Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2022

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-Corporates are the backbone of the Indian economy, contributing approximately 30% of GDP, 50% of exports and 35% of total manufacturing output of the country. They are the driving force behind many innovations with immense contribution to the entrepreneurship drive, especially in the semi urban and rural areas. Further, they develop and inculcate entrepreneurial instincts and stimulate private ownership that help national growth through investments and employment creation.

Recognizing the vital role played by SMEs and Mid-Corporates, Dun & Bradstreet is pleased to organize the ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2022’ event in November 2022. The event will feature keynote addresses by several eminent dignitaries, including representatives from the Government, Ministries/bodies, industry veterans, and other distinguished thought leaders. The event will also feature the presentation of ‘Business Excellence Awards 2022’ across several categories, panel discussion on the topic ‘Time for India’s New Age Entrepreneurship’ along with the launch of the most referred and premium publications ‘Leading SMEs of India 2022’ and ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2022’.

The event will be attended by dignitaries from the Government, Ministries/bodies, CXOs and other senior representatives of leading businesses, leading financial institutions, and industry associations among others. The event will serve as a great platform to gain useful insights from industry leaders and Government dignitaries.

Theme – ‘Time for India’s New Age Entrepreneurship’

Entrepreneurship is critical to long term economic growth and development. With the significant improvement in ease of doing business rankings, India has emerged as one of the top destinations for start-ups and established SMEs and Mid-Corporates seeking to take their innovation and growth to the next level. The entrepreneurial spirit spurs SMEs and Mid-Corporates to pursue the Government’s agenda of creating an "AatmaNirbhar Bharat". As innovation is becoming the pursuit of entrepreneurship, India is on a journey to become one of the best countries in the world for driving a new-age innovative entrepreneurship driven economy.

With this context, the theme for the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2022 event is ‘Time for India’s New-Age Entrepreneurship’.

How is Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2022 Different?

  • The theme of the 2022 edition of the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow event and publication will be "Time for India’s New-Age Entrepreneurship"
  • The event will feature a power-packed panel discussion on a topic pertinent to SMEs and Mid-Corporates
  • The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Mid-Corporate ‘Business Excellence Awards 2022’ will be presented across ~35 award categories

About the Publication - ‘Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2022’

In order to showcase the critical role played by SMEs and mid-sized businesses, and to recognize their contribution to the Indian economy, Dun & Bradstreet is pleased to announce the release of two publications – ‘Leading SMEs of India 2022’ and ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2022’. These publications will capture the pulse and the dynamics of Indian SMEs and Mid-Corporates. They will also feature the views of business leaders and their outlook. Companies that have reported a standalone turnover between INR 5 crore and INR 250 crore as per the latest standalone financial statements are eligible to be featured in the publication ‘Leading SMEs of India 2022’. Likewise, businesses that have reported standalone turnover between INR 250 crore and INR 1,000 crore as per the latest standalone financial statements are eligible to be featured in the publication ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2022’.

The publications will be circulated among CXOs of leading corporates globally, SMEs and Mid-Corporates, and Government Ministries. There will be an extensive digital campaign to promote and circulate the publication. Furthermore, the publication will also be available on the Dun & Bradstreet website for download.

The publications feature:

  • Listings and profiles of SMEs and Mid-Corporates that have demonstrated consistent performances in the past three financial years
  • Overviews section providing in-depth analysis on SMEs
  • Thematic article
  • Success stories, case studies, and interviews of leading SMEs and Mid-Corporates

About the Awards - ‘Business Excellence Awards’

The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Mid-Corporate ‘Business Excellence Awards 2022’ is an endeavour to acknowledge and recognize the achievements and exemplary performances of SMEs and Mid-Corporates. The award covers ~35 categories, which are largely based on business performance parameters.

Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to apply –

  • For awards, businesses with annual standalone turnover between INR 5 crore – 250 crore as per FY21 standalone financial statements will be considered eligible under the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) category
  • For Awards, businesses with annual standalone turnover between INR 250 crore – 1,000 crore as per FY21 standalone financial statements will be considered eligible under the Mid-Corporates

Details Required:

  • Annual Reports / Audited Financial Statements (mandatory) for FY21, FY20 and FY19 along with the schedules / notes to accounts
  • Completed nomination forms along with valid required documents will qualify companies for the purpose of publication and business excellence awards

Note:

  • Businesses with annual standalone turnover below INR 5 crore are not eligible
  • Businesses involved exclusively in trading activities are not eligible to apply for the awards
  • Last date to submit the nomination form is October 10th, 2022.

Dun & Bradstreet uses a proprietary model, based on financial parameters such as total income, profit, net profit margin and growth parameters, among others, to evaluate the performance of companies in each award category. Winners are then chosen on the basis of an overall composite score.

Award Winners List

Industry Award
Industry Award Categories Segment Award Winner
Food & Agro Processing SME Magma Foods Private Limited
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals SME Bhalaria Metal Craft Private Limited
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Mid-Corporate Hindustan Tin Works Limited
Textiles & Textile Articles (Basic Textiles) SME Usha Yarns Limited
Textiles & Textile Articles (Finished Products) SME Jaipur Rugs Private Limited
Textiles & Textile Articles Mid-Corporate Faze Three Limited
Automobiles: OEM and Components  SME RACL Geartech Limited
Automobiles: OEM and Components (Passenger Vehicles) Mid-Corporate Texspin Bearings Limited
Automobiles: OEM and Components (Commercial Vehicles) Mid-Corporate Auto Ignition Limited
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals SME Fineotex Chemical Limited
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Mid-Corporate Neelikon Food Dyes and Chemicals Limited
Building & Construction Products SME Ashtech (India) Private Limited
Plastic & Rubber Products  SME DynaFlex Private Limited
Engineering Products SME Cosmos Impex (India) Private Limited
Engineering Products Mid-Corporate BEUMER India Private Limited
Services (Other than IT & ITeS) SME Consulting Engineers Group Limited
Services (Other than IT & ITeS) Mid-Corporate IndiaMART InterMESH Limited
IT & ITeS SME Lotus Wireless Technologies India Private Limited
IT & ITeS Mid-Corporate Fortune Marketing Private Limited
Theme Based Awards
Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Ms. Pavithra YS (Vindhya e-Infomedia Private Limited)
Best Tech Initiative of the Year NSEIT Limited
Entrepreneur of the Year Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (IndiaMART InterMESH Limited)
Best Global SME/Mid-Corporate Global Surfaces Limited

 

Jury

Mr. Gopal Murli Bhagat
Deputy Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association (IBA)

Mr. Parag Parikh
CFO
Adani Total Gas Limited

Mr. Prabhakar Dalal
Former Executive Director &
Former Senior Advisor
EXIM Bank of India

About the Panel Discussion - Time for India’s New Age Entrepreneurship

The event will also feature a panel discussion on the central theme of the event ‘Time for India’s New Age Entrepreneurship’. This panel discussion will offer a great platform for the industry veterans, Government dignitaries and thought leaders to provide their valuable insights.

AGENDA

Time

Session

SPEAKER

Dr. Arun Singh

Global Chief Economist,

Dun & Bradstreet on Indian SMEs in the Changing Global Dynamics

  • Regulatory reforms for removing hurdles for financial inclusion
  • Improve access to relevant financial services on appropriate terms
  • Promote funding for innovation / diversification / expansion
  • Use of technology to bridge the gap between SMEs and lenders

Moderator: Mr. Manish Arora, Chief Executive Officer, Karat Solutions LLP

Panelists :

  • Mr. Krishna Singh, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Space Technologies Private Limited
  • Mr. Aurko Bhattacharya, Co-founder, ePayLater
  • Mr. Nirav Choksi, Co-founder & CEO, CredAble
  • Mr. Lawrence Albert, Managing Director, L A Technologies Private Ltd
  • Mr. Dhavan Shah, Country Head – SME, Yes Bank
  • Mr. Amit Mande – Chief Revenue Officer, U GRO Capital

  • Technology assistance to improvise the business process
  • Infrastructure and IT challenges
  • Leveraging real-time insights for informed business decisions
  • Reskilling workforce for greater efficiency
  • Government push forward for digital transformation and innovation

Moderator: Ms. Apsara Chidambaram, Head – Partnerships, Shopify India

Panelist :

  • Mr. PN Shetty, Chief Executive Officer, Rupeeboss Financial Services Private Limited
  • Mr. Arun Poojari, Co-founder and CEO, Cashinvoice.in
  • Mr. Akshay Varma, Co-founder, Beco
  • Mr. Suneel Saxena, VP-Cluster Enterprise Head, West & Central, Vi Business

Mr. Ajay Thakur, Head - BSE SME & Start up, BSE Limited

  • Challenges faced by SMEs in terms of sustainability issues
  • Supply Chain Risks for SMEs in the current global scenario
  • Roadmap to create Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Moderator: Mr. Apurva Mankad, Founder & CEO, WebXpress Transportation SaaS

Panelist:

  • Mr. Balawant Joshi, Founder & Managing Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited
  • Mr. Ravi Kumar Tummalapalli, Managing Director, va-Q-tec
  • Mr. Keyur Bhatia, Chairman & Managing Director, TJUK Trade Networks
  • Mr. Pradnesh Chodankar, Senior Vice President & Head – Procurement, DBS Bank

  • Importance of brand building & business innovation for small businesses
  • Identifying brand building problems & challenges in SMEs
  • Important tech-tools and know-how for entrepreneurs to enhance their brand image
  • Understanding the future impact of brand authenticity on brand trust and SME growth
  • Best practices in brand building strategies for entrepreneurs & small businesses

Moderator: Mr. Vipul Oberoi, Director of Marketing, CSR & Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet India

Panelist:

  • Mr. Abhinav Thakur, Managing Director, Accurex
  • Dr. HC. Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Group
  • Mr. Ankit Madhwani, Chief Financial Officer, Faze Three Limited
  • Ms. Lulu Raghavan, Managing Director, Landor & Fitch India

  • Mr. Manish Hingar, Founder, Fintoo

Moderator: Dr. Arun Singh, Global Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet

  • Mr. Neeraj Sahai, President, Dun & Bradstreet International
  • Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Chairman- Pahle India Foundation, Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
  • Mr. Rajnish Kumar, Member International Strategic Advisory Board, Dun & Bradstreet and former Chairman, State Bank of India

  • Navigating the growing risks factors for mid & small sized entities and its impact on business & financial operations
  • Key competencies on staying updated with the changing landscape of risk management
  • Opportunities and benefits of taking a risk-based approach in today’s landscape for small businesses
  • Strategies involved in surviving & finding growth opportunities in the ever-changing risk environment
  • Best practices in risk forecasting, prediction and management for small businesses
  • Identifying the driving force for the future of mid-sized & small businesses

Moderator: Mr. Somdeb Sengupta, Partner, KPMG India

Panelist :

  • Mr. Milind Godbole, CEO & Managing Director, GeBBs Healthcare Solutions
  • Mr. Piyus Kanti, CEO, Cloudstrats Technologies Private Limited
  • Mr. Aniket Malshe, Founder and Owner, Nichem Solutions
  • Mr. Venkatesh Inamdar, Managing Director, Tesa Tapes India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Gopal Murali Bhagat, Deputy Chief Executive, Indian Banks’ Association
  • Mr. Prabhakar Dalal, Former Executive Director & Former Senior Advisor, EXIM Bank of India

Avinash Gupta

Managing Director & CEO –

India, Dun & Bradstreet

Mr. Rajan Pental

Global Head

Retail Banking, Yes Bank

Mr. Sunil Mehta

Chief Executive

Indian Banks’ Association

Panelists

Krishna Singh
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
Global Space Technologies Private Limited

Aurko Bhattacharya
Cofounder
ePayLater

Nirav Choksi
Co-Founder & CEO
CredAble

Lawrence Albert
Managing Director
L A Technologies Private Ltd

Dhavan Shah
Country Head – SME
Yes Bank

Amit Mande
Chief Revenue Officer
U GRO Capital

Manish Arora
Chief Executive Officer
Karat Solutions LLP

Tarun Katial
Founder & CEO
Eve World (Coto)

Apsara Chidambaram
Head – Partnerships
Shopify India

PN Shetty
Chief Executive Officer
Rupeeboss Financial Services Private Limited

Arun Poojari
Co-Founder and CEO
Cashinvoice.in

Akshay Varma
Co-Founder
Beco

Suneel Saxena
VP-Cluster Enterprise Head
West & Central, Vi Business

Apurva Mankad
Founder & CEO
WebXpress Transportation SaaS

Balawant Joshi
Founder & Managing Director
Idam Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited

Ravi Kumar Tummalapalli
Managing Director
va-Q-tec

Pradnesh Chodankar
Senior Vice President
& Head – Procurement
DBS Bank

Vipul Oberoi
Director of Marketing
CSR & Learning Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet India

Abhinav Thakur
Managing Director
Accurex

Dr. HC. Mario Schmidt
Managing Director ,
Lingel Windows and
Doors Technologies

Ankit Madhwani
Chief Financial Officer
Faze Three Limited

Lulu Raghavan
Managing Director
Landor & Fitch India

Manish Hingar
Founder
Fintoo

Dr.Arun Singh
Global Chief Economist
Dun & Bradstreet

Neeraj Sahai
President
Dun & Bradstreet International

Rajiv Kumar
Ex. Vice Chairman
NITI Aayog

Rajnish Kumar
Member International Strategic Advisory Board
Dun & Bradstreet and former Chairman
State Bank of India

Milind Godbole
CEO & Managing Director
GeBBs Healthcare Solutions

Piyus Kanti
CEO
Cloudstrats Technologies Private Limited

Aniket Malshe
Founder and Owner
Nichem Solutions

Venkatesh Inamdar
Managing Director
Tesa Tapes India Pvt. Ltd.

Gopal Murali Bhagat
Deputy Chief Executive
Indian Banks’ Association

Prabhakar Dalal
Former Executive Director
& Former Senior Advisor
EXIM Bank of India

Avinash Gupta
Managing Director & CEO – India
Dun & Bradstreet

Rajan Pental
Global Head
Retail Banking, Yes Bank

Sunil Mehta
Chief Executive
Indian Banks’ Association

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