Just 3 days left for VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2013; meet top healthcare entrepreneurs, investors; updated agenda


  • 23 Sep 2013
Just 3 days left for VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2013; meet top healthcare entrepreneurs, investors; updated agenda

VCCircle will host the 5th edition of its investment conference VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2013 on September 26 in Mumbai.

The summit will debate topics covering the future of Indian healthcare sector such as: Where are the next growth opportunities in the Indian healthcare sector? How is the investor perception changing for the sector and its ancillary segments in 2013-14? How do healthcare companies acquire rapid growth? Topics for discussion will also include improving the quality of healthcare delivery, value addition and personalisation; professionalising and improving the operational quality of the business; raising institutional/private equity capital for healthcare businesses; and key issues in multi-speciality, single-speciality, pathology, medical equipment devices and other emerging sectors. For registration details,.

Healthcare Awards 2013, which is part of the initiative, will recognise and celebrate the best Indian healthcare innovations and fast growth companies across categories.


Every year, the summit attracts India's best healthcare entrepreneurs and investors. This year the summit will be participated by more than 250 CEOs representing India's top and emerging healthcare companies as well as leading institutional and private equity investors betting on the sector. 

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 8:30am – 9:20am

Tea & registration

9:20am – 9:30am


Introductory Note

9:30am – 10:20am

Fireside Chat: Unpacking Indian Healthcare 2013 - Mapping Opportunities, Growth & Generating Returns


Where does the industry stand today in terms of sustainable growth, performance and generating returns? How has the growth been in various sub-sectors? What is the outlook for these sub-sectors for the next three years? Where are the opportunities for differentiation and innovation? What is the scope for business model innovation? What are the key challenges that hinder growth for Indian healthcare companies? How are entrepreneurs breaking the long-gestation challenge? What are the investment trends in the sector?

Raj Dugar - Sr. MD, FIL Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd

Vishal Bali - Group CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd


Rajen Padukone - MD & CEO, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

Hari Buggana - MD, InvAscent India (Moderator)

10:20am – 11:10am

Fireside Chat: Improving Quality of Healthcare Infrastructure & Delivery in India

What can companies do to enhance the quality of healthcare infrastructure and delivery in India? How will PPP and policy regulations contribute to creating world class healthcare infrastructure? Is 'quality' healthcare—that generates enhanced consumer value—recognised by consumers? What does a patient want? How can companies enhance value addition and personalisation?

Dr. Ajai Kumar - Chairman, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd

Dr. GSK Velu - Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare

Kaushik Sen - Co-founder & CEO, Healthspring Community Medical Centres

Monika Sood - Co-founder & Partner, Arete Advisors LLP (Moderator)

11:10am - 11:30am

Tea & Networking Break

11:30am – 12:20pm

Panel: Scaling-up & Professionalising Your Healthcare Business

How do healthcare companies scale up and professionalise their healthcare business? What are the key elements that define a world-class healthcare company? How do promoters/entrepreneurs lead this transformation in their companies? What does it take to build a recognised healthcare brand? How do you create a professional management and clinical team? How do you improve the operational quality of the business? How does cost–effective care help expand business without sacrificing quality? How do transformation elements apply for family owned healthcare businesses?

Dr. Om Manchanda - CEO, Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

Dr. S. B Vikram - CMD, Vikram Hospital Pvt. Ltd

Sanjay Arte - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors

Dr. Ashwin Naik - Co-founder & CEO, Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions (Moderator)

12:20pm – 1:00pm

Panel: Raising Private Equity Capital for Healthcare Businesses

Why is healthcare one of the key focus areas for most of India’s private equity players? What are the businesses that can be funded by PE? What do private equity investors look for? What are the forms of innovation and differentiation in healthcare companies that an investor is interested in? How can an investor-promoter partnership add value to a healthcare firm? What are the key aspects in a company that determine business valuation? What are the various PE-exit routes for this sector?

Raghav Ramdev - Director, ChrysCapital Inv. Advisors Pvt. Ltd

Manish Makharia - Executive Director, TVS Capital Funds Ltd

Siddharth Dhondiyal - Director, India Value Fund Advisors

Rajesh Sharma - National Head, Spring Board Ventures

Ashish Bansal - Director, KPMG (Moderator)

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 1:45pm

VCCircle Lounge

During this special session, representatives of five handpicked healthcare companies will meet select 10 private equity investors in a separate enclosure. To apply for VCCircle Lounge, contact Kanika at register@vccircle.com or 0120-4171111

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Red Hot I: Multi-specialty Healthcare

Multi-specialty hospitals have played a key role in revolutionising health-care needs of the society. But what are the obstacles one faces while setting up a multi-speciality chain? How do promoters drive clinical excellence? How does a multi–speciality provider balance the combination of building expensive facilities and generating revenue growth? The discussion will also throw light on infrastructure, technology, medical talent pool and other key factors that help build an integrated multi-speciality healthcare company.

Ashish Kumar - MD, Pine Bridge Investments

Dr. N Krishna Reddy - CEO, Quality Care India Ltd

Dr. Alok Roy - CMD, Medica Synergie Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Ravindranath Kancharla - CMD, Global Hospitals Pvt. Ltd

2:40pm – 3:20pm

Red Hot II: Single-specialty Healthcare

Single-specialty chains offer personalised and professional care in their respective core area, holding immense potential in the underserved Indian market and delivering higher quality service, efficiency and investment returns. What are the verticals that will witness growth and hold great potential for more entrepreneurship and high-quality companies? Will these businesses overturn multi-specialty practices? What are the challenges in setting up and scaling single-speciality chains? How can these chains efficiently manage capital expenditure?

Dr Mahipal S Sachdev - Chairman, Centre for Sight Pvt. Ltd

Shriram Vijayakumar - Founder & CEO, DaVita NephroLife Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Manish Chhaparwal - Founder, Mewar Orthopaedic Hospital Pvt. Ltd

Monika Sood - Co-founder & Partner, Arete Advisors LLP(Moderator)

3:20pm – 3:40pm

Tea & Networking Break

3:40pm – 4:20pm

Red Hot III: Diagnostics

As a large share of medical treatment is based on lab tests, diagnostics is playing an indispensible part in the Indian healthcare industry, witnessing clear opportunities in the segment. What is the scope for growth and innovation in this space? Will the sector see consolidation and emergence of quality brands? What is the major risk in operating these businesses?

Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry - MD, Super Religare Laboratories Ltd

Dr. Ajay Aggarwal - MD, Diwan Chand Medical Services Pvt. Ltd

Sohil Chand - MD, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)

4:20pm – 5:00pm

Red Hot IV: Medical Equipment & Devices

What is the projected opportunity and market size in the equipment category? What are the opportunities to plug in the demand-supply gap in India and other markets? What are the latest innovations in the ecosystem? What are the key drivers and restraints for the medical equipment market? What is the scope for licences or collaborations? At what pace and cost are healthcare players in India and other markets adopting high-tech equipment and devices? What is the nature of investor interest in this segment?

K. Chandrasekhar - Founder & CEO, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Gurmukh Advani - President, Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd

5:00pm – 6:00pm

VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2013

VCCircle has launched VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2013 to recognise and award the best innovations and fast growing companies in the following categories:

-  Best Multi Speciality Tertiary Hospital

-  Most Innovative Single Specialty Healthcare Entity

-  Most Indigenous  Equipment/Devices Company

-  Best Diagnostic Service Company

-  Emerging Healthcare Retail Company

-  Most Promising Startup

VCCircle Healthcare Awards Jury

- Rajen Padukone - Managing Director & CEO, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

- Hari Buggana - MD, InvAscent India

- Ratan Jalan - Founder & Principal Consultant, Medium

6:00pm – 8:00pm

VCCircle Unwind

This session will provide extended networking time for top healthcare entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails.

You can follow updates on the event on twitter (hashtag: #VHIS13), LinkedIn and Facebook.

For registrations, write to kanika@vccircle.com or call 0120-4171111

For sponsorship, write to: varun@vccircle.com or  vijay@vccircle.com.  

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