Mangaluru: Atal Incubation Center NITTE and Karnataka Bank Limited (KBL) came together, along with the members of the MSME Industry to celebrate the best of MSMEs at the NITTE-KBL MSME Conclave & Business Awards 2022, at Hotel Ocean Pearl on September 24. Nitte-KBL MSME Conclave – 2022 organized by AIC Nitte Incubation Centre and Karnataka Bank and Co-sponsored by Union Bank of India and Bank of Baroda and associate sponsored by Canara Bank, the Campco Limited.
The Nitte-KBL Conclave 2022 was inaugurated by Vishal Hegde Pro-chancellor at Nitte University. Balachandra, Chief Operating Officer, Karnataka Bank and CA K Ullas Kamath, Founder UK&Co. Bengaluru were present as guests. Vishal Hegde while delivering his Inaugural address explained the need to enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs in the ever-changing Business environment. He appealed to the owners of MSMEs to adopt a transparent system in Managing the day-to-day operations and always strive for excellence. Dr A.P Achar, Chief Executive Officer, Atal Incubation Center, Nitte welcomed that provided the overview of the conclave. CA. S.S Nayak Past Chairman, ICAI, Mangalore as Chief Coordinator and Vote of Thanks By CA MN Pai.
The Conclave experienced five-panel sessions on enhancing the competitiveness of the MSMEs and its implementation towards business growth. The industry leaders addressed the MSMEs, who participated wholeheartedly and, in vibrant colours. Also, the investment firms (VC/Angels) met select MSMEs to assess the feasibility of investment options in the promising enterprises.
Managing MSMEs during uncertain times – Challenges and Solutions was the main topic of the Conclave. The First session was Strategies for enhancing the competitiveness of MSMEs by CA K Ullas Kamath, Founder UK&Co. The Second session was the Transformation of MSMEs through digital technologies by Tridib Bhattacharjee Founder, Astramind Consulting and Keshav Reddy, Chief Revenue Officer, E2E Networks Ltd. The Third session was Schemes & Incentives for MSMEs presented by CA SS Nayak, MSME & Finance Expert and Ramesh Bhat, General Manager, Karnataka Bank. The Fourth session was The Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Emerging Trends presented by Krishna Sumanth, Karpine Technologies Pvt Ltd and Burhan Surti, Founder, Logibee.
Penal discussion & Question and Answer sessions were with MSMEs participants by banking experts. By Ravichandran S, GM, Karnataka Bank, Mahesh J, Regional Head, Union Bank of India, Sanjay S Vali, Regional Head, Bank of Baroda and Yogish Acharya, GM Canara Bank, CBIM Manipal. CA SS Nayak, MSME & Finance Expert has concluded the session.
NITTE – Karnataka Bank MSME Business Awards 2022
Nitte KBL MSME Business Excellence Award Ceremony was inaugurated by Mahabaleshwara, MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Nitte Deemed to be University was present as Chief Guest. Kishor Kumar Kodgi, President, The Campco Limited, Shashidhar Pai, Maroor, President, KCCI, Mangaluru, Gokuldas Pai Chief Business Officer, Karnataka Bank, Ravindra Babu M, Field General Manager, Union Bank of India, FMG Office. Mangaluru, Vinay Guptha, Network- DGM, Bank of Baroda, Mangaluru, Ashoka Thammayya, HR-Director, Schneider Electric Industrial Services were present in the Award ceremony.
“Life Time Achievement Award” to Dr S. Glory Swarupa, Director General, National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (ni-MSME) An Organization of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. For her outstanding contribution towards the development of a dynamic ecosystem for the growth, promotion and revival of MSMEs in the country and In recognition of her unparalleled contributions towards the overall development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India.
CA S.S Nayak has received a Plaque of Appreciation for being the Chief Programme Coordinator in the whole programme.
The Nitte- KBL Business Award Program witnessed a wholesome of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) bagging honours across various award categories, such as the functional excellence awards, outstanding skills awards, jury recognition awards and the special category awards.
NITTE – Karnataka Bank MSME Business Awards 2022
1) Excellence in HR
Anilkumar Bansal, Managing Director Brightflexi International Private Limited
– Mfg. of Polyproplene Fabrics, FIBC Bags, Woven Sacks
2) Excellence in Finance
Subhas M. Kamath, Managing Director, Abharana Group
– Authorised Dealer for Maruti Suzuki Vehicles, spares and service & NEXA Dealers for Udupi
3) Excellence in Operations
ROBINTHAIKKATTIL JOSE Managing Director SR Propellers Private Limited Mfg. of Propellers
4) Excellence in Marketing
Nishal Hassan, Managing Partner, Canara Marine Food Packers
– Processing fresh fish from boat owners, fish mining & processing unit
5) Excellence in Logistics and Supply
Ravi Anand Jalan, Partner Raj Logistics & Supply Chain
6) Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain
Mohini N Hegde, Proprietor, Vision India. Mfg. of Automotive and Paints
7) Excellence in Hospitality & Service
Girish, Vice President, The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru
8) Outstanding Entrepreneur (Service)
Meraj Yusuf Managing Partner, Inland Indoors for Interior designing & Contracts
9) Outstanding Entrepreneur (Service)
Dr G.S Chandrashekar Medical, Director Adarsha Hospital for Healthcare Services
10) Best Innovative Enterprise (Service)
Gurudatta Shenoy, Partner Vertex Workspace for Managed Workspace/Professional Service
11) Best Innovative Enterprise
Bailur Uday Kumar Shetty, Managing Partner UVA Amusement Park & Resort
12) Best Innovative Enterprise
Radhakrishna K Managing, Partner, Jayadeva Electricals for Transformers Manufacturing
13) Most Promising Startup
Ashray Bhandary, Director Bhandary School Book Pvt. Ltd, Mangaluru for catering all stationery under one roof one shop
14) Most Promising Startup
Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO, Hiiih Innovations Pvt Ltd for Mfg. of Easy usable Endoscopy Machine for use by the general public
15) Outstanding Women Entrepreneur
Vathika Pai, Nirmala Travels, Head Operations for Travels
16) Most Promising Women Entrepreneur
Savitha Ramakrishna Achar, Trustee, Sanjeevini Farm & Dairy Trust for Dairy Farming
17) Best Family-owned Business
Jagdish R Pai, Director Hangyo Ice-creams Private Limited for Ice Cream Manufacturing
18) Best Social Enterprise
Dr Prakash Tolar, Medical Director Srimatha Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for De-addiction & Rehabilitation centre at Kota
19) Best Social Enterprise
Dilraj Alva, Director, Mangala Resource Management Pvt. Ltd., for Waste Management
20) Best Rural Enterprise
K Umesh Prabhu Managing, Partner, Shri Pattabhi Ramachandra Agro Industries for Mfg. of pure Atta, Sooji, Rice, Ragi, Jowar & Gramdal flour since 1988
21) Best Educational Institutions
Dr Juliet C J, Principal Roshni Nilaya Educational Institute since 1960
22) Best Retail Enterprise
Darshan P Raikar, Partner, DND Power Solutions for Retail Showroom and manufacturing of LED Bulb & Decorating Lights
23) Best Export Enterprise
Bola Damodar Kamath, Managing Director, Bolas Agro Private Limited for Mfg. of Cashew Kernel and Factory outlet stores
24) Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Region
Sathya Shankar K, Managing Director, Megha Fruit Processing Pvt Ltd for Mfg Food & Beverages
25) Best Innovative Enterprise
Anand Kumar S.K, Partner Master Plannery for Precast Innovative Concrete Products
26) Best Product Innovation
K Vishwanath Prabhu, Managing Director, Balaji Group of Industries for Mfg. of Edible oil & Edible wax since 1973.