28 January 2019, Mumbai: Established in 1954, the Bombay Management Association popularly known by the acronym BMA; is one of India’s leading managerial communities striving for managerial excellence in business and corporate management. To commemorate the 65 years of BMA, it came up with a slew of new initiatives which included the ‘The 10X Scale-Up Conclave’.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Murtuza H. Khorakiwala, President, BMA; Managing Director, Wockhardt Ltd said “The 10X Conclave by BMA will be an intra-industry effort to support entrepreneurial innovation in India. The daylong session is moderated with a vision to connect Indian entrepreneurs to a supportive ecosystem of customers, funding partners and mentors.” Adding to this Mr Rakesh Kumar Mehra, Chairman, 10X Scale Conclave and Group Advisor, Bulk MRO in his inaugural address said; “The conclave is a pioneering thought by BMA designed for companies ranging from start-ups to SMEs seeking to grow, buy and raise further capital in their journey to large scale success.”

The conclave included presentations and panel discussions by start-ups who have scaled up, grow-buy-sell workshops, accessing capital, what start-ups and grown-ups can learn from each other, building innovation eco-systems, etc. The speakers were;

Dr Murtuza Khorakiwala, President BMA and Managing Director, Wockhardt Ltd.
Mr Ashish Chauhan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange
Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, SME Chamber of India
Mr Atul Batra, Chairman, National Product Council of NASSCOM
Mr Sanjay Shreshta, Innovation Head, Barclays Bank
Mr Manish Boricha, Executive Vice President & Head-Digital Innovation Group, Fino Payments Bank
Mr Saurabh Chatterjee, President, Head- Technology, Web & Direct Sales, Digital Marketing, Travel at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Ltd.
Mr P Balasubramanian, CFO of Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd
Ms Mini Menon, Co-Founder & Editor, Live History India
Mr Mike Melli, Co-Founder & CRO, Miss Malini Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Mr Ashish Vidyarthi, Actor & Motivational Speaker
Mr Praful Talera, Managing Director, Dynamic Logistics
Mr Vinod Kumar, Resources Industry Group, Accenture Strategy
Dr Arbinder Singal, Renowned Doctor and Healthcare Entrepreneur
Dr Uma Ganesh, 5F World co-founder & chairperson – Global Talent Track
Mr Devang Shah & Mr Gaurang Shah, Co-Founders, Bulk MRO Industrial Supply Pvt Ltd
Mr Jitendra Kumar Sinha & Ms Shivani Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder, Sai Sustainable Agro
Mr Vineet Patni, Healthcare Entrepreneur
Mr Ramesh Mirakhur, Growth Advisor, Kalzoom Advisors
Mr Aakrit Vaish, Co-Founder & CEO, Haptik
Ms Parul Ganju, Co-Founder, Director at Ahammune Biosciences Pvt Ltd
Mr Jaideep Mehta, Head of VC Circle
Mr Sumit Sinha, Managing Director, Multiple Private Equity
Mr R Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Mindworks
Mr Rakesh Mehra, 10X Scale Up Conclave Chairperson & Group Advisor Bulk MRO
Dr Ganesh Natrajan, Conference Co-Chair
The conclave was attended by more than 300 delegates from corporate and start-ups operating across the country. Eminent scientist, Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar and Nandan Nilekani, joined the conclave through video conferencing. One of the major highlights of the conclave was the India launch of R Gopalakrishnan’s book ‘CRASH: lessons from the entry and exit of CEOs’