Workshop

 

Panel Discussionon ‘Life of an Entrepreneur in India’ on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6.30 P.M. at IMM Convention Centre, New Delhi for Delegates from Katho-Belgium


The meeting was presided by Hon’ble H.E. Mr. Jean M. Deboutte, Ambassador of Belgium. H.E. Mr. Breyne Paul, Governor Province, West Flanders was guest of honour. Eighteen delegates from Belgium attended the meeting besides large number of delegates from Indian Corporate world. Dr. Jagjit Singh, Founder & Executive President, IMM welcomed H.E. Mr. Jean M. Deboutte, Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr. Breyne Paul, Governor Province, West Flanders, members of Belgium delegates, distinguish panelists and TMC members.


Hon’ble H.E. Mr. Jean M. Deboutte, Ambassador of Belgium. H.E. Mr. Breyne Paul, Governor Province, West Flanders gave their presentations. Mr. Adesh Gupta, CEO, Liberty Shoes Ltd.; Mr. Devin Narang, Chairman, Narang Industries an Mr. Rajive Chawla, CMD, Jairaj Ancillaries Pvt. Ltd. were other speakers on “Life of an Entrepreneur in India”.


Mr. Devin Narang, Chairman, Narang Industries gave brief description on present scenario of ‘India shining;. He mentioned about the continuous rise in GDP growth in Indian Economy year after year and how the country is developing by leaps and bounds. He further mentioned about the rapid rise of Indian Industrialist who are now among first ten richest in the world. Indian entrepreneur today are acquiring big firms/MNC and broadening their empire. He mentioned Ambani’s Mittal, TATA’s among rising business magnets at global horizon.


Mr. Adesh Gupta, CEO, Liberty Shoes Ltd. narrated his success story and how he brought laurels to his father’s business. This is an unique example of how ancestral business can prove to be a torchlight and pave the way towards future success. He added that his business has grown to an annual turn over of more than Rs. 10 thousand crores. He has also diversified the the business from footwear making to ceramics.


Mr. Rajive Chawla, CMD, Jairaj Ancillaries Pvt. Ltd., Who is also chairman of Small Scale Industries Association of Faridabad mentioned about the role of sincere efforts, hard work, competency and honesty in business. He stated that long power cuts have not posed hurdles for Faridabad Industries to flourish.


Discussion ended with question-answer session, which was highly encouraging and interaction continued during dinner. Dr. Jagjit Singh thanked the H.E. Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Governor of West Flanders, Mr. S.S. Gupta, delegates from Belgium, distinguished panelist and other delegates for highly motivating discussion.