Conference Agenda
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
  • Overcoming the economic struggle & growing its way back to sustainable debt path
  • Economic growth, innovation, job creation and social integration
Melinda Emerson "SmallBizLady", Best Selling Author, Fix Your Business
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
  • How is the Government and its new policy schemes are helping Small Business Adapt to the new normal
  • Growing an inclusive Indian Economy - Pandemic and Beyond
  • Emerging Schemes: Making MSME the catalyst of the economy again
  • Generating new age employment opportunities and Skills
  • Nurturing & supporting the financial wherewithal of new age entrepreneurs
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India.
10:45AM-11:00AM 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
  • Financing small enterprises - How the Indian Banking System can support by underwriting new loans
  • Making Access to Capital easy and qualified: New Rules of loan monitoring or risk rating systems by Financial Institutions
  • A Look into New Age Capital flows
Shachindra Nath, Executive Chairman and Managing Director, U GRO Capital
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.
  • How can Small Businesses transition to a fully digital business model. How to adapt products and services and delivery methods to the realities of a COVID-19 environment.
  • How Small Businesses can Connect, Engage & Collaborate in the digital landscape
Panish PK, Managing Director, Small Business (SB) vertical, Cisco India & SAARC.
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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