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16 & 17, 2013,

Hotel Lalit, Mumbai

500+ Small Business Owners,
200+ SME Suppliers, 70+ Industry Experts,
1000+ Award Nominations, One Mega Show!

4th Annual National Convention on Small Business

Conference  Agenda

Day 1 - December 16, 2013
10:15 - 11:30 Inaugural Session
The state on business affairs: Landscape 2013 & beyond.

Session Highlights:
  • Change on the horizon – Economic trends that will benefit Indian SME's.
  • Making India an easier place to do foreign businesses – What is changing?
  • Environment and policy reforms needed for SME's to grow business.
  • Where's the money? – Maximizing the economic power of SME's by strengthening the investment climate.
  • Big business and start-ups – A win-win partnership.
Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef & Owner, Khana Khazana India Pvt ltd
Mr. Manohar Hotchandani, Director-Business Development, Microsoft
Mr. Nilesh Gupta, Managing Partner, Vijay Sales
11:30 - 11:45 Keynote by Mr. D Ravi Shankar, Brick work Ratings
11:45 - 12:45 Session 1: Turning an Idea into a business: Structuring a business plan

Session Highlights:
  • Turning your products and ideas into cash
  • Pricing for Profits: Managing cash flows & minimizing risk
  • Defining essential challenges, solutions in literal aspects of business
  • Planning the go-to-market strategy
  • Launching a venture – Processes and planning
Keynote & Lead Speaker: Mr. Ambareesh Murthy, Founder, Pepperfry
Mr. Mukund Mohan, CEO, Microsoft Accelorator
12:45 - 13:15 Where's The Money?. - The Ipo Fundamentals For Sme Business

Session Highlights:
  • Getting In On An IPO : The A-Z of planning an IPO
  • Which sectors are hot in SME for planning IPO
  • Tacking your stocks progress & the process ahead
Keynote By Ajay Thakur, Head- SME, BSE
13:15 - 14:00 Session 2: Angel Funding: Bringing About Business Readiness For Seed Investment

Session highlights:
  • Articulating your value proposition in a business plan.
  • How network with angel investors.
  • Structuring your business to demonstrate capacity
  • Preparing for ownership dilution through minority equity stakes
Mr. Anurag Agrawal, CEO, Intellecap
Mr. Vikram Gupta, Ivy Cap ventures
14:00 - 14:45 Networking Lunch
14:45 - 15:15 Session 3: Keynote by Dr. Pawan Agrawal, CEO, Bombay Dabbawallas Association

15:15 - 16:15 Session 4: How To Get The Right It Support For Your Business

Session Highlights:
  • Managing your Business Virtually
  • The right technology platform for your business
  • How to Move to the Cloud
  • Hire or Buy: When and What
Mr. Manish Shah, Partner, PH Teknow
16:15 - 17:15 Session 5:Giving Credit To Debt Capital: The Anatomy Of A Bank Funding Deal

Session Highlights:
  • Key financial ratios that matter to your banker.
  • Basic facts of collateral free funding.
  • What to know when raising money from Banks
Mr. R Swaminathan,President - Finance & Planning, CFO, Lupin India Ltd.
17:15 - 17:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
Day 2 - December 17, 2013
10:15 - 11:15 Session 1 : The Business Of Health, Beauty & Wellness – Consistently Profitable ! Small Business That Work!

Session Highlights
  • Business & Consumption Mega trends – What drives Beauty & Personal Care Market in 2013?
  • What is driving Profitability : The immediate, short, and long term horizon of business growth
  • The Business of hair salon, nail salon, beauty salon ,day spa – One opportunity at a time
  • Innovative Franchising strategies – Multi-unit, Re-franchising and conversion franchise.
  • Creating a scalable Business model.
Mr. Kashiff Khan, Founder Chairman, Aura Thai Spa
Mr. G Ramachandran, Director, Golds Gym
11:15 - 12:15 Session 2 : From Running - A Business To Building-An-Organization/ A Family Business To An Enterprise

Session Highlights
  • How to lead your organization to sustained higher
  • Performance? - Factoring innovation into generations old family-run businesses
  • Balancing governance and growth in family business.
  • Progressing through people, processes and partnerships
  • What to delegate and what not to delegate?
  • Building institutional capabilities to achieve sustainable organic growth.
  • Leadership succession planning - In-house vs. professional led.
Ms. Priyanka Gupta, Executive Director, MPIL Steel Infrastructures ltd
Mr. Ashok K Shah, President, Kutch Corporate Forum
Mr. Anupam Bansal, Executive Director, Liberty Shoes
Mr. Rajesh Ahuja, MD, Sleek International
12:15 - 13:15 Session 3 : Beyond Traditional Investing -- New Age Capital Flows

Session Highlights
  • The Basics of Crowd funding: Is it Right for Your Business?
  • Why Venture Capital is Intellectual capital
  • Funding will only happen when your business can go without it
  • Are collateral free loans actually free?
  • The IPO route: SME exchange or main exchange
Mr. Shujaat Khan, MD, Blue River Capital
Mr. Deepesh Garg, MD, O3 capital
Mr. Abhijit Joshi, Sr. Partner & CEO, AZB Partners
Mr. Shaji Varghese, EQ India Advisors
Mr. Navin Honagudi, Investment Director, Kae Capital
Mr. Ashish Kumar, MD, pine Bridge Asia Partners
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 Session 4: Getting Innovation And Execution To Co-Exist/Defining And Reforming In A Failure-Prone Landscape (Valedictory Session)

Session Highlights:
  • Having an effective strategy is only half of the winning game.
  • How well does your organization execute? Is everyone focused
  • On meeting the right production targets, quality standards,
  • sales goals, or profitability targets? How can you get the whole
  • Organization pulling in the same direction?
  • Building a culture of innovation and performance
Keynote & Lead Speaker: Mr. Pramoud Rao, MD, Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd
Mr. TP Pratap, Co- Founder, Qwikcilver Solutions
Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Founder, Jumbo King
Mr. Rohit Mistry, Ex-President, Bombay Industries Association
15:15 - 16:00 Session 5: Keynote by Mr. Hemraj Singh, Zonal Manager- West, NSIC
16:00 - 16:15 Networking Tea & Closure Speech


Gaurav Marya,
Chairman, Franchise India

The greatest challenge of running a small business is breaking the mindset of thinking small.