Yediyurappa to showcase Karnataka at Davos for investments

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would showcase the state at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled on January 20-24, at Davos in Switzerland for global investments, said an official here on Sunday.

“The Chief Minister will be participating at the 5-day WEF as part of the Indian delegation led by Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to showcase the state and seek investment,” said Additional Secretary P. Ravikumar told IANS.

Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar and senior officials, including Chief Secretary T.M. Vijaya Bhaskar, will be accompanying Yediyurappa.

“Though the Chief Minister will showcase the state at a special session ‘Invest Karnataka’ on January 22, he will also attend the WEF opening ceremony and inaugurate the state pavilion on Monday,” Ravikumar said.

Yediyurappa will hold bilateral meetings with chief executives of global firms over the next three days and see a presentation by the WEF’s advanced manufacturing head.

“He will interact with WEF board member, managing director and its South Asia head, and meet CXOs of companies to woo them to invest in Karnataka,” Ravikumar said.

The state delegation will also hold separate meetings with Dassault Aviation, LuLu group, NEC, Denso Corporation and Novo Nordisk.

–IANS

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