CNBC-TV18 and ICICI Bank announced the tenth edition of the prestigious EmergingÂ IndiaÂ Awards 2018, which was held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The event honoured and celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. Over the last decade, the awards have come out as a platforms to support, guide and promote growth of SMEs across the country.
To commemorate the property completing a decade, apart from the 12 category awards, the event saw the delivery of a special set of decadal awards recognising outstanding growth in the SME sector. This special honour recognised three companies that achieved a remarkable feat of transforming themselves from SMEs to formidable mid-sized corporations. The awards also hosted engaging speaker sessions with industry and political leaders.
Present at the awards night were stalwarts of the political and the business world, including Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO, ICICI Bank; Bhaskar Pramanik, Former Chairman, Microsoft India: Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India; D Shivakumar, President, Aditya Birla Group; Sunil Mathur, MD and CEO, Siemens; Santosh Parulekar, Founder and CEO, Pipal Tree; Jaideep Mehta, CEO, VC Circle; Atul Kunwar, President and CTO, Tech Mahindra; Chinmoy Bhagwat, VP, Mindtree; and Kewal Handa, Non-executive chairman of Union Bank of India and Former MD Pfizer India.
Vijay Chandok, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, said, âWe launched the Emerging India Awards a decade ago to recognise the paradigm shift that the SMEs were gradually making to the industrial ecosystem of the country. Some of Indiaâs mostÂ prolific individuals have been a part of the platform as jury members and chief guests. As we celebrate the landmark tenth edition of the awards, we are proud to recognise some of the most brilliant minds of the SME sector, who are taking India to the next level.â
Joy Chakraborthy, CEO Forbes India and President, Revenue, TV18 said, âOver the last decade, Emerging India Awards has become a trusted platform that not only felicitates the achievements of the SME sector but also its contribution towards the countryâs economic growth. As we completed a decade with this edition, we are honoured that industry leaders and policy makers continue to support our efforts towards encouraging the SME sector. The entrepreneurial energy that engulfs the country today holds the potential to drive Indiaâs growth and the Emerging India Awards aim to give impetus to that very spirit.â
Giving impetus to the SME sector, the Emerging India Awards serves as a networking platform for entrepreneurs, along with highlighting achievements in the sector and receiving guidance from industry stalwarts. SMEs are rewarded across 12 categories including SME of the year, Woman Entrepreneur of the year, Green SME of the year, Global SME of the year and others at the event.