3rd Edition Economic Times SME Activator Summit

29th June, 2018 | Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai

09:30 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome Address by ET Edge
10:40 – 11:40

Panel Discussion: Understanding Government schemes for SME Business development

  • Trade Policies
  • Clearances & Licensing policy
  • GST
  • Public Procurement Policy
  • Cluster Development programs
  • Payments receiving policy
  • Make in India – when this policy is in place then why is import duty for many countries products entry to India is made free?
  • Skill development policies and avenues created
  • Regulations
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Dr Vinay Sharma, MD & Offtg. Chairman of EPCES
  • Dr H P Kumar, Former CMD, NSIC, India
  • Chandrakant Salunkhe, Founder and President, SME Chamber of India
  • Debasish Mallick, Deputy Managing Director, EXIM Bank
  • Nirupama Soundararajan, Senior Fellow, Pahle India Foundation
  Panel Chair: Uday Kumar Varma, Former Secretary, Ministry of MSME and IB
11:40 – 11:50

Spotlight Presentation 1: Prominence of Credit reporting to seek financial support



KM Nanaiah Kalengada, Managing Director, Equifax Credit Information Services and Country Leader - India & MEA, Equifax

11:50 – 13:30 Spotlight Presentations: Tech Advantage: The Scope of Digital Technology to Promote SME Competitiveness and Partnerships alienating the mediator ship
  Session Chair:
Naveen Surya, Chairman, Payments Council of India
12:10 – 12:30 Digital Payments – A P Hota, Director & Ex MD & CEO, Federal Bank & NPCI
12:30 – 12:50 Digital Marketing – Ashok Lalla, Independent Digital Business Advisor
12:50 – 13:10 Social Media Marketing– Pulkit Trivedi, Director, Facebook
13:10 – 13:30 E- Procurement – Mayank Bisht, DCEO, Govt e – marketplace (GeM)
13:30 – 14:30 Guest of Honor Address:
  By our Honorable Minister - Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister for Finance and Planning, Forests, Government of Maharashtra
14:40 – 14:50 Felicitations:
  The Economic Times takes this opportunity to acknowledge the top performing companies in the SME sector, who despite the multiple challenges like policy and structural changes and slowed global economic growth, have stood up to the test of time and are creating a paradigm for others to get inspired from.
14:50 – 15:40 Panel Discussion: Value Creation, Funding options and Capital
  • How Fintech Revolution is Transforming SME Lending
  • Vision 2022: Investment Outlook in SME Finance
  • Driving Growth & Profitability in SME Finance
  • IPO
  • Manoj Mittal, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI
  • Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE
  • Naveen Surya, Chairman, Payments Council of India
  • Murali Ramakrishnan, Head of the Small and Medium Enterprises Group, ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • Rakesh Kumar Bhutoria, Head (Commercial Banking), IDFC Bank
  • Sanjay Sharma, MD, Ayefin
  • Anup Agarwal, Founder, Mintifi
  Panel Chair: Raja Debnath, Global SME Banking Advisory Specialist, International Finance Corporation
15:40 – 16:20 Spring Board Session by SMERA
  The 3rd Edition of ET SME Activator Summit will also provide bright spots to 6 SMEs - shortlisted and made to go through a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of the overall performance of the company, before they finally make it to the list – to present their case to the eminent Jury comprising of the renowned names of the industry through the spring board session. Spring Board session is designed to provide mentorship, working capital, business guidance, tech support to the performing companies.
  Eminent Jury:
  • Dr H P Kumar, Former CMD, NSIC, India
  • KVS Manian, President – Corporate, Institutional and Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • K.P Singh, Head, MSME Relationships and Government Schemes, Bank of Baroda
  • Rakesh Kumar Bhutoria, Head (Commercial Banking), IDFC Bank
  • Suman Chowdhury, President - Rating Operations, SMERA
  • Sanjay Aggarwal, MD & CEO, Finmax Credit and Financ
16:20 – 16:25

Closing Remark by ET Egde