WTC Bhubaneswar participated in the 6th Edition of the Odisha MSME Trade Fair from 5th – 10th March 2018 at IDCO Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar. Odisha MSME International Trade 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 witnessed supported by all the industries associations of the State and was inaugurated by Hon’ble chief Minister of Odisha on 5th March 2018. The fair also was noted as Entrepreneurship Week earmarking the birth centenary of Late Sri. Biju Pattanaik, former Chief Minister and veteran politician of the State. The fair for the first time saw international participation from countries like Bangladesh, Iran, Germany and South Korea.
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 under its initiative named “UDAAN”. 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 endeavors.
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. Ambassador Kezaala Mohammed Baswari B, Deputy High Commissioner, Uganda High Commission in New Delhi, Republic of Uganda also paid a visit to the kiosk and lauded the initiatives of the center.
In Photo: A view of the WTC Stall as Ambassador Kezaala Mohammed Baswari B and Mr. P.M. Dwibedy, Deputy Director, DEP&M, Government of Odisha