India’s consumption story has fuelled the emergence of some top quality companies. In comparison with other mainstream sectors such as infrastructure, industries, healthcare, information technology, real estate, the consumer sector has consistently witnessed emergence of new sub-segments disrupting existing traditional channels.
To delve deeper into the sector and identify the next big consumption themes and entrepreneurs who will drive them, VCCircle will hold the 4th edition of its annual VCCircle Consumer Investment Summit on April 17 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.
The topics for discussion are:
What it takes to build a consumer brand in India
How home grown brands are winning India’s consumption story Mergers & acquisitions for India’s consumer businesses Reinventing India’s lifestyle: Building the next generation consumer businesses
Opportunities in fashion, apparel, luxury goods, food, dairy & restaurants
Private equity for consumer businesses
Building extensive & efficient distribution system
Indian retail’s path to sustainable growth & profitability.
Block your date to identify the most attractive businesses in this market space as we put together a gathering of 200+ CEOs representing top consumer product and service brands in India and leading investors betting on this space, with insightful panels and keynote sessions.
Some of the speakers are:
Alok Gupta – CEO, Essar Retail
Avani Saglani Davda – CEO, Tata Starbucks Ltd
Ajit Joshi – MD & CEO, Infinity Retail, Croma
Deepak Shahdadpuri – Founder & MD, BCP Advisors Private Limited
Dinesh Chhabra – CEO, Usha International
Harish Bijoor – Brand-strategy specialist & CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc
Kannan Sitaram – Operating Partner, India Equity Partners
K.S.Narayanan – CEO, Pan India Foodsolutions Pvt Ltd
Manish Makharia – Executive Director, TVS Capital Funds Limited
Prakash Iyer – Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark Lever
Rakesh Biyani – Joint MD, Future Group
Rajiv Mehta – MD, PUMA South Asia
Ritesh Chandra – Executive Director and Head, Consumer Group, Avendus Capital
Sandeep Ahuja – Managing Director, VLCC Health Care Ltd
Sanjay Gujral – Regional Managing Director, Singapore, L Capital Asia
Shomik Mukherjee – Partner, Consumer, Actis
Tejpavan Singh Gandhok – CEO, Om Pizza & Eats
VT Bharadwaj – MD, Sequoia Capital India
Vijay Nair – CEO, OML Entertainment Private Limited
Udai Dhawan – MD, Standard Chartered Private Equity
8:30am – 9:35am
Tea & Registration
9:35am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:30am
Panel: What It Takes To Build A Consumer Brand In India
How are brands taking over the reins from the Indian unorganised, unbranded product market? What does it take to build a brand in India? Apart from differentiation and positioning, what other marketing skills are required to highlight a product? How vital it is to give consumer a sense of ‘Value’?
10:30am – 11:15am
Panel: Made In India: Home grown brands winning India’s consumption story
How are home grown local consumer brands competing with large MNCs? Which are some of the sub-segments that have created these large local brands – a look at condiments, personal care, consumer durables among others. Which are the key sub-sectors driving entrepreneurship in India? How are top MNCs reacting?
11:15am – 11:45am
Tea & Networking
11:45am – 12:30pm
Panel: Mergers & Acquisitions for India’s consumer businesses
What are the opportunities for M&A in Indian consumer businesses? Will restructuring, cost synergies, accelerating revenue stories drive consumer M&A deals ahead? Is unlocking M&A a right approach to sharpen business strategy? Will FDI in retail scale Indian M&A, buyout activities in consumer segment? Ways to tackle top challenges faced by entrepreneurs chasing M&A.
12:30pm – 1:15pm
Fireside Chat: Reinventing India’s Lifestyle: Building the next generation consumer businesses
1:15pm – 2:00pm
A special initiative where companies and investors can meet and network in a structured manner in a separate enclosure. Here companies can make their elevator pitch to a group of select private equity investors and venture capitalists, while investors can sell their funds to India’s fastest growing enterprises.
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Lunch & Networking
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Sector Focus: Food, Dairy & Restaurants
What makes food businesses so attractive in India? What are the unique characteristics of the best scalable models? What are the challenges and opportunities in each of these food business segments?
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Panel: Private Equity For Consumer Businesses
Which are the consumer segments attractive for private equity investments? What are the key ingredients private equity investors look for in a company before they invest?
3:45pm – 4:00pm
Tea & Networking
4:00pm – 4:45pm
Sector Focus: Indian Retail: Path To Sustainable Growth & Profitability
Apart from the macro Indian opportunities, what are the firm specific drivers and characteristics that can create high quality retail businesses in India? What are the unique lessons from success stories in India and other global markets? What will create the best businesses in this challenging environment?
4:45pm – 5:00pm
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and investors with cocktails.