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Emerging Kerala is the name given to a biennial investors summit held by the Government of Kerala in Kerala, India

Not a typical Investors Meet !

But a stage that showcase Kerala & its opportunities to the whole world

Not a one-shot Event !

But a starting point for continued business engagement and interaction

To make Kerala a premier global hub of economic activity, through fostering entrepreneurship and industry, which could leverage its inherent strengths, resulting in equitable socio-economic growth.

To present and showcase Kerala and Create awareness amongst all stakeholders Enterprises, Government, Institutions, Leaders & Influencers, Investors and General Public

To create the right environment, to facilitate the transformation of Kerala into a business hub and preferred investment destination

The first edition of Emerging Kerala summit, was held from September 12 to 14, 2012 at the Le Meridien International Convention Centre, Kochi.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the threeday event

The event was organised by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), to highlight investment opportunities available in Kerala and advertise to the world its state of readiness to receive investors.

Several programmes were organised in connection with and running up to Emerging Kerala 2012. These include: Business meets Sectoral conclaves; Domestic and international road-shows Discussion and debates

The Event as well as its associated programmes had the support of the Government of Kerala (GoK) and KSIDCs . The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) were the event partners.

Includes Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltds Kochi Refinery expansion and another joint venture project of Rs.18,000 crore; Volkswagens engine assembly unit (Rs.2,000 crore); hospital and pre-cast concrete structure manufacturing unit (Rs.570 crore); and solar energy plant (Rs.500crore)

Outcomes of the meet

The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) had announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Entrepreneurship in the State.
During the meet 43 business proposals were discusse between Different departments of the state and companies from the U.K, the U.S., Japan, and Canada The Kerala State Investment Board will be set-up by the Government of Kerala to speed up clearance for proposals..

The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) would create one lakh sq ft builtup space in 16 months for incubators and complete the first phase of 25,000 sq ft by May 2013, making the worlds largest telecom incubator.

The State government plans to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating Technology Innovation Zone on about 10 acres in Kochi at an initial investment of Rs.100 crore.

Supplementary Gas Infrastructure Project

A Joint Venture Company, Kerala Gail Gas Limited (KGGL) has been

formed between KSIDC and M/s. GAIL Gas Limited The total investment for the project is estimated at Rs.2,000 Crores ($400 million).
KGGL will take up activities like City Gas Distribution in Kerala, CNG Stations for KSRTC Buses, establishment of Gas Training

Institute, etc

Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport The Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport is an ambitious project of Government of Kerala, being developed at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram. The port is to provide in total 2000m of quay length in three phases and is designed to cater primarily for containers transshipment,. . The port development along with the external infrastructure work is envisaged to be carried out in phases with the cumulative cost estimated at around Rs. 7000 Crores ($1.4 billion).

Kochi Metro Rail Project

The Project envisages construction of a world-class Light Mass Rapid Transit System in Kochi It enhances the quality of life for the Greater Kochi metro area by improving regional connections and reducing overcrowding, traffic congestion, transit time, air and noise pollution
The estimated project cost is Rs. 4500 Crores ($900 million

Kochi Metro Rail Project

The Project, having a total route length of 25 Km would be having 21 stations, from Aluva to Petta
A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) by the name Kochi Metro Rail Limited has been formed for the implementation of the project.

Monorail Project in Thiruvananthapuram

This is a prestigious single-rail mass transit project of Government of Kerala having a route length of 28.4 Km, connecting the towns of Kazhakoottam and Balaramapuram in Thiruvananthapuram district. The running train is to comprise of four cars capable of carrying more than 200 persons at a time. The trains would breeze past through the elevated rails at a safe speed of 40Kmph.

The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 3408 Crores ($682 million).

5th Generation Oceanarium & Marine Research Centre 40 acres Govt land at Puthu Vypeen, Kochi Project Cost: Rs. 350 Crore

Sea Plane Services

Meant for faster, safer and economic movement of passengers between remote destinations Value-add for tourism industry with innumerable Beach and Backwater properties Project cost: Rs. 100 Crore

Urban Infrastructure projects

Area Development Projects Solid Waste Management Projects - Brahmapuram & Calicut Bus Terminal cum Commercial Complexes Vizhinjam Ropeway Project Parking Plazas across the State

Electronic Hub, Kochi

State-of-the art infrastructure for Electronic Hardware industry First phase of the project is envisaged in 330 acres of land Estimated cost: Rs. 450 Cr Project model: PPP mode


1. IT & IT Enabled Services 2. Tourism & Medical Tourism (Ayurveda) 3. Healthcare Services 4. Food & Agro Processing 5. Knowledge / Education sector 6. Ports, ship building and logistics 7. Energy including Green Energy 8. Biotechnology, Nanotechnology & other sunrise sectors 9. Water Technologies & Inland waterways 10.Infrastructure development (Road, Rail Power, Water Supply, Sewage)