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.

Orientation Program, DoMS IIT Madras, Batch of 2018-2020

Chennai, July 2018

Avalon Consulting was invited by the Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Madras to interact with the incoming batch of MBA students, as part of their orientation program. Premchand C., Executive Director, Avalon Consulting and Edwin Antony, Associate Vice President, Avalon Consulting, addressed the students. Read more:
CEO Meeting, Cordence Worldwide 2018

Bologna, June 2018

Avalon Consulting participated in the CWW executive meeting in Bologna, hosted by Bonfiglioli Consulting. The executives discussed ways to work on new solutions to support clients. Alfa Consulting, Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Key To Way, North Highland, Oresys, S.POINT 指南创新, and Twynstra Gudde also participated in the event. Read more:
8th India-China Strategic Dialogue, 2018

Beijing, May, 2018

The 8th India-China Strategic Dialogue between Ananta Aspen Centre and China Reform Forum was held in Beijing on May 9th 2018. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, CEO, Avalon Consulting, was part of the Indian Delegation which was led by Ambassador S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre & Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India. Mr. Sridhar was invited to speak on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Global Governance.' Read more:
Workshop on Investment Models For Indian Horticulture at FPI2018, India’s only fresh produce convention

Mumbai, May, 2018

This year’s Fresh Produce India convention, FPI2018 was held in Mumbai at the Trident Hotel on May 2nd 2018. The event attracted 250 delegates from more than 20 countries. Avalon Consulting was represented by Mr. Asish Puri, Vice President, who was invited to speak as part of a workshop on investment models for Indian horticulture. To access the document outlining the trends in Horticulture in India, Click here.
Cordence Worldwide Energy & Chemicals Summit 2018

Houston, April, 2018

Avalon Consulting participated in the CWW Energy & Chemicals Summit, hosted by North Highland, in Houston on Apr 26th 2018. The group met to discuss key topics including Digitization, Predictive Analytics, and People & Change in the Energy & Chemicals space. Other participants were Alfa Consulting, Bonfiglioli Consulting, North Highland, Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Oresys, and Twynstra Gudde. Avalon Consulting’s Executive Director, Mr. Premchand represented the firm at the event. View Photo
Conference on Transforming Manufacturing 2018 - Manufacturing & Digital Excellence ‘MADE’

Bengaluru, March, 2018

Avalon Consulting participated in the "Conference on Transforming Manufacturing", hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry at Bengaluru. Mr. Santosh Sreedhar VP, Avalon Consulting presented the theme address on Manufacturing & Digital Excellence at the CEO Panel Discussion on Transforming Manufacturing, which was held as part of the conference. Read more:
CII TN State Council - State of the Economy and options for Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, 01 December, 2017

CII hosted the Tamil Nadu State Council meeting on 1st Dec 2017 at Coimbatore. The event brought together all State Council members on a regular basis. Mr. Premchand C, Partner and Executive Director at Avalon Consulting was invited to address the audience, and he shared with them views on the state of the economy of India and Tamil Nadu. An overview of the country’s macro-economy and important drivers was provided, followed by some highlights about the state’s economy. The presentation mentions multiple ideas for attracting investment and building the TN economy, including the idea of attracting Chinese investment to the state of Tamil Nadu, in specific high potential industries like the renewables and allied manufacturing sectors, and assembly of mobile electronics. Read more:
Cordence Worldwide Executive Meeting

San Francisco, 14-16 November, 2017

The Cordence Worldwide Leadership team met in San Francisco in November 2017 for an executive meeting hosted by North Highland. The event had senior members participating from the different member firms – Avalon Consulting, Alfa Consulting, Bonfiglioli Consulting, Genex Partners, Horvath & Partners, Key to Way, Litmus Group, Oresys, S.Point and Twynstra Gudde. Read more:
World Food India 2017

New Delhi, November 5th, 2017

Avalon Consulting participated in the recently concluded World Food India conference held at Vigyan Bhawan as State Knowledge Partner to Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka. Karnataka delegation was led by Shri RV Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister of Industry & Labor , Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Shri Maheshwar Rao, Secretary, Department of Agriculture. We assisted the state government to promote its focus on enabling agri-based start-ups, millets and organic production and developing drip irrigation to facilitate a comprehensive farm to fork model. Karnataka was one of the focus states for investments during the 3 day event and was widely praised by private corporate sector on its agriculture and food processing sector. Read more:
BSEF Asia Forum 2017

Shenzen, China, October 25, 2017

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. Read more:
IIT Bombay Institute Lecture by Mr. Raj Nair

Mumbai, August 3rd, 2017

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. Watch the video to learn more:
FPI2017, Food Product India conference 2017 – Keynote address

Mumbai, May 10th, 2017

Avalon Consulting participated in FPI2017, and shared its views on the fresh produce market in India. The Fresh Produce market is seeing an uptick driven by premiumization and changing consumer preferences. Learn more about the structural challenges in the segment and possible innovations in this sector. Click here to access the Keynote Address:
IIT Madras Samanvay Conclave Panel Discussion – ‘Braving the economic tides’

Chennai, October 15th, 2016

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. Read More
CII Chemvision 2016 – Opportunities and challenges in the chemical industry

Chennai, September 30th, 2016

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

Chennai, September 20th, 2016

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. Read More
Apex'16 Summit - The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit

Bengaluru, March 9, 2016

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. Read More
CEO Round-table on Manufacturing Opportunities in 'NEW' India

Singapore, August 24, 2015

Avalon Consulting in collaboration with International Enterprise Singapore jointly organized a roundtable conference for CXOs. The conference was aimed at providing insights into the Indian market and what it will take to succeed in “New” India. Read More
CII Report on Accelerating Indo-China Economic Engagement

New Delhi, April 24, 2015

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. Read More
Apex-15 Summit - India’s Premier Investor/Entrepreneur Interface

Mumbai, March 12, 2015

Avalon Consulting was the Knowledge Partner for Apex-15 Summit - India’s Premier Investor/Entrepreneur Interface, organized by Venture Intelligence. The summit focused on the PE/Entrepreneur ecosystem and provided an excellent platform for exchanging thoughts and developing one’s network of contacts. Read More
11th Annual India Trade & Export Finance Conference

Mumbai, February 12, 2015

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. Read More
4th International Conference on Soaps, Detergents & Cosmetics

Goa, December 8, 2014

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. Read More
CII Conference on Reinventing Aftermarket Services through Innovation

Chennai, November 14, 2014

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. Read More
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) Read More
CII Conference on Emerging Trends in Meat Processing Industry

Chennai, June 27, 2014

Santosh Sreedhar from Avalon Consulting presented his views on trends and opportunities in branding and retailing of meat & poultry products during a conference conducted by CII on meat processing trends and technology. Read More
Automotive Engineering Show

Pune, May 30, 2014

Parag Risbud from Avalon Consulting presented his views on “Automation in Manufacturing – Improving Quality and Productivity while Sustaining Competitiveness” during the seminar hosted by AES in Pune. The seminar was attended by eminent experts who shared their views on reducing manufacturing/operational costs in the Automotive sector. Read More
Girija Pande unveils “The Silk Road Re-discovered”
Singapore, May 20 2014
Girija Pande, Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. unveiled the book – “The Silk Road Re-discovered” followed by a panel discussion at Singapore India Chamber of Commerce. This is the first book that analyses the growing corporate linkages between India and China. The book has been co-authored by Girija Pande, Anil K. Gupta (Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at The University of Maryland) and Haiyan Wang (Managing Partner, China India Institute) Read More
CII Business Delegation to Norway and Sweden
Stockholm - April 23, 2014
Abhimanyu Roy from Avalon Consulting was part of the CII Business Delegation to Norway and Sweden between 22-25 April 2014. The delegation participated in two events... Read More
15th Annual Chemical Weekly Business Outlook conference, Mumbai
Mumbai - April 8-9, 2014
"In the last few years, organised retail in India has impacted the way consumers are buying their grocery products. Even though the share of organised retail in grocery may be in single digit percentages, the experience is changing shopping behaviour and expectations. This is forcing FMCG companies especially in the Home and Personal Care segment to change the way they are managing their product offering...." Read More
CII-Avalon Consulting Study on “Accelerating Economic Engagement between India and Nordic Region”
New Delhi – February 21, 2014
Avalon Consulting was the knowledge partner for CII’s study on Accelerating Economic Engagement between India and Nordic Region of Europe. The CII – Avalon Consulting joint report was released by Dr. E.M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Govt of India at a CII Conference. Avalon Vice President Abhimanyu Roy participated in the conference Read More
Entrevista with Raj Nair (A Venture Intelligence Initiative)
Chennai – February 13, 2014
The founder of SCOPE eKnowledge (one of the country’s first KPOs), Mr. Chandu Nair conducted an interview with our Chairman Mr.Raj Nair. A broad range of topics was discussed, mainly around entrepreneurship and the story about other Avalon Group companies founded by Raj– Ugam Solutions and Germin8 Read More
India Trilateral Forum 7
Mumbai – November 8 and 9, 2013
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), in partnership with Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Aspen Institute India, hosted the seventh India Trilateral Forum in Mumbai, India. The Forum is an ongoing dialogue between European, American, and Indian policymakers and commentators on shared interests and common challenges. Avalon Consulting’s Chairman Girija Pande was one of the speakers at the event. Read More
ICICI Bank Seminar on Succession Planning and Professionalising Your Business
Mumbai – October 25, 2013 and Coimbatore – October 24, 2013
Avalon Consulting was ICICI Bank’s knowledge partner at an interactive seminar held for SME CXOs, focusing on succession planning and managing profitable business growth in difficult times. Avalon Consulting’s Chairman, Raj Nair, was the keynote speaker in Mumbai whereas Avalon Partner Premchand C. was the lead speaker at Coimbatore. Read More
The Avalon OC&C Business Summit 2013
Mumbai – October 10, 2013
Avalon Consulting and OC&C Strategy Consultants together hosted the Avalon-OC&C Business Summit 2013, a knowledge sharing initiative for Indian business leaders. As part of the Summit, four knowledge sessions were jointly organised by Avalon and OC&C leaders to an audience that comprised of close to 100 CXOs from Indian and multinational companies. Read More
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – State of the Indian Economy Presentations
Chennai – Quarterly
Avalon Consulting is the knowledge partner for CII’s Tamil Nadu State Council’s updates on the state of the Indian economy. These interactive presentations, made by senior Avalon Partners Sridhar Venkiteswaran and Premchand C., are held for all the State Council members on a quarterly basis. Read More
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – SME Workshop
Chennai – March 15, 2013
Avalon Partner Premchand C. delivered a presentation on “Effective Strategy Execution for SMEs, using the Balanced Scorecard” at a CII SME Workshop on Efficient Resource Management Strategies for Auto Components and Allied Industries. Read More
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Automach 2013
New Delhi – February 16, 2013
Avalon Consulting was the knowledge partner for the CII Automach 2013: An International Conference on Cost Effective Manufacturing and CII-Avalon report on “Automation in Manufacturing: Improving Quality and Productivity while Sustaining Competitiveness” was published in the inaugural session of the conference. Read More
Oman-India Match Making Conference
Chennai – February 11, 2013
Avalon Consulting organised a match making trade conference between Indian and Omani businessmen in collaboration with the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This event was a follow up of similar matchmaking events in Mumbai and Gurgaon in the last two years. Read More
The Finding Sun Tzu Challenge
Mumbai – Annually
The Finding Sun Tzu Challenge is a highly anticipated business strategy competition organized annually by Avalon Consulting for leading Indian and international business schools. True to its eponymous name derived from the ancient Chinese military general, philosopher and master strategist, the competition seeks to foster strategic thinking and expose budding managers to CXO level thought process and decision making. Read More