Friday, 15 December 2017

IFA-Conference 2017

December 15, 2017, 9 am
IFA Chennai 11th International Taxation Conference 2017 #IfaDM
(IFA SRC-International Fiscal Association - India Branch Southern Regnl Chapter Chennai; 11th International Taxation Conference 2017; Speakers-S. Sridhar, Chairman, IFA SRC; K. Sudarshan, Vice-chairman; K. Ravi, Advocate; Sriram Seshadri, PwC; Arun Giri, TaxSutra; Panel discussion on tax function-S. B. Navneeth, Wipro Enterprises; Simhachal Mohanty, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories; Kamal Bafna, Cognizant)
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Thursday, 14 December 2017


RCME, RotaryClubSA donation to PHC Public Health Centre #RcmePhcDM
(RCME-Rotary Club of Madras East Rotary District 3232; RotaryClubSA-Rotary Club of San Antonio; inaugural of Global Grant Project GG#1759816 comprising critical operation theatre equipment to PHC in West Mambalam run by Public Health and Welfare Society; Speakers-B.S Purshotham, President, RCME; Dr M. K. Srinivasan, President & MD, PHC; Dr Vasudha Rajasekar, Chairman, Global Grant; N. Papa Rao, Secretary, RCME; Dr J. Radhakrishnan, IAS, Health Secretary, Govt of Tamil Nadu; K. Skandan, IAS Retd)
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017


December 13, 2017, 12.30 pm
Launch of Klinikals home service for medicines & diagnostic tests #KlinikalsDM
(Speakers-Raj Kunnath, Founder & CEO; Kenneth Massey, Co-founder & CMO, Klinikals Information Systems P Ltd)
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December 13, 2017, 10.30 am
SICCI, PEIE session on investing in Oman #SicciPeieDM
(SICCI-Southern India Chamber of Commerce; PEIE-Public Establishment for Industrial Estates; theme-‘Oman-The Gateway of India to the Middle East & North African Markets'; Speakers-Somi S. K. Hazari, Executive Committee Member, SICCI; A. K. Tareen, Founder Chairman, AKT Strategic Consulting LLP; Sheikh Hilal Al Hasani, CEO, PEIE)
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Saturday, 9 December 2017


FICCI 7th edition of TAN-Energy Summit 2017 #FicciEnergyDM
(FICCI-Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; theme-Energy & environment, inclusive growth)
Inaugural session
1)      Ar Rm Arun, Chairman, FICCI Tamil Nadu State Council TNSC
2)      M. Nandakumar, Convener, Energy Panel, FICCI TNSC & Managing Director, EDAC Engineering
3)      Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai, President & NMC Chairman, PMA (Padma Bhushan awardee, Former CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace and CCR&D, DRDO)
4)      N. Lakshminarayanan, Specialist (TPL) Reliability, Kuwait National Petroleum Company
5)      Achim Fabig, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
6)      P. Thangamani, Minister for Electricity, Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses and Prevention of Corruption Act, Government of Tamil Nadu
7)      Ruban Hobday, Head, FICCI
Special session 1: Energy independence, technology solutions - Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai
Plenary session 1: Energy and environment – concurrent growth
1)      Energy efficiency, current trends - T. Ramesh, DGM (Tech), Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL)
2)      Environmental CSR initiatives in an energy company - R. Mohan, Chief General Manager, NLC India Ltd, Neyveli
3)      Environmental policy concerning the energy sector - Dr S. Murugavelh, Associate Professor, VIT University
Plenary session 2: High pitch marketing
1)      Dayal Nathan, CEO, Vidabest Energy Pvt Ltd
2)      B. Sivarama Krishnan, Chief Architect, Bahwan Cybertek Pvt Ltd
3)      Shreyas Sridharan, CEO, Aashman Solar Solution Private Ltd
4)      P. Gopi, Managing Director, Carrieall Car Pvt Ltd
5)      Vishnu Murali, Co-founder, Dravak Technologies
Plenary session 3: Renewable energy sector, current trends
1)      Solar energy storage - Yogesh Bhardwaj, Regional Manager & Business Head South Asia, ME & Africa, Astronergy, Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co, Ltd
2)      Waste to energy - Madhu Ganesh, Director Research & Innovation, Biomass Energy Systems Inc (US)
3)      Electric vehicles, emerging trends - Hemalatha Anamalai, Chief Executive Officer, Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd
Plenary session 4: Current focus of energy sector
1)      Transmission & distribution, an overall perspective - Dr P. Selvan, Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College
2)      Energy aspects in smart cities - Vijayan SR, Asst Vice President, Technology Manager, Smart Grid, Smart Cities and Cyber Security; Product Manager RTUs, ABB India Ltd
3)      Startups, innovation in energy sector - Ankit Poddar, Founder CEO, Swadha Energies

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

AB Business Enterprises-50 years

AB Business Enterprises 50 years celebration #Abbe50DM
(Speakers in the golden jubilee of Parveen Travels: Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali Azimjah, Prince of Arcot; N. Murali, Chairman, Kasthuri & Sons Ltd; Shreevats Sanjay, Deputy Director General/ Regional Director (South), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Ahmed Buhari, Founder, President & CEO, Coal & Oil Group; S. Rajamohan, Principal and Secretary, Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai; Dr P. Robert Guruswamy, Formerly Director, Institute for Development Education & Ex Bursar, Madras Christian College; Afzal, MD & Aarif, Director, Parveen Travels)
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SICCI-Y. V. Reddy

SICCI 4th G. Ramachandran Memorial lecture by Dr Y. V. Reddy #SicciYvrDM
(SICCI-The Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Dr Y. V. Reddy, Former Governor, RBI, on ‘India since Independence – Changing contours of economic policies’)
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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Swatantra-Raj Vedam

December 3, 2017, 10.30 am
Swatantra Forum talk by Dr Raj Vedam, Director, IHAR #RajIharDM
(IHAR-Indian History Awareness & Research; Dr Raj Vedam, Director, IHAR, Houston; topic - “The Scientific Heritage of Ancient India”)

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December 2, 2017, 4 pm
MMA KAS seminar GST – a reality check #MmaGstDM
(MMA-Madras Management Association; KAS-Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; GST-Goods and Services Tax)
Welcome address - Gp Capt R Vijayakumar, VSM, Executive Director, MMA
GST-The takeaways, issues & challenges and the way forward Q&A - Chairperson - Bhagya Devi, IRS, ADG-Systems, Central Board of Excise & Customs CBEC, Chennai; Speakers: T. S. Rajagopalan, Partner, Neethi Associates; M. Sathya Kumar, Chartered Accountant, Chief Campaigner-Building BHARAT; Vignan Pattamatta, IRS, Asst Director-Systems, CBEC.
Plenary session – Speakers: Kavitha D. Chitturi, President, MMA & Jt Managing Director, The KCP Ltd; Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative to India, KAS; S. Kannan, IRS, Commissioner GST & Central Excise, Government of India; Santosh Dalvi, KPMG; Sanjay Jha, Spokesperson, Indian National Congress; S. Gurumurthy, Editor, Thuglak; C. P. Rao, IRS, Chief Commissioner-GST & Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry.

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Friday, 1 December 2017


December 1, 2017, 3 pm
TCC Tamil Chamber of Commerce RAI CRS Chennai Retail Summit 2017 #TccRaiDM
(RAI-Retailers Association of India)
(Attended the post-lunch sessions)
Theme: Values, Value, Valuation
Panel discussion - Women in Retail: Empower, Encourage, Entrust; Moderator - Sindhu V. Kashyap, Senior Business Journalist,; Panelists - Deepika Nagasamy, Director, Thalappakatti Hotels (P) Ltd; Jermina Menon, VP Marketing, Virtuous Retail; Lavanya Nalli, Vice Chairperson, Nalli Silks; Mital Surendira, Brand Owner, Sanskrriti Celebrating in Style; Samia Sait, Director, Gatsby Collection Pvt Ltd & Owner, Tryst Café.
Presentation -The Phygital Experience of a Retail Customer; Biju Nambiar, Co-founder, Comsense Marketing LLP.
Presentation - Microlearning for Retail Employees; Aditya Ramamurthy, Co-founder, Linkstreet (RapL).
Panel discussion - Rethinking HR: Modern day Approaches to Recruitment, Retention and Engagement; Moderator - Balachandar R, Founder & CEO, Wassup Laundry; Panelists - Dr Nanjan Balu, Director, Cosmos Sports World LLP; Harris Abdulla, MD, Fruit Shop on Greams Road; Karthikeyan Murugan, Director, Jyothi Textiles & Dresses; Senthil Natarajan, Managing partner, Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayam; Shriram Sanjeevi , MD, Smiling Baby.
Presentation - Nakul Tandon, Regional Head, Logic ERP.
Special session on Family Managed Business - Changing with the Times; Facilitator - B. A. Srinivasa, Joint Managing Director, Vivek Pvt Ltd; Panelists - Nagasamy Dhanabalan, MD, Thalappakatti Hotels (P) Ltd; Naveen Pishe, Partner, P N Rao; D. Suresh Jain, MD, Kesar Gift Mart (P) Ltd; Jagdish Prasad Sarda, Chairman, ABC Apparels Pvt Ltd; Vishal Nahar, Director, Toyhouse.
Announcement of winners at hackathon.
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December 1, 2017, 10 am
FICCI ecommerce summit #FicciEcomDM
(FICCI-Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
Theme: Next generation ecommerce – opportunities and challenges 
Inaugural session – Speakers: Ar Rm Arun, Chairman, FICCI TNSC Tamil Nadu State Council & Chairman, Valingro Group; Dr C. Velan, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, TRIL Infopark Ltd Ramanujan IT City; Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu; Rajaram Venkataraman, Convener, Technology Panel, FICCI TNSC & Founder and CEO, Navya Insights.
Plenary session on ecommerce trends, digital consumers, ecommerce vs etail, emerging marketing strategies, inclusive ecommerce, huge opportunity – Chairman: Amitava Bhattacharya, Advisory Services, E & Y; Speakers – K. Vaitheeswaran, Author & ecommerce expert on predictions on Indian ecommerce industry and players – 2022; V. Rajesh, Retail & shopping behaviour expert on etailing; Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO, Bharat Matrimony on ecommerce journey past 10 years and the journey & trends for next 10 years; S. B. Chandrashekaran, Co-founder & CMO, FreshOrders on Innovations Pvt Ltd on digital marketing as a ecommerce weapon.

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