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MSME Tech Summit 22nd August 2018, Chennai

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Theme: Building Global Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation 

22nd August 2018: 0900 Hrs: Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

        CII Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) is organizing MSME Tech Summit on 22nd August 2018 at Hotel ITC Grand Chola,Chennai with the theme of “Building Global Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation”.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have substantially contributed to the economic development of our country. The MSME sector in India occupies the second position next to agriculture in terms of employment generation. MSME sector accounts for about 95% of the industrial units, 45% of manufacturing output, 40% of total exports of the country. 

In this era of globalization, Technology is increasingly becoming a key differentiator for MSME sector in order to ensure global competitiveness. MSMEs face a set of unique challenges related to technology adoption & absorption on account of their scale of operations, market linkages, access to affordable finance, policy & regulatory compliances etc. In spite of these issues, MSMEs are increasingly looking at investing in technology for meeting the changing market requirements, reducing the cost and complying with regulatory norms etc. 

Considering the significant impact of MSMEs to the socio-economic development of the country, it is imperative to support the growth and development of MSMEs through all possible enabling mechanisms. It is in this background, the MSME Tech Summit is being organised.

 The objectives of the summit are

  • Discuss about various trends and technologies involved in MSME and manufacturing with a Global / Local standpoint. 
  • Identify emerging technologies that support component design, product innovation without compromising Quality, Cost and Delivery 
  • Discuss about MSME-rich ecosystem that ensures sustainability, profitability and value addition
  • Understand new business models for products and services enabled by novel design
  • Highlight priority areas for developing robust systems and solutions through research and innovation, and next gen technologies
  • Facilitate MSMEs in interactions with international networks for best practices, collaborative R&D, product development etc
  • Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism

 The proposed sessions are as follows:

Plenary Session I: Technology for Business Development & New Market Access 
Focus Area: Affordable and advanced Technologies for Product Development I Product Modification I Quality upgradation | Business Development I Sales force Management I Tech-Enabled Services I IPR and Trade Marks| Digital Marketing | Marketing Automation | ESP & Mobile Marketing

Plenary Session II: Technology for Building Competitiveness & Cost Reduction 
Focus Area: Adoption of Technology for meeting regulatory norms & compliances I Product quality certifications I Automation - Reduction in resource costs and material cost I Reduction in energy consumption | Software as a Service (SaaS) | Storage, Designing & Packaging | Tool Rooms and Testing Centre’s |Tools of HR & IR  I Account And Finance Management 

Plenary Session III: Technology for Intelligent Business Decision Making & Knowledge Management 
Focus Areas: Data Management and Governance | Data Analytics | Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality I Internet of Things | Block Chain | Security | Cloud Computing | CRM |

Plenary Session IV: Role of Academic / Research & Development Institutions for MSME’s
Focus Area: Projects and Research Linkages | Transfer of Skills, Knowledge and Technology | Sectoral Research & Development | Science Parks, Business Innovation Centre’s, R&D agencies | Research Laboratories | Incubation Centre’s |

Plenary Session V: Government Initiatives, Policies and Financing Options
Focus Areas: Government Schemes & Incentives for Technology adoption | Policies | R&D eco-system with industry for technology indigenization & capacity development | Technology & Quality Upgradation Support | Marketing Assistance | Certification | Banking & Financial Services | Working Capital | Venture Capital | Private Equity | Risk Capital 

More than 250 senior management personnel from diverse industries, MSME’s, associations, National & private banks all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference. Profile of conference delegates include MD's, CxO's, President, VP, GM's, Head of R&D, Senior & Middle Management R&D officials, Business Development, Communication Specialists, Professors etc.  

Key eminent speakers addressing / invited to address the conference include,

  • Mr M Ponnuswami, Chairman, CII TNTDPC & Tamil Nadu State Council, Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemical India Private Limited 
  • Dr Girish Sahni, Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
  • Mr Sanjay Singh,Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assesment Council – TIFAC
  • Mr Sivagnanam S, Additional Industrial Advisor, MSME Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Government of India
  • Mr Amit Bhingurde, COO, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd 
  • Mr Murali Chandrahasan, Head – Digital Manufacturing Competence Centre, Saint Gobain 
  • Mr Paneerselvam Ramaswamy, Principal Director, MSME – Technology Development Centre
  • Mr R Saravana Kumar, DGM, NSIC 

Conference Delegate Fee (in INR): 
(Per Participant/including GST)

CategoryFee in INR 
CII Member 3000
CII Non Member4000
Academic Institution/Association2500
Overseas Participant5000

 Please confirm your participation / nominations by completing the enclosed conference registration form and sending it to  by fax/email. For registering online please use the link given, http://msmetech.tntdpc.com/registration.php 

For more details please contact Mr Regin Jude Cline A at regin.a@cii.in / 7598846561 / 044 42444555 Extn. 628 or Visit www.msmetech.tntdpc.com