IAMAI and IndiaMART.com announce first ever conference on 'ICT for SMEs'

Written by Businesswire India | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 30 2009, 19:41pm hrs
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IndiaMART.com, Indias largest online B2B marketplace are organizing a first of its kind conference on ICT for SMEs to focus on technology-driven growth avenues for the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.

The one-day conference, to be held on July 10th in New Delhi will provide SME's owners and managers the opportunity to understand and choose the right technology for their respective growth plans.

Among a host of relevant issues, speakers at the conference will shed light on potential barriers to technology adoption by SMEs which effectuate issues like operational flexibility, reaching potential clients globally, competitiveness in domestic market and boosting ROI with minimum resources. IAMAI President - Dr Subho Ray said, Since SMEs are the largest source of employment in India, it becomes imperative for us to build and equip them with the latest and available technologies so that they can achieve their business objectives and run their businesses effectively. Being the nodal body of India's internet and mobile industry, it gives us immense pleasure to be able to play a constructive role for the SME sector.

Given the humongous base of SMEs that India has, it is only imperative that they be encouraged and hand-held for better adoption of ICT. This conference will go a long way in exhorting SMEs to graduate to the next level, said Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com.

The conference will have distinguished speakers like Mr. Dinesh Rai, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Government of India, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com, Mr. Shekhar Kirani, Vice President, VeriSign, Mr. Ramraj Pai, Director-SME Ratings, CRISIL, Mr. Rajiv Sodhi, Director, Emerging Geographies, Microsoft India, Mr. Gurmukh Singh, Head Business Marketing, Intel South Asia, Mr. Sugata Sarkar, Group Business-Director, IMRB, Mr. Harish Bahl Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Smile Interactive Technologies Group, Mr. B. Muralikrishnan Director- Category & Product Management, eBay India.