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

Ajay Thakur

Ajay Thakur

Head, BSE SME

BS Praveen

BS Praveen

Managing Director, BAG Electronics

Chandrakant Salunkhe

Chandrakant Salunkhe

Chairman & Managing Director of Macro Group of Companies & President, SME Chamber of India

Dipak Sanghavi

Dipak Sanghavi

Managing Director, Nilon's

G K Pillai

G K Pillai

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Walchandnagar Industries Limited

HP Srivastava

HP Srivastava

Head – Commercials, Oriental Rubber Industries

Jaydeep Kulkarni

Jaydeep Kulkarni

CIO, Spaco Technologies

LC Singh

LC Singh

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Nihilent Technologies

MANOJ VACHHANI

MANOJ VACHHANI

Ex-CIO, Varroc Group

Nitin Vijaivergia

Nitin Vijaivergia

Partner – Indirect Tax, PwC India

Pooja Kumar

Pooja Kumar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer SME Networks

PRAKASH DHOKA

PRAKASH DHOKA

Managing Director, Industrial Metal Powders (I) & Chairman, DCCIA

Prashant Pansare

Prashant Pansare

Managing Director Inteliment

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar

Director & CIO, ApON India

SHREESH G PATWARDHAN

SHREESH G PATWARDHAN

CIO & V.P. (I.T.), Dynamic Logistics

Viren Joshi

Viren Joshi

Chief Executive Officer & President Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation

K Venkatachalam

K Venkatachalam

Partner, Tax & Regulatory Services PwC

Yeshas Prasad

Yeshas Prasad

Salesforce India

Partners

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Technology Partner

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Customer Success Partner

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Associate Partners

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SME Banking Partner

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SME Exchange Partner

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Industry Partners

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Media Partner

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For Information, Please contact

Speaker

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

Kanvika Srisri : kanvika@guildlive.com
Mobile: +91 -9967177512

Delegate

Sneha : sneha@c2cm.com
Mobile: +91 -979650716790