Conference Agenda

DAY 1 - DECEMBER 17, 2012
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:45 Inaugural Session – Plenary Hall
Inaugural Session: The State on Business Affairs: Landscape 2013 & Beyond.

Session Highlights:
  • Role of Government in enabling SME-Friendly Environment
  • Role of Private Sector for Facilitating Entrepreneurship
  • SME Innovation and the global financial crisis
  • SMEs to FDI: How would you affect me?
Lighting of Lamp
Welcome: Ms Ritu Marya, Editor in Chief, Franchise India Holdings
Inaugural Address: Dr H P Kumar, CMD, NSIC
10:45 - 11:00 Special Address on MSME Opportunities in India & The need for Empowerment by Mr D Ravishankar, Brickwork Ratings
11:00 - 11:15 Networking Tea/Coffee
11:15 - 12:15 Session 1: How to Make the Move from Big-Business Employee to Small-Business Owner

Session Highlights:
  • Turning Your Products and Ideas into Cash
  • Get Unstuck Now: Achieving the Peak Performance Edge as a Business Startup
  • Pricing for Profits: Managing cash flows & minimizing risk
  • Process and planning of launching a venture
  • Accelerating Your Business. One Relationship at a Time
Session Lead : Mr. Anil Joshi, President, Mumbai Angels
Special Address: Prof. M S Rao , Chairperson, Centre for Entrepreneurship,
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
Mr. Prasanth Mohanachandran, Co-Founder, AgencyDigi
Mr. Sid Shah, Chief Mover & Shaker, The Wild East Group
12:15 - 13:15 Session 2 on W (Here) is the Money?
Session Highlights:
Keynote on Exploring The Changing Funding Landscape :
Raising Debt Vs Equity by Mr Rajeev Chitrabhanu, CEO and Managing Director, JM Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Special Address: Early-stage companies get funding but lack sufficient capital to take the “next leap.” What does this mean for the future of these companies?- Session Lead: Mr. Mahesh Murthy, Founder, Pinstorm & Seedfund

Session highlights:
  • New Age Cash Flow 101: It's All About Intellectual capital
  • Standing Out In The Crowd: How To Gain An Edge for your business: Lessons for Small Business Owners
  • Dissecting the Investment: Why VCs do & how they do it: What promise do they see in the idea? How did they value the deal? And where do they see this company going?
  • Adding value Beyond Funds: PE firms constantly commit to Adding Value, but what does that really mean
Mr. Jayanta Banerjee, Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote by Renowned Author Dr. Simone Ahuja, Founder Blood Orange and Co Author Jugaad Innovation
  • Value Building Lessons for Small Business Owners: Why empathy and humility should never go of style for an entrepreneur/Business Owner for winning or retaining his customers, regardless of the business size.
  • Innovation Practices- a new approach to frugal and flexible innovation. A Western Comparison on Innovation practices and what Indian Businesses could learn from there.
  • The Jugaad Style: How & when it can help Business Owners achieve Dramatic Growth
15:00 - 16:00 Session 3: SME Financing: Making Finance for Indian Small Businesses
SMEs consider access to funding and working capital as major obstacle to their growth and competitiveness. Banks often view SMEs as high risk investments and shy away from serving Small businesses.

Session Highlights
  • An in-depth into the Credit Appraisal modus operandi followed by Banks.
  • The need of efficient working capital management for effective decision making.
  • How Banks evaluate components of working capital finance mix and its outcome on profitability of the company
  • Why Credit Ratings from an external agency?
  • How Credit Ratings could facilitate credit flow to the sector?
Special Address by Mr. Milind Gadkari, AGM, State Bank of India
Special Address: Mr. Souvik Sengupta, VP & Business Head - SME Loans, Reliance Capital
Mr. Rajesh Sheth, SME Marketing Head, Bank of India
Mr. Parag Patki, CEO SME Ratings Agency of India
Mr. Sanjay Goyal, General Manager, SIDBI
Ms Kalpana Jain, Senior Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India
16:00 - 16:15 Networking Tea/Coffee
16:15 - 17:15 Session 4: Creating a great place to work – the re-transformation of the entrepreneur

Session Highlights:
  • What makes SMEs good places to work
  • Why do SMEs find it difficult to be great places to work
  • Hiring right people
  • Building a professional team
  • Ensuring bottom- up communication
  • Letting go – of control and of people
  • Bridging the gap - what does it take to move to the next level.
Session Lead : Mr. Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Member – Global Advisory Board and CEO - The Great Place to Work® Institute, India and Sri Lanka
Special Address: Dr. Anuj Saxena, Managing Director, Elder Pharma
17:15 - 18:15 Session 5: More than a Technology Decision, It is Business

Session Highlights:
  • Leveraging your iPad into your business workflow.
  • How to Move to the Cloud
  • Choosing the right solution: Making technology affordable
  • Best practices to reach enterprise efficiency
Special Address: Mr. Deepak Pande, Executive Vice President & Head –SME, Vodafone
Mr. Siju Narayan, Smarter Commerce Lead, IBM
Mr. Jayant K Rastogi, Country Manager, Motorola Solutions India
Day 2 - DECEMBER 18, 2012
10:15 - 10:45 Session 1 : Managing a business: Defining & Restructuring a failure prone landscape

Session Highlights
  • Making a business process idiot-proof
  • Innovation & execution - getting them to co-exist
  • Even the best ideas can fail. “Bouncing back”
Special Address: Mr. Bala Subramaniam V, Chief Business Officer, BSE Ltd.
10:45 - 11:15 Special Workshop by Vodafone
11:15 - 11:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2 : From Running a Business to Building an Organization

Session Highlights
  • Measures by Small Business Owner to plan a cross-over successfully
  • Putting a premium on innovation as Small Business Becomes big
  • Not losing your eye on Cash flows and Profitability
  • How to maintain start up fast growth ethos in a big business
Special Address: Mr. R. Sriram, Co- Founder, Next Practice Retail
Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham, CEO, Jayaashree Industries
Mr. Shujaat Khan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Blue River Capital
Dr. Abhijit Phadnis, Director, Giltedge Financial Counsel Pvt. Ltd.
12:30 - 13:15 9. Keynote by Mr. Nishith Desai, Founder & Managing Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

Business and Law: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

Session Highlights
  • How to protect your business and make sure you stay on the right side of the law
  • How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
  • What to do if you suspect anti-competitive activity
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 Session 3 : Calling the Mompreneurs

Session Highlights
  • Mom working,' or 'working mom': The mom part comes first
  • Balancing motherhood and growing business
  • The mommy stigma: Well & Alive in the business world
  • Vision, Leadership & Entrepreneurship –The Women way
  • Are investors excited about women-led ventures?
Session lead: Ms. Renu Kathuria, Chairperson, FICCI-FLO, Bombay Chapter & MD, Q-railing India Pvt Ltd.
Mr. C K Kumaravel, Managing Director, Naturals Beauty Salons India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Preeti Sharma Menon, Co- Founder & Managing Director, Viira Travels and Logistics Pvt ltd
15:15 - 16:15 Keynote by Mr. K Pandia Rajan, Managing Director, Ma Foi Strategic Consultants Pvt ltd

Think beyond, Look beyond, Move beyond

Session Highlights:
  • Moving from Successful to Significant Business
  • Assessing opportunities beyond immediate horizon
  • Cross-pollinate for ideas
  • Collaborate or Be Commoditized: Cultivating a customer-partnering culture
  • Business Succession Planning
16:15 - 16:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
16:30 - 17:00 Keynote on Small Business ,Tall trends”- Weapons to build a Strong, Healthy ,Fighting Fit Brand
by Brand Guru Jagdeep Kapoor , Chairman & Managing Director, Samsika Marketing Consultants Pvt. Ltd
17:00 - 17:45 Session 5: From Good to Great

Session Highlights:
  • An Integrated Marketing Approach: How it Works
  • Storytelling that Sells: Develop & Distribute Content that Drives Business
  • Email Marketing in a Social World
  • Mastering the Search Engine
  • Measuring your Marketing ROI
Special Address: Mr. Rajiv Dingra, Founder and CEO, WATConsult
Mr. L S Krishnan, Business Head, Amagi Media Labs
Mr. Amandeep Kalsi, Director, Protiviti Consulting

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