After all the heavy applaud coming from WEF on the Dashboard and Fiber Grid, the CM went on to have a series of meetings with investors from India and the world. Vizag became a major part of these discussions.
The catchy part during the post lunch meetings was when some of the major global investors expressed attention towards setting their base in Vizag. The CM also made it a point to direct all the relevant investments that can be accommodated to the newly opened FinTech Tower at Vizag.
Meeting With Airbus CEO
The Chief Minister held a meeting with Mr. Dirk Hoke, CEO Airbus. This is their third meeting. They met last year in Davos and again in Anantapur in the month of August 2016 and now again in the WEF 2017.
Meeting With Autogrid Systems
The Chief Minister met Mr. Amit Narayana, CEO, AutoGrid system. Mr. Amit Narayana is WEF’s technology Pioneer. Their company is into IoT. Mr. Amit Narayan discussed the latest technology initiatives and also enquired about the fiber grid initiative. The Chief Minister invited him to interact with the power department officials and also asked him to guide them on smart metering.
Meeting With MasterCard
Later, the Chief Minister held a meeting with Ms. Anne Cairns, President, International Markets, MasterCard. Ms. Anne Cairns said that master card is now simplifying technology to reach all small retailers and consumers.
She assured that she would share all the best practices from around the world in implementing the digital payments system in Andhra Pradesh.
MasterCard operates in 200 countries. Chief Minister invited master card to open their technology centre in Vizag Fintech centre to which she responded by saying that she would discuss with the Asia operations head and work out the proposal.
Meeting With Infosys
Later the Chief Minister met Mr. Ravi Kumar from Infosys. Mr. Ravi informed the CM that they have plans for expansion in Vizag.
He also met Mr. Vaibhav Lodha, Founder, FtCash. The Chief Minister extended an invitation to Mr. Lodha to visit Andhra Pradesh.
Meeting With Abraaj Group
The Chief Minister met Mr. Kunal Parekh, Associate Director and Mr. N.Tas Anvaripaour, from the Abraaj group. The group envisaged interest to set up a 300 mw wind power plant in Andhra Pradesh. The representatives informed that they will come soon to AP.