Agenda


0900 hrs – 1000 hrs

Tea with Registration


1000 hrs – 1030 hrs

Welcome Address


1030 hrs – 1115 hrs

Panel Discussion

MAKING THE JOURNEY FROM $1 MN TO $100 MN MARK: MAKE IN INDIA & THE COMPETITIVENESS OF SMES IN A GLOBALIZED ECONOMY

Government has made it a priority in assisting SMEs to expand overseas. Globalization has made it imperative for SMEs to go international with geographical boundaries erased through technology and opportunities coupled with competition increasingly becoming global in nature.

Various schemes are available from the local Government bodies supporting SMEs in this initiative:

  • What are the Central & State Govt Initiatives supporting SMEs in your region?
  • How to identify which schemes suit your business?
  • What is the first step forward?

1115 hrs – 1130 hrs

Tea Break


1130 hrs – 1215 hrs

Panel Discussion

CLOUD: GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs

Disruptive innovation is changing the face of traditional industries and SMEs are increasingly looking to “the cloud” to create a modern and competitive business model.

We will discuss the 5 big growth opportunities for SME’s and how cloud ERP technologies are enabling small companies to act big.

  • Modern technology and software
  • OpEx models versus CapEx
  • Affordable IT & MIS
  • Taking away the ‘Fear of Technology’
  • Ease of access and wide-spread reach

1215 hrs- 1300 hrs

Presentation

INNOVATIVE FINANCING METHODS – IDENTIFYING THE OPTIMAL CAPITAL RAISING SCHEME FOR SMEs

Approximately 40% of SMEs have no access to bank loan financing. Crowd-funding, P2P lending, & Invoice Financing are fast & attractive cash raising avenues available for SMEs. With time of the essence and the traditional route of borrowing from banks requiring stringent checks, alternative financing seem to offer SMEs a breather and provide a more hassle-free way of securing much needed cash support at critical junctures of business operation.

  • How can SMEs identify which type of alternative financing works best for them?
  • What are the pros and cons of the various alternative financing to enable SMEs to make educated choices that will complement their business model
  • How to ensure a good credit rating so that future borrowing is not compromised?

1300 hrs – 1345 hrs

Lunch and Networking


1345 hrs- 1430 hrs

Panel Discussion

SME INNOVATION: REAPING THE BENEFITS OF INNOVATION

With the Government’s drive to make India a ‘Smart-Nation’, technology’s role in facilitating day-to-day operations cannot be over- emphasized. Effective use of technology streamlines operations of SMEs and renders them capable of addressing business challenges that are increasingly becoming more global in nature. Technology also equips SMEs to function on the same ground as the Big Boys. Empowerment of the SMEs through sound decisions based on accurate figures made possible by analytics is another positive way in which technology is shaping SMEs.

  • Leveraging on the Internet and cloud to level the playing field for SMEs
  • Optimizing supply chain processes via technology
  • Automation to reduce dependency on manpower – where it works, where it doesn’t
  • Ensuring sufficient investment and ROI for technology
  • Social Media: Hype or Boost for SMEs?

1430 hrs – 1530 hrs

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON GST

GST: Changing Taxation Paradigm and the Road Ahead

The biggest indirect tax reform since 1947, GST bill is expected to bring about an economic integration of the Indian economy. GST will help consolidate and streamline the process of indirect taxation and make it easier and more effective. The tax payers will pay one consolidated tax instead of the plethora of taxes including State Value-Added Tax (VAT), Central Excise, Service Tax, Entry Tax or Octroi and a few other indirect taxes.

This exclusive workshop session will focus on deciphering the nuances and impact of GST implementation on SMEs in the coming future


1530 hrs

Tea, Networking and Close


Speakers

Ajit Lakra

Ajit Lakra

Managing Director of Superfine Knitters Limited

Amit Jain

Amit Jain

President, Shingora Textiles

Badish Jindal

Badish Jindal

President, Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association

Dalbir Singh Dhiman

Dalbir Singh Dhiman

Chairman, Ludhiana Sewing Machine Industries Association

Gurmeet Singh Kular

Gurmeet Singh Kular

President, Federation of Industrial & Commercial Organization

Jasbir Singh Ryait

Jasbir Singh Ryait

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, G.S. Auto International

Mahesh Munjal

Mahesh Munjal

Chairman and Managing Director of Majestic Auto Limited

Niti Jain

Niti Jain

Director, Neva Garments Limited

Rajnish Ahuja

Rajnish Ahuja

President, Focal Point Industrial Sheds Association, Ludhiana

S.C. Ralhan

S.C. Ralhan

President, Ludhiana Hand Tools Association

Sukhjinder Grewal

Sukhjinder Grewal

Regional Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand

Sr. VP-IT, Malwa Cotton Spinning Mills

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Customer Success Partner

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Business Connectivity Partner

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Industry Partners

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For Information, Please contact

Speaker

Himani Singh : himani@guildlive.com
Mobile: +91 -9958986792

Delegate

Gaurav Arora : smefutures@guildlive.com
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