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5th Annual National Convention on Small Business

27 & 28, 2014,

Hotel Lalit, Mumbai

500+ Small Business Owners,
200+ SME Suppliers, 70+ Industry Experts,
1000+ Award Nominations, One Mega Show!



Thankyou for making Small Business Congress & Awards a grand success.

Conference  Agenda

Day 1 - November 27, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 Inaugural Session: The ecosystem for entrepreneurship and small business Growth 2014-2015 : An Era of Deeper engagements

Mr. Vijay Kalantari, Chairman & Managing Director, Balaji Infra Projects Ltd.
Mr. Hanuman Tripathi, Founder & GMD, Infrasoft Technologies
Mr. Parag Desai, Executive Director- Sales & Marketing, Wagh Bakri Tea
Mr. R B Gupte, Director, MSME-Maharashtra
11:00 - 11:15 White Paper on Emerging MSME Sector

Mr. D Ravishankar, Founder Director, Brickwork Ratings
11:15 - 11:30 Networking Tea
11:30 - 12:30 Session 1: Opportunity identification and business planning : What's New? What Works in Business and Marketplace

Session Lead: Mr. Amit Patni, Founder & Director, RAAY Global Investments Pvt. Ltd.
Session Moderator: Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Partner- Mid Markets, KPMG
Mr. Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director, Meru Cabs
Mr. C K Kumaravel, Founder & Managing Director, Naturals Beauty Salons India Pvt. Ltd.
12:30 - 01:30 Session 2: Early funding business landscape 2015 : Raising Capital from Early stage Investors: A Conversation with Investors and Entrepreneurs

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Paula Mariwala, Executive Director, Seedfund
Session Lead & Moderator: Mr .Vikram Upadhyaya, Chief Mentor & Accelerator Evangelist, GHV Accelerator
Mr. Vivek Kulkarni IAS(Retd.), Founder Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings
Mr. Krishan Guptaa, M.D & Global CEO, Organic India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners
Ms. Ashpi Gupta, Head, Mumbai Angels
Mr. Amit Banka, Founder, Equity Crest
01:30 - 02:30 Lunch & Networking
02:30 - 02:45 Financing Schemes From SIDBI- For SME’s

Shri. Jatinder Aggarwal, Deputy General Manager, SIDBI
02:45 - 03:15 Session 3: New Ideas In Disruptive Economy- Entrepreneurs/ Evangelists/ Enablers

Mr. Shaji Varghese, Partner, EQ India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Deepak Choudhary, Director & CEO, Event Capital
03:15 - 04:15 Session 4: Human capital: the rules of engagement : Hiring, Firing & maintaining an effective workplace

Session Moderator: Mr. Pramod Sadarjoshi, Management Consulting- People & Change, KPMG
Mr. K A Narayan, President- Human Resources, Raymond
Dr. Sanjay Muthal, Executive Director & CEO, RGF India
Mr. Animesh Kumar, Group Head- HR & Corporate Services, IDFC & Co-CEO, IDFC Foundation
04:15 - 04:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
04:30 - 05:15 Session 5: TECHNOLOGY: GROWTH NAVIGATOR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES -Using Technology to stay

Mr. Anjan Choudhary, Founder & CEO, Inquirly Technologies
05:15 - 06:15 Session 6: Building leadership is about entrepreneur's actions first : It is not Business Only. It is Personal

Session Moderator: Mr. Ambrish Rastogi, Associate Director-Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
Mr. Kashiff Khan, Founder & Chairman, K Group
Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea, Chief Executive Officer, Ambit Capital
Mr. G Ramachandran, Promoter & Director, Gold's Gym
Mr. Subramani Ramchandrappa, Chairman & Managing Director, Richcore Lifesciences
06:15 onwards Networking Tea/Coffee
Day 2 - November 28, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1 : Running a social venture like a business : Making Economic sense of Social Entrepreneurship

Mr. Manish Handa, Principal, Conexus Social Responsibility Services Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Neha Juneja, Co-Founder, Greenway Appliances- Greenway Grameen
Mr. Satish Kataria, Founder, Catapooolt
Mr. Asif Merchant, Managing Director, Catwalk Worldwide
11:00 - 11:15 Networking Tea
11:15 - 11:30 Bringing Innovation in Real Estate- Transforming From Unorganised to Organized

Mr. Santosh Nair, Vice President- Sales & Leasing- Retail, Phoenix Mills Ltd.
11:30 - 12:15 Session 2 : Passing the Baton: from gen X to gen Y leadership : Strategic Growth Outcomes for Family Businesses

Mr. Ankit Patidar, Vice President- Marketing & Brand Management, Shakti Pumps
Mr. Siddharth Bhandari, Director, Electrotherm(India) Ltd./SB Solar Dr. Mita Dixit, Co Founder & Partner, Equations Management Consulting
12:15 - 01:15 Session 3 : Here is the money : Access to Capital – PE and VC Lenders Panel

Mr. Jayanta Banerjee, Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ajay Garg, Managing Director, Equirus Capital
Mr. Vishal K Gupta, Director, Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Vikram Gupta, Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures
01:15 - 02:15 Networking Lunch
02:15 - 03:00 Session 4: ENHANCING CREDIT FLOW TO SME'S- Stepping Up Debt Credit

Mr. Sanjay Bhondekar , Deputy General Manager, National Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC)
Dr. R K Sinha, DGM & Business Head(SME- Maharashtra & Goa), State Bank of India
03:00 - 03:30 Session 5: MARKETING, ALLIANCES & BRAND CREATION IN SMALL BUSINESS -Finding Your Brand Voice

Mr. Willem Woudenberg, Chief Executive Officer, Brand Dialogue
03:30 - 04:15 Session 6: THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING-Connect, Engage, Collaborate In a Digital World

Mr. Yogesh Kulkarni, Co-founder & COO, Altizon Systems
Mr. Mohammed Hussain Naseem, Founder & CEO, GetActive
Mr. Girish Nair, Partner, Tandem Capital
04:15 - 04:30 Netwoking TEA

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