EROS HOTEL, Nehru Place, New Delhi

27th June 2019 - International MSME Day 2019



2:30 PM onwards

Registration over High Tea

2.45 PM

HOSTS : NIMSME & India SME Forum

Introduction and Welcome 

Hon’ble Joint Secretary SME
Smt. Alka Arora

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs : The Path to Success
Success Narratives by select  Entrepreneurs including women Entrepreneurs

Moderated by Smt. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary (SME)

Key Takeaways : 

Specific recommendation to Government for boosting the MSME ecosystem Key Tips for motivation and overcoming obstacles
Identifying & Converting Opportunities into Profits 
Leveraging best practices for sustainable business growth


  • Mr. Arun Prakash, CEO, Genetix Biotech

  • Mr. Hitesh Arora, MD, Rean Watertech pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jain, MD, TT Limited

  • Mrs. Manisha Dhatrak, MD, Varun Agro Processing Pvt. Ltd

  • Mrs. Smita Naram, Founder, Ayushakti

  • Mr. Makrand Appalwar, MD, Emmbi Industries Limited

  • Mr. Parikshit Ravindra Prabhudesai, Director, Pitambari Products

4:05 PM - 4: 45 PM

Indian MSMEs, Global Aspirations - Boosting Exports by Indian MSMEs
(Panel Discussion )
Panelists : Key representatives of Export Promotion Councils

Moderated by Smt. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary (SME)

Key Pointers :
Enabling MSMEs for International Trade
Solutions for Boosting Exports from MSMEs

Mr. Rajeev Jalan, Executive Director, Axis Bank
Mr. Suranjan Gupta , Executive Director, EEPC
Mr. Rakesh Kumar , Executive Director, EPCH
Mr. Pramod Agarwal, Chairman, Gems & Jewelry Export Promotion Council
Mr. Mohit Singla, Chairman, TPCI
Ms. Sangeeta Godbole (IRS), Director General, Services Export Promotion Council

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Indian MSMEs, Global Aspirations - Opportunities for Indian MSMEs
(Panel Discussion )
Key Pointers : 
International Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs
Bilateral Trade opportunities for MSMEs
Boosting bilateral SME & Trade co-operation

Panelists :

H. E. Lorenzo Angeloni    
Ambassador of Italy
Embassy of Italy

H.E. Muhamad Talha Hajee   
Ambassador of Panama
Embassy of Panama

Mr. Ricardo Berna, Deputy Head of Mission   
Embassy of Panama

H.E. Ariel Andrade Galindo  
Ambassador of El Salvador
Embassy of El Salvador in India

HE Mr Nejmeddine Lakhal   
Ambassador of Tunisia 
Embassy of Tunisia

Ambassador H.E. Mr. Daniel Chuburu   
Embassy of Argentine Republic

HE Mr. Desire KOUMBA,  
Ambassador of Gabon

Mr. Roman Masařík    
Deputy Head of the Mission 
Embassy of Czech Republic

Mr. Joseph Kabakeza,    
First Counsellor, 
Rwanda High Commission 

Luis Miguel Cabello Arroyo   
Trade & Tourism Counsellor
Commercial office of Peru in India

Mr. Poul Jensen


European Business & Technology Centre

6:30 PM – 7.00 PM


7:00 PM – 7:03 PM

Welcome Remarks by Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, AS & DC MSME

7:03 PM - 7:05 PM

Lamp Lighting by Dignitaries

7:05 PM - 7:08 PM

Approach paper on International SME Convention
& Key Notes from Jury deliberations on India SME 100 Awards

Mr. Vinod Kumar President India SME Forum

7:08 PM - 7:10 PM

India SME 100 Awards

Remarks by Mr. Amitabh Chaudhry, MD & CEO - Axis Bank

7:10PM – 7:15 PM

Way Forward for International Co-operation & Exports

Key Takeaways from the Day’s Sessions, Smt. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary – SME

7:15 PM - 7:20 PM

Hon'ble Secretary MSME, Dr. Arun Kumar Panda

7:20 PM - 7:25 PM

Special Address 
Hon'ble MoS - Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi

7:25 PM - 7:40 PM

Vision of the Government   
Hon'ble Minister of MSME - Shri Nitin Gadkari

7:40 PM – 08.15 PM

Felicitation of Jury Members & Awardees
* Photo Op of India SME 100 Awards 2019 Winners in 10 Lots of 10 Each
* Trophies will be handed over to winners in advance for the Photo Op.

8:15 PM

Vote of Thanks 
Dr. Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Director NIMSME

8:15 PM onwards

Reception for International Delegates, Invitee Ambassadors & Awardees
By Invitation Only

28th June 2019


Plenary Hall

Seminar Room

Board Room

10:00 AM

Registration over Tea / Coffee

10:00 AM – 11 : 00 AM

Inaugural Ceremony
Welcome by JS SME Smt. Alka Arora

Dr. Norbert Knoll - Secretary General, WUSME
Shri Prahlad Kakar, Chairman India SME Forum

Clement Chauvet Chief, Skills and Business Development UNDP India

Special Invitee : Mr. Richard Hlavaty, Senior Director General of Department, Foreign Economic Policies II, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Address by Hon'ble Secretary MSME Dr. Arun Kumar Panda

Special Address by
Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, MOS for MSME

11:00 AM – 12 :30 PM

SME Development Strategies  from Developed SME Economies 

Key Pointers : 

  • Best Practices of SME Development from around the world

  • Encouraging & Enabling Women Entrepreneurs, the world over

  • Strategies for SMEs and the link to SDGs

Clement Chauvet
, Chief, Skills and Business Development UNDP India
Amit Gurung

Julia Karst, Head of Project, GIZ India

Nawaz Rajabdeen, WUSME Ambassador , Srilanka

Anna Mori, Secretary General, SheTrades


Breakout Session

By Czech Republic Entrepreneurs

H.E. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India
Mr. Bert Brands, Regional Sales Director, MAVEL & CKD Turbo Technics

Mr. David Ondrousek, Strojirny Brno, Sales Manager

Mr. Josef Susen, Founder & MD, S.V.I.S Trade

Mr. Rejji Dicrooj, CINK Hydro-Energy k.s.

Indian Energy, Clean Tech Sector

Mr. Shiv Mittal, Rhine Solar Ltd.

Mr. Sandeep Kanetkar, Smartenviro Systems Pvt. Ltd.

11.45 AM-12.30PM
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology sector Panel of Entrepreneurs-  
Mr. Hemant Mehta
, Abhay Solvent Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Uday Raj Mishra
, Amar Polyfils Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Praful Surana
, Environ Care Product
Dr Ashok Kumar Sabharwal
, Pharmaffiliates Analytics & Synthetics Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Amandeep Sharma
, Sai Bio Organics

Ms. Nisha Johari, Johari Digital Healthcare Ltd.

12 : 00 – 12 :30

G2G Meeting.

Led By Hon'ble Secretary MSME

H.E. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India
Mr. Richard Hlavaty, Senior Director General of Department, Foreign Economic Policies II, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

12:30 PM – 1 : 30 PM

Transforming the MSME Landscape in India
Panelists :

Mr. Kishor Balaji, Director-Govt. Affairs & Public Policy, Intel

Mr. V. Jeevanand, Director Marketing, Rediffmail Enterprises

Mr. Naresh Venkatesan, Regional Sales Head, TCS iON

Mr. Divya Sethi , CEO-SME, Airtel Business


Mr. Patrik Liska

Charge De Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Slovak


12:45 – 1:00

Presentation by Luis Cabello, Commerical Counsellor , Peru

1:00 – 1:15

Presentation by Dr. Norbert Knoll on Cleantech & Waste Management Technology

1:15 PM-1.30PM

Mr. Tiago Camara

Startup Portugal



1:30 PM – 2 : 30 PM


2:30 PM – 4 : 00 PM

Cluster Strategies & Cleantech Experiences for Sustainable SME Development  Programmed by UNIDO
Key Pointers : 
Identifying and forecasting Cleantech Industry Trends
Innovation in the Sector
Leveraging competitive industries for building stronger clusters

Mr. Albert Sole
, Sr. Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank ( India)
Mr. Tamal Sarkar
, Director , Foundation for MSME Cluster (FMC)
Mr. K. Chandrasekhar
, National Programme Coordinator, UDAY PRIDE, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA)
Mr. Taj Alam
, Ex President, Uttar Pradesh Leather Industries Association and Managing Director , Kings Leather, Kanpur
, Thangarh ( Ceramics Cluster)
Ms. Bharti Singhla
, Chief Operating Officer, Chakr Innovation
Ms. Katherine Taylor
, Chief Executive Officer, Khethworks
Mr Karthik Chandrasekhar
, Founder, Sangam Ventures
Mr. R. K Rai, Director Tool Rooms, MSME
Moderator: Mr. Rene Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative for India
Chaired By :
Shri Piyush Srivastava, ADC MSME

2.30 PM-3 PM-Presentation by HE Ambassador of Guatemala

3 PM – 4:00 PM

Garments, Textiles, Furnishing & Leather, FMCG Sector Panel of Entrepreneurs

Mr. Arun Saboo, SAP Jewels LLP
Mr. Yajnanarayana Kammaje, Sona Leathers
Mr. Shalu Agarwal, Antize Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Meeting on MSMEMART

Conducted by DC MSME


TCS, Rediffmail, Intel, Airtel Business

4:00 PM – 5 : 30 PM

Destination India for International SMEs

Key Pointers : 

  • Business opportunities for International SMEs in India / Make in India / Invest in India

  • Bilateral Trade & Business Opportunities

Moderated by : Hon’ble Secretary of MSME Dr. Arun Kumar Panda

Panelists :

Shri. Parvathaneni Harish Additional Secretary ED & States, Ministry of External Affairs

Shri. N. R. Dash, Jt. Secretary Textiles

4PM – 4.30 PM- Breakout Session by TCS

4.30PM - 5 PM
Presentation by Maldivess

5.00 PM – 5:15 PM
Presentation by Dr. Abdulhaasan, Chairman, Bahrain SMEs Society

Eng. Abdulrahim Fakhro, Vice President, Bahrain SMEs Society


6:30 PM – 9 : 30 PM

Dinner - for Invitees Only

29th June 2019


Plenary Hall

Seminar Room

Board Room

10:00 AM

Registration over Tea / Coffee

10:00 AM – 11 : 00 AM

Export Financing - Challenges and way forward

Panel Discussion

Panelists : Senior Bankers, Export Finance Specialists, Officials from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Exim Bank, ECGC, DGFT and key Export Finance Executives from Banks.

Moderate: Senior Ministry Official

Key Pointers :

Solutions for Cheaper Funding for Competitive Exports

Revamping Export Financing for MSMEs

Shri. Samuel Joseph, CGM, EXIM Bank

Shri. Punit Jain, GM-MSME Division, Punjab National Bank

IT & ITes, Infrastructure & Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Sector Panel of Entrepreneurs

Mr. Chintamani Lele, Vintech Electronic System Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Prashant Garg, Diffusion Engineers Ltd.

Mr. Manish Dedhia, Mitsu Chemplast Ltd.

Mr Bhavin D Badheka, IRIS Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Suresh Kadvabhai Vekaria, Synnova Gears and Transmissions Pvt. Ltd.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs : The Path to Success

Success Narratives by select successful Entrepreneurs

Key Pointers : 

  • Key Tips for motivation and overcoming obstacles

  • Identifying & Converting Opportunities into Profits 


  • Mr. Ajay Sood, Director Commercial, Kumar Exports

  • Mrs. Anita Deshpande , Partner, Temple Pilots

  • Mrs. Manjula Mishra, Managing Director, Holosafe Security Lebel Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Atul Mehra, Founder, Tasty Dairy

  • Sarita Sarvaria , Director, Express Housekeepers

 11AM – 11.15 AM STEM, USA


 12:00 PM – 12 : 30 PM

Valedictory Session & Press Conference

Panelists :

Hon'ble Secretary & Senior Officials

1:00 PM – 2 : 00 PM

LUNCH followed by B2B meetings

Focus Sectors

Agribusiness, Agricultural Implements, Machinery and Food Processing

Industrial, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Machinery, Tools & Equipment

Transportation & Automotive

Clean Tech including waste, water, renewable energy

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

Wellness & Healthcare

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Apparel, Garments, Textiles, Furnishing & Leather

Consumer & Industrial Electronics, Design and Manufacturing

Handicrafts and Creative Manufacturing

Infrastructure & Construction

Tourism & Hospitality

Logistics, Aviation & Shipping

Information & Communication Technology & Business Process Management

Creative Services Industry including Media, Publishing, Entertainment and other Services

International Best Practices in SME Development

The convention features a day long conference for discussing and sharing experiences of successful & innovative initiatives for enterprise development with policy makers, experts, officials and professionals, engaging in intensive interactions. The United Nations agencies in India, had programmed the special sessions featuring International experts, sharing best practices and experiences in Cluster Development, Sustainable SME Growth, CleanTech and Innovation in developed and developing economies.

SME Partnership Forum

The SME Partnership Forum was held on day 2 is a two track platform hosted in conjunction with the convention, to encourage and enable partnerships between Governments, Institutions and encourage bilateral business co-operation.

G2G SME Round Table

Platform for specic discussions and agreements on multi-lateral & bilateral SME co-operation between governments of developed, developing and under developed economies, with their Ministers, Leaders & Ofcials invited to the exclusive track 1 of the Forum.

The Pitch

This track 2, featuring private enterprises, presents a unique opportunity to innovative enterprises from around the world to present their products, services, technologies, processes and opportunities to select Indian entrepreneurs in the audience, for the purpose of enabling collaborations, joint ventures, trade relationships and business partnerships.

Special Events

Cultural Evenings & Receptions

Several cultural evenings & receptions are organised where delegates can unwind and continue networking in a relaxed atmosphere, over delicious and sumptuous Indian & Continental Cuisine

Wonder of the World

Optional : Visit to the Taj Mahal and the Enterprise Cluster in Agra on 30th June. Guided Tour of the Taj Mahal in Air Conditioned Coach along with the visit to the Leather cluster, with one buffet lunch and service of light snacks / soft drinks / water, enroute. Departure at 0700 Hrs in the morning and back at hotel by 2000 Hrs in the evening.