Opportunity India Summit Agenda

Day 1 - Nov 7, 2017
10:00 am - 10:15 am Welcome Address

Lighting Of Lamp & Inauguration

Innovation Summit

Innovation Summit is a celebration of Innovative Businesses who will help to discover how innovation can change, disrupt, and create value across industries. Good Innovation is not about a brilliant Idea but the execution of the same. The summit will bring out how ideas are formed, developed, executed and ultimately succeeded or die out. It is a forum for open dialog on how to identify, prioritize, and nurture innovation.
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Session 1: The Great Entrepreneurial Vision India 2020: The Ecosystem For Building Innovative , Creative & Growth Focused Businesses

Session Highlights:
  • Start-up India, Stand-up India: Giving Wings to New Ideas
  • Enterprise strategy & policy developments: Government's role in fostering entrepreneurship
  • Leadership in action: Building Businesses for growth and sustainability
  • Stepping into the Global Marketplace-Expanding your business & Open New Markets
  • Mega Trends that are disrupting existing Industries and creating new ones
  • Economic Growth and Closing the Skills Gap: A call of Government and Business
  • What's Next? - Prepare for the Future of Entrepreneurship
Hon'ble Chief Guest Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Addtl. Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy And Promotion, Ministry Of Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India
Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, Kent RO Systems Ltd.
Mr. Vivek Oberoi, Indian Film Actor
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Session 2: Trends for Consumer Markets in 2018

Mr. Deepak Gaur, Managing Director, SAIF Partners
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

How Innovators are taking on big brands, disrupting traditional paradigms and inventing the future?

Session Highlights:
  • How to Build a Business Top down then Bottom up?
  • How to make Innovation as the Heart of your Business
  • How to Become a Market Leader quickly In your Business
  • Integrating brands in Digital and Physical world
  • Keeping your Business Ahead of the competition
  • How to drive innovation and build value in the business
Session Lead & Moderator: Mr. Sankalpa Bhattacharjya, Partner & Leader - Deals Strategy, Retail & Consumer Industry, PwC
Ms. Malika Sadani, Founder & CEO, The Moms Co.
Mr. Niraj Taksande, Co-Founder, Entropy Innovations
Mr. Akshay Verma, CEO and Co-founder, FITPASS
Mr. Sudhir Sinha, Managing Director, U Hostels
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Session 4: Connection Between Culture and Business Success

Why a winning company culture is crucial to get the most from your people, and what the latest best practices are to spur innovation. Also, find out how - with the right team and tactics - your organization can not just compete, but thrive as well.

Session Highlights:
  • What it really takes to lead your people to become better versions of themselves
  • Learn how to unleash human performance in sales, management, customer service, and company culture
Mr. N. Arvind Varchaswi, Managing Director, Sri Sri Tattva
13:00 pm - 14:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

Brand Summit

Brand Summit is about #Looking at the New in the Brand building process in the New Millennial and Digital age. Today the transformation of the channels and operations, pricing strategies and the right communication mix are resulting in a completely different realm of building a Brand. The Summit will give you an insider's view on how world-class brands are created. You'll learn critically important elements for your own brand, including your purpose, differentiators, brand personality, and pick up easy-to-implement strategies to create emotionally powerful, loyalty-building, and memorable customer experiences that can back it up.
14:00 pm - 14:40 pm

Session 1: Brand Building and Customer Experience: How to stand out from the Crowd

Session Highlights:
  • How can you build a brand that is differentiated
  • Connecting Passion with Purpose
  • How are consumers making more informed lifestyle decisions then before
  • How does Franchising help a Business expand and build a Brand and consumers
  • The 21st century Businesses: Value of Design and Brand Communication Personalize and Localize
Session Moderator: Ms. Punita Kapoor, Assistant Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Ms. Priyanka Modi, Creative Head, AM:PM
Ms. Gunjan Soni, Chief Marketing Officer, Myntra
Mr. Abhinav Agarwal, Managing Director, East Coast Distributor
Mr. Timmy Sarna, Managing Director & CEO, DLF Brands
Mr. Ashim Gujral, Chairman, Moti Mahal Group
Mr. Anupam Bansal, Executive Director, Liberty Shoes
Mr. Piyush Morjaria, General Manager (Brand Experience), Lifestyle International
14:40 pm - 15:30 pm

Session 2: New Retail: New Brands I New Formats I New Stores

Session Highlights:
  • Single Item, Laser Focus: Why a wide product assortment is not always the way to win the market
  • The return of the artisan: why customers increasingly want to buy from product experts
  • How personalization is a focal point in commerce.
Session Moderator: Mr. Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, Third Eyesight
Mr. Vishwas Shringi, Founder & CEO, Voylla Fashion
Mr. Puneet Chawla, Co-founder and CEO, Jaypore.com
Mr. Arunabh Sinha, Founder & CEO, UClean
Mr. Kapil Mahtani - Director, Tresmode
15:30 pm - 15:50 pm

Session 3: Chef Talks

Mr. Tommy Miah (Mohammad Ajman Miah), British celebrity chef, Owner - Raj Restaurant and Founder, International Indian Chef of the Year Competition
Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, Celebrity Chef and Director - Turban Tadka Hospitality
15:50 pm - 16:30 pm

Session 4: Why Food Business has become Retail First

Session Highlights:
  • Food business brands to watch out for 2017- 2018
  • The science of investing and the art of managing international food brands in India
  • Strategies to maximizing revenue & profitability for restaurant franchisee
  • Sweet dishes: Side Dishes: Small Bites, Big Flavors, The small format Profitable business.
Session Moderator: Mr. Karan Tanna, Founder & CEO, Yellow Tie Hospitality Chef Gautam Chaudhary, Celebrity Chef & Founder, Demiurgic Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Deepanshu Manchanda, Co-Founder & CEO, ZappFresh
Ms. Shikha Nath, Brand Director, Copper Chimney & Bombay Brasserie
Mr. Hemang Bhatt, Co-Founder and Managing Director, HAS Lifestyle Limited
Mr. Unnat Varma, Managing Director, Pizza Hut- India, Subcontinent
16:30 pm - 16:50 pm

Session 5: How Edupreneurs are Changing the Future of Education Business

The education sector in India is poised to witness major growth in the years to come as India will have world's largest tertiary-age population and second largest graduate talent pipeline globally by the end of 2020

Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Institute of Management
Mr. Nitin Gachhayat, Co-founder, Drishtee
16:50 pm - 17:20 pm

Session 6: People, Passion & Partnership

  • How to Build value for Partners
  • The Ins and Outs of building Business/Brand partnerships
Mr. Akshar, Founder, Akshar Yoga
Dr. Ankur Hastir, Founder & MD, Body Building India.com & Gym 99
Mr. Tejagna Katpitia, Chief Executive Officer, Sri Sri Tattva
Mr. Satish Puranam, VP-Business Development & NSO, MAX Fashions
17:20 pm - 17:35 pm

Session 7: "How To Grow Your Business- Franchise & Grow"

Mr. Harish Mehta, Mentor, Trainer, Co-Founder & Owner, DiSRUPPt
Day 2 - Nov 8, 2017


The Growth Summit is one-of-its-kind Learning and Networking Opportunity and leading Business Practices platform for high net worth investors, multi-unit franchisees and entrepreneurs, who are looking to become progressive franchisees by creating an investment portfolio for increasing their business holdings and building a larger, stronger organization. The summit will empower business diversification through franchising business structure. This summit is a must-attend event for those, who want to be on the top of new business trends, and brand ideas for the Indian market and also looking to diversify in new business areas and partner with International brands.

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Session 1: Indian Market Opportunity from a Global Lens: How Global Brands See Indian Market and expansion opportunities

Session Highlights:
  • What is the real potential that global Brands see in India - Mapping India and its real opportunity? Parameters on which they weigh India
  • Why does master franchising make sense? For the franchisor? For the franchisee?
  • What are the rights and responsibilities they see for each party? How to analyze the economics?
  • How do Brands see phased Growth happening in the country? What support needs to be in place? Where should you go first and what results can you expect?
  • India Franchise Strategy: Master Franchising and Sub Franchising Strategy at Large
  • Localization for Indian market: What Brands are ready to change in their systems for Indian market
Session Leader & Moderator: Mr. Martin Hancock, COO, World Franchising Association
Mr. Bill Schreiber, Little Caesars, Vice. President International Development
Lex Baker, Franchise Management & Development Directo, Wall Street English
Ms. Stephnie Sherlock, CEO, Architects of Skin
Mr. John Westland, International Franchise Business Manager, Melting Pot (US)
Mr. Chad A. Wissingerm, General Counsel, Nutrimost
10:40 am - 11:30 am

Session 2: Building The Brand Together In India

Session Highlights:
  • How to make the global Brand strong in India and the right marketing strategy for it
  • How to measure the marketing performance
  • How to protect the Brand IP
  • How to integrate the digital marketing of the Brand successfully on the internet
  • How to Manage Multiple Brands as Multi-Unit, Multi- Brand Operator Successfully
Session Leader & Moderator: Mr. Troy Franklin, Chief Operating Officer, World Franchising Association
Mr. Benjamin Porter, Director Sales, Little Kickers
Mr. Sachin Pardhan, Operations Director, Ice Cream Labs
Mr. Samir Chopra, Chairman & Founder, CybizCorp
Mr. Andrzej Mrozek-Folkierski, Global Corporate Development, Regusbr />
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Building A Global Business- Doing Business In India

Mr. Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Lulu Exchange Holdings, Twenty14 Holdings and Tablez
Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media & Franchise India Media
12:15 pm - 13:00 pm

Session 3: Go Global: Build Business Beyond Borders

Going global need not be looked upon as a herculean task. Identify the countries to implement your expansion plans, based on your industry needs and purpose

Learn how to go global from legal and budgetary perspectives. Follow methods to hire, negotiate and train your first employee in any country. Learn how to identify international partners to work with and build strategic relationships with diverse countries. Learn to implement the following basic business policies if you are thinking of expansion:

Session Highlights:
  • The New Global Mantra: Fusion of creativity- innovation flowing in from west to east and vice versa.
  • Taking the global market trends into consideration from the early stages of your business
  • Thinking global partnerships & acquisitions when needed or desired
  • Penetrating new markets & protecting your business against volatility
  • Tapping the un-banked and under-banked
  • Sustainable credit - innovation for India
  • De-risking default rates
Session Leader & Moderator: Ms. Venus Barak, Vice President, FranGlobal
Mr. Anton Gladkih,International Franchising Director Global, Hesburger
Mr. Rahul Agarwal, CEO, Organic Harvest Company
Mr. Luca Di Lelio, International Development Manager, Yogorino
Mr. Jim Durie, Managing Director, Energie Fitness International Development
Mr. Harish Babla, CFE, Managing Director & CEO, Global Franchise Masters Private Limited
13:00 pm - 14:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

Money Summit

The focus of the Money Summit will be on presentation of ways to raise capital and get funding for businesses ranging from start-ups to SMEs. A host of investors and entrepreneurs will attend the session that will focus on capital insights for capturing the top trends and sectors that will get funding in times to come. Discussion around how to capture the attention of investors and consumers will be the highlight.

14:00 pm - 14:40 pm

Session 1: Starting Small, Thinking Big

How To Think Big, Aim High To Grow Your Business

Session Highlights:
  • Super Growth: What drives the modern-day entrepreneur?
  • Building a winning team: How do you design an optimal working environment?
  • Putting a Rocket Up It: what it takes to double your business in 12 months
  • What can VC's done for your Business &How are the demands and expectations of founders changing?
Session Moderator: Ms. Aashika Jain, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur Media
Mr. Miftaur Rahman, Co-Founder & COO, Wow Momo!
Mr. Naveen Jain, Thought Leader, Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
14:40 pm - 15:20 pm

Session 2: 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?
Session Moderator: Ms. Payal Gulati, Senior Editor-Retailer Media, Franchise India
Mr. Yatin Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, RE/MAX India
Mr. Siddhant Anand, Director, BLAU
Mr. Karthikeyan Vishnu, Chief Operating Officer, Kioda India
Mr. Sayed Habib, General Manager, Business Development and Business Head Franchisee, Danube Home
Mr. Amit, Chief Operating Officer, Phonup
Mr. Munish Baldev, CEO & Founder, J S Martin & Co
Mr. Rajdeep Sarkar, Head, Business Expansion, Easy Buy, Landmark Group
15:20 pm - 16:20 pm

Session 3: Getting Funded in 2017 - 2018 - Balancing Both Sides Of The Table

It is not just what you know , but who you know and how they trust you

Session Highlights:
  • How are the major Angel Funds/Venture Capital firms infusing capital in great companies
  • How to Get Bought and Not Sold
  • What approach of scaling up do PE/VC firms seek in an entrepreneurial venture
  • What a Fund brings to the table as an investor other than cash
  • When and How would VC company wants to take an exit
  • Learning the difference between Retail and Institutional Investors
  • How fast can your Business grow? Transforming the speed and scale of entrepreneurship
Session Moderator: Mr. Suchindra Kumar, Director- Advisory Services, EY LLP
Mr. Vipul Mankad, Managing Director, SEAF India Investment Advisors
Mr. Rahul Khanna, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital
Ms. Ruchira Shukla, Regional Lead-South Asia, Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation
16:20 pm - 17:00 pm

Session 4: Distribution 3.0 - Internet & Mobile Technology and Franchising

Session Highlights:
  • New Age Wallet for Bitcoin Trading in India
  • Insuretech :Disrupting Consumer discovery and service in Insurance Industry
Mr. Subir Mukherjee, Managing Director, GIBL.IN
Mr. Prashant Chopra, Director, Hi-Tech Film & Broadcast Academy
17:00 pm - 18:00 pm

Session 5: The Mega Session: My Business, New Day, New Way

Running a business in 2017? 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

Kickoff Mentors
Mr. Sachin Gaur, Director, InnovatioCuris
Mr. Vishal Gandhi, Founder, Biorxventure Advisors
Mr. TejasviMohanram, Founder, RupeePower
Mr. Girish Shivani, Executive Director & Fund Manager, YourNest India VC Fund
Mr. Muthu Singaram, CEO, HTIC Incubator & Founder VibaZone
Ms. Nidhi Saraf, Founder & CEO, Key Ventures
Mr. Amit Singhal, Chief Executive Officer, Startup Buddy
Mr. Vimal Kumar, Co-Founder, COO, Mentor & Entrepreneur, FinoVista
Mr. Rajesh Munjal, Chief Operating Officer,Carzonrent India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Abhijeet Malhotra, Chapter- Head, Delhi & North India Region, Lead Angels