Introduction

VCCircle Consumer & Retail Investment Summit 2014

Brand building is no more the preserve of multinationals with deep pockets. Learn the art of building great consumer brands and businesses at VCCircle Consumer & Retail Investment Summit 2014.

The Indian consumer industry is going through a paradigm shift brought about by India’s rapid economic growth. The consumer industry saw changes leading from times of necessities shopping to high dispensable incomes and increasing clan of medium and high middle class households.

There are substantial investments required to build a brand which is difficult for emerging enterprises as they fail to prioiritise on capital expenditures. The consumer industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles which effects investing in preferred brands of customers.

Taking cues from industry shifts and success of previous editions, VCCircle is organizing the 5th edition of its Consumer Investment Summit to assess the future path for the consumer industry. The event is to be held in March 2014 in Mumbai.

The conference has put forth the agenda to discuss way forward pertaining strategies burgeoning companies resorting to capture bigger share of the consumer market, how investors are gauging the brand power and its customer appeal before going ahead with the investments? The conference will also highlight shifting fulcrum of the spending power of rural areas. Industry stalwarts will discuss how high disposable income has empowered middle class households to reach out to national as well as international luxury brands and how this has made it easier for the luxury brands in market penetration.

For sponsorship write to: vijay@vccircle.com; For registrations write to: Sandeep/ Shikhil at register@vccircle.com; 0120-4171111

For any agenda suggestion / speaker nomination , write to komal.shah@vccircle.com


Agenda

VCCircle Consumer & Retail Investment Summit 2014

13 March 2014 , Rooftop, Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai
 
8:30am - 9:00am
Tea & Registration

9:00am - 9:10am
Introduction Note

9:10am - 10:00am
Panel I: Future of Indian consumer market: Mapping short term, middle term & long term view - good news & bad news
Given the evolving consumer lifestyle and compelling value for money deals, will strong MNC presence continue to fortify long term Indian consumer story or  in the long run will the market be largely dominated by ubiquitous kirana stores? Changing spending pattern, rising income & consumer aspirations together makes it a high growth potential market but keeping in mind, ballooning consumer inflation, low salary increments and employment rate, how will the spending engine in the short run be regular and confident? Which are the new factors that may change equations over the medium and long term?

Nikhil Vora - Founder & CEO, Sixth Sense Ventures
Siddhartha Pahwa - CEO, Meru Cabs
Shankar Narayanan - MD, The Carlyle Group
Darius Pandole - Partner, New Silk Route (Moderator)

10:00am - 10:30am
Keynote Address: The outlook for consumer sector and the potential for Greenfield (organic) investment opportunities
A Mahendran - CMD, Global Beverages & Foods Pvt Ltd

10:30 am - 11:00 am
In conversation with Mr Kishore Biyani, Group CEO - Future Group
Interviewer - Ms Shrija Agrawal - Managing Editor, VCCircle

11:00am - 11:20am
Tea & Networking Break

VCCircle Insights: 6 Sharp focus panels on trending topics from the most relevant folks in the business with Q&A

11:20am - 12:05pm
Insights I: Road ahead for Packaged Foods, Bakery, Frozen Foods & Dairy products
Apparently the shift witnessed in the consumer focus from price to quality, from urban to semi - urban and fortifying sales in the hinterland has given packaged food market a big reason to cheer. What will further drive the packaged food segment - ready to eat, bakery products, frozen foods, dairy & detergents cart? Is the industry observing improving foreign investments in this space?

Neeraj Kakkar - CEO, Hector Beverages
Shripad Nadkarni - Founder & Director, Marketgate
Ravi Saxena - Managing Director, Wonderchef
Rahul Garg - Principal, Premji Invest
Siddharth Dhondiyal - Director, India Value Fund Advisors
Rakesh Sony - Director, MOPE Investment Advisors Private Ltd (Moderator)

12:05pm - 12:50pm
Insights II: Grooming Cosmetics & Personal Care Brands
Brand conscious and price sensitive, personal care market in India is expected to enjoy healthy growth in baby items, bath products, oral care, cosmetics & personal grooming products segments. With modern practices and changing face of the personal care products, will emerging entrepreneurs hold good opportunities to bring more sophisticated products for the Indian masses? To enhance further growth, how will entrepreneurs break the cumbersome exercise of erratic distribution chain, increase penetration level in the current competitive market?

Oscar Pereira - Director, Cheryl’s Cosmeseuticals Pvt Ltd
Sameer Prasad - CEO, Faces Cosmetics
Shomik Mujherjee - Partner, Actis Advisers Pvt Ltd
Bhavesh Shah – MD, Investment Banking, JM Financial (Moderator)

12:50pm - 1:55pm
Lunch & Networking Break

1:55pm - 2:40pm
Insights III: Exploring opportunities in the Food Retail & QSR chains
In this tough and competitive environment, where efficiency becomes the cornerstone of the business, how does Food Services & QSR business constantly focus on value meals, quality and managing cost? Are investors betting on eating out market knowing the potential of the business or still moving ahead with cautious approach?

Jaydeep Barman - Co-Founder & CEO, Faaso's Food Services Pvt. Ltd
K S Narayanan - CEO, Pan India Foods
Venkatesh Iyer - MD & CEO, Goli Vada Pav
Siddharth Bafna - Partner, Lodha & Company
Gaurav Mathur - Founder & MD, Invent Capital (Moderator)

2:40pm - 3:25pm
Insights IV: Stay fit & look good market: Wellness, Health & Beauty Services
Resilience in consumer spending on health & beauty products in the gloomy environment have witnessed greater awareness of need for wellness among consumers. Is the franchisee route a buzzing trend in the segment? Brand building & marketing – biggest priority for the wellness industry, how can it be well structured? What are the ways to deal with flooding competition attacking this space? What are the hindrances encountered while penetrating into diversified products market within the wellness sector?

Anurag Kedia - Director, Four Fountains Spas
S. Subramanian - CEO, Kaya Ltd, India
Rahul Bhalchandra - Co-Founder & CEO, YLG Salon
Gaurav Malhotra – MD & CEO, BournHall Clinic India
Shishir Bhartia – Dy GM, Brand Capital
Nandini Chopra – MD, Alvarez and Marsal (Moderator)

3:25pm - 3:50pm
Tea & Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:35pm
Insights V: Fast changing fashion in the Apparel and Retail space   
From growing consumerism, evolving fashion houses to retail mordernization, lot of attractive investments has rolled out into branded apparel/retail space. With the emergence of large & multiple fashion brands, how do brands strenghten its presence in stiffer competitive space? How do companies expand its distribution networks, launch "made for India “value products to suit Indian crowd? Is the apparel/retail category ready for healthy investments/exits?

Sanjay Vakharia - Director, Spykar Lifestyles
Pradeep Hirani - Chairman, Kimaya Fashions Pvt Ltd
Shantanu Rastogi – Principal, General Atlantic
Jayanta Banerjee - Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors (Moderator)

4:35pm - 5:05pm
VCCircle Showcase
Representatives of three companies to talk for 10 minutes each (without presentations) from each category. A promoter, who has received at least one round of funding, will touch upon the product-market opportunity and the firm’s differentiated strategy to tap that opportunity. To present here, contact register@vccircle.com / 0120-4171111

Sports 365
Jean Claude Biguine
Mydentist (Total Dental Care Pvt Ltd)

5:05pm - 5:15m
Concluding Remarks

5:15pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails.


Speakers

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A Mahendran

CMD, Global Beverages & Foods Pvt Ltd
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Anurag Kedia

Co-Founder & Director, Four Fountains De-Stress Spa
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Bhavesh Shah

MD, JM Financial
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Darius Pandole

Partner, New Silk Route
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Gaurav Malhotra

MD & CEO, Bourn Hall International India Pvt. Ltd.
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Gaurav Mathur

Founder & MD, Invent Capital
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Jayanta Banerjee

Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Private Limited
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Jaydeep Barman

Co-Founder & CEO, Faaso's Food Services Pvt. Ltd.
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K S Narayanan

CEO, Pan India Foods
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Kishore Biyani

Group CEO, Future Group
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Nandini Chopra

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
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Neeraj Kakkar

CEO, Hector Beverages
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Nikhil Vora

Founder & CEO, Sixth Sense Ventures
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Oscar Pereira

Director, Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Pradeep Hirani

Chairman, Kimaya Fashions Pvt Ltd
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Rahul Bhalchandra

Co-Founder & CEO, YLG Salon
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Rahul Garg

Co-Head, India PE, Premji Invest
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Rakesh Sony

Director, Motilal Oswal Private Equity
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Ravi Saxena

MD, Wonderchef
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Sameer Prasad

CEO, Faces Cosmetics
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Sanjay Vakharia

Director and COO, Spykar Lifestyles Pvt Ltd | @Spykarlifestyle
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Shantanu Rastogi

Principal, General Atlantic Pvt. Ltd. | @generalatlantic
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Shankar Narayanan

Co-Head, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners
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Shishir Bhartia

Dy GM, Brand Capital
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Shomik Mukherjee

Partner, Actis Advisers Pvt. Ltd
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Shripad Nadkarni

Founder & Director, Marketgate
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Siddharth Bafna

Partner, Lodha & Co
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Siddhartha Pahwa

CEO, Meru Cabs | @MeruCabs
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Siddharth Dhondiyal

MD, India Value Fund Advisors
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S. Subramanian

Chief Executive Officer, Kaya Ltd. India
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Venkatesh Iyer

MD & CEO, Goli Vada Pav

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Venue :

Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai

Date: 13th March 2014

Address:

Rooftop

Trident Nariman Point
Nariman Point, Mumbai
Maharashtra
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