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Smt. Anupriya Patel, Honourable Minister of State, Commerce & Industry, Government of India graced the summit as the chief guest
Zee Digital, the digital media publishing arm of Zee Group, concluded its second edition of the MSME National Summit & Awards 2022. An initiative to recognise and reward the leaders of the sector, the summit was an enthralling success.
Smt. Anupriya Patel , Honourable Minister of State, Commerce & Industry, Government of India, who was the chief guest at the event, shared the focus of the ministry on developing the districts of the nation to be export hubs. “Our honourable prime minister has always encouraged us to look at making our nation a developed one, and each of India’s district has enough potential to enable that vision. We recognise the efforts of MSMEs and thus our ministry has initiated numerous initiatives for them.” She also shared that the industry has been marching on and achieving great feats of progress despite the hurdles that the pandemic brought forth. The second edition of the awards reinstated the importance of MSMEs for our economy and its role in defining the trajectory of the nation’s development, especially post Covid-19.
The leadership panels, hosted by Saurabh Manchanda, Editor, SME & MSMEs, Zee Business addressed the innumerable issues and grievances faced by the sector along with the growth opportunities that out do the obstacles. The panels also addressed impact of technology such as 5g and IoT, effective ways to maximise output of SEZs and other factors that affect the accelerating growth of the industry. Some of the key panellist who shared their views at the event are, Rajive Chawla, Chairman, IamSMEofIndia; Prashant Girbane, Director General, MCCIA; SK Jain, Vice President FISME; Roshan Baid, MD, Paragon Apparels & Founder, Alcis Sports; Puran Dawar, Chairman, Dawar Group; Sundeep Mohindru, CEO, M1Xchange; Mahesh Gupta CMD, Kent RO Systems and Ajay Thakur, Head, BSE SME & Startup.
The summit recognised and honoured a host of MSMEs, their leaders and outstanding entrepreneurs from various cities. Some of the trailblazers of the industry such as Nidhi Shorey, Director, TecMee Technologies Pvt Ltd; R. Dharanenthran, CEO, V Tech Motors; Sudheer, CEO, Ffreedom App; Nikhilesh Tiwari, Founder & CEO, Spay India; Mohit Kundra, Zonal Head – North, Axis Mutual Fund were recognised for their deep contribution to the sector and industry. Also MSME leaders such as Kishor Karmarkar, Founder, Insta Controls; S. Senthil Kumar, Founder, Sri Sowbarnika Tex; Gaurav Gujral, CEO, Basant Overseas; Hansraj Agarwal, CMD, Hi Tech Insulators among others were also awarded and recognised for their successful journeys as entrepreneurs in the MSME sectors.
Speaking at the event Shridhar Mishra, CRO- Digital says, “This is a special year considering that as a nation we have completed 75 years of independence. SMEs and MSMEs have a huge contribution to the growth of our nation and they have played an important role in enabling our milestone achievements. It is an honour for us to be able to felicitate and recognise these companies.”
Concluding the event Anil Singvi, Editor, Zee Business says, “We are sincerely grateful to everyone including our partners who have enabled us to visualise and facilitate an event to recognise MSMEs, who are a key pillar to India’s economic development. The success of the event lies in the fact that, we were not just recognising leader but also enabling a platform for them to share their knowledge.”
The event was promoted across all social media, microsites, and content hubs. The entire event was hosted on the Zee Business Facebook page.
CIX Canadian Innovation Exchange announced that it has continued its exclusive partnership with Startup World Cup to host its Canadian regional competition. The 2022 regional competition will be held on November 1-2, 2022 as a part of the CIX Summit.
Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition with the goal of bridging startup ecosystems worldwide. It is organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based multinational VC firm. There are 70+ regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading up to the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley in September 2022, where the global champion will be awarded a USD $1 million investment prize.
As part of the program each year, Startup World Cup Canada Regional judges attend CIX and select a winner from the CIX Top 20 Early recipient companies who will represent Canada at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale.
Past CIX Top 20 Early Award Winners of the Canadian Startup World Cup Canada Regional include:
Again this year, Startup World Cup will recognize the 2022 CIX Top 20 Early companies as the finalists for Canada. Startup World Cup judges will be at CIX, in person, to select one finalist, who will be presented the Startup World Cup for Canada at CIX on Nov 2, 2022 in Toronto.
"Through this partnership CIX is giving Canadian startups exposure to some of the top VCs and tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley creating funding and partnership opportunities, that are otherwise difficult to source, especially during this difficult fundraising environment,” said Lauren Linton, Executive Director of CIX.
CIX 2021 Top 20 company, Lumen5, who was selected as the Canadian winner, is invited to represent Canada at the 2022 Grand Finale on Sept 30, 2022 in San Francisco.
The Canadian winner that is selected at CIX this November will be invited to represent Canada in the spring of 2023 at the next Startup World Cup Grand Finale. The Startup World Cup Grand Finale has featured prominent figures from the entrepreneurship community including Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Reid Hoffman (Founding CEO of LinkedIn), Marcelo Claure (COO of SoftBank Group), Tim Westergren (Founder & Former CEO of Pandora), Ray Lane (Former President & COO of Oracle), Marc Randolph (Co-Founder of Netflix), Adam Cheyer (Co-Founder of Siri), Vinod Khosla (Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems), John Chambers (Chairman Emeritus of Cisco), Window Snyder (Former CSSO of Intel), and more. Startup World Cup had veteran investors from Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator, NEA, Techstars, Intel Capital, M12, 500 Startups, GE Ventures, DFJ, IBM Ventures, Social Capital, Index Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures, as well as investors from all over the world, judging the global and regional finals
CIX - Canadian Innovation Exchange
CIX is Canada’s largest startup awards program and investment conference which showcases Canada’s most promising early stage and scaling startups. Now in its 15th year, CIX’s invited delegates are Canada’s award-winning startups, North American VCs, corporates, private equity investors and advisors. CIX takes place November 1-2, 2022 at the Hilton in downtown Toronto.
Jagran Top Deals: The Brand’s Latest Initiative
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Gaurav Arora, Chief Revenue Office, Jagran New media says "We are thrilled to introduce Top Deals, a one-stop shop for all of our readers' information and commerce demands. Our goal has always been to put content first and provide experiences that are tailored to our audience. This initiative not only helps us build the content-to-commerce space but also allows us to provide a one-stop shop for our readers across all of our platforms. We believe that this is the ideal way to increase brand loyalty and strengthen customer relationships. Jagran Top Deals is the company's content initiative aimed at increasing profits and opening up new revenue streams through collaborations with companies such as Amazon and others.”
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Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan's 'Kurup' will be telecast for the first time on Malayalam television, on Zee Keralam. The film will be aired on August 27, at 6.30 PM.
Kurup is based on the life story of Sukumara Kurup, the notorious fugitive Kerala has ever seen. In the flick, Dulquer Salmaan dons the role of Sudhakara Kurup.
The film unfolds with Sudhakara Kurup availing of an insurance policy of around Rs 8 lakh. The drama he and his gang pull off to extort this policy amount later leads to a heinous crime.
Kurup and his gang killed a young man named Charlie and set the car in which he was travelling, on fire.
The whole plan is to make it look like Kurup has committed suicide so that the insurance money would be his. But, the criminal's tactics fizzle out, as a joint investigation by the police and the forensic department concludes that the deceased is not Kurup. Knowing that he will be caught, Kurup leaves the country. Till date, no investigative team has been able to find the whereabouts of Kurup.
The film is produced by Dulquer Salmaan himself under the banner of Wayfarer Films. Directed by Srinath Rajendran, Kurup has screenplay and dialogues by Daniel Sayuj Nair and KS Aravind. The crime thriller, which posted big gains at the box office, is eagerly awaited by the audience of Zee Keralam.
Co-Founder of legendary South African agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris to be recognized for a career of world-class creative excellence and contributions to society
John Hunt, Global Creative Chair at TBWA\Worldwide, co-founder of the internationally recognized South African agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, and award-winning author and playwright, will be inducted into The One Club for Creativity's Creative Hall of Fame on October 27th in New York.
The Creative Hall of Fame has a rich heritage of honoring the lifetime achievements of creative luminaries in all forms of advertising and design, beginning with the induction of Leo Burnett in 1961 and TBWA\Media Arts Lab's Lee Clow in 1997. Hunt's fellow inductees in the class of 2022 are Nancy Vonk, Janet Kestin, Carol H. Williams, Joe Duffy and Cheryl D. Miller. The black-tie Creative Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is a fundraising gala to support The One Club's many global DE&I programs, will take place at Tisch Skylights at The Shed, Hudson Yards in New York.
"John Hunt is most deserving of this honor," said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. "He has been a champion of creativity for Africa and has used creativity to build iconic brands while advancing democracy, human rights, and human welfare. He is the very definition of a creative giant. John joins a group of inductees who have influenced culture, uplifted underrepresented groups, and inspired the next generation of creative thinkers and doers. We are honored to celebrate him alongside our other inductees in October."
In 1983, Hunt and his partner Reg Lascaris founded Hunt\Lascaris, with the ambition to be the first world-class agency out of Africa. With the mantra "Life's too short to be mediocre," they created bold and breakthrough work that could only be from Africa, but routinely gained worldwide attention and recognition. Clients included BMW, Nando's, South African Airways, and The Zimbabwean's "Trillion Dollar Campaign," which raised awareness of the newspaper and the corruption within the Mugabe regime around the world, and became the most awarded campaign of all time, after sweeping the awards at The One Show, Cannes Lions, The Clio Awards, ADC and D&AD.
Shortly after its founding, Hunt\Lascaris sought an international partner to accelerate its growth. TBWA was the ideal match, with its high creative standards, entrepreneurial spirit and founder culture, and a decades long partnership was born.
The agency has continued to create bold, award-winning work, including "Breaking Ballet" for the Joburg Ballet, which brought the art form to an entirely new generation of fans, and earned a Gold Lion and South Africa's first-ever Data Lion at Cannes; and "Blame No More" which won five Cannes Lions in 2020, including a Gold and South Africa's first-ever Glass Lion.
Proof that advertising can make the world a better place, Hunt was intimately involved in Nelson Mandela's first ANC election campaign in 1993. Although harrowing at the time, this unique moment in history ushered South Africa into the light of democracy. He was also involved in creating iconic work for the First HIV AIDS campaign in South Africa. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris was named Agency of the Century in 2000, and Agency of the Decade in 2010, the same year that work for The Zimbabwean Newspaper gained worldwide recognition.
"I'm deeply honored to receive this recognition from The One Show," said Hunt. "In truth, though, it's a team award. It belongs just as much to all the co-workers, clients and organizations I've worked with over the years. Ultimately, it's their trust that turned seemingly impossible ideas into reality. No doubt, creativity can make the world a better place. But it's so much more powerful when played as a team sport."
Troy Ruhanen, CEO, TBWA\Worldwide, added, "I have such tremendous respect for John, not just for what he has achieved, but more importantly, how he has gone about it. He inspires us, continues to be our creative north star, and has given so much to our company, industry and society. John's integrity, generosity and talent are matched only by his enormous heart. We are immensely proud to see him join the Creative Hall of Fame."
In 2003, Hunt moved to TBWA's New York headquarters to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Director, becoming a creative compass for the agency collective, helping to reshape the TBWA collective to think less about ads and more about ideas. Upon arriving in New York, Hunt founded the TBWA Young Bloods creative residency program, and a year later began the "SWAT" initiative, a program that ensures a global answer to the creative questions often asked by worldwide clients. In 2021, TBWA re-introduced the Young Bloods program with a focus on promising talent from historically underrepresented groups. Hunt returned to South Africa in 2006 to continue his Worldwide role from Johannesburg.
In 1996 he was inducted into the South African Advertising Hall of Fame and, a year later, received the Financial Mail's Long Term Achievement Award. Hunt has served as juror across every major industry awards show, including as President of the Cannes Film, Press & Outdoor Advertising Festival in 2005. He has also found time to write a number of television and theatre plays and books. He was named South African Playwright of the Year for Vid Alex, a play that condemned censorship during the apartheid years, and has also published a book, The Art of the Idea: And How It Can Change Your Life.