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.
8th National MSME Convention
The 8th AIMA MSME Convention was held on 6-7th September,2018 at Hyderabad in partnership with the NI-MSME, Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME; Federation of Telangana Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries( FTAPCCI) and Hyderabad Management Association.
The Convention was inaugurated by Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME.
Eminent speakers at the Convention included Dr. J S Juneja, Chairman AIMA SME Committee & Chairman, Global Projects Pvt. Ltd; Dr. Sanjeev Chaturvedi Director, NI-MSME ; Arun Luharuka, President, FTAPCCI; Ravi Kumar Peesapati, President, Hyderabad Management Association; Dr. Nandita Sethi, Founder & Managing Director The Entrepreneur Zone; Pavan Adipuram, Founder & CEO ,Chitmonks; Dr. Sk Chakravarthy, former Special Chief Secretary, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; Dr. V Venkateswara Rao, Circle General Manager, Andhra Bank; V Ramesh, General Manager, State Bank of India; Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, General Manager, Canara Bank; Dr. Vikas Singh, Founder, Crux Management Services; .V Srinivasa Rao(VSR),Chairman & Managing Director, BT & BT; Ankur Goyal , Head of Business Development: Industry 4.0, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd; Vidyasagar Uddagiri, Enterprise Architect & Offshore Lead -Tech Stream, NA Auto & Industrials ISU | Innovation & Transformation Group, Tata Consultancy Services; Shakir Ali, Co-Founder & Principal Consultant, DiGiTOZE; GR Reddy, Founder, Husys Consulting Ltd; P L Bhupati, Founder- Naturesani Pvt. Ltd; Syamala Rao KSV, Chairman & Managing Director, Le GazolePlus Eco Solutions Pvt. Ltd; Prashant, Co-Founder, Bamboo House; Ramesh Loganathan, Professor, Co-Innovation & Head, Research/Innovation Outreach IIIT & Chief Innovation Officer, Telangana State Innovation Cell; Sreedevi Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, SR Innovation Exchange; Dr. Shanta Thoutam, Director-Innovation Cluster, T-Hub; Muralidhar Nayak, CIO & Co-Founder,Paymatrix.in; Ankit Kush, Founder & CEO,Bodhable amongst others.
The two day Convention was well received and well attended by around 600 delegates.
All India Management Association (AIMA) has been spearheading its efforts to enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs through Entrepreneurial capacity building programmes and has been conducting MSME Conventions to address these issues and more. These Conventions have been held previously in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and Ahmedabad and have helped MSMEs to come together, appreciate their place and role in the national economy, and formulate an agenda for progress.
The 7th AIMA MSME Convention was held on 27 -28 July, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme of the Convention was “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges & Opportunities for SME’s”. The Convention was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, President, AIMA and Chairman, The Hero Enterprise and steered by Dr. J S Juneja , Chairman AIMA SME Committee & Past President, AIMA.
The Convention was also addressed by Dr. Praveen Arora, Head, Centre for Human & Organisational Resource Development, Dept. of Science & Technology; Prof. Prabhat Ranjan,Executive Director, TIFAC; Mr. Anup Wadhwa, Director ,Automation Industry Association; Mr. Vinod Kumar, President IndiaSME Forum; Mr. Gurjit Singh, Former Ambassador to Germany; Mr. Bikky Khosla, CEO, TradeIndia.com; Mr. Pradeep Sharma, AGM,State Bank of India;Mr M K Rungta, Laghu Bharti Udyog; Mr. Ramesh Vishwakarma, Executive Vice President , Polycab Wires Ltd;Mr A K Jain, Principal Advisor, Quality Council of India; Mr. Vishal Malhotra, Director, Presto Stantest Pvt. Ltd; Ms. Nadisha Gulati, Director, House of Gyans; Mr. Amit Dubey, Founder, Heuristics Info Systems; Mr. Ravindranath, CMD,NSIC Ltd ; Mr. Jitendar Parik , Chairman(North India) , Indian Industries Association and Mr. Amit Kumar, Innovation Promotion in MSME, GIZ.
The Convention was well attended and appreciated by the participants.