The Forum would serve as a key platform for the small and medium enterprises to raise their concerns
IndiaMART has commenced the fifth season of its initiative for SMEs - IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum, in association with ZEE Business. Cantering all its discussions around the key theme ‘Make In India – Unleashing the SME potential’, the Forum would serve as a key platform for the small and medium enterprises to raise their concerns, and also exchange ideas and opinions related to their business growth with industry stalwarts.
IndiaMART, an online marketplace, connecting buyers with suppliers (small and medium sized businesses). The company offers a platform and tools to over 1.5 million suppliers to generate business leads from over 10 million buyers, who use the platform to find reliable and competitive suppliers. The company has over 2600 employees located across 40 plus offices in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Dinesh Gulati, Director, IndiaMART, said, “I am extremely delighted to inaugurate the 5th season of this esteemed forum, which would focus on the country’s most ambitious program ‘Make In India’. The campaign, as we know, is a national revolution for SMEs, having a great potential to strengthen the Indian economy. Garnering an overwhelming response from the Indian businesses in the last 4 years, the Forum has successfully travelled to various different cities of India and touched the lives of over 50,000 SMEs, discussing about their growth concerns on a bigger platform. This year too, IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum would be held across different locations in India to ensure that every business challenge gets a platform for resolution, leading to the fulfilment of our vision of improving the ease of doing business in the country.”
The forum kick-started at Hotel Vivanta by Taj in Faridabad and aims to bring together over 200 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from across the industry and discuss around the key issue ‘Helping SMEs make in India’. The ceremony would be graced by the presence of industry leaders like Rajiv Chawla, President, Faridabad Small Industries Association, Ravindra Nath, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Ajay Thakur, Head, BSE, Ramesh Suri, Chairman, Subros and SP Singh, General Manager, SBI.
Gulati added, “Through the Emerging Business Forum, we look forward to bring an experience that is bigger and better for the Indian businesses. I am hopeful that we would be able to make a difference and bring out the best for them by giving them maximum opportunities for learning and growth.”
After being held in Faridabad, the forum would travel to 13 different Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Surat, Vadodra, Bengaluru, Indore, Pune and Mumbai, where it would unfold a series of profound discussions along with various influential industry experts on important topics related to the growth and development of SMEs in the country.