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Make in India Week Preparations

1 Year agoLast week in Ahmedabad, Shri Amitabh Kant, Secy, DIPP presented Make in India Week to media & key players. Stay tuned!

The plans have been laid, the teams have been briefed and work is in full swing.
In an unprecedented effort, government officials, leaders, entrepreneurs, global media, academia, CEOs and other stakeholders have come together to showcase + connect + collaborate at the Make in India Week.

The Week is a flagship event aimed at propelling the Indian economy by forging enormous global engagement with Indian industry in the form of partnerships and investments.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of the world’s fastest growing economy, the Week will showcase the potential of design, innovation and sustainability across India’s key focus sectors through a series of highly visible outreach initiatives in Mumbai.

Gateway of Make in India

Mumbai is all set to host the lion. City officials, government bodies and private players are gearing up to transform the city into a melting pot of art, music and all things culture. The plans include larger-than-life interactive digital displays, street food festivals, art and culture shows, musical performances, street art shows, shopping carnivals and exhibitions across museums and galleries.

Designed as the official headquarters of the Week, the Make in India Centre is soon to take shape at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex. Combining avant-garde design with modern industrial aesthetics, the space will feature sector and states pavilions, conference rooms, meeting lounges and exhibitions of the most innovative products and manufacturing processes developed across India.

Partners and associates

The event has mobilized players across diverse industries and sectors. Thanks to their contribution and partnership, the Week promises to become Make in India’s biggest statement yet.

An exclusive magazine issue is being developed for the Week by Condé Nast India. The objective: to amplify the message of the initiative and promote India as a global manufacturing destination. The magazine will profile and celebrate some of the country’s most dynamic creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Experience India Society and National Restaurant Association of India are organizing a food festival that will bring to plate local cuisines and culinary delights. From the treasures of Chowpatty to Maharashtra’s famous seafood, chefs are hard at work planning the experience, prepping the restaurants and, most importantly, putting together a myth-busting menu.

TIME magazine, official partner for the TIME India Awards, is planning a thorough selection process to shortlist finalists across three major categories. Here, the world will come together to celebrate the finest in Indian manufacturing.

Creative partners Wieden + Kennedy are busy planning everything from the MII Mumbai takeover, installations and interactive displays to organizing every last detail of the event. Watch this space for more.

Ministries speak

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India (GoI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are meticulously putting into play all the plans of the event. From representatives of state governments and Union Ministries to foreign ambassadors, Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) to senior diplomats, DIPP is extending invitations and facilitating the involvement of all major stakeholders.

In an array of meetings and collaborations, Shri Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP, has been garnering extensive support and ensuring maximum participation of industry captains, local trade associations, EPCs, foreign import companies, policymakers and global investors.

The states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand have already jumped onboard and confirmed their participation; several other states are to follow suit. And with the EPCs expected to submit their plans by the end of December 2015, the lion is ready to make giant strides.

As India prepares to become a global manufacturing hub, consolidating its position as the world’s No. 1 FDI destination, the Week aims to send out a clear message—that there has never been a better time to Make in India.

Six days. One landmark event. Register now!