TiE Chennai today announced their annual flagship conference and Tamil Nadu's largest conclave for entrepreneurs, TiECON Chennai 2009, to be held at the Chennai Trade Centre on November 27, 2009. This year's conference goal and theme -"Enterprising India - Creating Tomorrow's Entrepreneur", will focus on addressing the challenges, opportunities, leadership styles and business strategies for creating successful enterprises in the ever-changing global and local marketplaces.
Explaining the focus of this year's conference, R.Ramaraj, President TiE Chennai said, "We have tailored this year's theme to address the paradigm shifts that are taking place in the business world - to discuss the new skills and strategies that would be required by tomorrow's entrepreneurs to build successful businesses. The business sessions would be led by eminent speakers who would share their expert knowledge through having built iconic businesses on the global and national canvas. The list of speakers for this year's conference includes names such as N. Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & MD, The India Cements Ltd., T.T. Rangarajan, Founder, Alma Mater, Sanjeev Bikchandani, Co-Founder, Naukri.com, Kris Srikkanth, Former Indian Cricket Captain & Chairman, Selection Committee, C.K. Ranganathan, Chairman & MD, Cavinkare Pvt. Ltd, R. Radikaa Sarathkumar, Founder, Radaan Mediaworks,."
J.Krishnan, Vice President, TiE Chennai added, "TiECON Chennai 2009 has been structured to provide an extraordinary opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain knowledge, derive inspiration and develop a valuable network to take their businesses forward. KEYNOTE ADDRESSES would feature some of the most celebrated names in the entrepreneurial world, whose stories of entrepreneurial excellence are sources of inspiration globally. PANEL DISCUSSIONS would cover Leadership Styles, Entrepreneurial Lessons from various domains and Funding Opportunities for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur. PITCH-TO-VC SESSIONS would provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business plans to multiple VCs, in one-on-one closed room setting".
The one day conclave is expected to bring together over 1500 delegates, comprising Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Corporate Executives, Venture Capitalists, Investment Bankers and Management Students.
Additional Highlights of the Conference:
In a bid to recognize the efforts of the entrepreneurial community of Tamil Nadu and contribute towards creating an ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs, TiECON CHENNAI would also feature:
The TiE Chennai Entrepreneur Awards to recognise successful entrepreneurs in Tamil Nadu, across various domains and categories - to recognize the entrepreneurial drive that propels the largest of organisations or the start-ups of yesterday - to celebrate this never-say-die spirit of adventure that leads to the success of entrepreneurs.
The LIBA-TiE CHENNAI Business Plan Competition which would provide an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and students to blossom their business idea into full-blown commercial ventures.