22nd October 2021 - 2.45PM TO 6PM



Micro, small and medium enterprises occupy an important place in the economy by supporting the growth and development of largescale industries as well as generating employment opportunities. The post pandemic era will witness a major overhaul of traditional business models which will be empowered by digital technologies to enable every aspect of operations. Furthermore, the evident rise in internet penetration and ecommerce across the nation has widened the scope of SME’s potential markets. India has approximately 6.3 crore MSMEs (MSME Ministry data), as of May 16, 2021 – registered micro-enterprises stood at 28 lakh, small enterprises at 1.78 lakhs and midsized enterprises at 24,657. The Indian MSMEs sector contributes about 29% towards the GDP through its national and international trade.

goa msme conclave overview
Focal Point Goa

Focal Point Goa

As of today, Goa has a strong presence in sectors such as fishing, agriculture, tourism as well as mining and has also emerged as a manufacturing base for several leading companies. The state is in the process of developing the logistics sector by forming a special logistics group to address the existing deficiencies regarding logistics and warehousing. With the arrival of and the currently ongoing pandemic, the state of Goa has been through a turmoil – tourism, fisheries and several other industry sectors have incurred major setbacks. As per a report published by the state’s Tourism Ministry in December 2020, Goa’s tourism industry may have suffered losses between $273 million and $985 million on account of the pandemic.

The Goa MSME Conclave

Goa’s MSMEs sector has the potential to expand its production and services capabilities across its major sector, but there has been a fluctuating growth trend in recent years. There is a dire need to address the issues and bottlenecks hindering this growth. The Goa MSME Conclave is the first knowledge exchange initiative under the ‘Goa Ignite Series’ brought to you by Goa Prism. The forum will bring together visionaries and leaders on a common platform, with the intent to help businesses define their future strategy, develop growth opportunities and address real time challenges. The Goa MSME Conclave has been centred around the vision of creating a sustainable and scalable business ecology in the state.

Who Should Attend?

Company Proprietor

Managing Director

Founders & Co-Founders


Business Head

Marketing and Finance Heads


Why Should You be Here

A unique blend of knowledge discourses and real-time case studies

Expert insights on marketing and technological innovations 

Opportunity to voice your challenges to senior industry professionals

Connect with solution providers which best suit your business needs.

Attend The Event


14:45 – 15:00                          


15:00 – 15:15

Keynote address 

MSMEs – Growth Engine for the Economy

Manguirish Pai Raikar, Chief Managing Director, Brown Packaging Systems & Chairman, ASSOCHAM MSME Council

15:15 – 15:35

Special address 

Goa MSME Outlook: Roadmap For Success

Ralph De Souza, President, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) & Chairman, The De Souza Group of Companies

15:35 – 15:55

Individual address 

SIDBI, An Apex Institution for MSME Development
Satyaki Rastogi, GM, Regional In-Charge, SIDBI

15:55 – 16:55

Panel discussion 

Reinventing growth by reinventing Strategies: transformation of the traditional business model

Rajkumar Kamat, Founder and Managing Director, EP Kamat Group,  President, BNI Global & President, Vibrant Goa

Prakash Pereira, Managing Director, Armacar Group

Rohit Zantye, Partner, Zantye Cashews

Pooja Bedi, Founder, Happy Soul, Partner magicians of wellness (india ) LLP &  Managing director merchants of wellness pvt ltd

Milind Anvekar, President, Goa Technology Association, Vice President – Open Destinations

16:55 – 17:10

Technical address 

Telecom Partner – Tata Tele Services

17:10 – 17:45

Fireside chat 

Bootstrap Branding: Optimizing Creative Marketing Techniques and Leveraging Dynamic Technologies

Jennifer Parras, Founder, The Nature Masons

Aditya Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Spaceman Spirits Lab

Jeetu Melwani, Founder Sattvic Foods

Moderator: Rina Barreto Shankar, Founder, Cheree Tree Concepts

17:45 – 18:00

Special Address:

Regulatory Landscape and Policy Incentives to Boost Goa’s MSME Sector
Swetika Sachan, IAS, Director, Directorate of Industries, Trade, and Commerce


End of Conference

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