‘Make in Odisha Conclave 2022’ to host sessions on textiles, apparel

Bhubaneswar: Investors set to explore State’s textile manufacturing and traditional handlooms potentials. The third edition of ‘Make in Odisha Conclave 2022’ is all set to be held at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar from 30th November to 4th December 2022.

This mega event is going to be organised after a gap of three years of Covid-19 pandemic.

Organised by Government of Odisha, the most awaited global investors’ summit of the year will witness the congregation of several titans from across various industries, investors and other delegates looking to explore Odisha’s investment potentials and maximise them.

As part of the conclave, several sessions on various sectors will be held. One among six key focus sectors is Textiles and Apparels. With the purpose to showcase the opportunities and potential of Odisha in the Textiles, Apparels and Technical Textiles sectors, there will be two Sectoral Sessions held on 2nd December 2022 to promote the Textiles and Apparels sector.

The first session on ‘Textile and Apparel’ will look at boosting the emergence of Odisha as the textile hub of Eastern India. The second panel discussion on “Sourcing of Handlooms and Handicrafts” will look at promoting and capitalising the global market potential of Odisha’s traditional handlooms and handicrafts.

Following the sectoral sessions, a fashion show, organised by Boyanika in collaboration with NIFT, will take place on 3rd December 2022 to showcase the handlooms, textiles and apparels from Odisha.

The Government of Odisha has made all possible efforts to make this Conclave a grand success, said Handloom, Textiles and Handicrafts Department Principal Secretary Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee.

“I urge investors in the apparel and textile including technical textiles sector to come to Odisha and see the ecosystem and the investor-friendly policy support for potential investors,” Padhee added.

Ahead of the event, Director of Textiles & Handloom Deptt Shovan Krishna Sahu said, “With leading industry players from apparel, made-ups and technical textiles segments and representatives involved across the value chain of textiles manufacturing attending and participating in the deliberations, the sessions will witness the State government’s commitment to the development of the sector.”

The conclave will ignite to fill the gap between raw material productions in the State to the finished product i.e. ‘farm to fashion’ in coming years.

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