In Partnership with
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was established in 1995 and has been reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier separate Ministries for Small Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October, 1999.

With progressive liberalisation of the Indian economy, initiated in July 1991, there has been a consistent shift in the role and functions of this Department. From regulation and administration of the industrial sector, the role of the Department has been transformed into facilitating investment and technology flows and monitoring industrial development in the liberalised environment.

Make in India
'Make in India' PM Modi's aggressive push to revive an ailing manufacturing sector, has found resonance with India Inc. Single-window clearances, minimal procedures & cutting out of any red-tapism - PM Modi sees Make in India as a vital impetus for employment & growth.

Print Media Partner
Khaleej Times Online is the global face of the newspaper on the internet.The newspaper stepped into the digital medium with the launch of Khaleej Times online. The online version is not just a transcript of the print version. It reaches out to a targeted readership both at home and abroad, who are interested in news and information both about the UAE as well as the Middle East at large.

Television Partner
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.

Platinum Sponsor
Bank of Baroda Founded in 1908 by Maharaja Sir Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III, It is a top notch Public Sector Bank with a business of more than Rs.10 trillion as on 31.03.2015 and network of 5000+ branches spanning across Europe, US, Africa, Asia and Australia with presence in World’s major financial centres i.e, New York/ London/ Brussels/ Dubai/ Hong Kong/ Singapore etc. The Bank started its overseas journey by opening its first branch way back in 1953 in Mombassa, Kenya. It has got a robust presence in United Arab Emirates with 15 plus Branch/ Customer Service Centers and 30 plus ATMs. It has significant international presence with a network of 104 branches / offices in 24 countries including 60 overseas branches/offices, 43 branches of its 8 Subsidiaries and 1 Representative Office in Thailand. The Bank also has Joint Venture in Zambia with 27 branches and Joint Venture in Malaysia having -1- branch at Kuala Lumpur.

Nurturing enduring relationships with all its stakeholders since 1908 is a reflection of Bank’s commitment to fuelling inclusive growth, fulfilling entrepreneurial dreams and meeting aspirations of generations around the globe. The Bank has maintained high levels of trust, transparency and Corporate Governance in all its business operations. To make Banking experience more engaging and convenient, Bank has constantly reinvented its host of products, services and facilities. Bank of Baroda has always adopted a customer centric approach and innovative ways for delivery of speedy and effective service to our customers through its 25000+ touch points including Branches, ATMs, E-lobbies, Retail Loan Factories, SME Loan Factories, Agri. Loan Factories and Corporate Financial Services.

Gold Sponsors
Canara Bank was founded by Shri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, a great visionary and philanthropist, in July 1906, at Mangalore, then a small port town in Karnataka. The Bank has gone through the various phases of its growth trajectory over hundred years of its existence. Growth of Canara Bank was phenomenal, especially after nationalization in the year 1969, attaining the status of a national level player in terms of geographical reach and clientele segments. Eighties was characterized by business diversification for the Bank. In June 2006, the Bank completed a century of operation in the Indian banking industry. The eventful journey of the Bank has been characterized by several memorable milestones. Today, Canara Bank occupies a premier position in the comity of Indian banks.

Dubai Customs today is one of the leading government departments taking part in protecting the community, leveraging sustainable economic and social development, facilitating smooth movement of legitimate trade and people across borders. DC works relentlessly to deliver top-notch services to its clients by developing and innovating new methods to facilitate Customs procedures, in compliance with UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Plan 2021, and its own vision to be “the leading Customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade”. In pursuance of the integrated vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as well as the goals His Highness set for the m-Government, Dubai Customs has shifted from an electronic government department to the first fully smart government department in Dubai in October 2013. On the heels of this achievement, Dubai Customs launched smart watch services, offering more accessibility and convenience to its customs. Now, DC provides its services via mobile devices and smart watches to customers wherever they are on a 24/7 basis.

BoardPad is the industry leading meeting and document collaboration solution that turns directors’ iPads and Windows 8 devices into highly secure electronic board and meeting packs, accessible online or offline, from any location. BoardPad has been developed by ICSA Boardroom Apps Limited (IBAL), a software company of ICSA (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and a sister company of ICSA Software International. We enable secure meeting and document collaboration through an innovative combination of governance expertise and latest, user-friendly technology.

IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) is a leading surface transportation infrastructure company and one of the largest private sector BOT road operator with Indian origin. ITNL is a developer, operator and facilitator of surface transportation infrastructure projects, taking projects from conceptualization through commissioning to operations and maintenance. In addition to developing a diverse project portfolio in the BOT road segment, ITNL is engaged in certain non-road segments such as mass rapid transport systems, urban transportation infrastructure systems, multi-level parking systems and border check-posts systems. Building on its core strength, ITNL’s international operations are spread across Spain, Portugal, Latin America, UAE, Haiti, Honduras, Brazil, Ukraine, Botswana, US and China. ITNL benefits significantly from our parent, IL&FS, which has an established track record in promoting and financing a range of public infrastructure projects in India for over 25 years. IL&FS’s major shareholders include Life Insurance Corporation of India, Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Orix Corporation of Japan.

Suzuki Motor Cycle India Pvt Ltd. is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan where in we are having the same manufacturing philosophy of Value Packed Products right from the inception. SMIPL will be manufacturing two wheelers best suited for the valuable Indian customers covering all segments.

Doha Bank is the largest private commercial bank 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.

Silver Sponsors
Bank of India was founded on 7th September, 1906 by a group of eminent businessmen from Mumbai. The Bank was under private ownership and control till July 1969 when it was nationalised along with 13 other banks. Beginning with one office in Mumbai, with a paid-up capital of Rs.50 lakh and 50 employees, the Bank has made a rapid growth over the years and blossomed into a mighty institution with a strong national presence and sizable international operations. In business volume, the Bank occupies a premier position among the nationalised banks.

Boardvantage leads the market in delivering paperless process for board and leadership communication. Trusted by enterprises worldwide, including half of the Fortune 500, Boardvantage sets the bar for a mobile executive experience.

Mahindra Comviva has partnered with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile service providers, offering mobility solutions that have accelerated revenue growth, enhanced customer loyalty and delivered greater cost efficiencies. Today, we have an established presence in more than 90 countries, providing over a billion mobile users access to our solutions globally. Our focus has always been on creating value for our partners and customers. We have achieved this through our portfolio of productized solutions that not only enhance the end-user’s mobile experience but also improve our partners’ business performance.

BoardMaps facilitates and improves collaboration between principals, fiduciaries, Board members, CEOs and management teams by driving strategic planning, corporate governance and execution.

Associate Sponsors
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) came into existence on 27th October 1986 for development and regulation of inland waterways for shipping and navigation. The Authority primarily undertakes projects for development and maintenance of IWT infrastructure on national waterways through grant received from Ministry of Shipping. The head office of the Authority is at Noida. The Authority also has its regional offices at Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati and Kochi and sub-offices at Allahabad, Varanasi, Bhaglapur, Farakka, Hemnagar, Dibrugarh (Assam), Kollam, Chennai and Vijaywada (A.P.)

Airports Authority of India (AAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament and came into being on 1st April 1995 by merging erstwhile National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of India. The merger brought into existence a single Organization entrusted with the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and air space in the country. AAI manages 125 airports, which include 18 International Airport, 07 Customs Airports, 78 Domestic Airports and 26 Civil Enclaves at Defense airfields. AAI provides air navigation services over 2.8 million square nautical miles of air space. During the year 2013-14, AAI handled aircraft movement of 1536.60 Thousand [International 335.95 & Domestic 1200.65], Passengers handled 168.91 Million [International 46.62 & Domestic 122.29] and the cargo handled 2279.14 thousand MT [International 1443.04 & Domestic 836.10].

Hindustan Petroleum has meant different things to different people. For some it represents an abundant supply of Petrol and Diesel. For others it stands for the easy availability of LPG and lubricants. Thousands of others see in it an inexhaustible reservoir of Kerosene and other petroleum products for meeting their energy needs. For all of them HP signifies an ever- radiant source of energy. Energy that is making a big difference to millions of lives. HP is all set to unveil an exciting new phase in its growth. Diversifying into oil Exploration and Production, Power Generation, Renewable Energy ventures and much more. Confident of creating a Future full of Energy.

World Security is an award winning, full spectrum, security solutions provider. Be it major national assets, such as the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone and the Dubai Cruise terminal, or businesses of international repute, World Security provides comprehensive security solutions across the United Arab Emirates. In existence from as early as 1975 as the security division of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), the company began commercial operations under the name Dubai Security Services in May 2004 and was assigned the task of upholding international and national security standards while catering to the diverse security needs of a growing international port and free zone.

Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance, (CRISP), Bhopal has been established in the year 1997 as a Society under the Indo –German Technical Cooperation agreement. Ministry of MSME, Government of India was the line ministry for this project whereas the Department of Technical Education & Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh and German Technical Cooperation agency (GTZ) were the implementation partners. It is headquartered in Bhopal with national & international operations dedicated to human resource development & organizational development. These activities are targeted at Government, Industries, Academic Institutions, Developmental Organizations as well as the Civil Society.

In association with
Dubai Quality Group is non-profit business organization set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group established in 1994 to develop and promote Quality and Business Excellences practices in UAE.

Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), Dubai is the only recognised representative organisation of Indian Business and Professionals in Dubai. IBPC, Dubai was formed in the year 2003 after the unification of the three Indian business organisations in Dubai namely the Indian Business Council (IBC), Overseas Indians Economic Forum (OIEF) and Business & Professional Club (BPC).

Associate Partners
Etisalat is the UAE's leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the GCC. As well as establishing several "firsts" over almost four decades of operations, Etisalat has deployed many innovative mobile and fixed technologies that have helped the UAE maintain its position as a leading global ICT economy. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as we serve almost 11 million customers in the UAE.

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 (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.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (erstwhile The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India) is a statutory body set up under an Act of Parliament in the year 1959 to provide training, education and research facilities in Cost & Management Accountancy. The Institute is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). The Institute headquartered at Kolkata operates through four regional councils at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and 96 Chapters situated at important cities in the country as well as 9 overseas Centres. It is under the administrative control of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Online Media Partner
NewsVoir is a leading news distribution platform which specialises in distribution of corporate press releases, financial announcements and multimedia content to media, social platforms, investment communities and other information seekers in India and around the globe. NewsVoir is a call of passion by the founding team who has a wealth of experience in the media and newswire industry. The thought behind launching was simple – having seen the lives of PR and Corporate Communication professionals from close quarters we felt that we should give them a platform which will make their working lives much simpler and give them true value for their buck.

Founded in 2006, Global Sustain with offices in Athens, Brussels, Colombo, London and Melbourne, creates awareness and inspires and supports companies and organisations to embody sustainability, through advisory, communications, networking and training, with a focus on the people-planet-profit philosophy. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, educational foundations, media, professional bodies, think tanks and other public or private entities. Global Sustain is a signatory to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, a GRI Data Partner and Organisational Stakeholder (OS), a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, an affiliated member of the Academy of Business in Society, collaborates with CSRwire and Ethical Performance, and donates a percentage of its annual pre-tax earnings to help fund innovative, not-for-profit projects that make an impact.

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