National Policy Conference on Learning from Recession- Saving an Economy: Towards an MSME Agenda
|Event Date/Time: May 09, 2009||End Date/Time: May 09, 2009|
|Registration Date: May 04, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2009|
The objective reality in India is much different from what we see elsewhere in the world. While, the predominance of SMEs in the economies of countries is a global reality, the structure of these enterprises, matters a lot for their own resilience, and of their potential. as a class, to play an instrumental role during times of a serious economic meltdown. While in many countries, the SMEs belong largely to the tertiary sector, they constitute a major layer of the manufacturing system and they mostly graduate from the micro enterprise category in India. Therefore, they have significant potential of diffusing major economic shocks. Besides, SMEs in India have peculiar cultural practices, which equip them to remain more resilient than the corporates. Seen from the angle of public policy, and from the point of view of developing an anti recessionary agenda, these factors, undoubtedly, are crucial. In short, the inclusive development agenda envisaged by the Eleventh Five Year Plan, and the anti-recessionary agenda, which is more of a contingency plan, are sides of the same coin.
Recession: Donâ€™t Get Panic!
Recession is the time of panic; most of us contribute to creating panic than diffusing it. â€œDonâ€™t spend today, because, tomorrow, things may be worseâ€¦â€, goes the advice.
But for the small entrepreneur, it is the time of opportunities. To grab them, one should be constantly on the search for new ideas: meet people, and discuss problems, and get a spark form the opinions of other people. That spark may perhaps save you from the pangs of a grave crisis. And thatâ€™s why we should put the lamp on the post than under the bushel!
And beyond this, micro, small and medium enterprises has an exceptional role in India today: they are going to be the saviours of our economy from the worst, during these troubled times.
The Conference concentrates on critical areas of concern that matter in deciding individual and organizational success under the present economic crisis:
â€¢ The meaning and dimensions of the crisis.
â€¢ Individual and macro level perspectives for business.
â€¢ Regional and cluster level problems.
â€¢ Perspectives on exports.
â€¢ Need for Technology and innovation.
â€¢ Clustering and Competition
â€¢ Crisis as a golden opportunity.
â€¢ The questions one should ask.
â€¢ Who can help you?
To evolve an agenda where SMEs are confident, and promotional agencies are clear on their strategies
A unique and effective gathering. Interactive tools of learning, with a focus on spontaneous development and transfer of skills through self analysis. At the end of the day, it seeks to bring to light the true meaning and dimensions of the economic crisis, as it applies to micro, small and medium enterprises. It will help you walk away with an action plan on how to address the crisis effectively, rather than demonstrating a sense of helplessness.
Who should attend?
â€¢ financial institutions;
â€¢ MSME and livelihood promotion agencies and departments;
â€¢ academics and practitioners;
â€¢ development finance institutions; and
â€¢ microfinance and entrepreneurship development institutions.
We have made a serious effort to ensure value for your money. There is an affordable nominal fee that suits your pocket, and bonus of a free copy of India Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Report 2008, worth Rs. 520/-, at no extra cost. (conditions apply).
Tips from the innovative MSMEs
Insights on risk management and processes
Challenges and opportunities of promotion and development tasks
Understanding on the shape of things to come
Grasp of the wisdom and ignorance of others
Concrete action points that you can further discuss and advocate
Ms Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, has agreed to inaugurate the Conference. Other distinguished speakers include, top-senior officials of financial institutions, entrepreneurs, academics, government, promotional agencies, international organizationsâ€¦â€¦
Conceived and designed by Institute of Small Enterprises and Development (ISED), Cochin.(visit www.isedonline.org), and organised jointly with the International Network on SMEs in Local Economic Development- India (INSLED-India), it will be coordinated by Dr P.M. Mathew, jointly with Prof Yerram Raju.
Dr Yerram Raju, an expert on SMEs and finance .Visiting Professor at ISED, and formerly Senior Faculty and Dean of Studies of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Prof. Raju piloted the National Project on SSI Law, which was the forerunner of the MSME Act 2006. Was member of the Jury of Asia-Pacific Bankersâ€™ Congress, Manila for the years 2004 and 2005 on the SME performance of global banks.
Dr P.M. Mathew, Director, Institute of small Enterprises and Development, is Senior Chevening Fellow (UK), and Birla National Fellow in Economics. A practicing Development Economist, he has adorned significant advisory positions in the United Nations system, Prime Ministerâ€™s Office, Planning Commission and the Reserve Bank of India.
Recession Monitoring System for MSMEs
The first initiative of its kind in the country. It comes to you with the latest updates on the happenings that mater your business. Join us, and share a wonderful opportunity! Let your concerns be our concerns as well!