The 3rd edition of the ASCENT Conclave, a flagship event from ASCENT Foundation, a not-for-profit, peer-to-peer learning platform for entrepreneurs founded by Harsh Mariwala, Chairman-Marico Ltd., will be held on November 22, 2018 at the St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai.
The theme for this year’s conclave is ‘Beyond the Conversation’ and the focus is on the holistic development of an entrepreneur to spur professional growth.
The event will be attended by business leaders and experts from across industries and entrepreneurs will have a chance to interact with them, learn from their experiences, and network with peers and other like-minded entrepreneurs. Over 500 entrepreneurs are expected to attend the programme.
Chance to interact with eminent business leaders
Speaking across various tracks on this theme are dignitaries including Harsh Mariwala, Rajiv Bajaj (MD – Bajaj Auto), Kishore Biyani (Group CEO – Future Group and Managing Director – Pantaloon Retail), Sangita Reddy (Joint Managing Director – Apollo Hospitals Group), Ananth Narayanan (CEO – Myntra and Jabong), PC Musthafa (CEO and Co-founder – iD Fresh Food), Lavanya Nalli (Vice-Chairperson – Nalli Silk Sarees Pvt. Ltd.), Milind Soman (Director – Maximus MICE & Media Solutions), Harshwardhan Zala, (Founder & CEO – Aerobotics7), Nicolas Dumoulin (Managing Director – Michael Page India), Gauranga Das (from ISKCON) and Gauri Sawant (Transgender Activist). These eminent personalities will share their successes, failures and describe how they achieved professional growth through personal development.
The sessions will focus on various themes such as the importance of brand building, scaling of businesses amidst challenges, people management and working towards effective leadership.
Speaking about the event, Mr Mariwala says, “The third edition of the ASCENT Conclave promises to be bigger and better. While keeping with the spirit of celebrating entrepreneurship, this year, we want to highlight the importance of holistic development. The Conclave will gather Thought leaders and Innovators from various walks of life with conversations that will empower, inspire and add immense value to entrepreneurial excellence.”
IIFL Wealth Management Ltd is the Lead Partner for this year’s ASCENT Conclave. Commenting on the association, Sandeep Jethwani, Managing Partner, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd, says, “We are pleased to be associated with the ASCENT Conclave 2018. This confluence of thought leaders will bring to the fore real-life experiences in the space of innovation, business, entrepreneurship and investments.”
Comprehensive discussions in store
Rajiv Bajaj will deliver a keynote speech address in which he will share how entrepreneurs can leapfrog towards building billion-dollar enterprises.
Other interesting sessions and panel discussions include one moderated by Govindraj Ethiraj (Director – Ping Digital Broadcast & IndiaSpend), with Menaka Doshi (Managing Editor – BloombergQuint) and Prabir Jha (President & Global Chief People Officer – Cipla Inc.) on the panel. A special Inspiring TrailBlazers Panel moderated by Tanvi Dubey (Editor – YourStory Media) will capture the entrepreneurial journeys of child prodigy Harshwardhan Zala, Milind Soman, Gauranga Das and Gauri Sawant.
Previous editions of the conclave included sessions by marquee business leaders such as Sajjan Jindal (Chairman – JSW Group), Uday Kotak (Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director – Kotak Mahindra Bank), Ronnie Screwvala (Founder – Unilazer Ventures and Swades Foundation), Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder – PayTM), Sandeep Singhal (Co-founder – Nexus Venture Partners), Ameera Shah (Managing Director – Metropolis Healthcare Ltd), Kunwer Sachdev (Managing Director & Founder – Su-Kam), Siddharth Roy Kapur (Erstwhile Managing Director – The Walt Disney Company India, Current President – Film and Television Producers Guild of India), Tanmay Bhat (Co-Founder – All India Bakchod), Vineet Rai (Co-Founder and Chairman – Aavishkaar and Intellecap Group), Falguni Nayar (Founder – Nykaa), Ashish Hemrajani (CEO – BookMyShow), Neeraj Kakkar (CEO – Hector Beverages) and Prasoon Joshi (CEO – McCann World Group India and Chairman – McCann Asia Pacific), among others.
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