In Partnership with

Times Now

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.

Principal Partner

Wadhawan Global Capital

Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) is one of the leading financial services group. WGC manages US$ 22 billion of assets through its Lending, Investment and Insurance platforms. WGC has partnered with leading financial institutions such as International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, Prudential Financial Inc., United States, Asian Development Bank and Korean Development Bank.
WGC is the parent company for some of the prominent brands in India such as Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) which is a market leader with three decades of experience in financing affordable housing, Aadhar Housing Finance, Avanse Financial Services, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers and DHFL General Insurance. The company has a London based wholly - owned subsidiary Wadhawan Global Capital (UK) Ltd.

Principal Strategic Partner


ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. We have 208,000 members and 503,000 students worldwide. Our strategic vision is to be number one on developing the accountancy profession the world needs.

Our mission is to:
  • Provide opportunity and access to people of ability around the world and support our members throughout their careers in accounting, business and finance
  • Achieve and promote the highest professional, ethical and governance standards
  • Advance the public interest
  • Be a global leader in the profession.

Platinum Partner


Ravin Group is a 70 year old global conglomerate that has been at forefront in the Power & Electricity Industry, since 1950. We offer comprehensive solutions across electricity value chain, from urban transmission systems to rural electrification projects.

Awarded as one of ‘India's Best Infrastructure Brand’ by the Economic Times, the Group's focused approach towards quality and proven technical prowess has led to the successful creation of clientele in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, spread across 55 countries around the world.

Gold Partners


Kizad or the Khalifa Industrial Zone was unveiled in November 2010 by Abu Dhabi Ports in Abu Dhabi and officially opened in September 2012. Kizad is an integral part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 - A roadmap for sustainable growth of the Emirate’s Economy and the prosperity of its people.

World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.

We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.

The membership of the World Gold Council includes the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.

Jeppiaar Engineering College

Jeppiaar Engineering College (JEC) is one of the institutions of Jeppiaar Educational Trust and was established on 15 August 2001. The college is a Christian Minority Institution. This is run by Sr. Arockiamary DMI.

Apeejay Stya & Svran Group

Apeejay Stya & Svran Group at present is a leading industrial and investment house with interests in diverse verticals: Chemicals and Plastics, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Publishing, Real Estate Development, International Trading and Distribution, Strategic Investments and other emerging businesses in India and abroad.

Founded in 1942, the Apeejay Stya Group owes its origins to Founder-Chairman Dr Stya Paul – an eminent industrialist, educationist, freedom fighter and philanthropist. Carrying forward his legacy, Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, the only child of Dr Stya Paul expanded the Apeejay Stya Group to lay the foundation of the Apeejay Stya & Svrán Group.

As the Co-Promoter & President, Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia continues the Group’s legacy of commitment to people, nation-building and innovation. Under the leadership of Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, the next generation comprising Mr Nishant Berlia, Mr Aditya Berlia and Dr Neha Berlia (children of Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia and Shri Vijay Berlia) are taking the Group to new heights of excellence

GHCL Limited

GHCL Limited was incorporated on 14th Oct 1983. The company has established itself as a well-diversified group with an ascertained footprint in Chemicals, Textiles and Consumer Products segment. In Chemicals, the company mainly manufactures Soda Ash (Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate) that is a major raw material for Detergents & Glass industries and Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda). Its Textiles operations is an integrated vertical set up which commences right from spinning of fiber (yarn), weaving, dyeing, printing till the finished products, like sheets & duvets, take shape which are primarily exported worldwide.

Consumer Products operation is another business for GHCL where it is a leader in manufacturing and selling Edible salt, Industrial grade salt and Honey in the country.

Syenergy Environics Ltd.

Syenergy Environics Ltd. creates healthier and more productive spaces for people to work and live in through various Radiation Purification Solutions. The solutions address negative earth, environmental radiations and manmade electro-smog from mobile phones, work gadgets like computers, routers, servers and mobile towers. These are non-intrusive and avoid inconvenient changes in layout. Our products include Envirochip, a radiation purification chip for personal electronic gadgets like mobile phones & computers. The chip has been tested and certified by Max Healthcare, India & DB Technology Ltd., Cambridge, UK. The results have been published in MIT’s Technology Review and Journal of Biomedical Science & Engineering, USA.

Silver Partners

Gulf Oil

Gulf Oil International is part of the Hinduja Group whose core business is manufacturing and marketing an extensive range of performance lubricants and associated products for all market segments from Automotive, through Agriculture and Construction to General Industry. Gulf Oil International also licenses national fuel retail networks around the globe. The Gulf fuel brand is currently present at retail in 28 countries with more than 1500 outlets. Other Gulf Oil International Group businesses include Gulf Oil Marine, which supplies lubricants to the world’s shipping industry and which is present in more than 1000 ports worldwide. Other Gulf businesses include Gulf Aviation’s specialist fuel supply, Gulf Express quick-lube franchises and Argenfrut crop protection. Gulf has a number of key sporting partnerships. Since 2016 it has been Manchester United Football Club’s global lubricant and fuel partner. In top-level Sportscar racing, Gulf supports Gulf Racing in the World Endurance Championship and, in motorbike sport, Gulf is technical partner to BMW’s manufacturer-backed World Superbike squad, Gulf Althea BMW Racing as well to as Aprilia’s factory Superbike squad, Milwaukee Aprilia and also to ten-time Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing champions, King Racing. Gulf is also partner to New Zealand’s Highlanders Rugby team in the Investec Super League and to current champions, Chennai Super Kings, in Indian Premier League Cricket.

The Hinduja Group is India’s foremost privately-owned Group, with a global footprint across 100 countries, employing over 150,000 people. Founded in 1914 in Mumbai by Parmanand D Hinduja, today the management, future strategy and focus of the Group is managed by the Parmanand’s four sons Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, together with the next generation of the family. With a century of experience, intelligent investment and disciplined growth, the Group has become an international multi-billion entity, active in eleven business sectors encompassing Automotive, Energy & Renewables, Banking, IT, Power Generation, Real Estate, Project Development, Media, Healthcare, Trading and, most recently, Cybersecurity.


State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, profits, branches, customers and employees. The Government of India itself is the largest shareholder of this Fortune 500 company, with 58.60% ownership, and SBI was ranked 152nd in The Forbes list of Global 2000 firms in May 2015.

Authorised and regulated by Reserve Bank of India and Prudential Regulation Authority. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request. State Bank of India is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under the Financial Services and Market Act 2000. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme protects deposits held with our UK branches. Payments under this scheme are limited to £85,000 of your total deposits with us in the UK. In practice, this means that each eligible depositor will be compensated up to a maximum of £85,000 of their total deposits.

Rural Electrification Corporation

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a listed NAVRATNA Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Power, Government of India, was incorporated on July 25, 1969 under the Companies Act 1956. REC is a Non-Banking Financial Company with 'Infrastructure Finance Company' status. Our main objective is to finance and promote power sector projects all over the country. IT provides loan assistance to various State Power Utilities, Private Sector Project Developers, Central Power Sector Utilities and State Governments for investments in Power Generation, Power Transmission, Power Distribution and other system improvement schemes/initiatives, through its Corporate Office located at New Delhi, 18 project offices and 3 sub offices, located in most States in the country. As on 31.03.16, REC has a loan book of over Rs. 2,00,000 crore and net worth of Rs. 28,618 crore

MIDC India

MIDC India Established in 1962, under M.I.D. Act 1961 as the premier industrial infrastructure development agency of Government of Maharashtra
Set up industrial areas for planned and systematic industrial development. To function as a special planning authority in development of industrial areas. “Prosperity to all through Industrialization” is the corporate Philosophy of MIDC. Through 16 regional offices, MIDC manages its 289 industrial complexesspread over 66,000 +hectares of land. MIDC has one of the largest industrial land banks amongst all the Industrial development corporations in India

Al Midas

Al Midas International Group is a diversified group across continent in many sectors and geographies, with sophistication in innovative cutting-edge strategies in structuring, implementing and co-investing in funds, brands and technologies, and lately prominently in FINTECH and Wellness, in a balanced portfolio.

Ron Chandiramani is the founder, sole owner, and Group President of the Family Office Al Midas International Group, with forty-five years experience in many fields of business, which he started as an entrepreneur, and pioneered by setting up businesses internationally since 1973, which he manages with a direct hands-on involvement. As a seasoned investor he continues to invest across sectors and is a highly sought after Speaker, Moderator, and Chair on Global Conferences, across several continents.

Global Trade Partner


DMCC is the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai - home to the world’s leading businesses of today, and tomorrow. The most successful markets create conditions that enable producers, traders and consumers to thrive. DMCC is a Dubai Government Authority committed to developing these ideal conditions and has a strong track record in commodity trade facilitation where we encourage and support business through the platforms we provide. These include our Free Zone, commodity exchanges, legal and regulatory frameworks and our real estate offering.

DMCC is developing the ‘Burj2020 District’ as part of our DMCC Free Zone expansion strategy to provide leading businesses with a commercial property offering unique to the Dubai marketplace. Indispensable to the economic growth of the nation, we - together with our members - deliver strong performance today, and sustainable growth tomorrow.

Bronze Partners

New India Assurance

New India Assurance Co Ltd, today, is a 100 % Govt owned multinational general insurance company operating in 28 countries and headquartered at Mumbai, India. Our global business crossed Rs.16000 Cr. . Founded by Sir Dorabji Tata in 1919, we have been market leaders in India in non-life business for more than 40 years. Our Indian business touched Rs 13209 Cr in 2014-15. We are the only direct insurer in India rated A-(Excellent – Stable outlook) by AM Best. "CRISIL has reaffirmed its ' AAA/STABLE ' rating on The New India Assurance Company Limited indicating that the company has the Highest degree of Financial strength to honor its Policyholders obligations"

Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited

Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited is a private public joint venture in general insurance where two nationalized banks, namely Allahabad Bank and Indian Overseas Bank, one private sector bank namely Karnataka Bank Ltd, one FMCG namely Dabur Investment Corp and a leading general insurer from Japan namely Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc have formed a general insurance company. It is India’s first Public - Private Partnership in General Insurance Industry.

Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited

The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), India’s first listed exchange, is a state-of-the-art, commodity derivatives exchange that facilitates online trading, and clearing and settlement of commodity derivatives transactions, thereby providing a platform for risk management. The Exchange, which started operations in November 2003, operates under the regulatory framework of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).


Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) L.L.C. is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC was initially established in 1993.

Since our formation we have made significant contributions to Dubai's continued drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development. The ENOC Group comprises more than 30 related subsidiaries involved in refining, lubricant blending, storage, aviation and retail.

Servicing thousands of customers across 60 markets, we employ a workforce of over 9,000 employees and are deploying our world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices towards the UAE's social and economic development.

TAKE Solutions

TAKE Solutions, is a globally recognized knowledge intensive technology player, delivering comprehensive and niche solutions for enterprises across diverse sectors for over 15 years, with key expertise in Life Sciences (LS). TAKE offers IP-based software and extensive knowledge-based solutions to enable efficient clinical, regulatory, safety and content management. TAKE encompasses specialized lines of businesses under distinct brands such as Navitas – an IP driven Life Sciences solutions company, Ecron Acunova – a specialized provider of Clinical Services to both Pharma & Biotech companies, Intelent – an expert in Life Sciences Big Data, TAKE Supply Chain & TAKE MEA – flexible, accessible, mobile Supply Chain software solution providers, APA Engineering – an International e–Sourcing and Engineering services company, TAKE Innovations – an incubator to facilitate IP Creation and TAKE Enterprise Services Inc. – a specialist provider of technology–driven business solutions and software services.

TAKE’s significant recognitions include a patent win from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its ‘Method for Optimizing Clinical Data Standardization’, a ‘Leader’ certification in Drug Safety Services & Life Sciences R&D IT Outsourcing from IDC, recognition as the ‘Dream Employer of the Year’ at the World HRD Congress and the title of ‘Most Admired Brand –IT’ from the Asian Customer Engagement Forum. With its global headquarters in Chennai, India, TAKE has a proven track record of delivering world-class solutions to more than 400 customers worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 global Pharma companies.

Associate (Institutional) Partners


The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (erstwhile The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India) was first established in 1944 as a registered company under the Companies Act with the objects of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Cost Accountancy. On 28th May, 1959, the Institute was established by a special act of Parliament, namely, the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 as a statutory professional body for the regulation of the profession of cost and management accountancy.

It has since been continuously contributing to the growth of the industrial and economic climate of the country. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India is the only recognised statutory professional organisation and licensing body in India specialising exclusively in Cost and Management Accountancy.


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. As the number of students taking up the Company Secretaryship course grew, the Government promoted on 4th October, 1968, Institute of Company Secretaries of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 for taking over from the Government the conduct of Company Secretaryship examination.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. During its 67 years of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards.ICAI now is the second largest accounting body in the whole world.

ICAI UAE (Dubai) Chapter, established in 1982, is the largest, most active and award winning chapter amoung the 26 overseas chapters of ICAI.

Associate (Management) Partner


The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a non-lobbying organisation, working closely with industry, Government, academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India.

AIMA has a broad base of 67 Local Management Associations (LMAs) including two cooperating LMAs i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association. AIMA has established close linkages with over 3000 institutions and over 30,000 individual professionals directly and through network of the LMAs.

AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications and management development programmes.

Associate (Study Visit) Partner

West London

West London Business is the voice of business in North-West London, covering seven local authority areas. We are a company limited by guarantee, owned and led by the private sector. Explore our mission, vision & commitment to drive forward the region’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability. Our roots go back to the early 1990s and we have an impressive track record of delivery. We are governed by a board that includes blue chips, such as GSK, HSBC, Heathrow, Brunel, SEGRO, PWC, as well as SMEs and micro enterprises.

Online Media Partner

Conventus Law

At Conventus Law, we have a goal of adding value to the legal market doing business in Asia. We believe it is important to stay well informed and we believe in challenging our members to think differently. Our products are highly informative, simple to access and easy to digest. Our services also happen to save clients time and costs. As an online legal publication, we work with law firms to produce timely legal analysis for businesses investing in Asia.

Associate (Chamber) Partners


Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs (EPCES) is the only Export Promotion Council which is scheme specific and multi-products Export Promotion Council in the country. EPCES represents major industrial sectors, like Textiles, Garments & Yarn, Gem & Jewellery, Leather Goods, Food & Agro Products, Electronics & Software, Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals, Engineering, Minerals, Granites & other stones, Plastic & Rubber Goods etc.

India is the first Asian set up. During the period 1965 to 2000, 6 more EPZs were set up in the country viz. SEEPZ Mumbai, MEPZ Chennai, VEPZ Visakhapatnam, CEPZ Cochin, NEPZ Noida and FEPZ Kolkata and an EPZ was also set up in private sector i.e. Surat Special Economic Zones. Exports from EPZs in the year 1999-2000 were merely Rs.8000 crore (US$ 2 bn). Hence, the scheme was reviewed and a new SEZ Scheme was incorporated in the Foreign Trade Policy in the year 2000.

Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry

Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest Chambers in the Country. Bombay Chamber has an illustrious history of 178 years. It is registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956) a non profit organisation. Chamber has played a significant role in the development of the city. It was largely responsible for the first railway built in India-The Bombay-Thana railway completed in 1853, has representation on the Port Trust, relentless advocacy postal system led to the passing of the India Postage Act of 1854 and standardization of weights and measures, until in 1932, set up machinery for arbitration of commercial disputes in 1880, Established customs of trade.

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