First Interactive and Knowledge Exchange Session between Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs) and Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Date: 22nd February 2024 II 3:00 P.M. to 5:40 P.M.
Venue: Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), an institute of MSME Department, Government of Odisha


The MSME Department, Government of Odisha has decided to facilitate the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) of the State in accessing services from reputed business development service provider organizations/institutions.

The MSME Department is organizing a knowledge-exchange session between the MSEs and the Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs). This will provide a platform for BDSPs to present their diverse service offerings to MSEs. This interactive session aims to enhance awareness and understanding of the range of business development services available, empowering MSEs with the knowledge needed to leverage these services for sustainable growth. This is expected to foster collaboration and facilitate informed decision-making by MSEs.

In this interactive session, panelists will deliberate on two key service requirements of the MSEs:

  • Effective ways to improve energy efficiency of MSEs
  • Importance of upskilling and reskilling of existing workforces.

Who can participate:

- Business Development Service Providers representing the following sectors:

  • Energy Audit
  • Skill Development Institutes, facilitating upskilling and reskilling of workforce

- Manufacturing MSEs having service requirements in the above-mentioned sectors

Program Agenda

Time Topic Speakers
3:00 P.M. – 3:05 P.M. Welcome Address and Context setting Shri Saswat Mishra, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha
3:05 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Significance of Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit for MSEs
  • Key scopes for efficiency improvement
  • Case Study Presentations
  1. Mr. Koustav Paul, General Manager, Head-Eastern India, Design2Occupancy*
  2. Mr. Priyaranjan Sinha, Consultant, Nu Energy India*
  3. Mr. Pradeep Dhingra, AEA & Director, PGS Energy*
  4. Mr. Tapan Kumar Pradhan, Head - Energy Efficiency, ClimateX*

Moderator: Shashi Mukund, Director, One Consulting (Citizen Services), PwC*

4:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. Q & A session
4:15 P.M. -4:25 P.M. Tea/Coffee Break
4:25 P.M. -5:20 P.M. Importance of upskilling and reskilling of existing workforce
  • Case Study Presentations
  1. Dr Rajiv Mehta, Chairman, NIAM Education Foundation, Gram Tarang*
  2. Mr. Sanjeev Mishra, Sr. General Manager, Gram Tarang*
  3. Mr. Seshdatta Sutar, State Head – Odisha, AISECT*

Moderator: Malathy Swaminathan, Associate Director, One Consulting (Citizen Services), PwC*

5:20 P.M. – 5:35 P.M. Q & A session
5:35 P.M. – 5:40 P.M. Closing Remarks Shri Bibhuti Bhushana Dash, Special Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha
5:40 P.M. onwards High Tea