Lighting Asia/India Program Hosts Event to Build the Off-Grid Solar Ecosystem in Odisha
The Lighting Asia/India program hosted their first closed-door marketplace event in Odisha on 8th June, 2017 at the Mayfair Hotel in Bhubaneshwar. About 47 participants representing 38 organizations attended the event, which facilitated discussions amongst Program Associates (manufacturers and distributors of solar lights), financiers and local civil society organizations.
The first half of the event featured presentations by IFC on the Lighting Asia/India program and the Lighting Global Quality Assurance framework. Program associates were given the opportunity to showcase their work. These included Dharma Life, Frontier Markets, Onergy, d.light design, Greenlight Planet, Niwa – Next Energy Products Limited, Omnivoltaic Power Company Limited (ovSolar), Devidayal Solar Solutions Private Limited and Havells India Limited.
Their presentations included details on company backgrounds, reach, distribution partnerships and Lighting Global quality verified products. This was followed by a Q&A session where the associates answered questions about technology, pricing, recycling and after sales service.
During the second half, participants were given the opportunity to interact with associates through facilitated one-on-one roundtable meetings. Participants also received a marketplace booklet which included company profiles, product details and contact information. The booklet serves as a networking tool to enable future connections and facilitate partnerships.
Please contact Lighting Asia for additional information.