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January 14 - 15, 2017 Hotel Lalit Chandigarh.
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Conference Agenda

DAY 1 - 14 January, 2017
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Note
Lighting Of Lamp & Inauguration
PART 1 GROWTH SUMMIT The vision of the Growth Summit will be to mainly focus on Building high growth Consumer Industry Businesses. The Consumer Industry today is more directed and personalized where; the changing face of the consumer, evolving geopolitical dynamics, new patterns of personal consumption, technological advancements, and structural industry shifts have largely affected the industry to change and become more consumer driven.
  • Growing Consumer Industry
  • Top trends in Consumer Industry
  • Demand and supply matrix
10:15 - 11:15 SESSION I: THE GREAT ENTREPRENEURIALVISION INDIA 2020: The Ecosystem For Building Growth Focused Businesses
  • Start-up India, Stand-up India: Giving Wings to New Ideas
  • How fast can Start-ups grow? Transforming the speed and scale of entrepreneurship
  • 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 & Opening 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
  • Opportunities to work with Government and Corporate Contracts
Dr Aneet Bedi, President, Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) & Director, GJIMT (Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions)
Dr. Dinesh Dua, Chairman, CII - Chandigarh, Vice Chairman, Pharmexcil & CEO & Director, Nectar Lifesciences Limited
Mr. Sandeep Jain, Chief of Punjab Himachal, J & K State Office, Indian Oil Corporation Limited
11:15 - 11:30 NETWORKING TEA BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 SESSION II - HOW TO LAUNCH A FAST GROWING CONSUMER COMPANY: Opportunity Identification And Business Planning
  • How to find your `entrepreneurial sweet spot`. Finding the best business idea for you
  • Qualifying the idea: What risks should be considered when launching your business in today’s time?
  • Identifying High Growth & Habit Forming Products for Starting –up: Business Ideas to inspire the next generation
  • Business Planning Processes: Resource Assessment & Opportunity Evaluation
  • How scalable is it for you to launch new products or offering?
  • What is the best launch strategy for a startup?
Session Moderator: Dr. Harish Kumar, Honorary Director, Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Panjab University
Mr. Sumeer Walia, DIRECTOR-Centre for Entrepreneurship and Education Development-CEED at Chitkara University & Director -Chitkara Innovation Incubator
Mr. Sanjay Dhakar, COO & Tech Head, Jugnoo
Ms. Priya Prakash, Founder, Health Set Go
12:30 - 13:30 SESSION III: HOW TO BUILD A BRAND
  • How can you build a brand that is differentiated
  • 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: Mr. Amulya Shukla, Chairman – Board of Membership Engagement, TiE Chandigarh & A Life Coach & Chairperson, Sambhav Consultants
Mr. Munish Jauhar, Founder, Graycell Technologies & Co-Founder, Chandigarh Angel Network
Mr. Hirdesh Madan, Director, Bulls Eye & Mindtree Schools
Shri Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, Regional Centre of Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh
13:30 - 14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
PART II OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT India is the next big business flashpoint after China. The Opportunity summit will help to explore new business ideas & opportunities in India & how to operate a business successfully in Indian market.
  • Top ranked Profitable Small Scale Business ideas in India with Low Investment
  • How to Start a Business in India Successfully
  • Doing business in India – facts / Challenges you must know
14:30 - 14:45 SESSION I: GST IMPACT ON FRANCHISE INDUSTRY CA Keshav R Garg, Chartered Accountant, K D & Associates India (KDAI)
14:45 – 15:45 SESSION II: THE FOOD REVOLUTION
  • 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 franchisees
  • Sweet dishes: Side Dishes: Small Bites, Big Flavors, The small format Profitable business!!
Mr. Karan Tanna, Founder & CEO, Yellow Tie Hospitality
Mr. PK Khurana, Founder, Café Jade
Mr. Manmohan Singh Kohli, CEO & Managing Partner, The Aroma Classic & Aquamarine Hotel
15:45 - 16:00 NETWORKING TEA BREAK
16:00 – 17:00 SESSION III: THE RETAIL + ECOMMERCE 101: New Relationship between Consumers & Retail Brands & E-Commerce
  • How, When, Where and Why is Consumer Buying Across the Country
  • Brand partnerships: Which model are retailers using
  • Upcoming trends in fashion: Are consumers favoring subtlety over extraversion?
  • How will Retailers need to be consistently innovative in introducing breakthrough stores
  • How are New Age Retailers building successful and aspirational brands in their markets?
  • Winning Over the Store less Generation: How Ecommerce & Mobile Commerce will Influence and Drive Retail
  • The New Business Models in Retail as Brands go Omni channel
  • How & Why to take your Business
  • Exploring the future of e-tail online and mobile – the next five years
Mr. Vinod Singh Kashyap, Region Head – North India, BigBasket.Com
Mr. Rupesh Bhagchandani, National Head-Franchise Operations, Bata India
Mr. K S Bhatia, Founder, Pumpkart
END OF DAY ONE
Day 2 - 15 January, 2017
Money summit The Focus of the Money summit will be mainly on raising capital and funding for Businesses from start-ups to SMEs. The session will focus on Capital Insights for capturing the top trends and sectors that will get funding in times to come
  • Thinking outside of the box –How to make your business unique to make your funding prospects strong
  • Capitology : How to Capture the Attention of Investors, Customers and Users
  • Evaluating accelerators and pre-seed/ seed investment
  • Franchise Funding: Funding of proven formats at Start up stage
  • Return on Connections: Topping your ability to Influence & The ability to reach more people
10:30 - 11:15 SESSION I: FROM START-UP TO SCALE-UP: HOW TO THINK BIG, AIM HIGH TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
  • 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?
Mr. Puneet Vatsayan, Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor & Managing Director, PKV Advisors
Ms. Kanika Tekriwal, Founder, JetSetGo
Mr. Ashish Grover, Angel Investor, Chandigarh Angel Network
11:15 - 11:30 NETWORKING TEA
11:30 - 12:30 SESSION II: THE INS AND OUT OF BUILDING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
  • Why Lovers do well in franchising and not fighters
  • The Responsibility of the franchisor in choosing the right franchisee for the whole system to flourish
Mr. Abhiram Mishra, Head Operations - North and East India, Reliance Retail Limited
Mr. Himanshu Matta, Head - Franchise Acquisition (SAARC Nations), Manya Education Group
12:30 – 13:30 SESSION III: CAPITAL CITY: GETTING FUNDED IN 2017 -2018-BALANCING BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE
  • 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
Session Moderator: Mr. Jitin Talwar, Advocate and Patent Agent (India), Founder , TT Consultants, Angel Investors
Mr. Kunal Nandwani, Founder and CEO, uTrade Solutions & Angel Investor, Chandigarh Angel Network
Mr. C.J. Singh, Vice President, SACC India
Dr. Sunil Shekhawat, Startup Community Manager-NCR , NASSCOM 10,000 Startups
13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH & NETWORKING
14:30 – 16:00 SESSION V: THE MEGA SESSION: Hot Startups 101 The start-ups are rocking the boat with new Ideas, new Products and new Business models. These are the people who make you rethink what you thought you knew about retail, impact and opening you up to new possibilities for your customers, your business and your world. A mega panel with over 10 startups taking on the world with:
  • New business models and Business channels
  • New product and service models such with great franchise on the industry
  • Direct to consumer - Brands going director to customer: Strategies, challenges and opportunities
Start ups:
Mr. Parthiv Dev, Founder, KingsIdea Online Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Hemant Ralhan, Founder, Talendea
Mr. Nitin Gupta, Founder, Watchout & Kahanhoapp
Mr. Neeraj Sharma, Founder, Mountain Fresh
Mr. Ashlesha Dahal, Founder, DoInspireMe
Investors & Mentors
Mr. Jitin Talwar, Advocate and Patent Agent (India), Founder , TT Consultants, Angel Investors
Mr. Kunal Nandwani, Founder and CEO, uTrade Solutions & Angel Investor, Chandigarh Angel Network
Mr. C.J. Singh, Vice President, SACC India
Dr. Sunil Shekhawat, Startup Community Manager-NCR , NASSCOM 10,000 Startups
END OF DAY TWO

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