“Politics is an instrument of socio-economic transformation and it is my mission to contribute as much as possible towards this noble cause.”
As the Union Minister for MSME Nitin Gadkari has already reached out to all the stakeholders and rolled out a host of welfare schemes for emancipation of the lesser-paid artisans and daily wagers in the cottage & village industries who have been preserving India’s traditional arts and its cultural heritage across the country.
As Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari has brought into focus traditional industry in addition to creating an enabling eco-system for manufacturing and services by MSMEs, which is the backbone of the economy. Creating of common facility centres and developing clusters of traditional industry is the big program with Nitin Gadkari setting an ambitious target of creating 500 such clusters, with a special focus on the Aspirational Districts of the country. Use of technology, including green technology, is core of his strategy for promoting Khadi and Village industry. A comprehensive program for identifying and eliminating inefficiencies in the entire value-chain has been initiated by Nitin Gadkari with his goal of reaching out to the last person in society.
Small Business Awards is India’s most prestigious honor, recognizing and celebrating businesses emerging as winners during these tough times. The show is recognized as the nation’s most successful event honoring the silent pillars of the economy.
Every year, the show witnesses a confluence of Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Influencers and Innovators from across the country. This year, we aim to break barriers by organizing the biggest ever Congress and Awards for Small Businesses. With a whopping number of nominations for our notable categories, we strive to bring fame to those who deserve it the most.
|26 February 2021|
|9:15 AM- 9:30 AM||Welcome Note Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media- Asia Pacific & Franchise India|
|9:30 AM-10:00 AM||
Best Small Business Practices from across the globe- How are SME businesses worldwide becoming more resilient and changing the
trajectory of the business to remain relevant
|10:00 AM- 10:30AM||Fireside chat with Harshil Mathur, CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay and Shashank Kumar, CTO & Co-Founder, Razorpay|
|10:30AM- 11:00AM||Policy & Growth for Small Business in India
The economic outlook for small businesses and communities, rural and urban
Lessons learnt by SMB’s from the Covid pandemic, way forward
Animesh Saxena, President, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)
|11:00AM- 12:00PM||Session 1: Finance for Small Business
Manish Lunia, Co-Founder, Flexi Loans
Amit Mandhanya, Business Head, Retail Initiatives, Northern Arc
|12:00 PM-12:20 PM||Lessons learnt by SMB’s from the Covid pandemic, way forward. Animesh Saxena, President, Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)|
|12:20 PM-12:40 PM||Scenario & Growth prospects for the MSME Sector Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman & CEO, Paramount Cables Group|
|12:40PM-1:40PM||Session 2: Digital Transformation
How Small Businesses can operate and deliver value to customers, by integrating digital technology into all areas of the business.
Abhinav Kishore, Head of SMB (India), Google Cloud
Pranav Bhasin, Director, MSME & Selling Partner Experience, Amazon India
Nilesh Desai, National Vice Chairman of MSME Growth (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) | MSME Expert | Author
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