The 7th Odisha MSME International Trade Fair-2019 was held during from 28th January to 3rd February 2019 at IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit-III, Bhubaneswar. Companies/entrepreneurs from foreign countries as well as MSMEs from across India were invited to participate in the fair. The endeavour of the exhibition was to bring all the potential buyers and sellers to a single platform with an objective to provide an opportunity to MSMEs for the display and sale of their products. This fair was also a platform for vendor development and matchmaking of products with large industries.
Luminous Infoways was a part of the International MSME Trade Fair 2019 and was represented by our Director, Smt. Jayashree Mohanty. The essence of the fair was on Women Entrepreneurship and looking upon an encouraging Governance system.
Some of the important proceedings of the fair included ACS MSME LN Gupta, encouraging women entrepreneurs to come forward and take help of the entire ecosystem to further growth of their business and announced a system of resolution of credit related grievances at the level of General Managers of RICs/DICs on every Monday.
Director Mission Shakti Sujata R Kartikeyan shared success stories of Women SHGs. She informed that Mission Shakti is associated with 70 lakh women in 6 lakh SHG Groups. The cumulative savings of Odisha SHGs is Rs. 5000 Crore. Ms. Kartikeyan cited the unique integration of SHGs under Mission Shakti with Government programmes — Mid-day Meal, Take Home Ration, Electrical Meter Reading, and driving training to women.
A MoU was also signed between Odisha Assembly of Small & Medium Enterprises (OASME) and Khazar Electric Company (KEC) from Iran for mutual cooperation for transfer of technology and production of equipment’s for agriculture, food processing, agriculture, and waste management in presence of ACS, MSME.