December 13-14, 2013 Le Meridien, Kochi
Entrepreneurship Through Education, Mentoring & Networking TiE or The Indus Entreprenuers, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes free enterprise globally using the above three modes. Its local chapter TiE Kerala, was registered on March 12, 2003 with 10 charter members. Since then, the chapter has grown to include 46 charter members and 465 associate members who are CEOs of SMEs & professionals representing industries like IT, Hospitality/Tourism, Food, Agriculture, Financial Services, Pharma, Education, Consultancy, Automobile, Manufacturing, etc. We are happy to announce that TiE Kerala has completed 10 years in the field promoting & nurturing entrepreneurship. In these years, a few people who have made a considerable difference in the industry have caught our attention. We will be honouring those entrepreneurs at TiEcon Kerala 2013. Presently, the Kerala chapter is rated amongst the top 10 chapters of TiE and is a recipient of the TiE Global Award for Best Leadership Transition, 2012. This year, TiE Kerala won the Chairman's award for Best Overall Performance competing against 66 other chapters spread globally. The Kerala chapter was also awarded certificates for being the finalist in the Best Chapter and Best Growth category. This is the first time that a chapter is featuring in the final rounds of all the three awards at once.
Meet Locally. Reach Globally. Spanning across 60 locations, 17 countries and 5 continents, TiE is the largest entrepreneurial organisation in the world with over 11,000 members in the network. The members benefit immensely from this wide network with access to each other beyond their physical location, and a TiE member to call on in every part of the world. Members can easily connect with one another using an online directory for the TiE extranet.
INDIA’S Entrepreneurs’ LARGEST Convention
TiEcon Kerala Prosperity through Entrepreneurship
Dear Friend, TiE Kerala is happy & proud to inform you that TiEcon Kerala 2013 will be organised on 13th & 14th December, 2013 at the Le Meridien Resort & Convention Centre, Kochi. As TiE never relents in promoting Entrepreneurship, this year too we have taken up one such theme promoting the same - Prosperity through Entrepreneurship. TiEcon Kerala 2012, the inaugural edition, was organised with the support of State Bank of Travancore and the Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Kerala on the 25th & 26th October 2012 at Le Meridien International Convention Centre, Kochi. With over 1200 paid participants, 96 renowned speakers and 30 odd exhibitors, TiEcon Kerala 2012 was a runaway success! Inaugurated by the Honâ€™ble Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy, the entire business fraternity remembers TiEcon Kerala as the marquee event of the past year 2012. TiE has now become the focal body for any discussion in matters of entrepreneurship promotion. We are thankful to all our sponsors and partners who made TiEcon Kerala possible. This year too, I look forward to your active participation in turning TiEcon Kerala into a smashing success. Sincerely Yours John K. Paul President, TiE Kerala
TiEcon Kerala 2013, a preview. India’s Largest Entrepreneurs’ Convention with a global perspective, TiEcon Kerala 2013, will feature leaders from across geographies. This conference is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to widen their horizons through information and interaction. The two-day conference will see more than 110 speakers, 25 tracks and over 2000 delegates.
Networking Opportunities TiEcon Kerala 2013 could be an entrepreneur’s biggest opportunity to network with the ‘who’s who’ of the business world. TiE believes in the immense power of networking for growth & change and this conference lets the delegate be seen at the right place at the right time.
Mentoring Sessions & Venture Capitalists Counselling A series of workshops have been designed to provide the delegates with opportunities to meet and interact with investors, mentors & leaders. These sessions are highly beneficial, especially for entrepreneurs whose companies are in the inception or growth stage.
Women & Student Entrepreneurship
One-on-one Sessions with Leaders
TiE Kerala has been relentlessly promoting women & student entrepreneurship in its effort to draw in more students and women into the industry. TiEcon Kerala 2013 will feature exclusive sessions on both.
Learning from globally successful entrepreneurs could well be once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Receive time-tested strategies, roadmaps and even a glimpse of your tomorrow, from these leaders.
Sharing the Secret of Success At the TiEcon Kerala 2013, successful entrepreneurs will inspire delegates with their stories and winning strategies. During these two days, entrepreneurs can learn about obstacles and opportunities on their road to success.
My Story The strength of any TiE event is its engaging sessions offering unique insights that are relevant to young entrepreneurs. Alternate methodologies and routes, personal stories, expert opinions, stimulating discussions and debates fill the air here with energy.
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Start-ups & early stage companies developing viable business model Entrepreneurs focused on new corporate initiatives The entrepreneur who has just had a flash of a billion dollar idea Investors and corporate executives who could be tomorrow’s entrepreneur Professionals offering legal, financial, marketing and engineering services Women/Social entrepreneurs looking to make a world of difference Students
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Tourism & Hospitality Wellness & Healthcare IT & ITES Retail Entrepreneurship
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Women/Social Entrepreneurship Education Manufacturing Agriculture & Food Processing Media
Why be seen here?
TiEcon Kerala 2013 attendees will see over 2,000 dynamic and successful professionals from across the world and the monarchs of Indian industry. Besides being the ideal platform for networking, this gathering also serves as a marketing opportunity for brands that each delegate represents.
How do brands benefit? TiE is a powerful platform for brands to position and establish their presence and expand their network across the global business ecosystem as well as localised, focused geographies. Some of the unbeatable advantages that TiEcon Kerala 2013 offers are:
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The right audience who are making a difference already Over 2,000 entrepreneurs, industry leaders and decision-makers to influence The most influential business leaders of India under one roof High-value visibility at Indiaâ€™s premier entrepreneurship event Benefits from TiEcon marketing activities across India and around the globe Brand activation and visibility 24/7 through TiE Keralaâ€™s online properties on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ & You Tube
Looking Back TiEcon Kerala
The inaugural edition of TiEcon Kerala 2012 was organised with the support of State Bank of Travancore and the Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Kerala on the 25th & 26th of October, 2012 at Le Meridien International Convention Centre, Kochi. The event was inaugurated by the Honâ€™ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Oommen Chandy, and was attended by over 1200 paid participants, 96 renowned speakers and 30 exhibitors. Making TiE, the principal body for any discussion in matters of entrepreneurship promotion!
Some of the Eminent Speakers at TiEcon Kerala 2012 Mr. Ashok Rao Chairman & CEO, Whodini Inc. and Chairman, TiE Global
Mr. Sam Pitroda Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
Mr. Kanwal Rekhi Managing Partner Inventus Capital Partners
Mr. Arjun Malhotra CEO & Chairman TechSpan/Headstrong
Ms. Sramana Mitra Founder, 1M/1M
Ms. Indira J Parikh Founder President, FLAME
Ms. Lisa Heydlauff Founder & Director, Going to School
Ms. Roopa Purushothaman MD, Head- Research, Everstone Capital Advisors
SOME OF THE SPEAKERS AT TiEcon KERALA 2013
Mr. Oommen Chandy
Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala
Mr. P. K. Kunhalikutty
Mr. E. K. Bharat Bhushan
Mr. P. K. Agarwal
Hon. The Lord Karan Bilimoria
Hon. Minister, Industries & Information Technology, Govt. of Kerala
CEO, TiE Global
Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala
Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer
Mr. Ashok Rao
Chairman, TiE Global
Mr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.
NASA Astronaut & Apollo Mission Commander Director, President & CEO, Vesalius Ventures
SOME OF THE SPEAKERS AT TiEcon KERALA 2013
Mr. Naren Bakshi
Mr. Palaniswami Raj Rajan
Dr. Christian Tidona
Mr. Joy Oommen
Founder & Chairman, International Venture Group
Managing Director, BioRN Cluster Management
Chairman & CEO, Virima Technologies
Chairman & MD, Kerala Financial Corporation
Mr. Navneet S. Chugh Certified Public Accountant, The Chugh Firm
TiE Kerala Charter Members Mr. Alex Thomas, Managing Director, Tierra Food India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Arun Kumar, Partner, KPMG LLP
Mr. Shivdas B. Menon, Managing Director, Sterling Farm Research & Services (P) Ltd.
Mr. C. Balagopal, Managing Director, Terumo Penpol Ltd.
Mr. G. Vijaya Raghavan, Director, Asian School of Business
Mr. John K. Paul, Managing Director, Popular Vehicles & Services Ltd.
Mr. Matthew Andrews, Managing Director, Integral Cybertek (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Damodar Avanoor, Deputy CEO, Lohashilpi
Mr. Umang Patodia, Managing Director, Patspin India Ltd.
Mr. George P. Varghese, Managing Director, FCIOEN Connectors Ltd.
Mr. C. P. Mammen, Managing Director, CCS Technologies (P) Ltd.
Mr. C. J. George, Managing Director, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd.
Mr. M. K. Koshy, Executive Vice Chairman, A. V. Thomas & Co. Ltd.
Mr. A. V. George, Chairman, AVG Group of Companies
Mr. Ronnie T Cherian, Managing Director, Capitol Business Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, The Muthoot Group
Mr. Ajay George Varghese, Managing Director, Bipha Drug Laboratories
Mr. George Paul, Director, Synthite Industries Ltd.
Mr. Sanjaya J. Mariwala, Managing Director, Kancor Ingredients Ltd.
Mr. Hari Krishnan Nair, President, Western India Cashew Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Aju Jacob, Director, Synthite Industries Ltd.
Mr. John Chacko Neroth, Director, N.C.John & Sons Ltd.
Mr. Sam Santhosh, CEO, SciGenom Labs Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Jose Dominic, Managing Director, CGH Earth
Dr. Najeeb Zackeria, Managing Director, Abad Builders Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. M. S. A. Kumar, Managing Director, AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. S. Gopakumar, President, Kumar Group Total Designers
Mr. Kurian Abraham, Editor & Managing Director, Dhanam Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Rajiv Vasudevan, CEO, Ayur VAID Hospitals
Mr. V. K. Mathews, Founder & Executive Chairman, IBS Group
Mr. K. A. Joseph, Director, E-Lakshya Careers & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Murali Gopalan, President, RP Techsoft International Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ajith Moopan, CEO & MD, Wood House Ltd.
Mr. Nanda Kumar K., President & CEO, Suntec Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Deepak Aswani, MD, The Raymond Shop
Mr. S. R. Nair, Managing Director, Team Frontline Ltd.
Mr. Rajesh Nair, Vice President-Markets, Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Raghulal T. R., Managing Director, Elite Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Roshan Kainady, Owner, Kainady Plantations
Mr. Navas M. Meeran, Chairman, Eastern Group
Mr. Tony Joseph, Principal Architect, Stapti Architects
Mr. N. R. Panicker, Founder & Chairman, Accel Frontline Ltd.
Ms. Parveen Hafeez, MD, Sunrise Hospital
Mr. Ravi D. C., Managing Director, D C Books Ltd.
Mr. T. S. Anantharaman, CEO, Leo Group
Mr. Roy I. Varghese, Senior Partner, Roy Varghese & Associates
Wg. Cdr. K. Chandrasekhar, Executive Director, TiE Kerala
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