Events

Avalon Consulting regularly hosts and participates in events and knowledge sessions so that we can share our ideas and insights with the larger business community.

BSEF Asia Forum 2017

Shenzen, China

Premchand C, Executive Director at Avalon Consulting was recently invited by BSEF – The International Bromine Council, to participate at the BSEF Asia Forum in Shenzhen, China. Premchand presented an overview of the bromine sector and the uses of bromine based technologies in India. During the Forum Premchand met with BSEF representatives from China, Japan and EU, and defined new areas of focus to promote Bromine applications in India, such as fire safety, mercury emission reduction and energy storage technologies. (more…)

IIT Bombay Institute Lecture by Mr. Raj Nair

Mumbai:

Technological development in solar cells, sensors, internet, smart phones, various digital technologies (including block-chain), quantum mechanics, etc. are likely to massively disrupt some industries. There are some far-reaching disruptions waiting to happen. These can be logically foreseen, if we know how to connect dots on the Science & Technology map. These dots can reveal the future especially if you were to connect the impact of those changes to things that lie downstream, two or three stages away from the immediate impact. Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman, Avalon Consulting discusses likely impact of the disruptions on industries such as automobiles, computing, banking, and power utilities, etc.

IIT Madras Samanvay Conclave Panel Discussion – ‘Braving the economic tides’

Chennai:

As part of the annual business event of IIT Madras, Samanvay, hosted by the Department of Management Studies (DoMS), a panel discussion was organized on the theme ‘Braving the economic tides’. The panel consisted of Mr. Premchand C, Partner and Executive Director at Avalon Consulting, Dr. Kamakodi, CEO, CUB, Mr. Raghuvir, Srinivasan, Business Line, Dr. Paul Appasamy, MSE, and Ms. Padma Parthasarathy, Senior Vice-President, Tech Mahindra.

CII Chemvision 2016 – Opportunities and challenges in the chemical industry

Chennai

CII hosted Chemvision 2016, an event focusing on the opportunities and challenges in the chemical industry. It brought together an eminent audience of business leaders, industry experts, analysts and consultants who follow the Chemical sector closely. Mr. Premchand C, Partner and Executive Director at Avalon Consulting was invited to address the audience, and he shared with them views on whether Indian companies can emerge as global players in the fine chemicals space.

A comparative view of India’s strengths and weaknesses vis-à-vis China in this sector was also presented. The flavours and fragrance, food additives, and Home & Personal Care segments were identified as attractive opportunities for the fine chemicals companies.

Mr. Raj Nair’s talk at IIT Madras on Digital Transformation of Business

Chennai:

Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman Avalon Consulting was invited by IIT Madras as part of their MBA Invitation Lecture Series, to deliver a talk on ‘Digital Transformation of Business’ on Sep 20th 2016. Mr. Raj spoke to the students about how digital technology has transformed the way businesses and organizations function. He stressed on how technology would be play a greater role in the future and how each of us should strive to be more digital friendly in order to keep pace with the changes. He narrated business cases where Avalon’s predictive analysis tools had leveraged digital information to devise solutions for clients. The session was well received and saw good participation from the audience, with sharing of experiences, suggestions and views on what our digital future is going to look like.

Apex’16 Summit – The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit

Bengaluru:

Avalon Consulting was proud to be the knowledge partners to India's premier Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit - APEX'16, held on March 9th March 2016 in Bengaluru. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Partner, Avalon Consulting kick started the deliberations with a thought provoking panel discussion on "The Big Picture: Is 2016 going the 2008 way?". This provided the backdrop for the day's deliberations into the PE/VC investment strategies and prospects. Attended by the who's who of the sector, it was a great networking and knowledge sharing event.

Presentation on "The Big Picture: Is 2016 going the 2008 way?"

To learn more about the event and access and the Indian Private Equity Trend Report - 2016, please visit: http://www.ventureintelligence.com/apex16.htm

CEO Round-table on Manufacturing Opportunities in ‘NEW’ India

Singapore:

Avalon Consulting in collaboration with International Enterprise Singapore jointly organized a roundtable conference for CXOs. Theconference was aimed at providing insights into the Indian market and what it will take to succeed in “New” India. As part of the day long summit, the Avalon leadership team engaged with a distinguished audience of industry leaders in four knowledge sessions:

  • Logistics (presented by S. Ravichandran, President and Executive Director, TVS Logistics Services Limited)
  • Electronic Components (presented by Mr. Vinod Sharma, Chairman, CII National Committee on ICTE Manufacturing & MD, Deki Electronics Ltd)
  • Auto Components (presented by Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting)
  • Doing business in India (presented by Mr. Jaldeep Sodhi, CEO, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd).

This was followed by a CEO panel discussion on ‘’Manufacturing Opportunities in ‘New’ India’’ moderated by Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte Ltd.

CII Report on Accelerating Indo-China Economic Engagement

New Delhi:

Avalon Consulting has conducted a study on “Accelerating Indo-China Economic Engagement” under the aegis of CII Core Group on China. The report and recommendations of this study were released on 24th April in New Delhi at a special event by Mr. Rajeev Kher, Commerce Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Other dignitaries who addressed the event included Mr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, CII Core Group on China. (more…)

11th Annual India Trade & Export Finance Conference

Mumbai:

The 11th Annual India Trade & Export Finance Conference was hosted by Global Trade Review (GTR) at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End, on 12th Feb 2015. It is recognized as the conference of choice for the region’s trade finance community and had over 200 high-level business leaders coming together to discuss the most relevant issues affecting both domestic and international players. The event was co-sponsored by Avalon Consulting. Our Chairman, Mr. Raj Nair, was invited to speak during a discussion on ‘Expanding opportunities within the West-East trade corridor’. The talk focused on critical issues and how changes in oil prices impact trade relations in this vital geography.

4th International Conference on Soaps, Detergents & Cosmetics

Goa:

Historically, the focus of Indian CPG industry has been on reducing cost. However, with a rapidly evolving market defined by ever changing consumer aspirations and preferences, companies are increasing facing a "refocus" or "perish" situation. This presentation made by Mr. K. A. Ramakrishnan (Director, Avalon Consulting), at the IHPCIA conference reveals the secret and the 3 I's that could help companies realign themselves to tap this emerging opportunity.

CII Conference on Reinventing Aftermarket Services through Innovation

Chennai:

Avalon Consulting Partner, Sridhar Venkiteswaran was one of the speakers at the Conference on Reinventing Aftermarket Services through Innovation hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Sridhar talked about how, in contrast to the manufacturing, after sales have to focus more on increasing the profitability of the operations. For maximum returns on the investment, companies must understand what motivates and drives the customer. While consumer behaviour may be affecting aftermarket revenues, vehicle and overall safety is a primary concern, outweighing any monetary consideration. Sridhar’s talk focused on Driving Efficiency for Greater Profitability & Safety in this industry.

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Book Launch: “The Silk Road Re-discovered”

India & Singapore, July 2014

“The Silk Road Re-discovered” was launched in India by the Counsel General of China, Mumbai at an event organized by CII and sponsored by Avalon. This is the first book that analyses the growing corporate linkages between India and China. The book has been co-authored by Girija Pande (Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd.), Anil K. Gupta (Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at The University of Maryland) and Haiyan Wang (Managing Partner, China India Institute)