Odisha to have MSME Trade Fair from January 8

Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 (IANS) Aiming to provide an enabling platform to MSMEs for exploring new markets and expose them to technological advancements, the Odisha government will hold MSME Trade Fair-2016 from January 8 to January 14 here.

Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Jogendra Behera said that MSMEs will be given a platform to showcase their products and services along with an opportunity to imbibe advancements in technology which will be displayed at this mega event.

Credit facilitation and information dissemination for facilitating entrepreneurs in the sector would be taken through banks and different agencies, he added.

Large industries will also participate to identify potential suppliers, vendor development and downstream activities and seminars and workshops on different themes or concepts, buyer-seller meets will also be organized, said the minister.

The event is a destination for several delegations comprising of buyers, participants and service providers from various states all over India and has thus become a brand of immense value and tremendous potential.

Behera said that in this fair, it is proposed to have around 250 stalls for participation of MSMEs, technology providers, large industries, banks and promotional agencies.

Looking at the scope and potential of agro and food processing, tourism, handicrafts and handloom sectors in the state, focus has been given to highlight the products and services of these sectors, he said.

A business delegation from Vietnam will be visiting the fair.

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