International Business Summit

SME Consultants , ConnectMitra,  & Business Yogi jointly for the very first time in Bengaluru conducted their flagship  ‘International Business Summit – 2019’ on 18th and 19th January 2019 at Taj Yeshwantpur,  Bengaluru. The main Theme of  IBS was Business Above  Innovation & Technology.  IBS focused on three key Focus Areas a) Doing Business Internationally, b) Futuristic Technology and c)Sustainable Technology

The Summit was attended by around 400 Delegates representing Individual Business Entrepreneurs and  Business Stakeholders from Manufacturing, Services & Trading segments from   various SME associations- KASSIA, PIA, BCIC, eMERG, COWE,  AiMO & the major Business networking group AIBN (Apna International Business Network) and Nathan & Nathan Consultants

The summit had representation from various Foreign Trade Associations such as Indo French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), Czech Business Centre (CBC) and India China Economic and Cultural Council (ICEC), IETO, Estonia, USA, etc.,

 

IBS photo
KASSIA Former FKCCI President

We received  support  from various government bodies such as

  • Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC), a Setup of the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka and
  • Federation of Indian Exports Organization (FIEO), a Setup of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • District Industries Centre (DIC), Government of Karnataka
IBS-Organizers1
Book launch photos

Highlights of the Event

Day 1: 18th January 2019


The programme was inaugurated by

  • Shri Ravindran Ramasamy, two time Member of Parliament, Government of Singapore
  • Israr Ahmed Mecca, Chairman, Southern Region, FIEO, Government of India
  • Praveen Ramadurg, Joint Director, VTPC, Government of Karnataka
  • Soma Chowdhury, Deputy Director and Karnataka Incharge, FIEO, Government of Karnataka
  • Shri Amaranarayan, Retd IAS
  • Asif Iqbal, President, IETO
  • R C Nathan, Founder, AIBN
  • Satish Kota, Founder, VartaMitra & ConnectMitra
  • Samuel Sudhakar, Founder, SME Consutants
  • Sreekumar, Founder, Business Yogi

We had  the launch of the Amazon Best Seller Book “THE COMPLETE SME GROWTH GUIDE” authored by Mr. Samuel Sudhakar of SME Consultants.  Special Dignitaries during the Launch were Shri Basavaraj Javali, President, KASSIA, Shri K Ravi of BCIC, Shri. Sreekant S Seelin, Dr. Asif Iqbal and others.  

Mr. Basavaraj Javali, President of KASSIA provided insights of the various initiatives undertaken by KASSIA to help the SME community. Mr. Basavaraj Javali  provided his inputs, on the need & importance of “The Complete SME Growth Guide” Book .

Thirdly the B2B engagement meet and business networking activity saw a surge of interest from various businesses owners to engage with not only the government bodies such as VTPC about the various schemes, but also One to one interactions  related to Investments, Trade and Exports with various representatives from  U.S.A, Singapore, Chez Republic, IETO- Estonia , Asian Arab Chamber Of Commerce.

Day 2: 19th January 2019


The Day 2 event programme was inaugurated by

  • Padma Shri A S Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman of ISRO
  • Ludwik Sobolewski, Well-known Capital Markets Expert and Former CEO of Bucharest & Warsaw Stock Exchanges
  • Srikanth N Seelin, Board Member at SVEC, USA
  • Rajah Vijaykumar, Global Chairman, Scalene De Foundation
  • Satish Kota, Founder, VartaMitra & ConnectMitra
  • Samuel Sudhakar, Founder, SME Consutants
  • Sreekumar, Founder, Business Yogi

The summit also had a special Panel Discussion on Women in International Business , which was facilitated by Ms. Shreya Krishnan and  Ms. Rajalakshmi -  eMERG President , Ms.  Uma Reddy- We Connect President,  Ms. Sumathy Anathram -founder of MANASUM,    Ms. Madumitha Saha – President  Venture Bean Consulting & Ms. Veena Kumar- Founder & CEO at konektUP,  provided  insight on the challenges & support available to support women entrepreneurs.

IBS- Women Panel Discussion
Dr Asif Iqbal

The other major highlight  of the day’s event was the launch of The Rapid Business Growth Platform and Support & Services support system towards the growth of small & medium business owners in scaling up their business on a continuous basis even after the Summit. 

The event was well received by all the attendees, speakers, trade associations, foreign chambers of commerce and government departments. It has been resolved that the IBS  Perpetual Platforms (SME-Consultants ,ConnectMitra & The Rapid Business Growth) shall continue to  help  & support the growth of small & medium business owners in scaling up their business on a continuous basis even after the Summit. 

We have established  good connects  with couple of   Government agencies , International   chamber of commerce / trade associations, International speakers who attended our International Business Summit.

We have established connects with leading  Export & Import  service platforms.

If you need  help & support for growing your export business , please do mail  samuel.s@sme-consultants.in  or call Samuel Sudhakar on 9008457064.