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Apr 03, 2009 11:28 amNational Conference at Coimbatore... "Special Discounts for Club Members! "#

Srinivasan Iyer



Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
&
MPower Business Facilitators Limited Invites you for the National Conference on

‘Survival and Growth Strategies in Changing Business Scenario’

Date April 11, 2009
Venue Hotel Residency, Coimbatore

Association Partner SIEMA, CODISSIA
Institute Partner Bharathiar University

E-group Partner MPower Business Excellence Club, MPowerians
Associate Partner Crisil Limited


The Theme:
These are tough times. The fear of ‘Recession’ is crippling economies worldwide. Afraid the recession is here to stay a bit longer? If so, you're not alone. It’s ‘Make or Break time’ for businesses, both big and small. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We invite you to have a peek at how some of the best organisations of India are evolving strategies to survive and grow in these tough times while their competitors are struggling to stay afloat. Apply these techniques to your own business and you will survive--¬even prosper while others struggle to get by.

Welcome to the National Conference on ‘Survival and Growth Strategies in Changing Business Scenario’.


Programme Schedule

April 11, 2009

0830-0900 hrs: Registration

0900-1000 hrs: Inaugural Session

Welcome Address:
Mr.Srinivasan Iyer, CEO, MPower Business Facilitators Limited
Mr. Ravi Sam, Chairman CII, Coimbatore chapter

Keynote Address:
Padmabhushan Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy, former Director NITIE & Founder Director, IIM Bangalore


1000 – 1020 hrs Networking & Tea

1020 – 1120 hrs Plenary Session I

How to market in a Recession?
Customers are more frugal and cautious in their expenditures. The need of the hour is to re-define our marketing strategies. Only Value Brands with low cost structures will do well. The rules of the game are changing. Businesses have to compete on price to retain market share.

The National Conference will discuss strategies on ‘How to market in a Recession?’ You will have the opportunity to understand from leading Indian companies on how they are redefining their marketing mix, how they are focusing on niche market segments and attracting customers.

Speakers:
Mr.Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip.com
Mr.Ajay J Mariwala, Managing Director, Vallabhdas Kanji Ltd (VKL)


1120 – 1130 hrs Break

1130 – 1230 hrs Plenary Session II

Managing Finance: Are you cutting costs or profits?
It’s cost cutting time. However, it’s very important not to cut costs in areas that can impact your bottomline. How to do a cost-benefit analysis of the various aspects of your business? You need to closely monitor your working capital management. May be your business needs a financial restructuring.

Indian banks do have surplus funds but they are cautious while lending. Venture capital deals are happening too but investors are more diligent while investing in companies. The session on ‘Managing Finance: Are you cutting costs or profits?’ will give you tools to analyse and refine your financial management of your business. You will also have the opportunity to meet leading bankers and finance experts and understand how to prepare business models and business plans that can woo the bankers and venture capitalist to lend money to your business.

Speakers:
Mr.Murugavel Janakiraman, CEO, BharatMatrimony Group
Ms. Rita Soni, Country Head, YES BANK


1230 – 1330 hrs Plenary Session III Talent Mangement Strategies in the current scenario

This is the right time to source good talent. It’s also important to retain your talent. As staffs get leaner and leaner, the need for cross-functional training will increase. You may not have as many monetary resources to give folks a great raise and bonus. And that is all the more why you need to personally connect with your team and find newer ways to motivate them.

Are you carrying more people than you need? Do you have the right people on board? How do organizations identify their star performers? What talent attraction & retention strategies can help small and medium enterprises? What innovative reward & recognition schemes do the industry leaders practice? The session on ‘Talent Management strategies in the current scenario’ will answer all these questions and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the experiences and benchmark talent management practices of leading Indian companies.

Speakers:
Mr. Anil K Kandelwal, Chairman Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Co Ltd.
Dr. A.K.Balyan, Director-HR, ONGC*
Mr.Srinivasan Iyer, CEO, MPower Business Facilitators Limited


1330 – 1430 hrs Lunch

1430 – 1530 hrs Plenary Session IV Enhancing productivity: Strategies, Tools & Techniques that work

Take steps to recession-proof your business and make 2009 your best productivity year ever. What steps have you already put into place to improve productivity of your systems, processes and people?

The session on ‘Enhancing productivity: Strategies, Tools & Techniques that work’ is about how to eliminate non-value adding activities and set on a path of continuous improvement? Industry experts will share strategies, tools and techniques that they have implemented in their organisations for value stream mapping, improving the quality and lean manufacturing.

Speakers:
Mr. V.Mahadevan, Managing Director, Hinduja Foundries
Mr.Jitendran, CMD, Cochin Shipyard


1530 – 1550 hrs Networking & Tea

1550 – 1650 hrs Plenary Session V CEO Perspective

Does recession always mean struggling to get the business going? Many entrepreneurs in startup mode may be getting a crippling case of cold feet and tend to panic when they hear the "R" word. But the truth is this: Start-up and small companies can prosper in hard times.
For one thing, small companies are more agile and can move quickly to cut costs or switch strategies. For another, they frequently can hire experienced employees laid off by bigger firms who would not be available in an up-market. Small and medium enterprises can also pitch in for outsourcing services as the large organisations look for ways to cut costs.

Opportunity still knocks for those who know how to take advantage of it. True, business is slow to a drag during recession. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you know how to explore existing business potential and be flexible in your strategies. The economy may be sputtering, but entrepreneurs can still succeed with the right business model and cost controls. Listen to leading Indian Entrepreneurs in the session on ‘Strategies to win in a dynamic Business Scenario: The CEO Perspective’ as they share their success stories on how they revisited and redefined their strategies and emerge stronger in this dynamic scenario.
Speakers:
Mr.Daljit Mirchandani, Chairman of the Board, Ingersoll-Rand (India) Limited
Mr.Venkatesh Rajagopal, Chairman of the Board, Managing Director, Celebrity Fashions Limited


1650-1700 hrs Break

1700 –1800hrs Valediction


Mr. R S Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, ONGC*
*confirmation awaited



Delegate Fees (incl Service tax@10.3%)

For members of: per participant Rs.

CII, SIEMA, CODISSIA }
}- 1,655
MPower Business Excellence Club }


For others - 2,206

Special Discount for:

Academicians - 1,103

Students - 552



For reservations and additional information contact

Ms. Krithika,
Programme Co-ordinator,
MPower Business Facilitators Limited,
B 204, Pratik Indl Estate, Mulund-Goregoan Link Road,
Mumbai – 78.

Telefax : 022-25662656, 25665726
Mobile : 9892597905
E-mail : conference@mpowerltd.org


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