'Get Set Grow' – Global SME conference from Dec 12
On the 12th & 13th December 2008, Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is hosting India's first truly global World SME Conference at the Le Meridien, New Delhi.
Speaking on the timing of the conference, Mr. Rajeev Karwal, Founder Director, Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions said “We planned this conference about a year ago but there can be no better time than the current macro and micro economic environment in which the SMEs are operating.” The conference will highlight the issues of SMEs from across the globe and share best practices.
The Ministry of MSME fully supports the event. Speaking on the conference Mr. Dinesh Rai, Secretary, Ministry of MSME said “MSME development is one of key imperatives for long term Economic Growth. Even though many programmes, facilities and incentives have been rolled out for the MSME sector, there is a vast scope of further improvement.
More path-breaking solutions are needed to extract the maximum out of the current investments in the MSME Sector. World SME Conference is an excellent platform that would enable MSMEs, government and private bodies to discuss and debate new strategies for the development of MSMEs in India.”
The theme of the conference is 'Get Set Grow' and 50 speakers including 20 international ones will speak at the conference. The agenda includes mentoring workshops, panel discussions and research studies.
Some of the star workshop sessions which will be held are:
Dr. Jagdish Sheth: Self Destructive Habits of Owner Driven and Small Companies: And how to break them
Mr. V.Vaidyanathan: Rocking Boat- Rocking times: Winning in difficult times
Mr. Douglas M Tatum: What to do when your company is too big to be small but too Small to be big
Prof. Anil Gupta: How India can become an innovation superpower and set benchmarks for the World
Ms. Sudha Pillai: Get Skilled or Get Killed – Attracting, Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Human Resource
Mr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya: Intellectual Property Rights and SMEs
Mr. C.N. Madhusudhan: Accelerating Growth with Acquisitions
The conference will have following insightful interactive Panel Discussions:
-Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Exports from MSME sector in India - KT Chacko, Director, IIFT, Dr. K.Rangarajan, IIFT, Ajay Sahai, Director General, FIEO
-Sustaining Growth in Tight monetary Markets - Ranjana Kumar, Vigilance Commissioner, GOI, Sudhir Sethi, Founder and CMD, IDG Ventures, Vijay Chandok, Head SME Group, ICICI Bank
-IT solutions for MSMEs: Lip Service or Real Solutions? - Pradeep Gupta, Chairman, CyberMedia, Rajeev Mittal, Group Director SME Microsoft ,Bikky Khosla, CEO, Trade India , Jyotish Ghosh, President(SME) Times(Internet)
-Government Backed initiatives and the progress of MSMEs in India - Madhav Lal, DCMSME and Pravin Kumar, Jt. Sec. Ministry of MSME