Milagrow World SME Conference 2008 (WSME Conference)

Venue: New Delhi

Location: India

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2008 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2008
Early Registration Date: Oct 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Nov 10, 2008
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12- 13 December 2008
at New Delhi, India
About the Conference
The field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) development is wide and diversified. There are only a few organizations, which have distinguished themselves in specialized aspects of MSME development. We at Milagrow recognize that the time has come to address the issues & concerns of SME’s at an International level to explore and address common issues and build cross linkages to make the SME industry globally competitive. With this objective in mind, Milagrow is organizing WORLD SME CONFERENCE 2008, an International Conclave of SME industry, a first time in India, which will bring in a diverse representation of the SME ecosystem under one roof over a 2 day intensive deliberations in Delhi during the 12th and 13th of December 2008. This conference is forum for sharing knowledge about and discussion on the current issues faced by the industry. The Conference will start with the reception of participants followed by the release of Indian Cluster Research Study of Milagrow, Mentoring Workshops, Address by top Industry Leaders and Government Officials, Research Paper Presentations and Panel Discussions etc. You will also get an opportunity to meet the top professionals, Government Officials and business leaders; participate in stimulating and thought-provoking sessions, enjoy the lively social events and develop business / research networks during the conference.

Selected Featured Speakers/ Advisors / Jury for the Conference:
• Professor Jagdish Sheth, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA
• Professor Anil Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad, India
• Dr. Chandra Pal, Former Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
• Professor Liyan Zhang, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China
• Mr. Rajeev Karwal, Founder Director and CEO, Milagrow, India
• Professor Punam Sehgal, IIM Lucknow, India
• Professor Kinnera Murthy, Knowledge Mentor, Milagrow, India
• Professor Pankaj Gupta, IIM Kozhikode, India
• Professor Deepak Chandra, India
• Professor H. Hemnath Rao, ASCI, Hyderabad, India
• Professor Bhavesh Patel, Myers University, USA
• Professor A. Chatterjee, Lucknow University, India
• Professor Rama Ramamurthy, College of William & Mary, USA
• Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India
• Mr. K. Balu, RBI, Mumbai, India
• Dr. (Mrs) Ranjana Kumar, Commisioner, CVC, Govt. of India
• Dr. Rajnee Aggarwal, President, Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs, New Delhi, India
• Mr. Douglas M Tatum, Chairman Emeritus, Tatum, LLC, USA
• Dr. Bharat K Singh, Managing Director, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd, India
• Mr. Rauf Ates, Publication Director, Capital Magazine, Turkey
Call for Papers
The core theme of the conference is Issues in the SME Ecosystem.
Topics of interest in WSME Conference 2008- Call for Papers include but are not limited to:
- Opportunities and Challenges for MSMEs in India
- Issues in MSME Ecosystem in India – factors impacting growth and expansion of SMEs
- Cost effective technology Solutions for SMEs
- Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs
- Policy framework for SMEs in India – Instituting best practices for the SMEs
- Case studies on SME developments and turnaround
- Entrepreneurial motivation and behaviour
- Education and training requirements for inclusive SME growth
- Importance of SMEs to the economic growth of a country
- Ethics, culture and cross-cultural issues for a SME
About the Organizers
We, at Milagrow are Venture Catalyst who fills the 'management capital' need gaps of MSMEs, left un-addressed by the 'idea capital' providers (consultants) or the 'financial capital' providers. Milagrow brings in rich management capital to its clients through its completely unique service offerings
Milagrow is promoted by renowned startup and turnaround expert Rajeev Karwal as Founder Director, Dr. Jagdish Sheth as Mentor and Prof. Anil Gupta as Value Ombudsman. It is built around the idea of ethical, profitable and sustainable growth through partnering.