The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in collaboration with the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), is all set to host a two-day conference, “Pioneering Growth; Transforming Kerala,” on November 9 and 10 at the Bolgatty Grand Hyatt in Kochi. The event is intended to promote growth and development in the state of Kerala and will witness the participation of key dignitaries and industry experts stated Dr.M.I. Sahadulla, Chairman FICCI Kerala State Council.
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, will inaugurate the conference reiterating the government’s commitment to the growth and development of the State. Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammed Khan will grace the event as the chief guest during the valedictory session . Industries Minister P. Rajeev will preside over the Inaugural Session. Alexander Ellis,UK High Commissioner to India also will address the inaugural session. Finance Minister, K.N. Balagopal is expected to deliver a special address at the valedictory session.
The conference aims to showcase Kerala’s investment potential and explore new avenues of cooperation and development. It will serve as a platform for open discussions and collaborations among industrialists, potential investors, and policymakers, addressing the comprehensive development of Kerala. Industry leaders, experts, and policy makers will engage in discussions to address the current challenges faced by Kerala and identify strategies for advancement in the selected sectors.
The event is expected to host globally renowned companies and CEOs, making it a significant gathering for those interested in investing in Kerala and driving the state’s development.: “Pioneering Growth; Transforming Kerala” aims to highlight Kerala as an attractive investment destination, presenting new investment opportunities aligned with national and international interests. Beyond presentations and sessions, the conference will foster endless possibilities for mutual collaboration and networking.
Key focus sectors identified for deliberation
Health and Wellness
Banking and Finance for MSME
IT & ITES
Education and Art
Sustainable Eco Systems ( ESG, CSR & Safety )
Industry Awards: FICCI will also honour key achievers of Kerala’s business fraternity through the FICCI Make in Kerala Industry Awards during the event, as decided by a Jury.
Prominent Speakers:75 prominent speakers of the session include Dr.. Shashi Tharoor MP, Hibi Eden MP, Kamal Hassan, SiddharthSuryanarayan, Nikki Galrani, Kris Gopalakrishnan, V.K. Mathews, Vishal Bali, Dr. FaizalKottikollom, ShyamSreenivasan, P.R. Seshadri, P.N. Vasudevan, Amb. T.P. Sreenivasan, Suman Billa, Mohammed Haneesh, B. Sreenivas, Rajesh Jha, Praveen Thomas, G. Vijayaraghavan, Anoop Ambika, Dr. Gibson Vedamani, Damodar Mall, K Radhakrishanan, MP. Ahammed, Vinod Zusthi, Prabhat Sahay Verma, Santosh Kumar, B. Sandhya to name a few.
Cultural Programmes led by Shobana, Dancer and Cine Artist, and Stephen Devassy,Musician will add some sparkle to the event.
KSIDC General manager R. Prasanth, FICCI office bearers Alex K Ninan, Bibu Punnooran, A. Gopalakrishnan, Antony Kottaram, U.C Riyas, Savio Mathew also attended the press conference.