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

Date: 29th February 2024 II 2:30 P.M. to 5:25 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 the following service requirements of the MSEs:

  • Market research, branding and promotion
  • Packaging facilities

Who can participate:

- Business Development Service Providers representing the following sectors:

  • Market research, branding and promotion
  • Packaging facilities

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

Program Agenda

Time Topic Speakers
2:30 P.M. – 2:35 P.M. Welcome Address and Context setting Shri Saswat Mishra, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha
Grow Big: Experience sharing session by successful entrepreneurs
2:35 P.M. – 2:50 P.M. Self-Reliance and MSMEs – Challenges, Opportunities and Managing Business Ms Rashmi Sahoo, Director, Ruchi* Or, Mr Siddharth Narula, Director, Narula Group*
2:50 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.

Importance of Market Diversification and Future Readiness

  • Strategies to brand and promote products
  • Strategies to expand and diversify market
  • Case Study Presentations
  1. Mr Smarajit Purkayastha, Director – Business and Services, Liqvd Asia*
  2. Mr Soumya Gangopadhyay, Brandwizz*
  3. Dr Anupam Gayen, Deputy General Manager, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) *

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

3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Q & A session
4:00 P.M. -4:10 P.M. Tea/Coffee Break
4:10 P.M. -5:05 P.M.

Addressing packaging requirements of MSEs

  • Case Study Presentations
  1. Mr Bidhan Das, Deputy Director & Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) *
  2. Dr Indrajit Ghosh, Global Chairman, MSME Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India and Vice President, Uflex Limited*
  3. Mr Santosh Ku. Muduli, Director, Sai Pratik Industries, Bhubaneshwar*

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

5:05 P.M. – 5:20 P.M. Q & A session
5:20 P.M. – 5:25 P.M. Closing Remarks Shri Bibhuti Bhushana Dash, Special Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha
5:25 P.M. onwards High Tea