ASCENT Foundation has announced its eminent speakers’ list for its highly awaited ASCENT Conclave 2019, to be hosted on 21 November at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and attended by esteemed Industry Leaders, Change-Makers and Disruptors. The staggering success of the last three editions has called for another one, for attendees to witness a series of exclusively curated sessions and take-home valuable insights by Thought Leaders within the ecosystem.
The Conclave will have Harsh Mariwala throwing light on how ‘Indian business owners can deal with disruptors in 2030’ and how the roles of the CEOs need to evolve in this dynamic environment. Naveen Tiwari (InMobi) Group, the Keynote Speaker will share his insights and learnings on what it takes to grow a super-competitive and world-class organisation.
Anand Piramal (Piramal Realty) and Laksh Vaaman Sehgal (Samvardhana Motherson Group) will partake in a Fireside chat titled ‘Unlike Father, Unlike Son’, to discuss how they are stepping out of their father’s shoe to create an identity of their own.
Young Entrepreneurs Ashni Biyani (Future Group), Ashwini Asokan (Vue.ai) and Deepak Garg (Rivigo) will engage in a panel discussion on how they have disrupted the economy with their unique ideas and resilience to build success0066ul enterprises.
Another panel discussion among Student Entrepreneurs in the age group of 12-16 years, Tilak Mehta (Paper N Parcels), Akash Manoj (Cardiovascular Science Researcher), Ritika Kacholia (Science with Impact) and Shiv Kampani (Scatter Innovations), will discuss how they ‘Eat, Play, Innovate’ while keeping up with their hectic school schedule.
Special sessions will see Anita and Harsha Bhogle, Prosearch Consultants, introducing a refreshing approach to leadership using key insights of their book, The Winning Way. Capt. Raghu Raman would share the Entrepreneurial toolkit from his experiences in the army.
Commenting on the list of speakers, Harsh Mariwala, Founder ASCENT Foundation said, “This year the ASCENT Conclave aims to recreate a platform for an open dialogue on addressing the current environment and how entrepreneurs can bring about a change that will aid in their growth and a successful journey within the sector. In the past three years, we witnessed seasoned speakers and participants had a great deal to take away from their illustrious entrepreneurial journey. This year we proudly bring to you New-Age Entrepreneurs, Disruptors and Innovators whose key insights will prove to be highly beneficial to aspiring entrepreneurs.”
Previous editions of the ASCENT Conclave have witnessed 70 prolific speakers engage with audiences. Among the notable names include — Uday Kotak, Sajjan Jindal, Rajiv Bajaj, Kishore Biyani, Ronnie Screwvala, Ameera Shah, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Anita Dongre, Ashish Hemrajani, Prasoon Joshi, Falguni Nayar, Lavanya Nalli, Piyush Pandey, Sangita Reddy, Gauri Sawant; PC Musthafa, Siddharth Roy Kapur and several others.
ASCENT is a not-for-profit expression of Harsh Mariwala (Chairman, Marico Ltd.) and his passion to identify high-potential growth-ready entrepreneurs and enable them to grow their enterprise. ASCENT is designed as powerful peer-to-peer platforms that leverages the ‘power of collective’ through self-facilitated Trust Groups, and enables entrepreneurs to share and exchange experiences, ideas, insights, and create a healthy ecosystem to learn from each other. Since its launch in 2012, ASCENT has selected over 500 entrepreneurs as members who are part of 42 operational Trust Groups. The composition of these members is quite diverse with a 47:53 split between Manufacturing and Services Industries; 44% Family Businesses; 10% Women Entrepreneurs and in all about 65+ diverse industries represented. The aggregate annual revenue of the ASCENT members is more than Rs. 22,000 crores with individual member turnover ranging from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2000+ crores.