Zee Business-SAP Dare To Dream Conclave: Top business leaders share their success stories, corporate mantras, and more
It was nothing less than a 'Kumbh of Business' when top business leaders converged at Zee Business-SAP Dare To Dream conclave. Business tycoons hailing from diverse trade backgrounds - ranging from automobile sector, component manufacturing, polymer industry, restaurant chain to real estate - all came together and shared their success stories, business ideas, corporate mantras for young entrepreneurs and tech innovators in India - in short, they played the role of big brother on this platform. The theme and tag line of this edition of Zee Business-SAP Dare To Dream event itself was 'Growth Matters', and hence, who's who of the corporate world shared the ideas of what matters most at the moment to write India's big success story.
After the inaugural address by Zee Business SME Editor Saurabh Manchanda, Ramesh Suri, who is Chairman of Subros, shared his journey starting from joining the business to becoming a corporate leader. Suri narrated how he entered the family business and how the industry has witnessed an unprecedented change from then till now. Focussing on what works best in favour of business houses, Suri said, "We have to see the comfort of customer, only then we can succeed." Discussing India's growth in ranking of Ease of Doing Business Index, Suri said, "Now the government has realised that if the industry grows, job market too will witness a boom, and hence carving out new policies for the smooth functioning of business entities." Further, Suri added, "Recession in the automotive industry is a wheel and we have seen many ups and downs; one need not panic in such situation as it's a cycle."
Discussing the role of R&D behind the growth of any business and industry, Dr H Purushotham, CMD, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science & Technology said, "Industry leaders should push for more tech innovations as whenever there is push from the industry leaders, growth can be witnessed." Talking about the next big thing in automotive sector i.e. Electric Vehicles, Dr Purushotham added, "Government is making a roadmap to implement environment-friendly norms in a better manner." Requesting industry friends to facilitate international collaboration, Dr H Purushotham concluded by saying, "Government has funds available in different schemes to be ulitised by innovative ideas. Government is working on many fronts and mechanisms to achieve dreams of industry."
Taking the discussion of Zee Business-SAP Dare To Dream conclave ahead, Vinnie Mehta, Director General of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) of India, explained how technology is one area we all should focus on. Mehta said, "Technology is a game you need to reinvest in so as to stay ahead, and this is what India needs to understand." Talking about electric vehicles, Mehta said, "There is a huge new ecosystem emerging due to electric mobility." Mehta added, "We should understand that in electric vehicles, the max cost is of battery, hence we need big focus on that front." He concluded, "We should always attempt to address the problems, else they will remain there forever".
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Not only this, many other top industry voices like Ramashankar Pandey of Hella India Automotive, Rajinder Bagga of Bagga Link Motors, Hitesh Jain of Roop Polymers, Arun Gupta of Technico and other key corporates like Gursharan Singh, Jagdeep Rangar also spoke at length at the Zee Business-SAP Dare To Dream conclave and shared their ideas and success stories.