India Business Forum 2016 presents

"Disruptive Innovation– Changing Business Landscapes in the 21st Century"

13th May 2016, St James Court, Taj Hotel, London

India Business Forum is the annual flagship conference of the LBS India Club.

The theme for IBF 2016, “Disruption in India” will focus on the different ways emerging startups and established companies both forge new pathways, and react to the resultant scenario. Indian startups have emerged at the cusp of a new consumer landscape, shocking the market and forcing larger companies to rapidly change their marketing and distribution strategies, amongst others. IBF will bring together a host of different voices drawing from both large business and startups across varied industries, to provide a holistic view of the changing landscape of Indian business, and its promising future.




Hon'ble Deputy High Commissioner of India
Chairman, Asia PacificBCG
India Today Group
CEOVedanta Resources
Term Chair Professor of Organisational BehaviourLondon Business School
Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and EntrepreneurshipLondon Business School
Founding Partner & Managing DirectorIndia Internet Fund
Vice-President UKIndian Angel Network
Founder MyGlamm
CEO and Co-founderLivSpace
Senior PartnerKhaitan Legal Associates
Stand-up ArtistAIB
Managing DirectorCAA KWAN
Managing Director & CEOUniversal Music Group South Asia
Secretary GeneralFICCI

Conference Agenda

Registration and Breakfast
08:00  to  09:45
Opening Remarks by Sir Andrew Likerman
08:45  to  10:00
Keynote 1 : Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani (
09:00  to  11:00
Panel 1 – Start Ups: Mr. Anirudh Suri (India Internet Fund), Ms. Rahima Valji (Vice-President UK, Indian Angels Network), & Mr. Darpan Sanghvi (MyGlamm) – Moderated by Professor John Mullins, Associate Professor London Business School
10:00  to  12:00

In the first 3 quarters of 2015, Startups have received over ~US$ 4.5 billion in venture funding invested in over 600+ companies. Several VCs buoyed by the success of marquee breakout companies have raised sizeable new funds to find the next big winner. However, with large rounds of funding, do come equally large expectations of performance.

Is the market ahead or behind expectations of investors? Is consolidation around the corner? Why is it still the best time to be an entrepreneur in India?

In-absentia Felicitation of Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK for ‘Exemplary Contribution to Entrepreneurship & Innovation”, to be received by Ms Namita Vikas, Group President, Responsible Banking and Chief Sustainability Officer, YES BANK
11:00  to  12:10
11:10  to  13:15
Remarks by Hon’ble Deputy High Commissioner of India, Mr. Virander Paul
12:15  to  13:30
Remarks by Mr. Bhawani Singh Shekhawat, CEO, Akshaya Patra UK
12:30  to  13:45
Fireside chat with Mr Karan Thapar (India Today Group), moderated by Mr Sakate Khaitan (Khaitan Legal Associates)
12:45  to  14:30
Panel 2 – Media & Entertainment: Mr. Rohan Joshi (AIB), Mr. Anirban Blah (CEO, CAA Kwan), Ms. Malini Agarwal (MissMalini.Com), Mr. Devraj Sanyal (Managing Director & CEO, Universal Music Group South Asia)
13:30  to  15:30

Media & Entertainment: There are paradigm shifts in the way content is being produced and consumed around the world. India, with its mobile first generation is moving towards streaming content faster than expected. How big is the opportunity? Will existing content creators be able to compete with newer players with original content at a drastically lower entry?

Coffee Break
14:30  to  15:45
Keynote address by Dr. Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, BCG Asia Pacific
14:45  to  16:30
Keynote address by Mr. Tom Albanese, CEO, Vedanta Resources
15:30  to  17:15
Remarks by Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh, Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
16:15  to  17:30
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
16:30  to  19:00


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Shreyans Khemka, LBS MBA 2016

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