by All Industries Associations of the State are involved in organizing the event.
Several Corporate, Central & State Government Departments and PSUs, Large and Mega Industries, Service Providers, Banks, Financial Institutions, Educational Training Institutions, etc. are participating in the said trade fair. The several display profiles proposed for the event are: Engineering & Metal Based, Drugs & Chemicals, Plastic & Polymers, Agro Based & Food Processing Industries, Information Technologies / ITES / ESDM, Textile & Readymade Garments, Handloom & Handicrafts, Transport & Tourism and Packaging.