National SME Conclave

Venue: Hotel Shivalik View

Location: Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 20, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Nov 20, 2008
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The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the premier apex body of the Chambers of Commerce of India, has taken initiative to provide an opportunity to discuss issues being faced by SMEs. It will be the Chamber’s endeavor to involve all major players in the market, both at regional and national level by organising a 2-day conclave in Chandigarh on 26th - 27th November, 2008. There will be active participation by the
Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, Public/Private Banks, Major Private Equity Funds, Venture Capitalists and Investors to name a few.
The Conference shall provide a unique learning experience for industries investing in the Indian market.

Objective and Focus Areas
• Knowledge of the legal regulatory institutional framework in India.
• SME Financing –Indespensable Role of Banks
• Building awareness about value addition by PE Funds in Indian markets they invest in.
• Easy Access to Finance- Legal & Regulatory Issues
• PE funds from across the globe will get to network & discuss portfolio management
• PE funds networking with companies and having opportunity to identify suitable
• Doing a successful PE deal in India
• Private Equity: Partners in growth
• Distressed Asset Reconstruction
• Public- Private Partnership in Infrastructure
• International experience -Alternative Investment market (AIM) for MSMEs

Date, Time and Venue
Wednesday, 26th Nov. 2008 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Thursday, 27th Nov. 2008 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Hotel Shivalik View
Sector-17 E, Chandigarh

Registration Fees
DELEGATE FEES (26th Nov. 2008) Rs. 2500
10% discount for two or more persons from the same organisation

MASTER CLASS (27th Nov. 2008) Rs. 5000 Limited Seats – first come first served basis

BOTH DAYS (26th – 27th Nov. 2008) Rs. 6500 Discounted fees

Invited Chief Guest / Guest of Honour
• Hon’ble Union Minister of Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Mahabir Prasad
• Hon’ble Minister of State and Finance, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal
• Hon'ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh
• Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Dinesh Rai

Eminent Speakers
• Ministry of Finance
• Private Equity Funds
• Venture Capital Funds
• Public / Private Banks
• Financial Institutions
• Pension Funds
• Law Firms
• Eminent Fund Managers
• Due Diligence Firms
• Legal and Financial Market Intelligence Firms
• Industry Associations

Technical Sessions – 26th November 2008
Development of Private Equity in India
Making Companies Attractive for Private Equity
SME Financing –Indespensable Role of Banks
Easy Access to Finance- Legal & Regulatory Issues
Private Equity and Venture Capital Opportunities


Sector-17 E, Chandigarh

Additional Information

For further details, please contact: Mr. Sumit Pandey (09911700707) Mr. Gaurav Oberoi (09891487087) Mr. Avinash Sharma (09873777317) Mr. Mohan Vasiyani (09953033497) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) 1, Community Centre, Zamrudpur, Kailash Colony, New Delhi - 110 048, INDIA Tel: +91-11-46550555 (Hunting Line) • Fax: +91-11-46536482 / 81 E-mail: / • Web: