Hyderabad Roadshow

Setting the stage for the next edition of the Invest Karnataka 2016, Karnataka State hosted the Hyderabad road show at the Park Hyatt in Banjara Hills.

The Ministers present at the event included:

Sri R. V. Deshpande - Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries and Tourism & Minister for Large and Medium Industries, Government of Karnataka
Sri. Satish Jarkiholi - Hon’ble Minister for Small Scale Industries, Government of Karnataka
Sri. Roshan Baig - Hon’ble Minister for Infrastructure Development, Information and Haj, Government of Karnataka

The event also saw senior government officials, members of FICCI Telangana and Andhra Pradesh region, key Industrialists and CEOs in Hyderabad to discuss potential investments at ‘Invest Karnataka-2016’ global investors meet, scheduled from February 3 to 5, 2016 in Bengaluru.

Speaking on the occasion, Sri R. V. Deshpande said that the Government of Karnataka promises only what it can deliver and assured the audience that the Government will do everything possible to enable companies to conduct businesses ethically, seamlessly and easily. He also emphasized that Karnataka is constantly evolving. The legacy of great minds such as Maharajas of Mysore and great scientists like Sir M Vishveshwaraya has been carried forward through years in the state and now is also being hailed as the “Startup capital” of India. He also added that credit must be given to the progressive and forward looking State Government which has proactively adopted a “cluster based approach” for industrial development. The Minister stressed that Karnataka’s USP is a powerful combination of a highly skilled workforce, great technical and technological expertise, an entrepreneurial mindset driven by innovation and a thriving cluster based ecosystem. This is the reason Karnataka ranks as the 4th most innovative clusters globally behind Silicon Valley, Boston and London. The Minister also added that the future is being made in Karnataka especially since technology is changing lives like no other. He mentioned that the future is in hi-technology and hi-technology is being made in Karnataka. 3D Printing, Nano technology, Advanced Materials, Robotics Internet of Things are the technologies which will define the way we live and work for the next few decades and Karnataka has become the hub for all these technologies.

He also averred the Government focus is on infrastructure and is investing in a big way in upgrading the state’s infrastructure to include tier 1 and tier 2 towns and backward regions. The state has some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country like the Chennai Bengaluru Infrastructure Corridor, numerous Tier-2 airports, highway projects and ports coming up. There has been a lot of focus on Bengaluru and the Government is committed to upgrading the infrastructure in the city to make it easier to conduct business. He also highlighted that under the leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, there is a strong, stable and proactive government whose doors are wide open for industry and are approachable 24/7. The Minister announced that the Government is now introducing a “Startup policy” shortly. Lastly, the Minister also highlighted that Karnataka’s industrial relations are one of the best in the country. The State also has the least number of strikes and minimal loss of productivity due to labour unrest. He concluded saying that it is the Government's endeavor is to make Karnataka the best place to business in the region. Towards this end, Invest Karnataka 2016 will not only focus on attracting new investments in the 8 focus sectors, but will also be showcasing various initiatives they have taken with this larger aspiration in mind.

Earlier in the day Sri R. V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries and Tourism & Minister for Large and Medium Industries interacted with potential investors in state including:

Mr. Ramakrishna P, President, NSL Power
Mr. Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, Chairman, Ramky Infrastructure Limited
Mr. Vikram Kailas, MD, Mytrah power
Mr. Mahesh, Founder, President and Joint MD, Greenko
Mr. Prasad Yerneni, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Ecoren Energy
Dr. Krishna Ella, CMD, Bharat Biotech
Dr Chandra Sekhar NK, CMD, Mayuka Labs Private Limited
Mr. P B Kaginalli, MD, Gamma Agro-Medical Processing PVT. LTD
Mr.Raghuveer Singh, Regional Director, 24x7 Interactive Media Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Gopal M Mor, Director, Cooptions Corporation Ltd
Mr. Sundara Rajan, CEO, Janani Foods Pvt Ltd
Mr. Kusuma Rajaiah, Advisor, Inventor & Patent Holder of Ahimsasilk,, Designer weaves
Mr. Ravi Chandra V, Managing Director, Tecordeon Software Pvt Ltd
Mr. Panuganti Bala Brahmam, Director Technical, Process Plant Consultants and Engineers
Dr.Nagu.Chandra Sekhar Reddy, Professor and HOD - Dept. of CSE, Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
Mr. K V Raghavender, ASSOC Professor, MRGI

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