Indian SMEs set for next level of growth

  • IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum set to culminate into a grand finale in New Delhi on April 26
  • Held sessions across 13 cities benefiting over 4000 SMEs directly
  • To host exclusive roundtable of renowned industry & government representatives to discuss issues concerning SMEs
  • Also, a felicitation ceremony to celebrate commendable contributions of associations, institutes & SMEs
  • Over 500 SMEs expected to attend the grand finale

New Delhi, 20th April, 2012: A journey full of inspiring entrepreneurial stories from 13 cities, knowledge and experience sharing by luminary subject experts touching over 4000 entrepreneurs is all set to culminate into a grand finale. Zee Business presents IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum, a joint initiative of and Zee Business, has announced that it will host the finale at Eros Hotel managed by Hilton, New Delhi, on April 26, 2012. With its series of on-ground events, the Forum has enlightened budding and established SMEs across clusters on day-to-day operational issues to vision-led management decisions that are vital for their very growth.

The closing ceremony is expected to witness over 500 delegates from various SME clusters who participated in the series, officials from government associations, noted SMEs from Delhi NCR, among others. An exclusive roundtable amongst the industry representatives from various SME clusters and government officials is also scheduled to bring up key aspects pertaining to SMEs in their discussion. Forming an integral part of this grand finale, a felicitation ceremony will also be organised to recognise associations and institutes that contributed to the growth of SME domain and salute outstanding achievements and innovations benchmarked by evolving SMEs.

Delighted with the successful run of IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO,, said, “The driving force behind IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum has been to empower SMEs with knowledge, practical solutions to operational & management issues with expert guidance. It is so encouraging to see results bearing fruit eventually. We hope that the learnings gained from these sessions would be a life-long experience for all SMEs.”

Encouraging entrepreneurs to excel ahead in their businesses through its live panel discussions at on-ground sessions across 13 cities in India, IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum travelled through Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Agra, Pune, Mumbai, Surat, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai & Hyderabad. To benefit SMEs across the country, this initiative is also being broadcast on Zee Business for an hour every week.

At each of these sessions, SMEs had the opportunity to come face-to-face with industry experts, fellow SMEs and eminent guests of honour such as Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for MSME Mr. Virbhadra Singh, Mr. Ashish Chauhan, Deputy CEO, BSE, Mr. K K Misra, Executive Director, Andhra Bank, Mr. Madhu Kannan, MD & CEO, BSE, Mr. M Narendra, CMD, Indian Overseas Bank, Mr. Lakshman Gugulothu (IPS), CEO, BSE SME Exchange, Ad Guru Mr. Bharat Dabholkar, Mr. Ananta Padmanabhan Sarma, CEO, SIDBI Venture Capital, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, among others.