Conference on


Theme:Building Global Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation



Hotel Ramada Plaza, Chennai

date & time

30th August, 2018 - 09:00 HRS

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the conference

The MSME sector in India occupies the second position next to agriculture in terms of employment generation. MSME sector accounts for about 95% of the industrial units, 45% of manufacturing output, 40% of total exports of the country. In this era of globalization, Technology is increasingly becoming a key differentiator for MSME sector in order to ensure global competitiveness. MSMEs face a set of unique challenges related to technology adoption & absorption on account of their scale of operations, market linkages, access to affordable finance, policy & regulatory compliances etc. In spite of these issues, MSMEs are increasingly looking at investing in technology for meeting the changing market requirements, reducing the cost and complying with regulatory norms etc.Considering the significant impact of MSMEs to the socio-economic development of the country, it is imperative to support the growth and development of MSMEs through all possible enabling mechanisms. It is in this background, the MSME Tech Summit is being organised.

  • 01

    Technology for Business Development & New Market Access

    Focus Areas

    Affordable and advanced Technologies for Product Development I Product Modification I Quality upgradation | Tech-Enabled Services I IPR and Trade Marks| Renewable Energy | Clean Energy Technologies |Opportunity & Challenges |

  • 02

    Technology for Building Competitiveness & Cost Reduction

    Focus Areas

    Adoption of Technology for meeting regulatory norms & compliances I Product quality certifications I Automation – Reduction in resource costs and material cost I Reduction in energy consumption | Software as a Service (SaaS) | Storage, Designing & Packaging | Tool Rooms and Testing Centre’s |

  • 03

    Technology for Intelligent Business Decision Making & Knowledge Management

    Focus Areas

    Focus Areas: Data Management and Governance I Data Analytics I Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality I Internet of Things I Block Chain I Security | Cloud Computing | CRM |

  • 04

    Role of Academic / Research & Development Institutions for MSME’s

    Focus Areas

    Projects and Research Linkages | Transfer of Skills, Knowledge and Technology | Sectoral Research & Development I Science Parks, Business Innovation Centres, R&D agencies | Research Laboratories | Incubation Centre’s |

  • 05

    Government Initiatives, Policies and Financing Options

    Focus Areas

    Government Schemes I Incentives I Policies I MSME Policy Development | Finance Schemes to upgrade technologies | R&D eco-system with industry for technology indigenization & capacity development | Technology & Quality Upgradation Support | Marketing Assistance | Certification | Banking & Financial Services | Rating SMEs | Working Capital | Venture Capital | Private Equity | Risk Capital


of conference

  • Discuss about various trends and technologies involved in MSME and manufacturing with a Global / Local standpoint.
  • Identify emerging technologies that support component design, product innovation without compromising Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Discuss about MSME-rich ecosystem that ensures sustainability, profitability and value addition
  • Understand new business models for products and services enabled by novel design
  • Highlight priority areas for developing robust systems and solutions through research and innovation, and next gen technologies
  • Facilitate MSMEs in interactions with international networks for best practices, collaborative R&D, product development etc
  • Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism

target audience

of conference

  • More than 250 senior management personnel from diverse industries, MSME’s, associations, National & private banks all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference.
  • Profile of conference delegates include MD's, CxO's, President, VP, GM's, Head of R&D, Senior & Middle Management R&D officials, Business Development, Communication Specialists, Professors etc.

registration details

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of conference

08:30 HrsRegistration
10:00 - 11:00 HRSOpening Session

10:00 Hrs

Welcome  Address

Mr X Arokianathan

Covenor MSME Panel CII Chennai Zone & Managing Director, Vitech Enviro Systems Pvt Ltd



10:10 Hrs

Special Address

Mr Muralidharan

DGM – SME’s State Bank of India -Chennai Region 


10:20 Hrs

Special Address

Mr R Ekambaram

Additional Director Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu  



10:30 Hrs

Special Address

Mr Sanjay Singh

Scientist G & Executive Director, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

10:45 Hrs

Vote of Thanks

Mr X Arokianathan

10:50 - 11:00 HRSTea / Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15 HRS
Plenary Session I: Technology for Business Development & New Market Access

11:00 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Dr Santhanam Harit

Professor,IIT Madras

11:05 Hrs

Address by

Mr Murali Lakshminarasimhan

Senior Director, Siemens Industry Software India (P) Ltd

11:25 Hrs

Address by

Mr C Sivakumar
Managing Partner, Prabha Associates

11:45 Hrs

Address by

Mr C K Mohan
General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Small & Tiny Industries, Association – TANSTIA

12:05 Hrs


12:15 Hrs

             Session Changeover

12:15 - 13:15 HRS
Plenary Session II: Technology for Building Competitiveness & Cost Reduction

12:15 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Address by Session Chairman

Mr X Arokianathan

Managing Director, Covenor MSME Panel CII Chennai Zone & Managing Director,Vitech Enviro Systems Pvt Ltd

12:30 Hrs

Address by

Mr Ponmanivannan GB 

Head – Technology Solution & Innovation Center, L&T Technology Services limited

12:50 Hrs

Address by

Dr V Ramakrishnan 

Deputy Director, MSME Development Institute, Chennai

13:10 Hrs


13:15 - 14:00 HRSNetworking Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:15 HRS
Plenary Session III: Role of Academic / Research & Development Institutions for MSME’s

14:00 Hrs

Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Dr Santhanam Harit

Professor, IIT Madras

14:20 Hrs

Address by

Mr Panneerselvam Ramaswamy 

Principal Director, MSME – Technology Development Centre

14:30 Hrs

Address by

Mr Joseph

Managing Director, ITK Education Services (P)Ltd

15:00 Hrs


15:15 - 15:30 HRSTea / Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:20 HRS
Plenary Session IV: Government Initiatives, Policies and Financing Options

15:30 Hrs

Opening Remarks by Session Chairman

Mr K P Gopal

Session Chairman MSME Panel, CII Tamil Nadu & Director, Stuser Tools Pvt. Ltd. 

15:50 Hrs

Address by

Mr T Venkateswaran
Zonal Head, National Small Industries Corporation Ltd.

16:10 Hrs

Address by

Mr R Ekambaram

Additional Director, Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu

16:30 Hrs

Address by

Mr R Sukumar

Asst General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India 

17:05 Hrs


17:15 Hrs

           Session Wrap-Up & Close

17:20 HRSConference concludes

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