Entrepreneurship Agenda

DAY 1 - NOVEMBER 3, 2012

Day-1 is the ideation and the start-up day; wherein we start to the Entrepreneurship Summit . It is all about nurturing an idea into an enterprise form. Dealing with the start-up hurdles and getting a go ahead for the idea, and sharing your entrepreneurial dream with your first team of investors, employees and customers. Along with the Entrepreneurship Summit  the Exposition is also inaugurated and we have the support of the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt of India.
  • How to Start Smart and Scale Hard!
  • Creating Sustainable Ventures: The Opportunity l The Execution l The Breaks and Accelerators
  • How Money in the business ' works', how to manage it and how to get more of it!
  • How to create a unique marketing strategy for your business
  • Teaming up @ Start Up
10:00 - 11:15 Welcome Address: Ms. Ritu Marya-Editor in Chief, Retailer, Franchise India Holdings Ltd
Session 1
Inaugural Session - Creating an entrepreneurial scene in India(Plenary Session)
  • Maximizing the economic power of SMEs
  • Entrepreneurship as a Strategic Driver for Change: Incubating Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Strategy & Policy Developments: Government's role in fostering entrepreneurship
  • Making India an easier place to do business : What changes will it take
  • Boosting trade ties: Bringing International best Practices to Indian Business
  • Enabling environment and policy reforms for women
Mr Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India Holdings Ltd.
Mr Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director, North and East India, McDonald's
Mr Charles Riotto, President, LIMA
Mr C K Kumaravel, Founder & CEO, Naturals
Mr Momir Popovic, President, Rainbow Worldwide
Mr Amit Gupta, CEO, S Chand Group
11:15 - 11:30 Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2
The New Age Franchise Entrepreneur
  • Should Franchise Entrepreneurs be generalists or specialists- Balancing Skills & entrepreneurship as a franchisee
  • The Professional Franchise Entrepreneur A Thoughtful, Systemic Approach
  • The Operational Superhouse: India's new multi-unit franchisee
  • Franchise Entrepreneurial Challenges
Session Chair: Mr Gautam Puri, Chairman, Career Launcher
Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Director General of Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authorities (Hamriyah Free Zone Authority)
Mr Vikaas Gutgutia, Founder and MD , Ferns n Petals
Mr Krishnan Ramanathan, Head of Operations, Mahindra Retail(Mom n me)
12:30 - 13:30 Session 3
Cooking up a storm : Food, beverage & Entertainment
  • Building a food empire via franchising
  • Food business opportunities ling in the cold storage- avenues for food processing
  • Bringing volume and scalability through the QSR business model
  • Building a food brand from kiosks to fine dining
Mr Naveed Dowlatshahi, Executive Director and Founder, Kash Global Consultancy, UAE
Mr Gaurav Ahuja, Red Ginger Hospitality
Mr. Marco Scharf, Schärf Coffeeshop GmbH, Austria
Mr Hitesh Patel, Franchise Director, Primifoods
Mr Vijay Abhimanyu, Bon South
Mr Rahul Kumar, MD, Red Mango
13:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Session 4
Exploring opportunities in Education
  • $80 billion Indian education industry, growing at 13%, is largely unorganized segments
  • Extending Pre-K to Day Care - After Hours Activities
  • Extending Business in Edutainment: Toys, Books, CDs, and more
  • How to enter and capitalize the K-12 Business
  • Addressing skill gaps through vocational education
Mr Maurice Bryne, Jymka, Ireland
Mr Jayant hari Har Lal, Sri Ram Schools
Mr. Sanjay Bansal, Founder & Managing Partner,Aurum Equity Partners LLP
Mr Aakash Chaudhary, Business Partner, Bumblebees
15:30 - 15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45 Session 5
Preparing Women Entrepreneurs to grow
  • Mompreneurs in Business- The time is now!
  • Case study of successful women entrepreneurs
  • Access to finance for business growth: Is it easier for women?
  • Franchise opportunities for women entrepreneurs
Session Leader: Dr Rajnee Aggarwal, President, FIWE
Ms Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, NCRW, Ministry of Women and Child Development *
Mr C K Kumaravel, Founder & CEO, Naturals
Mr Rajesh Menon, Director- Impact Marketing, NTC
Ms Charu Parashar, Celebrity Fashion Designer
16:45 - 17:45 Session 6
Opportunities in Specialty Business
  • The Business of Travel
  • Franchising benefits in financial service sector
Mr. Suresh Bhatia, MD, 5 ases ( SB Fabcare Pvt. Ltd. India )
Mr Hitesh Kshatriya, COO, Magic Holidays(Panaromic Group)
Mr Devendra Jain, CMD, Atishya Group
DAY 2 - NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Day-2 is about leveraging the start-up energy to begin with, and at the same time scaling business aspirations to build a corporate setup. It is also the Day 2 of Entrepreneurship Summit and the beginning of Retail Summit that will highlight the growth in the wake of FDI restrictions& relaxations. The Exposition continues.

10:00 - 10:45 Session 1
State of Retail and Consumer Markets 2012 and beyond(Plenary Session)

Retail is growing at a phenomenal pace owing to increased spending power of the Indians

  • Play of e-Retail as online opportunities tackle retail business entry barriers
  • Science of opening new stores- design & supply dynamics
  • Understanding the soft stand on FDI in retail and building effective back-end businesses
  • Is retail a complex business?
Mr. Dipak Aggarwal, CEO, DLF Brands Ltd.
Mr. Venu G Somineni, Chairman & CEO, MyDeals247
10:45 - 11:00 Keynote by Mr Sachinn Sharma, Renowned, Numerologist, Anagreeh
11:00 - 11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 Session 2
Raising a ton: the hard Truth of Hard Core Finance

Are collateral free loans actually free?

  • Accessing angel Investment
  • Funds the VC way why we funded / why we passed
  • The PE stage Getting ready
  • The IPO route SME exchange or main exchange
Session Lead: Ms Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network
Mr Sanjay Bansal, Founder & Managing Partner , Aurum Equity Partners LLP
Mr Robert Ridder, Partner Bradford Licensing LLC& MEDI ACONSULTANT , USA
Mr. Hemendra Mathur, Managing Director, SEAF India Investment Advisors
12:15 - 13:15 Session 3
From start-up to enterprise
  • Transform from jugaad to systematic execution
  • Fostering a culture of innovation in companies
  • How to maintain start-up fast-growth ethos in a big business
  • Expand globally target countries
  • Expand to the Internet
Session Chair: Mr Rajiv Bajaj, Vice Chairman& MD, Bajaj Capital
Mr Rajiv Vij, Founder and CEO, Carzonrent
Mr Mahesh Gupta, KentRO*
Mr Pramoud Rao, MD, Zicom*
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 Session 4
Attractive Investment Opportunities in Health, beauty & Wellness
  • Rs 49,000 crore wellness market with 40% dominated by services
  • 20-25 % growth trajectory to continue in re4sponse of heavy consumer demand for wellness services
  • Wellness chains looking at inorganic expansion for increasing national footprint
  • How to scale-up business and maintaining profitability in the long term
Mr Chackochen Mathai, GM-Business Development, Trends in Vogue
Mr Sameer Kaul, Vice President, Dr Lal’s Pathlabs
Mr. Abhimanyu Sable, Founder, Abs fitness
Ms Sonia Yamdagni, Director, Aroma Thai Spa
Dr Vinay Goyal, Promoter Director & Chairman, Lifecare
Dr Jaison Paulson, Celebrity Fitness Trainer
Mr. Rajiv Bopaiah, Business Consultant, naturals
15:15 - 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Session 5
Building Brands, Building Businesses: Marketing 101
  • Mastering the art of marketing
  • Spreading message on a tight budget
  • Marketing through social media
Keynote : Ms. Rita Clifton, Brand Expert
Mr Rajiv Dhingra, CEO, WAT Media
16:15 - 17:00 Session 6
Starting an E-commerce Venture
  • Retail Vs online business
  • Key strategies to generate sales online
  • Marketing strategies online and offline to facilitate growth
Mr Ashutosh Lawania, Co-founder & Head of Sales, Myntra.com
Mr Arjun Basu, Co- Founder & Director , mydala.com
Mr Siddharth Nambiar, Co-Founder and Managing Director,www.OfficeYes.com
17:00 - 17:15 Keynote on Cooking up a storm
Keynote Speaker: Mr Akshay Bector, Managing Director, Mrs. Bector’s Food Specialities Ltd (Cremica)
17:15 - 18:00 Session 7
The Changing Business of Fashion
  • Business Opportunity for Premium Fashion Retailers/Designers to think Pret & Vice Versa
  • Predicting purchasing behaviour and matching offers to customers in Fashion Business
  • Cross tie-ups in Retail: A Licensing connect
  • Personalising the shopping experience in store : A Designer Perspective
  • Improved supply chain to meet demands: Preventing inventory shortfalls
Session Leader: Mr. Naresh Mehta, Director, Raymond India Ltd.
Ms. Asheeta Chhabra, Head - Business Development, Chhabra Triple Five Fashions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Pradeep Hirani, Chairman, Kimaya fashion
Mr Raghavendra Rathore, Fashion Designer
Mr Alokendra Banerjee, Director (Marketing), NTC
18:00 - 18:45 Session 8
Valedictory Session: Rethinking Growth and Revenue for retail 2013(Plenary Session)
  • Newer opportunities & formats in mid-sized retail ventures
  • Is this the right time for exponential growth
  • Connecting Retail & Hospitality
  • How far the location will do the customer acquisition & retention ?
  • Is there a need for consolidation for more growth
  • Innovation- What aspect in Indian retail will need to refresh thinking
  • Omni- channel: Connecting customer & retailer readiness
Session Moderator: Mr Devangshu Dutta, CEO, Thirdeyesight Mr Anuj Jain, CEO, Artdinox
Mr Anuj Jain, CEO, Artdinox
Mr Sudhir Sinha, President & CEO, Best Western Hotels
Mr Abhinav Khandelwal, Managing Partner, FCML
Mr Piyush Lohia, Director, Lohia Group
Mr. Koen Pieters, International Sales Manager, Burg China Connection
Mr. Kheir Houeiss, General Manager, BergHOFF, Middle East
Followed by Franchise Awards and Star Retailer Awards at Hotel Shangri la- Eros, New Delhi

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