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29th June 2024 | The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

17th June 2023 | The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

Thank you for making the MSME India Business Convention 2023 a Grand Success!

Agenda

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WITH NETWORKING TEA
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM - WELCOME ADDRESS
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM - INAUGURAL ADDRESS

BUILDING FUTURE-READY MSMES TO POWER THE AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT

  • – Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Chairman, Bharat Web3 Association, Former Secretary General, FICCI
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM - SESSION 1

THE RISING TIDE OF INDIAN MSMEs

• MSMEs fuelling India’s aim of being World’s Growth Engine
• Government Initiatives and Policies for MSME Growth
• Developing a Resilient Supply Chain in a Globalized Context
• Navigating the Regulatory Environment for MSMEs

SESSION LEAD
  • Ms. Vineeta Hariharan, Public Policy Expert, Former Chief of External Missions, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
SPEAKERS
  • – Dr. H.P. Kumar, Director, External Affairs, Power2SME Pvt. Ltd.; Former CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)
  • – Mr. Kazem Samandari, Executive Chairman, L’Opéra
  • – Mr. Rahul Narvekar, Founder & CEO India Network; Serial Entrepreneur & Investor
  • – Mr. Ramesh Dharmaji, Advisor, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME); Former Chief General Manager, SIDBI
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM - SESSION 2

TECH-POWERED TRANSFORMATION: EMBRACING THE DIGITAL AGE

• Adopting Digital Tools for Marketing, Sales, and Customer Management
• Leveraging E-commerce and Online Marketplaces for Expansion
• Data Analytics and Business Intelligence for Informed Decision-making
• Enhancing Cybersecurity and Data Protection for MSMEs
• Developing the Future Workforce: Digital Skills and Talent Acquisition

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM - SESSION 3

FUNDING FUEL FOR FUTURE GROWTH

• Demystifying Funding Options for MSMEs: Loans, Grants, Equity Investments
• Leveraging Government Initiatives and Support Programs
• Access to capital for MSMEs: Traditional vs. Alternative Financing Models
• Building a Compelling Investment Pitch for MSME
• Managing Financial Risks and Debt Effectively

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM - NETWORKING LUNCH
2:10 PM - 2:55 PM - SESSION 4

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DISRUPTING THE MARKET

• Fostering a Culture of Innovation within MSME
• Identifying Potential Disruptive Technologies for the Industry
• Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
• Collaboration and Open Innovation: Learning from Others
• Scaling Innovation: Strategies for Growth and Market Penetration

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
3:10 PM - 3:55 PM - SESSION 5

SKILLING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING A STRONG WORKFORCE

• Identifying Skill Gaps and Developing Training Programs
• Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in a Competitive Market
• Promoting Entrepreneurship Education and Startup Ecosystem Development
• Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in the MSME Workforce
• Upskilling and Reskilling the Existing Workforce for Future Relevance

3:55 PM - 4:05 PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
4:05 PM - 4:50 PM - SESSION 6

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH

• Integrating Sustainability Principles into MSME Operations
• Adopting Environmentally Friendly Practices and Reducing Waste
• Building a Supply Chain with Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Standards
• Engaging Stakeholders and Communicating the Sustainability Commitment
• Accessing Green Finance and Investments for Sustainable Initiatives

4:50 PM - 5:35 PM - SESSION 7

Building Export Champions: Expanding Global Footprint

• Identifying Export Opportunities and Target Markets for MSME
• Understanding International Trade Regulations and Compliance
• Building Partnerships and Establishing Distribution Channels
• Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers in Global Business
• Financing Options and Risk Management for Export Activities

5:35 PM - 6:05 PM - SESSION 8

LEVERAGING INVESTMENT BANKING SOLUTIONS FOR MSME GROWTH AND EXPANSION

  • -Innovative debt instruments and financial structures to optimize capital for MSMEs
  • -Private Equity and Venture Capital: Exploring funding options and partnerships for growth-stage MSMEs to overcome financial constraints
  • -Exploring innovative financing models like supply chain financing, invoice discounting, or peer-to-peer lending
  • -Discussing risk assessment methodologies and interest rate rationalization
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - AWARDS REGISTRATION FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING COCKTAILS
7:30 PM Onwards - AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING DINNER