One day to go for VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2012: Latest agenda, highlights, speakers
VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit

VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2012, one of the flagship events under the VCCircle umbrella, will attract 300+ industry participants including top healthcare entrepreneurs, in addition to Partners/CEOs of leading Private Equity and Venture Capital funds tomorrow at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. The forum now in its fourth edition has been a huge success in the industry bringing together the who’s who of the industry under one roof.

Here is preview what the whole day agenda debates and discusses on the Indian healthcare industry:


10:00am - 11:00am

Panel I: Investing In Indian Healthcare - Past experiences & lessons for the future

Why rapidly changing customer aspirations & growing awareness of healthcare needs along with rising disposable income & insurance covers are making Indian Healthcare sector attractive for investments? Which are the emerging sectors that will drive growth in the sector? Is investing in Indian healthcare infrastructure a winning proposition -- will it lure private equity investors?

Monika Sood - President & CEO, Feedback Infrastructure (Moderator)

Dr. A Velumani - CMD, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd

Dr. Vikram Chhatwal - Operating Partner, Advent International

Dr Amit Varma – Managing Director - Healthcare, Religare Enterprises Limited

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

Niten Malhan – MD, Warburg Pincus India Pvt. Ltd

11:00am - 11:30am

Entrepreneur Interview

Dr. N.Krishna Reddy - CEO, Care Hospitals Group:

Shrija Agrawal - Associate Editor, VCCircle (Interviewer)

11:30am - 11:45am

Tea & Networking

11:45am - 12:45pm

Panel II: Multispecialty Tertiary Care – What is the road ahead

High fixed operating costs & slower build-up of occupancy is resulting in operating losses in initial years for multi-specialty clinics -- is there a way & how can we innovate? Higher Capex, higher obsolescence of medical equipment along with higher human resources expenditure -- can we make tertiary care affordable in India? Are hospital chains focusing on untapped opportunities -- underserved segments along with various geographies?

Abhay Pandey - MD, Sequoia Capital India (Moderator)

Shravan Talwar - CEO, Moolchand Healthcare

Dr. K Ravindranath - Chairman & MD, Global Hospitals Group

Siddharth Dhondiyal - Director, India Value Fund Advisors

Shyam Powar – Director, Allegro Advisors Pvt Ltd

12:45pm - 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Panel III: Single Specialty – Emerging business models

What are the emerging single specialty plays? Status check on eye care, dental care, oncology, fertility clinics, dialysis, orthopedic centers and daycare surgeries, cardiac and cancer clinics. A good business model with higher margins and less investment with entrepreneur's clear vision are fast attracting attention of investors. Will we see the emergence of a new breed of entrepreneurs backed by venture capital & private equity funds?

Ben Mathias - Executive Director, NEA (Moderator)

Dr. Amit Sachdeva - Director, Axiss Dental Pvt. Ltd

Avinash Ojha - President & COO, RG Stone Hospital

Sanjay Arte - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors

Shrenik M Khasgiwala - Director, Brand Capital

Rajat Goel – CEO, Eye-Q Vision Pvt. Ltd.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Entrepreneur Story I:

Dr. G.S.K Velu, MD, Trivitron Healthcare, will make an address on:

- The company’s early days and business model

- Significant milestones

- Growth path and projections

- How it raised private equity funding and scaled

Dr. G.S.K Velu, MD, Trivitron Healthcare

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Tea & Networking

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Entrepreneur Story II:

Shriram Vijayakumar - MD & Founder, DaVita NephroLife will make an address on:

- The company’s early days and business model

- Significant milestones

- Growth path and projections

- How it raised private equity funding and scaled

Shriram Vijayakumar - MD & Founder, DaVita NephroLife

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Panel IV: Delivering patient centric healthcare

Why India lacks in delivering patient centric healthcare- what can be done? Can we establish a right doctor- patient engagement model to make it more rational, cost-effective and efficient? Scouting for right medical practitioners still remains a big dilemma- will it change? Overcoming challenges in patient centric healthcare & delivery networks- perspective from medical professionals. How can technology aid this cause?

Amit Mookim - Partner, National Industry Head – Healthcare, KPMG (Moderator)

Viren Shetty - Director, Narayana Hrudayalaya

Manish Makharia - ED-Investments, TVS Capital Funds Limited

Dr. Praneet Kumar – CEO, Dr. B L Kapur Memorial Hospital

Dr. Anand Ashok Shroff – Director, Shroff Eyecare

5:15pm - 5:20pm

Concluding Remarks

5:30pm onwards

VCCircle Unwind

A zone for informal networking and establishing contacts with entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails

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