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MSME Exchange 2023 goes live January 18: Get insights from leading voices that matter

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India’s progress towards a $5 trillion economy will be fueled by small and medium-sized enterprises – the engines of innovation that underpin our economy.

And to recognize these powerhouses, we at India are setting the stage for industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs to interact and share their lessons. Day 2 of the event will include a number of panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, masterclasses and keynotes.

From two engaging fireside chats to panel discussions on tackling MSME challenges in finance and technology – let’s jump into what to expect from day 2.

We turn the spotlight on the Indian economy and how MSMEs have served as a skeleton. The Secretary General of the Federation of India Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises, Anil Bhardwaj, will deliver the keynote address, highlighting the need to improve exports and public procurement to improve the SMEs industry.

There are indications that India has experienced an increase in the number of registered SMEs in recent years. Ajay Thakur, Head of SME and Startup of the Bombay Stock Exchange will shed additional light on what needs to be done to change entrepreneurial perspectives and why it is important to list small businesses to discover value and scale higher .
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India is known as the third largest ecosystem for startups, but accessing funds at the right time remains one of the many problems facing the sector. You don’t want to miss a deep, enlightening conversation with Rajnish Kumar by the fireplace if you’re wondering, “How can small businesses use the right financial tools and get the most out of their finances?” As a former Chairman of SBI and Chairman of BharatPe, he brings over 40 years of expertise and knowledge.

We’ll also talk candidly with ONDC CEO T Koshy to better understand how ONDC can be the most important game-changer for MSMEs. By connecting you to more network partners that complete your e-commerce solution, ONDC gives you the opportunity to expand your business through online sales. It is hailed as the next great technological revolution that will make it possible small business owners to define their mission statement. Hear their mission statement from the man leading this revolution.

And this is just part of the action, more to come! You don’t want to miss the fascinating panel discussion starting at 6pm. Top industry experts including Kishor Kharat, Former MD & CEO of Indian Bank and IDBI, Vipul Sharma, Founder & CEO of Chqbook, and Jinand Shah, MD & CEO of Online PSB Loans discuss innovative financing solutions for small businesses.

Since we just talked about money, it’s time to discuss technology, another vital need for MSMEs. And the MSME exchange 2023 has you covered there too. Do you have questions like “Can MSMEs transform and expand more?” or “Is Digital Transformation the Solution to Problems Facing Small Businesses? Our panelists, Ketan Gaikwad, MD and CEO of RXIL, Sundeep Mohindru, Founder and President of M1xchange and Avinash Godkhindi, MD and CEO of Zaggle, will share their knowledge on how technology empowers MSMEs. The discussion begins at 6:30 PM and is moderated by NASSCOM Vice President and Head of Membership Srikanth Srinivasan.

Finance and technology may be the building blocks of a business, but what keeps it going in the long run is a strong foundation built on sustainability. In his final remarks, Sudarshan Chari, Executive Director and Head of Business Banking at DBS Bank India will discuss how sustainability is an important principle for start-up companies.

The grand finale will feature a masterclass on growing your brand in India from micro to small to large from Spring Marketing Capital’s founder and creative partner, Arun Iyer! Small businesses need to adapt to the changing times and position themselves well for a digital-first era. During this masterclass you will learn about the basic elements of marketing and how to create memorable customer experiences.

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