Indian consumer industry story remains interesting despite economic growth dipping to its lowest level in the decade. Ambitious middle class demands, rising income allowing for more discretionary spending apart from consumers’ willingness to experiment products coupled with a sharp elevation in rural sales have taken Indian consumer industry to a different level.
In addition to the growth potential witnessed in the sector, easing of FDI rules in multi-brand retail companies and rupee depreciation have encouraged global honchos to tweak their strategies to suit Indian taste and preferences, giving oversees investors an edge to allocate more funds to Indian consumer driven industries. The pace at which the consumer market is moving, rightly integrating with the upcoming elections, is also boosting domestic investor sentiments to bank on FMCG, QSR businesses, wellness services, luxury brands, sports equipments & fitness space, hotel & tourism industry among others.
Taking cues from industry shifts and success of our previous editions, VCCircle is organising the 5th edition of its Consumer & Retail Investment Summit to assess the future path for the consumer industry. The event is scheduled to be held on March 13, 2014 at Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Click here for last year’s agenda.
Topics to be discussed this year
This year the summit will cover key topics such as:
-Future of Indian consumer market: Mapping short-term, middle-term & long-term view - good news & bad news
-Building a strong consumer franchisee; role of brand building & distribution in India
-Raising private equity for Indian consumer businesses.
Six sharp-focus panels on trending topics from the most relevant people in the business
1) FMCG Panel: Packaged Foods, Bakery, Frozen Foods, Dairy & Personal Care products
2) Food Retail& QSR businesses
3) Wellness, Health &Beauty Services
4) Luxury Market: Branded apparel, Accessories & Other Luxury Models
5) Sports & Fitness
6) Hotel & Tourism Industry
Other keynote panels
- Journey of building FMCG businesses in India.
- Creating excellent food retail businesses in India.
Representatives of six companies to talk for 10 minutes each (without presentations) from each category. A promoter, who has received at least one round of funding, will touch upon the product-market opportunity and the firm’s differentiated strategy to tap that opportunity. To present here, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0120-4171111
VCCircle Consumer & Retail Investment Summit will be attended by more than 250 CEOs representing India's top consumer companies and top institutional and private equity investors betting on this space. For more details, click here.