Online Registration for ASCEND 2019 Conclave Begins
Kochi: The online registration facility of delegates for ASCEND 2019, the one-day conclave planned in Kochi on February 11 by the Government of Kerala to project the State as an investment hotspot, has begun on www.ascendkerala2019.org.
Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, will inaugurate the high-octane meet at Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre here. Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Industry & Commerce and Civil Aviation, will be the Chief Guest at the Conclave, which will be attended by ministers from various states, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, investors, policy administrators and national and international delegates.
The event will present before the delegates a raft of legislations and administrative reforms initiated by the Kerala Government for enhancing the ease of doing business in the State in order to attract investment from India and abroad without any procedural hassles. In particular, the event will display two software applications: K-SWIFT (Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast, Transparent Clearances) and IBPMS (Intelligent Building Plan Management System).
KSWIFT, an online clearance mechanism and Common Application Form (CAF) under Ease of Doing Business initiatives, has been developed to simplify and speed up issuance of clearances from departments/agencies for setting up enterprises in the State. The activities associated with KSWIFT and its integration with portals of 14 departments/agencies concerned have already been completed.
The event will have plenary addresses, panel discussions, break-out sessions and presentations on some of the best practices under the ease of doing business initiatives.