Programme

10:00 – 10:10 AM Welcome Address by: Mr. Shashwat Goenka
Co Chairman, CII FBN India Chapter Council and
Director, PCBL Ltd
10:10- 10:25 AM Theme Address & Indian Perspectives by: Mr. R. Dinesh
President Designate, CII
Chairman, CII FBN India Chapter and
Executive Vice Chairman,
TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd
10:25 – 10:40 AM Perspectives on Family Businesses Globally: Mr. Farhad Forbes
Chairman, FBN International and
Co-Chairman,
Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd
10:40 – 11:00 AM Inaugural Address by Mr. Sanjiv Bajaj
President,CII and
Chairman & Managing Director,
Bajaj Finserv Limited
11:00 – 11:10 AM Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks by Mr. Kanishka Arumugam
Chairman,
Nxt Gen Committee, CII FBN India Chapter and
Co-CEO
Ekki Water Technologies

PwC Global NextGen Survey 2022 findings show that while NextGens are prioritizing Business growth, but they are also concerned about how to step up in these times of crisis. Data suggests that there is a strong need for NextGens to challenge the status quo.


Key takeouts envisaged:

  • The session will touch upon the three dynamics of family business - Business – Family – Wealth - through the eyes of NextGens and dwell on how, by creating generational contracts and by challenging the status quo, NextGens can strengthen the family business' license to operate.


Presentation by Mr. Yashasvi Sharma
Leader, Delivering Deal Value
PwC India

For Family Businesses, success is multidimensional. Growth is the product of success in the legacy business while being able to maximize the opportunities emerging beyond it. This session will bring forth perspectives from matured Family Businesses putting forward their insights, while delineating the mileposts of the journey.


Key takeout’s envisaged:

  • Defining the growth engine of your business
  • How to bolster sustainable transformation
  • Strengthen business prospects and grow internationally


Moderator: Mr. Shankar Vanavarayar
Vice Chairman of CII Tamil Nadu State Council
Executive Director, ABT Industries Ltd
Speakers/Panelists: Mr. Marco Rossi
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Irsap Spa

Ms. Pavithra Shankar
Executive Director
Brigade Enterprises

Mr. Kushal Suri
Director
Morepen Labs

Theme Speaker Mr. Naveen Chandramohan
Founder & Fund Manager
ITUS Capital

  • Family Businesses creating an investment arm
  • Venture Investing in Family Businesses
  • Ventures under the family wing


A significant number of the NextGen leaders are looking to diversify or step into new ventures either as a part of or outside of the current family business and start their own entrepreneurial ventures. Many are even considering keeping aside a corpus for investing in new-age tech companies. Intrapreneurs believe their greatest asset is developing a strategy fit for the digital age.


Key takeouts envisaged:

  • Understanding the opportunities, pitfalls and investment platforms that should be considered prior to making the pivot into investing
  • How the NextGen leaders can sustain success and secure a resilient, dynamic future for their companies


Moderator: Mr. R. Dinesh
President Designate, CII
Chairman, CII FBN India Chapter and
Executive Vice Chairman,
TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Panelists Mr. Shashwat Goenka
Co Chairman
CII FBN India Chapter Council
Director
PCBL Ltd

Mr. Satveer Singh Thakral
Thakral Group of Companies

Keynote Speaker Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan
Past President, CII and
Co-Founder Infosys Ltd

This session will aim to share the thoughts and attitude to life we have inherited from our ancestors over 360 years and things we have cherished in nurturing the next generation. It will also introduce what our businesses do and the core values of our businesses. It is expected that this session will inspire the family business members in India to reaffirm its unique family history and values and to explore its own way of raising the next generation


Moderator: Mr.Farhad Forbes

Panelists Rie Yamada
Yamada Family Co. Ltd

Natsuki Yamada
Chair of the FBN Next Ten Committee for FBN Japan

We know that most of the business leaders have not experienced many of the current issues before reg climate change, inflation, great resignation, change in the mode of work, global instability.


Key takeouts envisaged:

  • The session will touch upon how to address these challenges and how to both preserve and create value in this fragile world.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Bartels
Global Leader Entrepreneurial and
Private Business, PwC, Germany

The session will continue to focus on a set of urgent, short-term impacts that family business leaders must tackle now. We will discuss the 1st question and hear the story of the family business in question:

  1. 1. How good is your family business radar for detecting immediate issues while keeping longer- term imperatives in view with special reference to What is your Mantra of Success?

Key takeouts envisaged:

  • Share learnings from the past and emphasize on the best practices of governance, ensuring family lives in harmony and continues to serve the business.


Moderator: Dr. Peter Bartels
Global Leader Entrepreneurial and
Private Business, PwC Germany

Panelists Mr. Ajit Shriram
Joint Managing Director
DCM Shriram

Mr. Varun Shriram
Chief Strategy Officer
DCM Shriram

The session will continue to focus on a set of urgent, short-term impacts that family business leaders must tackle now, and ask the panelists to react on the following four questions:


  • 1. Where will we get the expertise to make smart decisions and address complex issues today? What is your main business focus today?
  • 2. Who in our business will own the issues – including ESG?
  • 3. Digital will be key to tackling every challenge – but how will we ensure tech investments support the outcomes we want, including for people?
  • 4. Where and how will we find the diverse leadership we’ll need to address these challenges?

Key takeouts envisaged:

Share the best practices of how to address these challenges and how to both preserve and create value in this fragile world.


Moderator: Dr. Peter Bartels
Global Leader Entrepreneurial and Private Business
PwC, Germany

Panelists Mr. Farhad Forbes
Forbes Marshall

Mr. Matteo Fumagalli
Sol S.P.A

Ms. Rie Yamada
Yamada Family Co. Ltd

Moderator Mr. Kanishka ArumugamChairman, Nxt Gen Committee CII FBN India Chapter and
Co-CEO Ekki Water Technologies

Speaker Mr. Faizal Kottikollon
Founder & Chairman,
KEF Holdings

Risk is multidimensional. It includes geopolitical crises, cyber-attacks, 2 year tryst with pandemic, market disruptions, obsolescence, family crises to name a few. The session will unearth how Family Businesses mitigate them and how to row together to make the boat go faster. We will dwell upon how to ensure your business is risk aware and discuss how family businesses turned risk challenges into growth opportunities.


Key takeouts envisaged:

  • Brief overview of the current volatile geopolitical environment exacerbating supply constraints, heightening cyber risks, introducing rapidly evolving sanctions, putting safety and humanity at the forefront and managing unforeseen risks and challenges within the family business in terms of governance and succession.
  • Seize the opportunity through strategic risk management capabilities to make confident decisions in pursuit of the Family Business strategy.


Global Risk Survey Insights by: Mr. Sivarama Krishnan
Partner and Risk Consulting Leader
PwC India

Panelists Ms. Vishala Ramaswamy
Loyal Textiles

Ms. Amira Al Khaja
Al Khaja group, House of Ra

Mr. Kanishka Arumugam
Chairman, Nxt Gen Committee CII FBN India Chapter and
Co-CEO Ekki Water Technologies

Mr. Prashant Sharma
Managing Director,
SKM Group

Handing over a business to the NextGen leaders is the most important (and emotional) decision the current generation is making. The Now Gen needs to be sure that the business will be in safe hands and its new leaders have the understanding and skills to protect and grow the business. We will engage in a discussion on how to build a guiding principle, purpose and growth drivers for a family business.


Key takeouts envisaged:

  • Identify principles of your family business and envisage the journey for the future generations
  • Learn how to manage Family as a business, and Business as a family


Workshop Conducted by: Ms. Falguni Shah
EPB Leader, PwC India

Mr. N. Krishnan
Advisor, PwC

Mr. Kanishka Arumugam
Co Chairman,
Chairman, Nxt Gen Committee CII FBN India Chapter and
Co-CEO Ekki Water Technologies