AIMA in collaboration with the Ministry of MSME organized its 11th MSME Convention on 21st January 2022 Virtually. This year the theme of the convention was ‘MSMEs: Road to Sustainable Development’. Mr C.K. Ranganathan, President, AIMA and Chairman and Managing Director, Kalvin Care Ltd delivered the inaugural address and Dr JS Juneja, Chairman, AIMA MSME Committee & Chairman, Global Projects Pvt Ltd set the context of the convention. . Introductory remarks was given by Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA and Dr Raj Agrawal, Director, AIMA delivered the Vote of thanks. The valedictory address was given by Mr B.B Swain, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India.
Some of the other eminent speakers included Mr Vinod Kumar Wuthoo, President, India SME Forum; Mr Sankar Bala Bhadrapatruni, Chief General Manager (Small & Medium Enterprises Business Unit), State Bank of India; Mr Kartik Sharma, Director, Agnitio; Ms Mehnaz S. Safavian, World Bank, Bangkok; Mr Vinamra Mishra, Director, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India; Mr Ajayan Kavungal Anat, Past President, Calicut Management Association; Mr Abdulhasan Al-Dairi, United International SMEs Organizations (UNISMO); Ms Sushma Morthania, Director General - India SME Forum; Mr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, Ahemdabad; Dr Tamal Datta Chaudhuri, Centre for Knowledge Ideas and Development Studies (KnIDS); Mr Rajesh Kumar Pandey, CEO, Omniscient Computers Consultants; Mr Ajay Kumar Thakur, Head – SME & Start-up BSE Limited; Mr Amit Raj Sinha, Managing Director & CEO, Sigachi Industries Pvt Ltd; Mr Arup Majumdar, Chief Executive Officer, Trariti Consulting Group; Mr Trilok Kumar Jain, Director, Ecosystem for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EIE); Mr Arun Kumar Sarma, Director General, NECTAR; Mr Pallavi Shrivastava, Co-Founder & Director, Progcap; Mr Chandra Shekhar Thanvi, Chief General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India; Ms Barbara Terenzi, President, WUSME; Ms Harpreet Kang, General Secretary, Ludhiana Management Association and Ms Sreedevi Reddy, VP- Startup Ecosystem, @Xelpmoc Design & Tech Ltd. The programme was very well received by the participants and attended by around 300 delegates.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 disease has posed great challenges to the global economy. Indian economy and its MSMEs are no exception to the same. On the other hand, the unprecedented COVID -19 has also brought in great innovation driven opportunities for the 63 million MSMEs of India.
AIMA has been encouraging MSMEs (Micro Small & Medium Enterprises) to enhance their managerial capabilities and to take COVID as an opportunity and a strong driver to innovate and grow with newer solutions.
In this context, AIMA is organising the 10th National MSME Convention on 10th December 2020 on the theme “Innovative Solutions for MSMEs: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for MSME, Govt. of India has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and deliver the Inaugural Address at the Convention.
AIMA 9th North East MSME Convention
5 - 6th December, 2019, Guwahati
The 9th AIMA North East MSME Convention was held on 5-6th December at Guwahati in partnership with the Ministry of MSME; Guwahati Management Association; Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region(FINER) and Indiasmeforum.
The Convention was inaugurated by Dr. Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Govt. of Assam, Department of Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Act East Policy Affairs, Personnel and AR&T.
Eminent speakers at the Convention included Sanjay Kirloskar, President, AIMA & CMD, Kirloskar Bros. Ltd ; Dr. J S Juneja, Chairman AIMA SME Committee & Chairman, Global Projects Pvt. Ltd; Rekha Sethi, Director-General, AIMA; S. B Sarmah, President, Guwahati Management Association; Kartik Sharma, Director, Agnitio ; Indu Singh, General Secretary, North East Women Entrepreneurs Association; John Borgoyary, Regional Head, UNDP, North East India; Chinmoy Sharma, Managing Director, North East Green Tech Pvt. Ltd; Dr. Avinash Choudhary, Zonal General Manager, NSIC Ltd; Vinod Vyas, Deputy General Manager, NSIC Ltd;
Lemli Loy, General Manager, North Eastern Development Finance Corpn. Ltd(NEDFi); Jayant Kr. Samal, Deputy General Manager, NABARD; Vanlalruata Fanai, Deputy General Manager, EximBank ; Ratnesh Jha, Management Specialist; Shantikam Hazarika, former Founder Director, Assam Institute of Management; S Deka, Asst. Director, MSME Development Institute; Dr. Krishan Kumar, Scientist & Snr. Technical Expert, North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach(NECTAR); Girindra Brahma, Asst. General Manager, SIDBI; Pabitra Buragohain, President, Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region(FINER)amongst others.
The two day Convention was well received and well attended by around 300 delegates.