October 21-22, 2018 Pragati Maidan,
New Delhi, India
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Opportunity India Summit Agenda

Day 1 - Oct 21, 2018
10:00 am - 10:30 am Welcome Address: Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India

Lighting Of Lamp & Inauguration
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 1: Future Of Starting Up

How to Start a Business with the Future in Mind?

Session Highlights:
  • Building brands to shift industries: today, tomorrow, the future
  • What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in 2018,
  • What helps Start-ups and SME's to scale rapidly
  • The Investment and Its ROI - what you put and what to expect
Sukh Tiwana, Group Commercial Director, SSP Group
Arvind Varchaswi, Managing Director, Sri SriTattva
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session 2: The Future Of Business Of Brands

Session Highlights:
  • Moving from Push to Pull Strategy : Understanding
  • Niche and emerging brands that are consumer customized
  • What is the Narrative for a strong price/value proposition
  • Building a Community around your brand - Addressing consumers need to belong
  • Predicting the Numbers - How does the Brand become profitable and/or sustainable.
Session Moderator: Ms Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India Media
Satish Kumar Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, Kamdhenu Limited
Hamza Patel, Managing Director, AP Group
Jonathan Kwon, Managing Director, T BUN Ltd
Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools &Jaipuria Institute of Management
Biren Surati, Chief Operating Officer, Zota Healthcare Ltd.
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Session 3: Keynote Session: Building A Global Brand

How to Say Goodbye to Mediocrity & Hello to Excellence

Session Highlights:
  • What support needs to be in place? Where should you go first and what results can you expect?
  • How to measure the marketing performance
  • What is the ideal business model to expand into the global markets
  • Growing from 1 to 10 units: How Teams & Franchisees should be aligned
  • How to strike business partnerships?
Katrina Liu, Managing Director, WK Life (South East Asia)
12:50 pm - 13:00 pm

Session 4: Keynote Session

Mr. Sandeep Goyal, Managing Director, LAABHA (Gunno Knits Pvt ltd)
13:00 pm - 14:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

Future Of Ideas

Unfolding The Megatrends in Consumer Business where consumer, investor and the franchisee wants to be seen
14:00 pm - 14:45 pm

Session 1: The Future of Retail

Modern businesses and entrepreneurial leaders are driven by purpose - what you want to be known for and the emotional journey of the customer, rather than just the sales journey.

Session Highlights:
  • New Formats: Asset light and business sound
  • Omni channel Business: Reaching out to consumer where they want, when they want and how they want
  • Building small format experiential store
Abhishek Mohla, Head E-commerce and Omni Channel-India, Asics
Shivani Poddar, Co-founder, Faballey
Dr. Samir Kapoor, Co-Founder and CMD, Multifit India
Manu Nanda, President & MD, Pots & Pans
Mayank Garg, Sanjivini Retail Pvt ltd.
Devendra Singh, Director, Digital Mantra
14:45 pm - 15:30 pm

Session 2: The Future of FMCG

Session Highlights:
  • FMCG and New Consumer products that are changing shelves
  • The growing gourmet experience- Small Batch, Big Appeal
  • New age of everyday consumer products
  • Mega Trends: Beverages, Personal Care, Dairy, Childcare and more
Session Moderator: Anurag Mahajan, Director, Ernst & Young
Aditya Bagri, Director, Bagrrys India Limited
Hitesh Dhingra, Founder & MD, The Man Company
Prabhtej Singh Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Simba Beer
Prashant Parameswaran, Managing Director, Kottaram Agro Foods Pvt Ltd
15:30 pm - 16:15 pm

Session 3: The Future of Food Service

Session Highlights:
  • Delivery is the direction the customer is moving toward, and that restaurants need to accommodate that demand in order to be competitive.
  • How some restaurant owners and operators are rethinking the layout of their locations
  • The New Outlook to takeaway formats
  • How Global Brands are at the top of the game
  • How big brands are transforming their in-store experience
Session Moderator: Karan Tanna, Founder & CEO, Yellow Tie Hospitality
Joel Silverstein, CEO, East West Hospitality
Rasesh Seth, Partner-The Archadin Group and Country Head-Surf N Fries, India
Anand Thakkar, Chairman & Managing Director, Legends of Punjab
Ajay Talwar, Partner, C House Italia
16:15 pm - 16:25 pm

Session 4: Keynote Session

Mrinal Sharma, Partner, Director Sales & Marketing, Flipspaces
16:15 pm - 17:00 pm

Session 5: The Future of Service Businesses

Session Highlights:
  • Sharing Economy and New Service focus businesses
  • Logistics, delivery & Distribution: New Day, New Way
  • Home services & Consumer facing service business Ideas
  • Business Services: A new Perspective on B2B & B2C
Session Moderator: Sandeep Soni, Features Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Dhruv Bhagat, Chief Revenue Officer, Rivigo
Dr. Ritesh Malik, Founder, Innov8
Arunabh Sinha, Founder, UClean
Sahil Kapoor, Regional Director, RE/MAX India
17:00 pm - 17:30 pm

Session 6: Keynote Session

Harish Mehta, Mentor Coach Teacher, Founder & Owner, DiSRUPPt
Day 2 - Oct 22, 2018


A Productivity led outlook for growth while Integrating aspects of strategy, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and technology
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 1: How To Grow And Transition Your Business

You have a successful business and it is time to grow it in fast mode. It is time to take the next step and involve other people, but executing this and making it happen is a daunting prospect. Get mentored, know what to outsource and judging timing can be challenging. This seminar will give you practical tips on how to manage this transition successfully.

Session Highlights:
  • How to Get Better & Faster both as Founder and Operator
  • Understanding Staffing today for Tomorrow's Needs
  • Super Growth: What drives the modern-day entrepreneur?
  • Starting small, Thinking big
  • Building a winning team: How do you design an optimal working environment?
Session Moderator: Ms. Punita Kapoor, Deputy Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Gagan Goyal, Partner, India Quotient
Vikrant Batra, Owner, Cafe Delhi Heights
Devangi Parekh, Director, Aza Fashions
Muhummed Ibrahim, Founder, Chaiiwala
11:30 am - 11:45 am

Session 2: Keynote Session: The Future of Consumer Experience

How to Ensure Your Organisation Is Truly Customer-Centric & Drive A Passion For Customer Experience Throughout

Keynote By: Yash Parwani, Chief Executive Officer, Oppo India
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session 3: The Future of Investment

Founder to Venture: Lessons from Both Sides of the Table

Session Highlights:
  • Funding 101: Navigating the VC Landscape in Consumer business
  • VC Logic: What Investors Really Want to See and Hear
  • Investing in the Next-Generation of Consumer Business: How and what
Session Moderator: Aashika Jain, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Gagandeep Bakshi, Director, Intellecap
Karthik Prabhakar, Executive Director, IDG Ventures India Advisors
Jagannath Samavedam, General Partner, Ventureast
Farah Nathani, Co-Founder, The Mumum Co
Rajesh Sehgal, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments
Prashant Chopra, Investment Director, Peepul Capital
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm

Session 4: Keynote Session

How Encouraging innovation in franchising makes good business sense. How does it makes a business more resilient and more responsive to its customers' needs and for us, has been a key driver of our success.

Debshankar Mukhopadhyay, CEO, Zee Learn Limited
Troy Franklin, Chief Operating Officer, World Franchise Associates
13:15 pm - 14:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

Future Of Business

Hybrid business models and "collaborative innovation" and better application of "bottom-up" as well as a "top-down" approach
14:00 pm - 14:50 pm

Session 1: Franchising your Business: Creates Strong Brand Positioning in the Marketplace

Session Highlights:
  • Hear from Successful Franchisees on how they grew their business
  • Growing from 1 to 10 units & creating infrastructure to support 20-30 units
  • Maintaining system standards and protecting the brand.
  • Outsourcing Why, When, What, and How
  • The Ins & Outs of Building Business & Brand Partnerships
Session Moderator: Payal Gulati, Senior Editor, Franchise India & Retailer Media
Yuvraj Aman Singh, CEO & Founder, Rocking Deals
SK Rathor, Director, Sanfort Group of Schools
Dr. Ankush Sabharwal, CEO, Body Building India
Saurabh Dayal, Co-Founder, Clear Dekho
Adnan Sarkar, Founder, Dr Bubbles
Akshay Chopra, Co-Founder, Body Mechanics
14:50 pm - 15:45 pm

Session 2: The Future of Innovation in Franchising

Session Highlights:
  • How modern day franchise businesses are brand-led, asset-driven and a platform of change and yet accelerating growth and disrupting industries.
  • How the entrepreneurial underpinning of franchising supports and nurtures innovation
  • The Innovative Franchise Ideas for 2018 and Beyond
Joel Silverstein, CEO, East West Hospitality
Sanjay Coutinho, Co-founder & Jt. Managing Director, Mint Hotels & Suites
Anmol Aggarwal, Zonal Head – North, RE/MAX India
Sanjeev Arora, COO, PhonUp
Jagjit Singh, COO, PindBalluchi
Vijay Adhav, Director Sales, Ward Wizard
Anand Aiyer, Senior Vice President and Business Head - Easybuy (Div of Max Retail), Landmark Group
15:45 pm - 16:30 pm

Session 4: Recreating and re-discovering the brand

Session Highlights:
  • How to make your brand voice more conversational
  • Brand + licensing paving way for new innovations
  • Global trends re-shaping in India
  • Progressing with the needs & wants of new-age consumer
Session Moderator: Rajat Wahi, Partner, Deloitte India
Abhishek Sudhakar, Director - International Brands, Accessories and Men's Footwear, Myntra
Permendra Singh, Head - Consumer Products, Mattel India
Avneet Singh Marwah, Director and CEO, Super Plastronics Pvt. Ltd
16:30 pm - 17:30 pm

Session 5: Startup Kickoff

The Mega Session: My Business, New Day, New Way

Running a business in 2018? It can be tough to ignore outside pressures. Investors, mentors, advisors, your friends - seemingly everyone has an opinion. New Age Entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they cut out adversities and unfavourable situations and finally tasted success, building their business their way

Ravi Kaushik, Partner, WaterBridge Ventures
Vishal Gandhi, Managing Partner & CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors
Rajat Jain, Founder & Director, PadUp Ventures
Sandro Stephen, Head North India Operations, Indian Angel Network
Avelo Roy, MD, Kolkata Ventures
Gaurav Kachru, Founder & Managing Partner, 5ideas
Sanil Sachar, Co-founder, Huddle