CII to showcase successful first generation Entrepreneurs from Kerala

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Tvm: CII Kerala will publish a first of its kind ‘Entrepreneurs Book’ to showcase and highlight successful first generation entrepreneurs from the State. CII Kerala will also set up a national Centre of Excellence on Entrepreneurship & Innovation for MSMEs in Kerala. These were some of the key initiatives announced after the second Kerala State Council meeting of CII in Trivandrum on May 4, 2012.

CII Kerala’s agenda for the year 2012-13 and also the vision of CII for Kerala and the strategies to realize the vision were spelt out by the new office bearers. V K Mathews, Chairman, CII Kerala and also Executive Chairman, IBS Software, C J George, Vice Chairman, CII Kerala and also MD, Geojit BNP Paribas addressed the media.

According to George, “This is CII Kerala’s first attempt to consolidate and bring out a comprehensive list of successful first generation entrepreneurs from the State. This would help young and budding entrepreneurs to learn from successful entrepreneurs who have made a mark. CII will release this book at the ‘Emerging Kerala’ event, scheduled for September 2012.”

Giving details on the CoE, Mathews said, “The proposed Centre of Excellence on Entrepreneurship & Innovation for MSMEs is being set up with an aim to develop entrepreneurship among the youths in the State. The Centre of Excellence aspires to elevate Kerala as the next emerging services hub for growth and development with a focus on IT & ITeS, Start-ups and SSIs, with a focus on technology.”

‘Emerging Kerala’ will be the anchor event for promoting the State to the outside world and grooming Kerala into an investment destination. In fact, this year’s theme for CII Kerala is ‘Reviving Economic Growth though Emerging Kerala’. CII sees in this event to be the game changer for the socio-economic transformation of Kerala.

Leveraging the inherent strengths of the State, the CII vision for Kerala is to make the State ‘The Finest Place to Live and Work’. To realize this vision, concerted effort will be taken in several areas, most important of them being – managing the perception of the State, promoting target industries where the State has intrinsic strengths and creating an enabling ecosystem for industrial growth. CII Kerala has formed ten sector-wise promotion panels for 2012-13 lead by people of eminence in their areas of operation.

P Ganesh, Past Chairman, CII Kerala & Executive Director, Glass & Glazings and C Padmakumar, Chairman, CII Trivandrum Zone & Executive Director, Terumo Penpol, also interacted with the media.

Anil Philip
Kerala Biz News

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