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SCHEDULE 2017

IMC’s 9th Banking and Financial Services Conference
‘Catalyzing MSME Entrepreneurship in India’
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 09.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Venue:  Astor Ballroom, St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai

PROGRAMME 2017
09.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. Registration & Tea/Coffee
09.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Inaugural Session
Lighting of the Lamp:
Welcome Address by
Mr. Deepak Premnarayen, President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Speech by Chief Guest:
Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India
Address by Guest of Honour
Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Former Finance Minister, South Africa
Felicitation of Chief Guest:
Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India
Felicitation of Guests of Honour:
Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Former Finance Minister, South Africa
Dr. Urjit Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Fireside Chat-Topic: The New International Order
Moderated by
Mr. Deepak Premnarayen ,President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Participants :
  • Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India
  • Dr. Urjit Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Former Finance Minister, South Africa
  • Mr. Junaid Ahmad, Country Director (India), The World Bank
  • Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Release of IMC & KPMG’s research report on SME financing
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Session I – Policy: An architecture that works
Moderator: Mr. Neelkanth Mishra, Managing Director and India Equity Strategist, Credit Suisse
Panelists:
  • Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Mr. Ajay Kapur, Deputy Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India
  • Dr. Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  • Mr. Vijay Dhingra, Partner, Deloitte India
Q&A
12.00 noon to 12.15 p.m. Tea Break
12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m. Session II – Technology: Is FinTech the silver bullet?
Short presentations on Digital Technology and Small Businesses:
Introduction by: Ms. Shinjini Kumar, , Head, Consumer Banking, Citibank India (w.e.f. 24th June, 20017)
  • Mr. Ariel Resnik, CEO, Paretix, Israel
  • Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Director, Boloro India Private Limited
  • Ms Chaitra Chidanand , Co-Founder and President, Get Simpl Technologies Pvt Ltd
Panel Discussion: Moderator: Ms. Neha Punater, Partner and Head - Digital Strategy, Innovation and Fintech, KPMG India
Panelists
  • Ms. Manju Agarwal, Dy. Mg. Director, (Corporate Strategy & New Business), State Bank of India
  • Mr. Venkatesh Hariharan, Director (Fintech), iSPIRT Foundation
  • Mr. Tal Sharon, Managing Director, Equitech Financial Consulting and a Fintech Master at FinTech-Aviv, Israel
  • Mr. Sashank Rishyasringa, Co-founder and Managing Director, Capital Float
Q&A
1.15 p.m. to 2.15 p.m. Lunch
2.15 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. Session III – Capital: Bridging the SME financing gap
Moderator: Dr. Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Panelists:
  • Mr. Gopal Jain, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital
  • Mr. Rajeev Ahuja, Executive Director, RBL Bank
  • Mr. Rakesh Singh, CEO, Aditya Birla Finance Limited
  • Mr. Sanjoy Shome, Chief Operating Officer, NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd
Q&A
3.15 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. A Presentation by KPMG India on SME financing
3.45 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wrap-up Session
Chaired by: Mr. Vishwavir Ahuja, Chairman, IMC’s Finance and Banking committee

Participants: (Moderators of the earlier panel discussions)
  • Mr. Neelkanth Mishra, Managing Director and India Equity Strategist, Credit Suisse
  • Ms. Shinjini Kumar, Head, Consumer Banking, Citibank India
  • Ms. Neha Punater, Partner and Head - Digital Strategy, Innovation and Fintech, KPMG India
4.30 p.m. to 4.40 p.m. Vote of Thanks by Dr. Lalit Kanodia, President-Elect, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry