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Mr. Amit Gupta, CEO, S Chand

Amit Gupta is the CEO of largest academic Indian Publishing Group- S Chand and Founder Director of S Chand Harcourt (India) Pvt Ltd a joint venture company between S Chand and ...

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Mr. Charles Riotto, President, Lima Worldwide

Charles Riotto, President, International Licensing Industry Merchandising' Association (LIMA) is the person behind the growth of LIMA from a US based membership to a global organization ...

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Mr. Chris Evans, Managing Director, Oxford Limited (University of Oxford)

Over the past fifteen years, Chris has built a career in brand management & identity, brand communications, and brand licensing. He has worked for sectors including telecoms ...

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Ms. Mayuri Pitale, Country Manager- Licensing WWE , India

Mayuri Pitale works with WWE as Country Manager - Licensing for India. Mayuri is responsible for spear-heading the licensing efforts of WWE in India. Before joining WWE ...

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Advocate Meenu Chandra, Joint Director, FICCI CASCADE

Advocate Meenu Chandra is the Team leader for the FICCI Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting activities Destroying the Economy (FICCI CASCADE) as well as the Corporate ...

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Ms. Michelle Minieri, President, Bradford Licensing LLC, USA

With a MBA in Business Marketing and Management, as well as an active LIMA member, Michelle delivers impressive cutting edge innovation and leadership to the licensing industry. ...

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Mr. Naresh Mehta, Director, Raymond India Ltd.

He have 22 years of experience after Post Graduation in Management which comprises 3 years in the Engineering Industry, 2 years in FMCG, 3 years in Consulting, 6 years in the IT industry ...

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Mr. Safir Anand, Senior Partner and Head of Trademarks and Contractual Law Practice, Anand and Anand

Safir Anand, the Senior Partner and Head of Trademarks and Contractual Law Practice ...

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Mr. Salil Kumar, CEO, Bagittoday

Salil Kumar has over 19 years of experience, heading initiatives in ecommerce,Business Development, Online Advertising, Marketing Communication, VAS, WAP and sales for online ...

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Ms. Asheeta Chhabra, Director, Chhabra 555

Asheeta Chhabra, the newest entrant in the Chhabra 555 management, has been roped in to institutionalize a more forward-looking and process-oriented approach for the company. ...

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Dr Rashid Al Leem, Director General, Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs Free Zones Authorities

Rashid Al Leem, is widely considered a visionary and thought leader in business, socio-economic ...

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Mr. Pradeep Hirani, Chairman, Kimaya Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

Pradeep Hirani is the Chairman of Kimaya Fashion Pvt. Ltd. An MBA graduate in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Pradeep always had his eye on designer ...

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Ms. Rachna Aggarwal, CEO, Indus-League Clothing Ltd

Rachna holds a Bsc (honours) degree in Economics, from St. Xavier’s, Calcutta and a Post Graduate diploma in Management from IIM-A. She has worked at two outstanding firms in her ...

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Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bajaj Capital Limited

Mr Rajiv Bajaj is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Bajaj Capital Ltd. He is also the Founding Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board, India and has been one of the key ...

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Mr. L Subhash Chandra, Chairman and MD, Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt. Ltd

L Subhash Chandra, Chairman and MD of Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd, is a name synonymous with the Mobile Phone Retailing Revolution in South India. Today, he has 150 plus ...

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Mr. Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director & Joint Venture Partner, MCDonalds India (North & East)

As the Managing Director & JV Partner of McDonalds India [North & East], a Joint Venture with ...

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Mr. Rob Ridder, Partner, Bradford Licensing LLC & Media Consultant, USA

Rob has many years of management consulting and M & A experience. Rob worked ...

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Mr. C.K. kumaravel, CEO & Co Founder, Naturals

Naturals is a visioneer in his own right. Credited with eradicating the word ‘house wife’ The starting point was his encouraging his wife, Veena to start something new. ...

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Mr. Ashutosh Lawania, Co-founder & Head of Sales , Myntra.

Ashutosh Lawania, co-founded Myntra in 2007 along with Mukesh Bansal. Today, Myntra.com is the largest online retailer of fashion and lifestyle products with over 250 brands ...

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Mr. Naveed Dowlatshahi, Executive Director, Founder, Kash Global Consultancy

Naveed is an Executive Director and Founder at Kash Global Consultancy, which is a specialist...

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Ms. Benu Sehgal, Vice President & Mall Head, DLF Place

Benu Sehgal is the Vice President, Mall Head of DLF Place, Saket. Prior to this she was the Vice President Operations of IRPPL. At IRPPL she was responsible for day ...

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Mr. Sameer Kaul, Vice – President- Marketing, Dr Lal Path Labs

Mr. Sameer Kaul is the Vice President - Marketing at Dr Lal PathLabs, India’s leading diagnostic chain. Mr Kaul has a multi-polar professional profile ...

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Mr. Maurice Byrne, Founder, Jymka

Maurice Byrne is the founder of Jymka, a highly successful European Franchise business that provides mobile fitness classes, camps and parties for children. ...

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Ms. Monica Datta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates

Monica Datta is a Partner with the IP law firm Saikrishna & Associates where she leads the IP Transaction Practice. She is a graduate from Indian Law Society Law College ...

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Mr. Pankaj Sikka, Manager - Licensing, Bioworld Merchandising

Pankaj Sikka has been amongst the founding members at Bioworld – India. He brings across an experience of over 12 yrs in functions like marketing and sales. Bioworld ...

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Mr. Abhay Gupta, Founder, Promoter & CEO, Luxury Connect

Abhay Gupta is currently the Founder, Promoter & CEO of Luxury Connect, a company that is strategized to offer a 360 degree approach to luxury in India covering...

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Mr Hemant Dua, Head Marketing & Commercial, Delhi Daredevils & Promoter & CEO, Inspiranti Sports

Hemant has over fifteen years of experience in the industry. He currently manages marketing ...

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Ms. Ishita Swarup, CEO, 99labels

Ishita Swarup as a CEO at 99labels, continues her love for challenges and young setups, and here she has taken her imagination further, and has been instrumental ...

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Mr. Gaurav Ahuja, COO, Red Ginger Hospitality India Pvt. Ltd.

An IIT -IIM graduate with interests as diverse as mountaineering and event management after having worked with the Global Markets Group at Standard ...

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Mr. Rajeev Uppal, CEO, Suncorp Exim Pvt Ltd

Rajeev Uppal has been the man behind bringing the Italian footwear brand, GAS and the kids footwear brands. Tom & Jerry, Tweety, Scooby Doo and Baby Looney Toons ...

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Ms. Sonia, Director, Aroma Thai Spa

Sonia Yamdagni is a Founding Director of Aromathai Spa, India’s leading Thai Massage Spa chain. Born in Bhilwara Rajasthan, Sonia grew up in Bangkok ...

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Mr. Mahesh Murthy, Founder, Pinstorm

Mahesh Murthy is one of India's recognised experts in youth marketing - having helped launch MTV India, run Channel V and managed offline and online marketing ...

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Mr. Mohit Khattar, Managing Director, Godrej Nature’s Basket

Mohit Khattar, is the Managing Director of Natures Basket Ltd, India’s first, foremost and fastest growing retail chain of fine food and gourmet stores. ...

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Mr. Hitesh Kshatriya, CEO, Magic Holidays

Hitesh Kshatriya is unique breed of Techno Commercial Professional. He is an Engineer and qualified Cost & Management Accountant. He has 20 years ...

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Ms. Seema Jhingan, Senior Partner LexCounsel, Law Offices.

Seema Jhingan has more than seventeen years of experience. She has extensively advised in areas including Mergers & Acquisition, Telecommunications ...

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Mr. Anuj Jain, Chief Executive Officer, JSL Lifestyle Limited

Anuj Jain is heading the entire operations, commercials, sales and distribution and marketing. He is the Chief Executive Officer of JSL Lifestyle ...

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Mr. Chackochen Mathai, GM – Business Development, Trends In Vogue Pvt Ltd

Chackochen Mathai with over 22 years of rich experience in the “Franchising business world” is a renowned franchising coach who has a passion ...

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Mr. Snehal Vashi, Vice President – Operations, Mahindra Retail(Mom & Me)

Snehal is an M.Com, MBA and started his career with the well-known apparel and food retailer Woolworths in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has spent ...

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Shri Aloke Banerjee, Director (Marketing)

Shri Aloke Banerjee joined NTC as Director (Marketing) in September 2011. He brings with him vast experience in the top management of successful ...

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Mr. Darpan Kapoor, Managing Director, Kapsons

Kapsons is a twenty year old establishment which has made his mark in the region as a leading lifestyle retailers and marketers of premium International ...

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Mr. Ambarish Gupta, Strategy Consultant, McKinsey & Company, USA

Kapsons is a twenty year old establishment which has made his mark in the region as a leading lifestyle retailers and marketers of premium International and ...

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Mr Vikaas Gutgutia, MD, Ferns N Petals

Mr. Vikaas Gutgutia, the maverick entrepreneur and the Founder and Managing Director of Ferns N Petals established the business in 1994 with an objective ...

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Mr Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman & MD, Career Launcher

A chemical engineer from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigargh, Gautam is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. ...

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Mr. Devendra Jain, CMD, M/S Atishya Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Devendra Jain founded the company M/S Atishya Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd in 2004. The company is responsible for corporate financing, corporate ...

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Mr. S Raghunandhan, CEO-Retail, Prestige Group, Bangalore

Mr. S Raghunandhan was involved with start-ups, as well as turnarounds, in various leadership roles for close to three decades. He ran the DHL business ...

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Mr. Venu G Somineni, Chairman & CEO, MyDeals247*

Venu is very famous for his international best-selling self-help, One Book for Life Success - sold over 5 million copies worldwide - endorsed ...

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Mr. Raghavendra Rathore, Fashion Designer

Born and brought up in the epicenter of heritage and tradition in the ancient city of Jodhpur, Raghavendra Rathore went on to pursue ...

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Mr. Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight, Managing Partner, PVC Partners

Devangshu Dutta is chief executive of Third Eyesight (www.thirdeyesight.in), a specialist consulting ...

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Mr. Sudhir Sinha, Director, President & Chief Operating Officer

With over 24 years of experience, Sudhir Sinha has worked in areas including franchise development, general management, new business ...

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Mr. Momir Popovic, President of Worldwide Sales for Rexair LLC – USA

Momir Popovic has been a part of the direct sales industry from past 21 years. In 1994 he established his own Rainbow network with more than 25 offices ...

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Mr. Tapan V. Gandhi, Principal, ASK Pravi Capital

Tapan has 14 years of international business experience in finance, strategy, and handling complex strategic M&A and partnership transactions. ...

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Mr. Arjun Basu, Co-Founder and Director, mydala.com

Arjun Basu, as the Co-Founder and Director at mydala.com, is responsible for shaping the strategy and direction of mydala, as well as overseeing ...

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Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Founder & Chairman, Kent RO

Mahesh Gupta started his own water purifier company Kent RO in 1988 and against stiff competition from the leading national and international ...

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Mr. Rajiv Kr Vij, Managing Director & CEO, Carzonrent India Pvt.Ltd.

While working with International Travel House, as the Head of the Car Rental business, Raji Kr Vij realised the scope of car rentals in India. ...

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Mr. Vineet Kanaujia, VP – Marketing, Safexpress Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vineet Kanaujia is an eminent Marketing Leader of India Inc. He specializes in building brands and has played vital roles in enabling ...

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Mr. Jayant Hari Har Lal, Executive Director, Shri Ram New Horizons

Jayant Hari Har Lal, a product of The Doon School and of the IIT at Kanpur started his career as a Marketing Engineer and moved ...

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Mr. Rajive Ranjan, Managing Director- India, S.Oliver

Rajive Ranjan has more than 20 years experience in the fashion industry, being familiar with the whole value chain. Besides being ...

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Mr. Vijay Abhimanyu Rajendran, Managing Director, Billion Smiles Hospitality Pvt Ltd

At 24, Vijay Abhimanyu is the young entrepreneur behind the Billion Smiles Hospitality venture. As the Managing Director of BHPL, he provides ...

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Mr Akshay Bector, MD, Mrs Bector’s Food Specialties Limited

Akshay Bector spear heads the Rs 500-crore Mrs Bector’s Food Specialties Limited which manufactures and exports food products including ...

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Mr Rahul Kumar, CEO, Red Mango

CEO and Principal Owner Mr. Rahul Kumar, Maez One Group, holds the master franchise of Red Mango in India. With its strong brand ...

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Mr Rajiv Dingra, Founder And Ceo, Watconsult

Rajiv Dingra, Founder and CEO of WATConsult (Owned & Promoted by WATMedia Pvt Ltd) runs India’s leading social media agency, WATConsult. ...

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Ms Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, National Resource Centre for Women (NRCW)

Rashmi Singh is a civil servant from Union Territory Civil Services 1989 batch. She has conceived and implemented several innovative strategies ...

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Mr. Koen Pieters, International Sales Manager, Burg China Connection

Mr. Koen Pieters, International Sales Manager at Burg China Connection, is currently in charge of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe ...

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Mr. Vineet Sharma, Managing Director, Parragon Publications

Parragon Publishing India, Vineet Sharma has spent several years in the book and magazine publishing industry. Starting his career with the ...

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Mr. Hemendra Mathur, Managing Director, SEAF India Investment Advisors

Mr. Hemendra Mathur is the Managing Director for SEAF India Investment Advisors, managing a sector dedicated private equity fund for ...

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Mrs. Gita Ramesh, Joint Managing Director, Kairali

After having done Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery and M Sc in Biochemistry, Mrs. Gita Ramesh accompanied her husband ...

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Mr Pyush Lohia, Director and Co-founder, Lohia Warehouse

Pyush spent his early years in New Delhi. He graduated from Arizona State University, USA with a degree in Supply Chain Management ...

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Mr. Krishnan Ramanathan, Head Operations, Mom n Me

A Mumbaikar at heart Krishnan Ramanathan, is a veteran in the retail industry and has spent the last 2 decades keeping the country ...

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Mr. Kishore Bhatija, Chief Executive Officer, Inorbit Malls India Pvt. Ltd

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Bhatija brings with him rich work experience to Inorbit Malls. Now, poised at the helm ...

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Mr. Tony Maddock, Managing Director, Solutions Franchising Group

Tony Maddock is the Managing Director of Solutions Franchising Group based in Melbourne, Australia. The company operates franchising services ...

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Mr. Siju Narayanan, Smarter Commerce Lead, IBM GBS (India and South Asia)

With over 16 years of experience in retail and institutional sales and marketing, Siju Narayan has worked with blue chip Indian ...

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Mr. Marco Schärf, Coffeeshop GmbH, Austria

Marco Schärf is a man devoted to coffee, not only from conviction, but from the moment he was born. He is the thrid generation ...

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Mr. Hitesh Patel, Director, Primi World (Pty) Ltd

Hitesh Patel began his career in 1998 with Webber Wentzel Inc as a Candidate Attorney where he spent three years honing his ...

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Mr. Brian LU, Founder and Chairman, Everharvest Group MD, Kinpo Group Chairman of Taiwan Chamber of Commerce Mumbai

Brian LU, the Chairman and Founder of Everharvest Group, received his MBA degree ...

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Mr. Abhimanyu Sable, Founder, MD & CEO, Abs Fitness & Wellness Clubs

Abhimanyu Sable is Founder of Abs Fitness & Wellness Clubs, wirh currently 7 Clubs in Pune and also at Raipur and Bangalore. He has ...

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Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited

Aakash Chaudhry is working as the Director of AESL. Before joining AESL, he has worked with top IT firms like Infosys Technologies ...

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Ms. Rita Clifton, Brand Expert

Ms. Rita Clifton speaks around the world on subjects as diverse as leadership, corporate reputation and communicating sustainability ...

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Mr. Santosh Srivastava, Managing Director, (Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Limited)

Pursued his Engineering from IIT- BHU and MBA in Marketing and Operations from Xavier Institute of Management – Bhubaneshwar. ...

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Mr. Abhinav Khandelwal, Managing Partner, FCML

Abhinav Khandelwal is Managing Partner, FCML – a luxury lifestyle brand catering to Retail and Institutional & Hospitality Sector. ...

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Mr. B D Nathani, CEO, G&D Trade Zone Pvt Ltd

B.D.Nathani has a varied experience in sales, marketing and retailing for around 30 years. During his tenure so far he has been instrumental ...

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Mr. Dipak Agarwal, Chief Executive (Operations & Strategy), DLF Brands Ltd

Dipak Agarwal has been associated with DLF Brands since June 2008. He brings along his expertise of more than 17 years in the retail ...

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Mr. Siddharth Nambiar, Co-Founder and Managing Director, OfficeYes.com

Siddharth is the Co-founder and Managing Director at OfficeYes.com, where he leads the Marketing, Sales and Technology functions. He is ...

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Ms. Swati Sharma, Managing Associate (Trademarks Contractual & Commercial IP), Anand & Anand

Swati has a significant experience in contractual and commercial exploitation of Intellectual Property. She holds valuable experience ...

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Mr. Jasjit Singh Sethi, CEO, TCI Supply Chain Solutions

Jasjit heads TCI Supply Chain Solutions, which is part of Transport Corporation of India Group, renowned for its leadership position ...

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Mr. Prashant Tandon, co-founder & Managing Director, HealthKart.com

Prashant is the co-founder & Managing Director of HealthKart.com, India's premier e-commerce company for Fitness, health & personal ...

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Ms. Sashwati Banerjee, Managing Director, Sesame Workshop Initiatives India PLC
Ms. Shriti Malhotra*, COO, The Body Shop
Mr. Dhruv Gupta, Owner & CEO, GKB OPTICAL
Mr. Suresh Bhatia, MD, 5 ASEC ( SB Fabcare Pvt. Ltd. India )
Mr. Gaurav Brar, Director, Cartoon Network Enterprises, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sandeep Kulhali, VP, Retail & Marketing - Tanishq ( Titan Industries Ltd. )
Mr. Rajesh Jain*, Director & CEO, Lacoste India
Mr. Rajeev Yadav, CFO, OVS
Mr. Devendra Chawla, President-Food & FMCG, Future Group.*
Mr. Fred Giron, Principal Analyst, Country Manager – India, Forrester Research India*
Mr. Samir Kaul, Vice President, Dr Lal’s Pathlabs.
Mr. V.D. Wadhwa, MD, Timex
Mr. Ankit Sarwahi, Principal, Capital 18 Media Advisors
Mr. Nitin Kalra, Director, AI Licensing India Private Limited
Mr. Vikram Kamat, Executive Director, Kamat Hotels
Mr. Alokendra Banerjee, Director (Marketing), NTC
Mr. Samik Roy, Director and Business Head, Microsoft Dynamics (Applications) Business for Consumers*
Mr Nandgopal, Chief General Manager, SIDBI
Ms. Charu Parashar, Designer*
Ms. Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com
Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Chairman, Amity Group*
Mr. Sajid Shammim, Chairman, Sportsfit*
Mr. Ashwani Kedia, Director, Burg
Mr. Sanchit Gogia, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research India
Mr. Madhav, Dr.Batra
Ms. Shriti Malhotra, COO, The Body Shop

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