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

MSME Exchange 2023 goes live on Jan 18: Get insights from leading voices that matter
MSME Exchange
India's progress toward a $5 trillion economy will be fuelled by the small and medium businesses – the engines of innovation that lie at the crux of our economy.

And to acknowledge these powerhouses, at Business Insider India, we are setting the stage for industry leaders and budding entrepreneurs to interact and share their learnings. Day 2 of the event includes a number of panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, masterclasses, and keynotes.

From two engaging fireside chats to panel discussions on tackling MSMEs challenges on finance and technology – let's quickly get to what to expect from day 2.

We shine the spotlight on the Indian economy and how MSMEs have served as its skeleton. The Federation of India Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises' Secretary-General, Anil Bhardwaj, will deliver the keynote address – emphasising on the need to improve exports and public procurement to assist the MSME industry.

There is evidence that over the past several years, India has experienced an increase in the number of SMEs listed. Ajay Thakur, Bombay Stock Exchange's Head of SME and Startup will provide additional light on what needs to be done in order to alter entrepreneurs' perspectives and why it is important to list small businesses to uncover value and scale higher.
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India is known to be the third-largest ecosystem for startups, but access to funds at the appropriate time remains one of the many difficulties the sector has encountered. You don’t want to miss a deep, insightful fireside chat with Rajnish Kumar, if you have the question, "How can small businesses harness the correct financial instruments and make the most of their finances?" As the former chairman of SBI and chairman of BharatPe, he brings with him more than 40 years of expertise and knowledge.

We will also get candid with T Koshy, CEO of ONDC, to obtain a better understanding of how ONDC can be the major game-changer for MSMEs. By linking you with more network partners who will complete your e-commerce solution, ONDC gives you the chance to expand your business through online sales. It is hailed as the next big technological revolution that will enable small business owners to define their mission statement. Hear from the man leading this revolution on their mission statement.

And this is just part of the action, there's more to come! You do not want to miss the fascinating panel discussion that starts at 6:00 p.m. Top industry experts including Kishor Kharat, Former MD & CEO of Indian Bank and IDBI, Vipul Sharma, Founder and CEO, of Chqbook, and Jinand Shah, MD & CEO of Online PSB Loans discuss innovative finance solutions for small businesses.

Since we've just talked about money, it's time to discuss technology, another critical need for MSMEs. And the MSME Exchange 2023 has you covered there as well. Do you have queries very much like "Can MSMEs transform and expand more? ", or "Is digital transformation the solution to issues encountered by small businesses? Our panellists, Ketan Gaikwad, MD and CEO of RXIL, Sundeep Mohindru, Founder & Director of M1xchange, and Avinash Godkhindi, MD and CEO of Zaggle, will share their knowledge on how technology is empowering MSMEs. The discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be moderated by NASSCOM Vice President and Head of Membership Srikanth Srinivasan.

Finance and technology may be the building elements of a firm, but what keeps it operating long-term 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 a key tenet for startup companies.

The big finale will feature a master class on growing your brand in India from micro to small to big from Spring Marketing Capital's founder and creative partner, Arun Iyer! Small businesses must adapt to the changing times and position themselves well for a digital-first era. You will learn about the foundational elements of marketing and how to create memorable client experiences with this masterclass.

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