Accelerating Business Xpo 2019 is an extensive technology platform for Indian Small & Medium Entrepreneurs to Indentify & Leverage Business Critical Information, Cloud Technology Solutions & Tools, Expert Advice and Best Practices to increase efficiency, productivity and enable Sustainable Growth of the business.
Objective is to share best practices and upgrade and update processes and systems being used in Small & Medium Enterprises thereby increasing efficiency, enhancing productivity and attaining critical sustainable business output for investors, employees and customers alike.


Entrepreneurs having a running business with more than 15 and less than 200 employees for at least 3 years.

Sectors : Cosmetics, FMCG, Food & Packaging, Healthcare, Engineering, Electronics & Automotive, Garments, Textiles & Leather Goods, Industrial Machinery, Biotechnology, Pharma & Herbal, Cement, Metals & Rubber, Plastics, Agri-Implements & Machinery, Chemicals & Dyes, Furniture & Furnishings, Housekeeping & Resourcing, Printing & Publishing, Entertainment & Media, BPO, IT & ITES, Tourism, Hospitality & Wellness.


Each workshop is for one hour and will be delivered by Experts & Business Gurus with the active participation of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs from the City.

Lions Den

Entrepreneurs registered for this unique face to face opportunity will get 5 minutes based on a draw of lots to ask the mentors questions about their business. The mentors will talk about opportunities, possibilities, survival strategies, trends, threats, gut feel, evaluation, business model, growth strategy of the entrepreneur and also exchange contacts if they feel like.


Mr. Prahlad Kakar

Chairman, India SME Forum

Prahlad Kakar founded Genesis Film Production Pvt. Ltd. in 1977 and virtually re invented regional television advertising, after having assisted Shyam Benegal, one of India’s most renowned filmmakers. “To tell a story in 30 seconds in the most engaging way possible” remains Prahlad’s raison d’etre for remaining passionate about ad filmmaking even 30 years later. Prahlad mentors several SMEs in their growth cycle.

Dr. J. S. Juneja

Vice Chairman, India SME Forum

Dr. J. S. Juneja, having led National Small Industries Corporation for 19 years as its CMD, has experience in the public & private sector managements and worked diligently for SME development, policy formulation & advocacy, institutional capacity building & restructuring, entrepreneurship development for over three decades. Promoting investments and JVs from India to other countries of Asia, Africa, Mauritius and Botswana. He is VP of WUSME, Chairman of SME Committee & past President of AIMA and Vice Chairman of India SME Forum. Dr. Juneja has recently authored 'SMEs in Asian Region- Harnessing the Growth Potential' and 'Policy Guidebook for SME Development in Asia and the Pacific' edited and published by United Nation ESCAP.

Mr. Vinod Kumar

President, India SME Forum

Mr. Vinod Kumar leads the SDRC team in Risk Profiling, Assessing Growth Potential and deciding on Investment for Seed and Venture Financing to MSMEs in innovative and disruptive technologies and has invested in over 30 SMEs. He also leads extensive research and analysis of linkages, growth potential and market factors of SMEs involved in over 29 clusters across 11 Sectors including Food Processing, Dairy, Leather, Pharma, Engineering and Automotive in over 19 Indian states. He passionately addresses and conducts workshops, motivational seminars and leadership sessions for SMEs and currently serves as Honorary President at India SME Forum, apart from advising various Government agencies and institutions to strategize and deal with current issues and future challenges.

Mr. Ravinder Bhan

Member of the Board, India SME Forum & Business Coach

Internationally experienced Business Coach and Trainer, Mr. Bhan has contributed to Growth and Value for many small businesses from India, Europe and Middle East. Extensively experienced in Strategic Marketing, Change Management, Human Capital, Finance, Supply Chain, Project Management and Manufacturing process. Ravinder is an effective Team Builder, Trainer and mentor with a passion to bring out the best in people. An Aggressive Initiative leader for making quick, and yet seamless transformation from ‘business as usual ‘to "business that matters" bringing enhanced value to all stake holders.

Mr. Nitin Wali

Regional Director, Neustar, Inc.

Nitin is Regional Director of Neustar, an american technology company that is currently handling the domain dot in. Extremely passionate about creating meaningful impact on businesses through technology, Nitin is on a mission to help businesses drive Digital Transformation using the power of the internet leveraging his 2 decades in the tech industry working with leaders like Oracle, IBM, Intel and Verisign. He is extremely keen to talk to anyone with a good business idea and is presently spending time on penning his thoughts on the secret sauce for fostering a culture of innovation & trust in organizations.

Ms. Sushma Morthania

Director General, India SME Forum

Sushma passionately works for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs as the Founder Director General at the India SME Forum, apart from advising various government agencies and institutions to strategize and deal with current issues and future challenges. Apart from day to day overseeing and leading extensive research and analysis of linkages, growth potential and market factors of MSMEs involved in over 29 clusters across 11 Sectors. She was appointed in Jan 2015, to the National Board of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, India's apex body for MSMEs by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. She also represents India on the B20 China SME Taskforce and is also Member of the Permanent Commission On Social Issues and Women Entrepreneurship for World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME).

Mr. Baskar Dhandapani

Director Sales, Intel

Is in a leadership role at Intel, helping Intel in it’s journey to transform from a PC centric company to a Data Centric Company. Baskar is also an official MEDIA spokesperson for Intel in the area of “enabling Edge to Cloud platforms”.
Over all 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and IT industry specialized in enabling technology and platforms across multiple industry domains like TELECOM, IOTG, embedded domains in Industrial and Automotive.

Mr. Vivek Kumar Rai

Intel Technical Solution Specialist, APJ

Vivek has 14+ years of experience spread over direct customer facing roles & product validation mainly in the field of HPC, Storage Area Network and Computer Networking. He comes with an engineering background and also holds MBA degree with a good mix of business experience and technical influencing.

Mr. Tridib Bhattacharjee

Founder, Astramind Consulting

A former Digital Technology & Services leader at Tata Motors, Tridib is an accomplished Technology Business leader with 25+ years of global experience in US, Asia-Pacific & Europe. Tridib's unique set of industry experiences encompass multiple countries, cultures, industries, business functions and technologies and he now has a mission to enable enterprises transform themselves into global leaders and connect to the power of Digital Ecosystem, which is transforming industries.

Mr. Pratik Vaidya

Managing Director, Karma Management

Pratik has been instrumental in changing the landscape of governance and HR compliance, in bringing in automation and technology to aid processes and improve efficiency. As Managing Director of Karma Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd., he has invested heavily in influencing and guiding the HR fraternity through various platforms of knowledge sharing. Through his outreach, expertise and his vision, Pratik is today almost synonymous with excellence in HR compliance and revolutionary consulting solutions. Pratik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Chintamani Lele

Chairman, Vintech Electronic Systems(P) Ltd.

Experienced and Successful Entrepreneur, Owner and Chairman of Vintech Electronic System(P) Ltd. with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Service Delivery, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), IT Service Management, IT Strategy, and Enterprise Mobility. Strong business development professional with a B.E. focused in Electronics & Telecommunications from Maharashtra Institute of Technology.

Mr. Vinod K. Pandita

Founder Director, Perception Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Vinod is a 1993 batch first-class Industrial Production Engineering Graduate from Jawahar Lal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad (Maharashtra, India), Certified Management Professional in the fields of Strategy, HRM, Quality, HSE, Lean and Skill Development from various institutions in India and USA. He is an entrepreneur and an internationally acclaimed Quality Professional, Strategy Advisor, Management Consultant, Certified Master Trainer, Certified Intelligent Leadership Coach and Motivational Speaker.

Mr. Shashi Kumar Ravulapaty

Senior IT Advisor, Radisights Advisory and Consulting Services

Shashi is an Industry veteran with over 38 years of experience in BFSI Technologies and currently the Senior IT Advisor, Radisights Advisory and Consulting Services. He has also held senior positions at Reliance Commercial Finance and Reliance Home Finance, Laser Soft Infosystems, IndusInd Bank, SBIICM (State Bank Institute for Information and Communication Management). He has received several awards for achieving business goals through technology excellence from national and international forums like Dun & Brad Street, IDG, NASSCOM.

Mr. R. S. Choyal

Proprietor, Shri Agro Industries

R.S. Choyal, the Proprietor of Shri Agro Industries, is a visionary in the understanding of the power of nature and the development of self worth in the people at large. He is a pioneer in Personality Development Movement. He is an Industrialist, Trader & an Exporter. He is highly motivated and competent Leader with strong vision to achieve successful outcomes to make Wonder Food Mart & Shrihit an amazing and well adapted concept for selling fresh and high quality food groceries. His vast experience in the field of food and grain processing sector makes him an expert with a vision to remould the process of trading food groceries.

Solutions Hall

Showcase of Cloud & Mobility Apps & Solution providers, DIY Providers, Bankers, Business Solutions Companies etc. to boost technical capability and efficiency of MSMEs.

Speed Networking

Three Exciting Sectoral Sessions of 1 hour each where all registered & verified entrepreneurs registered for B2B Networking will meet other Entrepreneurs from their city, to make acquaintances, exchange contacts and figure out how you could mutually benefit, all in 5 minutes at each table. Serves as a great introducer for aligning business possibilities, between business persons.