Conference Agenda

Day 1 - 20 August, 2023
10:00 am - 10:10 am Welcome Note
10:10 am- 10:35 am INAUGURAL SESSION

GOVERNMENT’S IMMINENT ROLE IN NURTURING ENTREPRENEURS, START-UPS, RETAIL & MSME


BUSINESSES

The Economic Index of a State depends upon how productive its youth is. Future prospects that are being explored are significant for the state’s growth in the competitive ecosystem of India. Today each state is using the Power of new technology to help its Youth to find their true calling in their career while giving them new opportunities to explore. How is the State Government bolstering its Economic Index by building an agile Entrepreneurship Ecosystem How digitization can help MSMEs to grow and organize their business How Industry & growth businesses can support each other Fostering competitive laws & regulations to build future companies Sectors that are slated for growth, potential to effectively bring change Addressing the Start-up Agenda. Start-up, Grow, Prosper Empowering Women to embrace Entrepreneurship.

10:35 am – 11:00 am Session I: How Should brand innovate to reach their customers anywhere, everywhere?
11:00 am – 11:25 am SESSION -2: From a Business to a Brand
In Fireside Chat with
11:25 am - 12:00 pm SESSION 3:

Panel Discussion FROM A BUSINESS TO A BRAND


Session Highlights:
  • How to humanize your brand —from consistent customer experience, to channel journey mapping, to customer-centric leadership
  • How to plan systematic development of the brand in alignment with a business strategy
  • Developing or refining your Brand identity
  • What is your Online and Offline Brand Positioning Strategy?
  • Shifting the organizational perspective from customer service to customer experience
  • Understanding the psychology of the customer, and how to create loyalty
  • Scaling your channel without losing the personal touch.
  • Digitalization and Democratization of Energy
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Keynote

Randheer S. , Director - Electric Mobility , NITI Aayog
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm SESSION-4

Opportunity INDIA: MOBILITY

Making EV for everyone.


Session Highlights:
Opportunity for Electric Vehicle OEMs: How can the transition towards electric passenger vehicles be delivered, at pace, and deliver on net-zero goals?
  • How rolling out charging infrastructure, at pace, is a key Successful corporate collaboration strategy is the tipping point of accelerated EV adoption.
12:45 pm – 01:15 pm Session 5 :
Keynote : Building Resilience for Franchise Brands


Speakers
Richard Maloney , Founder & CEO , Quality Mind Global
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm LUNCH BREAK

02:15 pm – 03:00 pm SESSION-6

Opportunity INDIA: EDUCATION & EDTECH


Making Education available to the Next Billion

  • Making Education available to the Next Billion
  • The School Story for growth in early and K12 education
  • Where does Ed-tech meet education
  • Upskilling & Reskilling: The need of the hour
  • Coaching: The hybrid world of Education: what works and what does not
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm SESSION-7 :
Keynote:

Empowering your Brand Building a community: Your Partners and teams will predict your Profitability


03:15 pm - 04:00 pm Session – 8
Empowering your Brand Building a community: Your Partners and teams will predict your Profitability


How to use data optimally in your Franchise Development process and for hiring, management, and developing of your team.
  • How to Attract Multi-Unit Franchisees to your Brand?
  • Factoring natural evolution of a brand from "new" development to "resale" development.
  • Integrating Philanthropy into Your Partner and community DNA.
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm SESSION - 9
INVESTING IN PROFITABLE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
  • What is the recipe for successful partnerships?
  • What are the barriers and opportunities to partnering between innovative companies?
  • How to build trust and relationships when partnering?
  • How to set shared objectives and principles: looking at conflicting requirements, risks, and mitigation?
  • Long-term strategy and looking beyond the person and key learnings and what the future looks like.
05:15 pm onwards Tea & Visit to exhibition
Day 2 - 21 August, 2023
10:15 - 11:00 SESSION I New Shoppers. New Rules -Retail MegaTrends in the New Normal
CONNECTED COMMERCE The Omnichannel Way forward for a Brand
Session Highlights:
  • How are Brands betting big on Omnichannel and Physical integrations -The Workings of the Digital Store
  • The Omnichannel Way forward for a Brand that delivers value for its employees, consumers, communities, partners and investors
  • The Rejig of Brick-and-mortar Formats: What works and How
  • How Shoppers spend: Understanding the mindset of the new breed of consumer.
  • What retailers are doing to repurpose their real estate to provide a first-class customer experience
  • How to get experiential retail to drive spend and deepen customer loyalty.
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Session II: HOW MALLS ARE REBUILDING FOR RELEVANCE TO THE NEW AGE CONSUMER The impact of the pandemic has started fading away and consumers have started coming back to the mall. There lies a huge opportunity to tap the customers who were locked inside their homes for a long time
    Session Highlights:
    • Strategies to attract customers with New flavor of Tenants
    • Which categories do consumers favor now and how their preferences have changed
    • How malls & Food Brands have built bonds to meet consumer expectations
    • Neighbourhood malls: Giving New Sheen to Retail Real estate
    • Can malls become co-working spaces in the future
    11:45- 12:00
      TEA
    12:00 - 12:45 Session III: RE-DEFINING NEXT-GEN SOCIAL RETAIL SPACES
    TThe future of eating out E- How Brands are thinking Convenience, experience, and customer delight
      Session Highlights:
    • Food + Entertainment – how has it changed
    12:45 -13:30 SESSION IV: TAPPING INTO THE D2C OPPORTUNITY
    How Bright is the Future?

    Session Highlights:

    • Why are brands going D2C: Strategies, challenges, and opportunities
    • The booming e-commerce industry
    • How brands can open up new revenue streams
    • How brands can open up new revenue streams using D2C strategies and gain customer loyalty much more quickly and efficiently
    • Benefits of on boarding the D2C model
    • Bridging the gap between online and offline
    • Leveraging data to influence consumer decision-making – from personalizing the user journey to achieving a single view of the customer
    13:30- 13:45 Fireside Chat: Business with People
    13:45 - 14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
    14:30 - 15:15 SESSION V: Beauty Retail -Changing Dynamics
    • How Beauty Brands are understanding consumer needs differently
    • How Salons are rethinking business in New Normal
    • How brands are successfully building a Service and Retail business
    • Building consumer awareness and Expanding the market with Influencers
    15:15 - 16:00 SESSION VI: FROM DIGITAL FIRST TO PHYSICAL WORLD
    What Digital Brands Learnt from Digital-Physical Mashups
    Session Highlights:
    • What are the real reasons to go offline
    • What are the approaches that generate more wide-ranging, innovative, and integrated solutions
    • How to be more immersive, more seamless, and give more personal experience in the Digital World
    16:00 - 16:45 SESSION VII: Raising Capital for Consumer Brands
    Session Highlights:
    • What is driving the shift in investment behaviour of VCs?
    • Why investors and VCs are keen on funding more into the D2C sector?
    • Potential ROI for investors from consumer brands
    • How the brands are deploying the funds post-investment?
    16:45 - 17:00 Networking TEA BREAK
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