by September 28, 2012 0 comments








James Beven, British High Commissioner to India along with founder of Naukri.com Sanjeev Bikhchandani flagged off the The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) event along with entrepreneur and founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Billimoria.

The theme of the event was ‘Entrepreneurship- Thriving in Chaos’ where the speakers stressed upon the need of innovation in entrepreneurship and leapfrogging over the existing business models.

Among the other key speakers included Shekhar Kapur, Actor and Director; Nasscom President Som Mittal; Pradeep Gupta, MD of CyberMedia Group; Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express; Pramath Sinha, MD of 9.9 Mediaworx; Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman of Genpact; Ravi Gururaj, VP of Citrix Cloud Platform Group; and Sanjay Gupta, CEO of English Helper.

Sir James Levan, British High Commissioner in his keynote address welcomed FDI in retail and also welcomes Indian students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

“This is a welcome step, and this move will benefit not only foreign retailers but also India,” said the British high commissioner.

Talking about Britain and India Sir James Beven said, “The best days of Britain are ahead and we are confident about the future. And I am equally confident about India.”

Billimoria, the founder of Cobra Beer has also welcomed the recent FDI norms in civil aviation and multi brand retail announced by the Indian government.

Som Mittal, President, Nasscom talked on how Internet broadband and mobile phones are reaching almost every corner of the country and how it is impacting the population.

Arun Maira, Member of the Planning Commission debated National Entrepreneurship Policy along with other guests.

Plus, there were sessions on accessible healthcare, success stories of entrepreneurs, the increasing impact of social entrepreneurship on economies and more. 


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