World Trade Center Bhubaneswar participated in the 8th Edition of the Odisha MSME Trade Fair. Odisha MSME International Trade Fair 2020 focused on the theme “MSME 2020”. The fair is an annual event organized by jointly organized by Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing (DEP&M), Directorate of Industries and Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (OSIC) under the Department of MSME, Government of Odisha with an objective to provide platform to MSMEs for exploring new market opportunities and expose them to various technological and business advancements. The fair was inaugurated by Mr. Naveen Patanaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Odisha on 8th January 2020. The fair witnessed international participation from countries like Bangladesh, Iran, Cambodia and South Korea and domestic participation of 400 MSMEs and 40 Startups from across the State.
WTC Bhubaneswar organised a special pavilion of women entrepreneurs at the fair which attracted over ten women entrepreneurs doing business in handicrafts, handlooms, corporate services, ayurvedic and wellness solutions, travel and tourism etc. to showcase their products at the fair. The dedicated wing attracted more than 500 visitors including members of WTC, Government officials, general public as well as other entrepreneurs. The exhibitors were lauded for their initiatives and also succeeded in generating business leads for their products and services. The initiative provided a much needed platform for boosting & encouraging the women entrepreneurs in their endeavours.
WTC Bhubaneswar also showcased its services by setting up an information kiosk at this event. On an average 40-50 business visitors daily interacted with the officials at the exhibition stall. WTC Bhubaneswar provided Export guidance at the booth and many have shown interest in associating with WTC Bhubaneswar to enhance their business interest.