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Industry bigwigs to converge at UP calling 2004

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In its bid to catch up with other states when it comes to attracting

investment, UP is all set to experience a gathering full of industry captains at

Kanpur. Industry bigwigs such as CK Prahalad, Rajat Gupta, Kanwal Rekhi, Kiran

Mazum-dar Shaw, Swati Piramal and Nikhil Gandhi are lik-ely to grace the

occasion dur-ing UP calling meet at Kan-pur, which wou-ld be organized on Feb

20-21.

The event is going to be organized by The industry Entrepreneurs (TiE) Uttar

Pradesh chapter in asso-ciation with UP Development Council and NASSCOM, is

likely to be attended by entre-preneurs, professionals and academicians in

different streams from all over the country. The prime objective of the event

would be to attract investment and showcase entrepreneur opportunities in the

state.

"Despite the fact that UP is one of the highly populated states of the

country, there are not many big industrial units in the manufacturing and IT

sector. So, ideally an event like this would trigger the invest-ment process and

highlight UP as an industry-friendly state in the country," informed a

sou-rce close to the government machinery on conditions of anonymity.

Chief minister of the state, Mulayam Singh Yadav, is likely to inaugurate the

event. The event would also provide a platform, where efforts will be made to

potential investors to invest in the state and create employment opportunities

for the state populace. The event would also have a conference, which will

provide a forum for interaction between the inte-llectual talent within UP and

other parts of the country as well. Professors and faculties of institutes like

IIT Kanpur, Banaras Hindu University and IIM Lucknow are likely to converge at

the event to deliver lectures on technical and business related topics.

Zia Askari


Lucknow (CyberMedia News Service)

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