Mukesh Ambani to be star speaker at MIO-2018 Business Leadership Summit


Bhubaneswar: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Vedanta Group chairman Anil Agarwal and US-based renowned fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra will attend the Make in Odisha Conclave-2018, the flagship biennial global investors’ summit to be organised at Janata Maidan here from November 11 and 15.

“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 November 12. The 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,” said Industries Minister Anant Das in a press conference here on Thursday.

Since Japan is the country partner of Make in Odisha Conclave-2018, a dedicated session for Japanese companies has been scheduled on November 12 too, said the Minister. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the event.

“The Japanese companies will be showcased various investment opportunities in Odisha’s manufacturing sector. Some of the companies which have confirmed their presence include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Marubeni, JFE Steel, Nissin Food, Mitsui and Takahata Precision,” added Minister Das.

“The conclave of this year is much larger in terms of the impact that it will create along with 15 the Government Departments organising sessions in different sectors across four 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,” Das further added.

In order to expose visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the State, a variety of activities such as Coastal Fun Run, Heritage Walk, Golf Tournament and tours of Tribal Museum and Kala Bhoomi (Odisha Crafts Museum) has been planned.

An artistic rendition of the State’s history and culture will be presented by renowned Odissi dancer Aruna Mohanty and her troupe during the inaugural plenary session on November 12.

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.

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