Representative of 60 countries with over a thousand delegates will attend, including heads of state of four countries, will attend the ‘Make in India’ week to be held in Mumbai this month.
Besides, the event, to be hosted at Bandra Kurla Complex from February 13-18, will also be attended by over 8,000 domestic industry leaders including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Sajjan Jindal, and Pavan Goenka. Chief Ministers and top ministers of 12 Indian states and 13 Union ministers, including the prime minister and finance minister, will attend the ‘Make in India’ week.
“Seventeen states will have pavilions at Bandra Kurla Complex showcasing their achievements across various sectors. There will also be three country pavilions. Eleven of the Indian States such as Gujarat, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh as well as Maharashtra will have their state investment seminars. There would also be 21 sectoral seminars,” said Atul Chaturvedi, joint secretary at the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
Countries such as Sweden, Finland, Poland, UAE, Australia, Germany and so on will have their delegations present during the ‘Make in India’ week.
The Union government along with the Maharashtra government and the Confederation of Indian Industries is readying a space of 2.20 lakh square metres with 27 halls with high red walls sporting the ‘Make in India’ logo of a lion made of gears and levers. As per government officials, there would be at least 2,500 bilateral meetings between Indian states, companies and countries.
The Union government has allotted the highest space for the Maharashtra pavilion, which will be spread across 10,000 square feet. The pavilion, designed by art director Nitin Desai, will showcase industry, textile, smart city plans, tourism, cinema and theatre, and agriculture.
Other than a Maharashtra state investment seminar, the state government will also have a seminar on textile, on innovation to spell out its roadmap on encouraging start ups, a seminar for small and medium enterprises, and a separate event for ‘Make in Mumbai.’
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “We want to showcase Mumbai as a financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. There would be discussion investments in urban infrastructure.”
Fadnavis added that the government will unveil five policies for different industrial sectors during the ‘Make in India’ week such as for retail and electronics.