Jaitley to open Karnataka investment meet, Rahul to attend

Bengaluru, Jan 12: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony for Invest Karnataka 2016, a three-day event beginning February 3, state government officials said on Monday, Jan 11.

Among the industry leaders who have confirmed their attendance to the investor meet include Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani, Anand Mahindra, Sajjan Jindal, Narayana Murthy, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Devi Prasad Shetty, Kris Gopalkrishnan, Gautam Adani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, they said after a high-level committee meeting on the event.

Arun Jaitley

The meeting was chaired by Industries Minister R V Deshpande. It was also attended by Law Minister T B Jayachandra, Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav, Additional Chief Secretary (Commerce and Industries) K Ratna Prabha among others.

Invest Karnataka website lists out Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Venkaiah Naidu, Suresh Prabhu and also Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi among the dignitaries attending the investors meet.

Officials said the partner countries that have confirmed their participation in the summit include France, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, UK, Italy and Germany.

As a run up to the Invest Karnataka 2016, the state has successfully conducted international Road Shows in Mexico, Peru, Dubai.

It also conducted the national level road shows in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, they said. Deshpande had also led a delegation to US and France to attract investments, they added.


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