Platinum Sponsor

State Bank of India

State Bank of India SBI is one ofthose few institutions in the world that have traversed more than 200 year journey and have yet managed to remain contemporary, relevant and competitive.

The origin of the State Bank of India goes back to the first decade of the nineteenth century with the establishment ofthe Bank of Calcutta in Calcutta on 2 June 1806, three years later the bank received its charter and was re-designed as the Bank of Bengal. Three Presidential Banks viz. Bank of Bengal, Bombay and Madras with their 70 branches were merged in 1921 to form the Imperial Bank of India, which took over the triple role of a commercial bank, a banker's bank and a banker to the government. Imperial Bank had a capital base (including reserves) of Rs.11.85 crores.

SBI which embarked on its holistic mission/journey on 01.07.1955 with 477 branches, 14388 employee strength and total business of Rs. 327 crores has, as on 31.03.2015, more than 16,000 branches, 2,13,238 employees and total business of more than Rs. 29,00,000 crores. SBI has digital footprint of 500 million accounts with 3,100 transaction per second on CBS and more than 800 truncations per minute on ATM. SBI's more than 56,000 ATMs, 1.28 lacs touch points and 57,000 CSP are serving its 27.32 crores active customers.

In partnership with

Times Group

The Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines, out of home, and more. The Group's key brands include The Times of India, the world's largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India's largest (and the world's second largest) financial daily; Femina, India's largest women's magazine; Filmfare, India's largest English film magazine; Radio Mirchi, India's largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India's leading English news and business news channels and Zoom a leading general entertainment channel.

Gold Sponsors

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) was incorporated in 1987 with the business mandate of commercializing infrastructure projects and setting up value added financial services. Set up as a joint venture of Central Bank of India, Unit Trust of India and The Housing Development Finance Corporation, IL&FS commenced operations in 1988. Over time additional institutional shareholders namely, State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, ORIX Corporation - Japan and Abu Dhabi Investment, came on board to facilitate delivery on its business mandates. IL&FS’ infrastructure development initiatives have been sectorally and geographically diverse. The Group has specific work relations with 22 State Governments, various Ministries of the Central Government and Union Territories. IL&FS Group international presence includes offices in Singapore, Spain, London, and Dubai as well as strong network partners in Tokyo, Phillipines, Chongqing, China and Abu Dhabi

IL&FS has successfully field tested a wide range of institutional and financial models to support PPP interventions across a range of physical and social infrastructure in sectors such as Transportation, Power, Ports, Area Development, Engineering & Construction, Urban Infrastructure, Water and Waste Water, Education, Tourism, Environmental Infrastructure and Financial Services. Over the last 29 years, the IL&FS Group has developed a pool of institutionalized resources, skilled manpower and functional expertise in areas such as project developer management, engineering, finance, risk management and environmental-social management


RAVIN GROUP

Ravin Group established in the year 1950, is one of India's fastest growing business groups. The group comprises companies managing diverse business interests in the power and energy sector. The Ravin Group management board comprises of highly qualified professionals with significant expertise in various markets and have been pioneers of change in the industry.

The Group's values of Sustainability, Integrity and Innovation propel it to perform and excel in all spheres of activity.

Silver Sponsors

Protiviti

Protiviti delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders face the future with confidence. Our consulting solutions span critical business problems in technology, business process, analytics, risk, compliance, transactions and internal audit. We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of collaboration. As an organisation, we believe that by teaming together, with each other, and our clients, we can see beyond the surface of changes and problems organisations face in this fast changing world to discover opportunities others might miss and face the future with greater confidence.


The New India Assurance Co. Ltd

New India Assurance Co Ltd, today, is a 100 % Govt owned multinational general insurance company operating in 28 countries and headquartered at Mumbai, India. Our global business crossed Rs.18371 Cr. . Founded by Sir Dorabji Tata in 1919, we have been market leaders in India in non-life business for more than 40 years. Our Indian business touched Rs 15149.50 Cr in 2014-15. We are the only direct insurer in India rated A-(Excellent – Stable outlook) by AM Best. "CRISIL has reaffirmed its ' AAA/STABLE ' rating on The New India Assurance Company Limited indicating that the company has the Highest degree of Financial strength to honor its Policyholders obligations"


OIL India Limited

Oil India Limited (OIL) traces and symbolises the development and growth of the Indian petroleum industry. From the discovery of crude oil in the far east of India at Digboi, Assam in 1889 to its present status as a fully integrated upstream petroleum company, OIL has come far, crossing many milestones. Oil India Limited. On February 18, 1959, Oil India Private Limited was incorporated to expand and develop the newly discovered oil fields of Naharkatiya and Moran in the Indian North East. In 1961, it became a joint venture company between the Indian Government and Burmah Oil Company Limited, UK. In 1981, OIL became a wholly-owned Government of India enterprise. Today, OIL is a premier Indian National Oil Company engaged in the business of exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, transportation of crude oil and production of LPG. OIL also provides various E&P related services and holds 26% equity in Numaligarh Refinery Limited.


DOHABANK

Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar. It was incorporated in 1978 and commenced its domestic and international banking services in Doha, Qatar on March 15, 1979.

As one of Qatar’s leading financial services company, Doha Bank is committed to making banking work for customers and clients like it never has before. Through innovative technologies and the ingenuity of its people, Doha Bank provides individuals and commercial, corporate and institutional clients across Qatar and even internationally, new and better ways to manage their financial lives. The company enables customers to do their banking and investing whenever, wherever and however they choose through an extensive network, and multiple access channels.


IREDA

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Mini Ratna (Category – I) Government of India Enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). IREDA is a Public Limited Government Company established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution in 1987 engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency/conservation with the motto: “ENERGY FOR EVER”


Passageways

From our beginnings in the dorm room of Purdue University where two friends began brainstorming a better collaboration platform, through the past decade, we know that through promoting collaboration and providing tools that make collaborating easier, an ordinary group of people can transform into a team. A decade of serving our customers and working with our community has taught us the true importance of teamwork. For us, collaboration isn't a buzzword; it's our mission. We are out to make our world more collaborative, one organization at a time. If you are looking for a passionate and creative team, you are at the right place.


TAKE Solutions

TAKE Solutions, is a globally recognized knowledge intensive technology player, delivering comprehensive and niche solutions for enterprises across diverse sectors for over 15 years, with key expertise in Life Sciences (LS). TAKE offers IP-based software and extensive knowledge-based solutions to enable efficient clinical, regulatory, safety and content management. TAKE encompasses specialized lines of businesses under distinct brands such as Navitas – an IP driven Life Sciences solutions company, Ecron Acunova – a specialized provider of Clinical Services to both Pharma & Biotech companies, Intelent – an expert in Life Sciences Big Data, TAKE Supply Chain & TAKE MEA – flexible, accessible, mobile Supply Chain software solution providers, APA Engineering – an International e–Sourcing and Engineering services company, TAKE Innovations – an incubator to facilitate IP Creation and TAKE Enterprise Services Inc. – a specialist provider of technology–driven business solutions and software services.

TAKE’s significant recognitions include a patent win from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its ‘Method for Optimizing Clinical Data Standardization’, a ‘Leader’ certification in Drug Safety Services & Life Sciences R&D IT Outsourcing from IDC, recognition as the ‘Dream Employer of the Year’ at the World HRD Congress and the title of ‘Most Admired Brand –IT’ from the Asian Customer Engagement Forum. With its global headquarters in Chennai, India, TAKE has a proven track record of delivering world-class solutions to more than 400 customers worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 global Pharma companies.

Banking Partner

Yes Bank

YES BANK has been recognized amongst the Top and Fastest Growing Banks in various Indian Banking League Tables by prestigious media houses and Global Advisory Firms, and has received several national and international honours for our various Businesses including Corporate Investment Banking, Treasury, Transaction Banking, and Sustainable practices through Responsible Banking. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2020.

Associate Sponsors

Maharashtra Maritime Board

Maharashtra is bestowed with a coastline of 720 Kms. of which Greater Mumbai Districts have approximately 114 Kms., Thane and Palghar Districts has 127 Kms., Raigad District has 122 Kms., Ratnagiri District has 237 Kms., and Sindhudurg District has 120 Kms. of coastline. There are two major ports (Mumbai Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) and 48 Non-major Ports are situated on the coastline of Maharashtra. The major ports come under the purview of Government of India. Till 1960, there was no separate port organization, and the administration of the ports was entrusted by the state government to the central excise department. On 01.04.1963, Maharashtra Government decided to have a separate ports organization under the control of Chief Ports Officer in the Buildings and Communications Department, for developing ports, Harbors and for regulating traffic, licensing, conservancy, levying of fees etc.

On the lines of liberalisation policy pursued by the Government of India in the early nineties, it was decided by the State Government to transfer the organization under Commissioner, Water Transport and constitute the Maharashtra Maritime Board, with the Honorable Minister of Ports as its Chairman. Accordingly, as per the Maharashtra Maritime Board Act, 1996, the Maharashtra Maritime Board came into existence w.e.f. 22/11/1996 with a view to grant more autonomy and to provide sufficient flexibility in the development and administration of Non-major ports in the state. The Commissioner, water transport, was later on re-designated as Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra Maritime Board.


PI Industries

PI Industries Ltd (PI) was incorporated in 1947 (as Mewar Oil & General Mills Ltd.) with its registered office in the lake city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The Corporate office is located in Gurgaon (Haryana), with the R&D set up at Udaipur. PI Industries currently operates three formulation and two manufacturing facilities as well as eight multi-product plants under its three business units across Gujarat . These state-of-art facilities have integrated process development teams with in-house engineering capabilities.

PI is a BSE & NSE listed Company. PI Industries has a unique, differentiated business model leveraging its capabilities across the value chain by providing integrated and innovative solutions to its customers by partnering with the best.


British Orchard Nursery

British Orchard Nursery is the Middle East’s largest nursery chain and is the first nursery chain to be ISO certified for quality, environment, and health and safety. BON has been awarded 11 international and 10 international awards including the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award, the Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award, and the Dubai Quality Appreciation award for its dedication to providing quality services and business excellence. The nursery chain operates all over the UAE with 15 convenient locations in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai, including prestigious government partnerships with DEWA, Municipality, ADCO, and Dubai Women’s College.

BON follows the British National Early Years Curriculum guidelines, focusing on developing Early Years Education through an in-depth unique planning programme, which offers personal assessment for every child and is measured termly ensuring that their needs are met. In addition, BON offers a varied learning environment with facilities such as a sensory room, a role play area, outdoor play areas, and a specialized children’s gym called GymJuniorz which is staffed with instructors certified by the British Gymnastic Association. Additionally, BON offers a variety of fun extracurricular activities including ballet, music, karate, and soccer.


BEML

BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) was established in May 1964 as a Public Sector Undertaking for manufacture of Rail Coaches & Spare Parts and Mining Equipment at its Bangalore Complex. The Company has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 percent of total equity and rest 46 percent is held by Public, Financial Institutions, Foreign Institutional Investors, Banks and Employees.

BEML Limited, a ‘Miniratna-Category-1’, plays a pivotal role and serves India’s core sectors like Defence, Rail, Power, Mining and Infrastructure. The Company started with a modest turnover of Rs.5 Cr during 1965 and today, thanks to its diverse business portfolio, the company has been able to achieve a turnover of more than Rs.3,500 Cr. Its three major Business verticals viz., Mining & Construction, Defence and Rail & Metro are serviced by its nine manufacturing units located at Bangalore, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Mysore, Palakkad and Subsidiary - Vignyan Industries Ltd, in Chikmagalur District. BEML’s products are sold and serviced through its large Marketing Network spread all over the Country. BEML’s products are exported to more than 56 countries. As part of company’s globalization strategy, the company has expanded its global reach by opening local company at Indonesia and Brazil recently in addition to Malaysia and China offices.


Raheja Developers Limited

Raheja Developers Limited was incorporated in the year 1990 by Mr. Navin M. Raheja, the first generation entrepreneur. Today, the company enjoys a strong presence in NCR and has made its position as one of the largest companies in the Real Estate Industry. The company is one of the fastest growing entities in the realty sector with a difference that offers luxury for reasonable costs, excellent customer care levels with highest customer satisfaction index and the highest imaginable standards for the welfare of its staff, society as well as for the environment. The Company has traversed a path of steady growth & expansion and has posted increasing turnover and profits year after year. The systems have been strengthened and new processes have been added.


EXIM BANK

Export-Import Bank of India is the premier export finance institution of the country. It commenced operations in 1982 under the Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981. Government of India launched the institution with a mandate to not just enhance exports from India, but also to integrate the country’s foreign trade and investment with the overall economic growth. Exim Bank of India has been both a catalyst and a key player in the promotion of cross border trade and investment. Commencing operations as a purveyor of export credit, like other Export Credit Agencies in the world, Exim Bank of India has evolved into an institution that plays a major role in partnering Indian industries, particularly the Small and Medium Enterprises through a wide range of products and services offered at all stages of the business cycle, starting from import of technology and export product development to export production, export marketing, pre-shipment and post-shipment and overseas investment.


NPCC

National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) was established on 9th January 1957 as a premier construction company to create necessary infrastructure for economic development of the country in the core sectors of irrigation and water resources, power and heavy industries. Its administrative control was transferred from Ministry of Irrigation and Power to Ministry Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (earlier named as Ministry of Water Resources) in 1989. NPCC ltd comply with Quality management requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for execution of Civil Works for Thermal & Hydro Electric Projects’, River Valley Projects, Industrial Structures, Project Management Consultancy services for buildings, Housings, Roads, Bridges and Infrastructure Projects. In its 58 years of existence the Corporation has successfully associated itself with completion of several National Projects from concept to commissioning stage. Some of them in remote and hazardous location over the country. Besides completion of projects in India and contributing to the socioeconomic growth of country, the corporation has also successfully executed several overseas projects. The corporation is making profit for the last five years and now has a positive net worth. Today as a Team, NPCC is gearing up to achieve greater heights for “Mini Ratna” status. The corporation has also been awarded credit rating as A+ company by ICRA.


United India Insurance Company Limited

United India Insurance Company Limited was incorporated as a Company on 18th February 1938. General Insurance Business in India was nationalized in 1972. 12 Indian Insurance Companies, 4 Cooperative Insurance Societies and Indian operations of 5 Foreign Insurers, besides General Insurance operations of southern region of Life Insurance Corporation of India were merged with United India Insurance Company Limited. After Nationalization United India has grown by leaps and bounds and has 18300 work force spread across 1340 offices providing insurance cover to more than 1 Crore policy holders. The Company has variety of insurance products to provide insurance cover from bullock carts to satellites.


Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School (GIIS) promises the finest education to your child. The GIIS chain is an initiative of Global Schools Foundation (GSF) based out of Singapore, established with a focused dedication towards shaping well-rounded global citizens. The Global Indian International School, Noida is one of the best public schools in Noida (India). It is one of the top schools in NCR offering world class campus and infrastructure.


KIS Group

KIS Group is dedicated to “Make Customer Successful” with its latest & best Green Technologies which are “Affordable & Profitable".

THE BEST CREATE THE FIRST. We have created many “FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD” sustainable Green technologies / solutions to create wealth out Waste (both solid and liquid wastes). We are also the FIRST & ONLY technology provider with CDM-POA registered in UNFCCC. We offer Sustainable green technologies for developing BIOGAS & BIOMASS projects. We wish to extend our sincere and humble thanks to all our valued clients, who made us to grow from PIONEER to Market leader in Sustainable technologies.


ACCA Global

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and their delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

Associate Partners

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

ICAEW is a world leading professional accountancy organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.


The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980). ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary(CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute. It was in 1960 that the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship. As the number of students taking up the Company Secretaryship course grew, the Government promoted on 4th October, 1968, Institute of Company Secretaries of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 for taking over from the Government the conduct of Company Secretaryship examination.


ASSOCHAM

ASSOCHAM is a not for profit organization, facilitating reach of India to all businesses around the globe, for wanting to do business with India.
ASSOCHAM initiated its endeavor of value creation for Indian Industry in 1920. It is also referred to as the "Chamber of Chambers" having in its fold more than 400 Industry Chambers, Trade Associations and serving more than 4,50,000 Corporate Members from all over. It has contributed significantly by playing a catalytic role in shaping up the Trade, Commerce and Industrial environment of the country.


London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services. In addition to hosting over 200 B2B events each year, LCCI provides member-to-member marketing opportunities, unlimited access to legal and HR advice, access to our exclusive central London meeting space and the opportunity to be part of an extensive international trade mission programme.


UK INDIA Business Council

The UK INDIA Business Council believe passionately that the UK-INDIA business partnership creates jobs and growth in both countries, and that UK businesses have ideas, technology, services and products that can succeed in INDIA. The fact that the UK is the no 1 investor in INDIA reinforces this. Through our insights, networks, policy advocacy, services and facilities, we support UK businesses to achieve this success.


West London Business

West London Business is the voice of business in North-West London, covering seven local authority areas. We are a company limited by guarantee, owned and led by the private sector. Explore our mission, vision & commitment to drive forward the region’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability. Our roots go back to the early 1990s and we have an impressive track record of delivery. We are governed by a board that includes blue chips, such as GSK, HSBC, Heathrow, Brunel, SEGRO, PWC, as well as SMEs and micro enterprises.


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Around the world there are over 2.5 million qualified accountants including chartered, certified, management, practicing, professional, and technicians among others. Each have completed various professional accountancy qualifications, and have different knowledge, skills and experience to suit their specific field. Being a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand sets you up to thrive in business and the world. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 115,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.


Malaysian Directors Academy

Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA) is an independent organisation dedicated to Enhancing Board Effectiveness by equipping Directors with the world class knowledge, skills and mindset required to perform to a consistently high standard. MINDA’s strategy to achieve this is by assisting Boards in focusing on their fundamental roles and responsibilities such as strategy setting, corporate performance management, development of future leaders and human capital, risk management, innovation and creativity. MINDA is the equivalent of institute of directors (IOD) worldwide and represent the fellow directors in Malaysia by providing the following services: • Professional Learning & Development • Research and Advocacy • Professional Membership • Director and Board Assessments • Director Sourcing and Board Placement


Dubai Quality Group

Dubai Quality Group is a non profit organization advances learning, promotes quality improvement and Business Excellence practices. We provide networking, access to information, solutions, and professional development resources through our workshops, seminars, conferences and various other events throughout the year.


The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (erstwhile The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India) was first established in 1944 as a registered company under the Companies Act with the objects of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Cost Accountancy. On 28th May, 1959, the Institute was established by a special act of Parliament, namely, the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 as a statutory professional body for the regulation of the profession of cost and management accountancy.

It has since been continuously contributing to the growth of the industrial and economic climate of the country. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India is the only recognised statutory professional organisation and licensing body in India specialising exclusively in Cost and Management Accountancy.


Lalcap Ltd

Lalcap Ltd is a London based consultancy which specialises in investment opportunities in India, but which also promotes business activity with other areas of the world. See activities Lalcap’s clients benefit from its expertise in the Indian market gained from a ‘hands on’ involvement in this area over many years. In addition, its clients can benefit from introductions to very senior level contacts across various sectors in private and public enterprises in the UK, India, the Middle East and the Far East. These relationships have been built and nurtured for over a quarter of a century.


Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry

Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest Chambers in the Country. Bombay Chamber has an illustrious history of 178 years. It is registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956) a non profit organisation. Chamber has played a significant role in the development of the city. It was largely responsible for the first railway built in India-The Bombay-Thana railway completed in 1853, has representation on the Port Trust, relentless advocacy postal system led to the passing of the India Postage Act of 1854 and standardization of weights and measures, until in 1932, set up machinery for arbitration of commercial disputes in 1880, Established customs of trade.

Online Media Partner

Global Sustain

Global Sustain provides a wide range of services and solutions to support its members and clients succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in London and Athens, with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Colombo, Dubai, London, New York, Nicosia, and Zurich, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities. Global Sustain:

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