As e-tail has been sparking the trend of entrepreneurship within the veteran professionals as well as novice, now it seems that online retail has gathered the support of every quarter including elite educational space. According to a report published in Business Standard the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is set to focus on the upcoming sector at its annual business summit – Confluence 2011.
Scheduled to be held at IIM-A, campus, Confluence, one of the biggest business festival and annual business summit will be hosting a focused session on ‘Entrepreneurship in E-Retail’.
We have tried to make Confluence this year centred around the Speakers sessions and have quite a diverse set of speakers. Moreover, there’s a focused session on ‘Entrepreneurship in E-Retail’ which will feature representatives from the sector including Snapdeal, Inkfruit and Verisign,” said Rahul Madhavan, the student coordinator for the Speaker Cell of Confluence to.
The second day of the three-day event that will kick off from November 25. It would emcompass the experience of internet retailing with the likes of Rohit Bansal, (MD, Snapdeal), Kashyap Dalal, (MD, Inkfruit), Vishal Mehta, (MD, Infibeam) and Kartik Taneja, (MD Verisign) talking about the burgeoning opportunities in the fast growing sector of e-retailing.’
Meanwhile, other speakers include GV Ravi Shankar, the MD of Sequoia capital, N. Thiruambalam, the MD of Heinz India, Kaushik Chatterjee, the CFO of Tata Steel, Renny Thomas, a partner of McKinsey, Vishal Mehta the founder of Infibeam and Rajan Anand, MD of Google India.