CNBC-TV18 successfully hosts 10th Edition of ’The Emerging India Awards’

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CNBC-TV18 and ICICI Bank announced the 10th edition of the prestigious Emerging India Awards 2018, which was held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The event honours and celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. Over the last decade, the awards have become one of the most sought after platforms to support, guide and promote growth of SMEs across the country. To commemorate the property completing a glorious decade, apart from the 12 category awards, the event saw the delivery of a special set of decadal awards recognizing outstanding growth in the SME sector. This special honour recognized 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.

The 10th Emerging India Awards was graced by stalwarts of the political and the business world, including Chanda Kochhar, MD& CEO, ICICI Bank; Bhaskar Pramanik, Former Chairman, Microsoft India: Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, Vodafone India; D Shivakumar, President, Aditya Birla Group; Sunil Mathur, MD & CEO, Siemens; Santosh Parulekar, Founder & 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, “We 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 India’s most prolific individuals have been a part of the platform as jury members and chief guests. As we celebrate the landmark 10th 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.”

Commenting on the announcement, Joy Chakraborthy, CEO Forbes India & President – Revenue, TV18 said, “Over 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 country’s 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 India’s growth and the Emerging India Awards aim to give impetus to that very spirit.”

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