Aiming to further consolidate its position as a premier knowledge sharing platform among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the country, the 3rd Start Manage Expand SMBConnect Series will be held across 30 Indian cities between September – December. Industry leaders will address over 3000 delegates on the strong emergence of small and medium businesses in the market place. The event organized by SMBConnect will focus on innovations for Small and Medium Enterprises, the opportunities and challenges to implement innovations and simple tools for complex business issues. It will also award SMEs under various categories.
At this year’s SMBConnect, the speaker line-up boasts of presence of eminent industry thought leaders. Amongst many, giving an insight on the industry will be eminent names from the field of Finance, Technology and Businesses. The theme for 2015 aims to focus on the solutions for the SMEs that will help in their expansion and growth. This outreach program envisages to connect with over 25,000 business owners and have face to face engagement with over 3000 decision makers and influencers.
According to Mr. Sandipan Ray, Director, SMBConnect, “The three golden words which we at SMBConnect solely follow are – Growth, Knowledge and Connect. We believe that since Small and Medium Enterprises are the engines of growth in our country, it is important to enhance their knowledge through events and interactions where maximum awareness can be spread. Indian SMEs employ nearly 40% of our workforce and contribute 45% to our manufacturing output. We expect Start Manage Expand to have a successful 2015 with the renewed focus by central and state governments to support sustainable SME development.”
The 3rd Start Manage Expand 2015 will also provide a great opportunity to different brands to connect with SMEs across India and showcase their new products and services on a national platform. SMBConnect has association with some of the biggest brands of the country such as Vodafone, Flipkart, Tally, Alibaba.com, CRISIL, Jet Airways, IndiaMART and VeriSign. Kommune Brand Communications Pvt. Ltd. is the Communication Partner of the Event.
The topics of discussion involve complete business understanding about key issues concerning SMEs related to Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Logistics, Funding and Technology. Experts also guide SMEs to the next level and motivate them to take a step forward in their business. Strategies involving innovative techniques and methods are also identified to boost the environment for business owners.