November 3, 2018 (Mangalore) – Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM), NITTE in joint association with the Karnataka Bank Limited (KBL) and supported by Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), conducted the MSME Conclave & Business Awards 2018 at Hotel Ocean Pearl on November 3, 2018.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Mahabaleshwara MS, MD & CEO, Karnataka Bank, Mr. Vishal Hegde, Pro-Chancellor, NITTE, Mr. Suresh K Rao, Chief General Manager (Materials), MRPL, Mr. Sreekanth K A, Co-MD, DXC Technologies, Dr. K. Sankaran, Director, JKSHIM and Dr. A. P. Achar, Dean – Corporate Programmes, JKSHIM were present.
The Conclave experienced five-panel sessions on the digitization of MSMEs and its implementation towards business growth. The industry leaders addressed around 200 MSMEs, participants from all over Karnataka. Also, the investment firms (VC/Angels) met select MSMEs to assess the feasibility of investment options in promising enterprises.
The conclave ended with glittering “MSME Business Excellence Awards” ceremony wherein 20 achievers were awarded.
Dr. V. Ravichandran, CEO of Diya Systems, A GlowTouch Technologies Company, was honored by the Jury with the ‘The Best Employer Award’ for the region for providing employment opportunities to thousands of people especially from the frontier of Mangalore.