Thursday, 30 April 2015


Interaction with G. Satish Das, Executive Director, Grabmore Internet Pvt Ltd (
Thought Leadership

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CAPSI (Central Association of Private Security Industry), APDI (Association of Private Detectives of India) meeting
Seated (Left to Right)
J. S. K. Naidu
Maj Gen D. K. Jamwal (Retd), CEO, Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC)
Mahesh C. Sharma, Secretary General, CAPSI
Abhishek Dixit IPS, SP, Commando Force, Chennai
Capt Shibu Isaac (Retd), Chairman, CAPSI- TN & Puducherry Chapter
Vishwanath V. Katti, MD, Guardwell Detective Services Pvt Ltd
M. Sudhakaran

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Indian Army-Recruitment

Indian Army press briefing by Brigadier Sangram Dalvi, SM, Deputy Director General, HQ Recruiting, Chennai Zone, on recruitment schedule for April-September 2015

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MedPlus press briefing on expansion in Tamil Nadu
Dr Madhukar Gangadi, Founder & CEO
Dr Surendra Mantena, Chief Operating Officer
V. Kandasamy, Sr Manager, Supply Chain

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Launch of Stylori, online jewellery store

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MCCI (Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry) seminar on doing business with Indonesia
Seated (Left to Right)
K. Saraswathi, Secretary General, MCCI
Budi Santosa, Trade Attache, Embassy or the Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi
Hariyanta Soetarto, Consul (Economics), Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai
S. G. Prabhakharan, President, MCCI
Saut Siringoringo, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai
K. J. Kumar, Hon Consul of the Republic of Indonesia, Chennai
Martin Pandapotan, Director - Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre ITPC, Chennai


VFS Global inauguration of Vietnam visa application centre by Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in India

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Global CP-LuvIt

LuvIt brand launch by Global Consumer Products (CP)
Anuradha Narasimhan, Executive VP-Sales & Marketing
A. Mahendran, Chairman & MD
Siddharth, Actor

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FICCI conference on emerging trends in human resources (HR) & industrial relations (IR)
Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, FICCI-TNSC
Rajeev Bhatnagar, Convener, HR&IR Panel, FICCI TNSC, & VP-HR, L&T
Kalaivani, Joint Commissioner, Labour Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
R. Ramaraj, Senior Advisor, Sequoia Capital India
Ruban Hobday, Head, FICCI-TNSC

Monday, 27 April 2015


HCC (Hindustan Chamber of Commerce), MCircle programme on investing
Vivek Karwa, Chairman, Expert Committee on Investment, HCC
V. Murali, HCC
Soma Valliappan, Author of books on investing
Pugazhendhi, Finance guru
Antano Solar John, NLP Expert
Ritesh Mohta, Secretary, MCircle

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Zoomcar press briefing by Greg Moran, Co-founder, on Chennai launch

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Sunday, 26 April 2015


Mobile technology workshop for doctors, mHealth Chennai Summit 2015, organised by Junior Doctors Forum India, HealthMemo
Dr Major V. Raghavan, Ophthalmologist, Apollo Speciality Hospitals
Bruce Schwack, MD, Pradeep Dadha Group, Health Memo
Dr V. Giridharan, Paediatric surgeon, Chengalpattu Medical College
Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, Infectious Disease Specialist, Global Hospital
Suneel Bysani, Tata Communications
Dr Biswajit Dutta Baruah, Consultant Orthopaedician, Apollo Speciality Hospital
Karthik, Health Sensei
Kiran Marri, NIID (Non Invasive Imaging and Diagnostic) Lab, Dept of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras
Dr Shivaram Bharathwaj, Plastic Surgeon, Apollo Speciality Hospital
Dr Arjun Rajagopalan, Trustee and Medical Director, SMF, Chennai
Dr Mythili Rajagopalan
Banu Rajamani, Tech Consultant, Junior Doctors Forum

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Saturday, 25 April 2015


CII-TNTDPC (Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Center) World IP Day seminar on “Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights for a Creative and Innovative India”
S. N. Eisenhower, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu & Director – Operations, Saint Gobain Ltd
R. Devan, Deputy Controller of Patents & Designs, Indian Patent Office, Chennai
V. Natarajan, Deputy Registrar of Trademarks, Indian Patent Office, Chennai
Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai
M. S. Shanmugam IAS, Additional Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
(Release of the CII-TNTDPC ‘Report on IPR Mapping Landscape of Tamil Nadu’)
Justice P. N. Prakash, High Court of Madras
T. K. Ramkumar, President – IPASI (Intellectual Property Association of South India)
Session I: “IP management strategies for small &big business”
Chair: Perumbulavil Radhakrishnan, Advocate
Dr Vijay Iyer, Senior Intellectual Property Adviser, British Deputy High Commission
Mohammed Faisal, Head-IPR, Larsen & Toubro Technology Services
R. Prabhakaran, Chairman & Managing Partner, Pravda Law Associates
Session II: “Your ideas and IPRs - Opportunity for Make In India innovations”
Chair: S. Chandrasekaran, Former Controller General of Patents & Former Technical member, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)
Swapna Sundar, CEO, IP Dome
V. Kamakoti, IIT Madras
Session III: “Institutionalization of IPR in academia and corporates”
Chair: Dr T. N. Shanmugam, Director, CIPR, Anna University
Dr U. P. Senthil Kumar, Senior VP– IP Management, R&D, Orchid Chemicals & Pharma
G. S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras
Arun Mohan, Advocate
Panel discussion: "Are Indian IP laws far, par or better?”
Dr Feroz Ali Khader, Coordinator, Ministry of HRD IPR Chair, Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Madras
M. S. Bharath, Partner, Anand & Anand
G. S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras

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HCC (Hindustan Chamber of Commerce) and TiE Chennai programme on 'Funding avenues for business and start-ups'
Akhila Rajeshwar, Executive Director, TiE Chennai
Dr N. R. Dave, President, HCC
R. Narayanan, Angel investor
K. Uday Bhaskar Reddy, General Manager (MSME, T&I) Indian Bank, Chennai
N. Muthuraman, Director, RiverBridge Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd
K. Suresh Krishnaa, Chairman, Expert Committee on Banking & Finance, HCC

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GIC Conclave 2015

GIC (Global In-house Centres) Conclave 2015, day two, of NASSCOM
Session VIII: Opening Keynote
How GICs are integral to the Global Enterprise Success? By John Hogan, Sr. MD – Technology, Broadridge
Session IX: Deep Dive
Key note address on Business impact through Digital transformation By Rich L Wilson, Sr. Vice President - Corporate Global Product Technology, ADP
Panel discussion on Scaling innovation as the new Normal
Price Jett, CIO, The Corporate Executive Board
B Jagadish, Executive Director & General Manager, Dell International Services
Martin Pearson, Director - Services, Royal Bank of Scotland
Chair: V Laxmikanth, MD, Broadridge Financial Solutions (India)
Session X: Deep Dive
Keynote address on How to Engineer Simplicity on an Industrial Scale By Dr Eric Schaffer, CEO, Human Factors International
Panel discussion on Impact of Digitization on Simplicity & Agility
Mohandoss Thulasidoss, Sr. VP – PMO, Strategy and Integration, Fidelity Investments
Santosh Bijur, VP & MD, Verizon Data Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Remy Alexander, Director, Philips IT
Chair: Arindam Sen, Sr. VP - Employee Experience Domain, Schneider Electric
Session XI: Deep Dive
Keynote address on Digital World: The “Art of Possible” By Venkat Achanta, Chief Data Officer, Walmart
Panel discussion on Digital Enablement for Customer Experience and Leadership Development
Geoff Pescheret, Vice President – Global Business Services, General Mills
Arindam Banerrji, Head -Technology & Operations Service Centres, Deutsche Bank
Opal Perry, Vice President, All State
Chair: Nitin Seth, MD & Country Head – India, Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Session XII: Deep Dive
Key note address on Value Creation and Business impact in the Digital Era By Georgette Piligian, Sr. VP & Head of Americas Operations, Metlife
Panel Discussion on Digital back-office to Front desk excellence
Constanze Laging, Head - Shared Services Platform, Siemens
G V Prasad, CEO, AXA Business Services Pvt. Ltd
Ravi Radhakrishnan, MD & CIO, Wells Fargo Securities
Chair: Kush Kamra, MD - Global Operations Support Center (GOSC) & Sr. VP - Global Service Delivery, Metlife
Session XIII: Deep Dive
Keynote address on Innovating for Success in the digital world By Kyle Nel, Executive Director – Disruptive Innovation, Lowes Companies Inc.
Panel Discussion on How can organizations lead in the digital world?
Scott Wahl, Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Global Functions IT, Shell ITSO Supplier Delivery
Sudish Panicker, MD – Operations, BNY Mellon India
Philippe Andre G Mathijs, Deputy COO and Head of Offshore Operations, Network International
Chair: Akhilesh Tuteja, Head – Technology Vertical, KPMG

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Thursday, 23 April 2015


KPL (Kalasalingam Premier League) trophy unveiling by K. Sridharan, Chancellor, Kalasalingam University

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Tata Sky-Yenathu99

Tata Sky launch of Yenathu99 by Malay Dikshit, Chief Communication Officer

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Resurgent Rajasthan

Press briefing on Resurgent Rajasthan
Gajendra Singh Khimsar, Minister of Industries, Government of Rajasthan
Veenu Gupta, Principal Secretary - Industries, & MD, RIICO, Government of Rajasthan

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NASSCOM press briefing on GIC

R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM
Shakti Sagar, Chair, NASSCOM GIC Council

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TiE-Ravi Venkatesan

TiE Chennai-Villgro talk by Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman of SVP, & Former Director, Microsoft India, on the job challenge

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Education conclave on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), organised by Atlab

Sheila N. Krishnan, Managing Director, Atlab STEM Academy
G. Balasubramanian, Former Director, CBSE
Dr Kalpana Kosalram, SRM University
J. Ajeeth Prasath Jain, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram (BVB)
Lakshmi Narayan, Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School (SSMS)
Dr M. J. Xavier, Executive Director, VIT University
S. Baby Saroja, Principal, S. C. S. Matriculation Higher Secondary School (SCS)

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Atlab press briefing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), by Sheila N. Krishnan, Managing Director, Atlab STEM Academy

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015


GMASA (Global Mobile App Summit & Awards) press briefing on GMASA 2015, scheduled for May 28-29
Seated (Left to Right)
Archana Stalin, Founder-JollyEventz, & Advisory Member, GMASA
Sameer Mehta, The Chennai Angels
Dr P. Shankar, Principal, Saveetha University
C. R. Venkatesh, CEO, Dot Com Infoway, & Apps World magazine, Chairman, GMASA
L. Hemachandran, Founder CEO, Brand Avatar LLP, & Advisory Member, GMASA
Ramanan Bathala, CEO, Agati Systems
C. Bernard, Managing Director, Ibhar Technologies Pvt Ltd

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MMA conclave on new insurance law, with CAMSRep
Gp Capt R. Vijayakumar, VSM Executive Director, MMA
R. Srikanth, Vice President, MMA, & Jt Managing Director, Brakes India Ltd
D. K. Mehrotra, Retd Chairman & Managing Director, LIC, & Chairman, CAMS Repository Services Ltd (CAMSRep)
V. Manickam, Secretary General, Life Insurance Council
D. D. Singh, Member (Distribution), Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
Panel discussion
Moderator: D. K. Mehrotra
Srinivasan lyengar, COO, Reliance Life Insurance
V. Manickam
Ravi Krishnamurthy, Executive Director, SBI Life Insurance

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D'sire designer exhibition inauguration in Chennai
Chandrika Williams, Vedantham Collections, Bangalore
Anitha Aggarwal, D'sire, Secunderabad
Col R. K. Sawhney, Mojaris, Delhi
Saurav and Vrinda Kanoria, Peanuts, Kolkata
Manju Mundhra, Kolkata
Padam Jamad, Managing Director, Kiah's
Mithun, Patra hero
Yashmith, Actor

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Saturday, 18 April 2015

IITM-Space Lab

IIT Madras Space Lab inauguration by Dr Krishna Chivukula, Distinguished Alumnus & Founder Chairman, Indo-US MIM Tec P Ltd

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IITM-N. R. Narayana Murthy

Launch of N. R. Narayana Murthy Distinguished Chair in Computational Brain Research by Kris Gopalakrishnan (Member, Board of Governors, IIT Madras and co-founder of Infosys Technologies)
R. Nagarajan, Dean, International & Alumni Relations, IITM
Dr P. Sreenivasa Kumar, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IITM
Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IITM
Kris Gopalakrishnan
N. R. Narayana Murthy
(Launch of Chair & Release of ‘Concept Note on Centre for Computational Brain Research’)
Video message from Prof Mriaganka Sur

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MCCI-FIEO-Foreign Trade Policy

MCCI (The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) workshop on new Foreign Trade Policy
S. Sankaranarayanan, Deputy Secretary, MCCI
J. Krishnan, Chairman, MCCI Logistics Committee
Rafeeque Ahmed, Immediate Past President, FIEO
J. V. Patil, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Chennai
K. Unnikrishnan, Joint Deputy Director General, FIEO, Southern Region

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Agratrade seminar on real estate, with talks by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) officials

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Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd launch of Saluto, 125cc motorcycle

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CII-KPMG session on AS (Accounting Standards), 'The changing face of financial reporting and tax reporting in India - Adoption of Ind AS and ICDS (Income Computation and Disclosure Standards)
M. P. Vijaykumar, Co-Chairman, CII-SR Economic Affairs Sub-committee, & CFO, Sify Ltd
Sridhar Parmarthi, Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Sai Venkateshwaran, Partner and Head of Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG
Akil Master, Director, KPMG

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

MCCI-KPL-3rd Trade Meet

KPL (Kamarajar Port Ltd) 3rd Trade Meet with MCCI (The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
K. Saraswathi, Secretary-General, MCCI
S. G. Prabhakharan, President, MCCI
M. A. Bhaskarachar, CMD, KPL
Hidehiro Ishiura, Director General, JETRO, Chennai
P. K. Behera IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Chennai
S. Anantharaman IRTS, Chief Operations Manager, Southern Railways, Chennai
R. Senthil Kumar, General Manager, KPL
Capt Ramnath Vaidyanathan, Project Head, Adani Ennore Container Terminal Pvt Ltd
N. Suresh, Sr Vice President-Technical, Chettinad International Bulk Terminal Pvt Ltd
Sanjay Kumar, Director-Operations, KPL
J. Krishnan, Chairman, MCCI Logistics Committee
G. R. Balakrishnan, Sr General Manager, Leitwind Shriram Manufacturing Ltd
G. Sridhar, Asst VP, NTC Logistics Pvt Ltd
S. Pradeep, Manager-Business Development, Puyvast Maritime India Pvt Ltd
N. S. Vijay, Asst Manager, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Bangalore
B. Krishna Moorthy IOFS, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Shipping
U. Udayabhaskar Reddy, Co-Chairman, MCCI Logistics Committee
S. Sankaranarayanan, Deputy Secretary, MCCI

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015


ISMA (Indian Sugar Mills Association) press briefing, by by Abinash Verma, Director General

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JITO (Jain International Trade Organisation) Chennai Chapter installation ceremony and MoU with Apollo
Girish Jain, Chairman 2013-15
D. K. Jain, Chief Secretary 2013-15
Jaswant Munoth, Chairman 2015-17
Ravikant Choudhry, Chief Secretary 2015-17
Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group
Raja Kumar, Founder & CEO, Ascent Capital
Tejraj Gulecha, Chairman, JITO Apex
Utkarsh B. Shah, President, JITO Apex
Dr Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

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Krizz press briefing on jewellery B2B
Vinod Philip, Head, Supply Chain
Bhupesh Jain, Chairman & MD
R. Raghav, General Manager
Cihan Sahin, Director, Riva, Istanbul

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Monday, 13 April 2015


Renault launch of Lodgy
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations
Virat Khullar, Head of Marketing
Rafael Treguer, VP-Sales & Marketing

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Sunday, 12 April 2015


PSFC (Pearl Singapore Fertility Centre & Research Institute) inauguration and scientific session
(Event started nearly an hour after the scheduled time.)
Dr R.S Sharma, Scientist-G & National Registry of ART
(New Delhi) - Regulation of infertility practice in India
Dr Suresh Kattera, Scientific Director, PSFC (Singapore) - IUI as an office procedure-Semen; processing simplified without lab & centrifugation
Dr Sandro Esteves, Director, Androfert, Andrology & Human Reproduction (Brazil) - Principles & practice of individualisation in ART

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Thittamidu Thottuvidu-Oli Padaitha Kanninai

Thittamidu Thottuvidu - organised by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Tamil Chamber of Commerce, Sri Krishna Sweets, Namadu Nambikkai magazine
V. R. Nalini on her father Kavignar Velliankattan
Speech on Oli Padaitha Kanninai, by Suki Sivam


KPL (Kamarajar Port Ltd) 'annual press meet 2015' on 2014-15 performance
M. A. Bhaskarachar, CMD
Sanjay Kumar, Director (O)

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RSD'15 (Research Scholars' Day 2015) in IIT Madras (IITM)
Kushal & Shiwani (MC)
Sarit K. Das, Dean-Academic Research, IITM
Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IITM
K. Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO
Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur
Ajit K. Kembhavi, Director, IUCAA (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics), Pune
Ravi Babu, Research Affairs Secretary

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Diabetes India-6th World Congress

Inaugural of Diabetes India 6th World Congress
Dr Krishna Seshadri, Scientific Chairman
Dr Banshi Saboo, Congress Chairman, Diabetes India 2015
Dr Shaukat Sadikot, President, Diabetes India 2015
Dr S. R. Aravind, Hon. Secretary, Diabetes India 2015
Dr K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu
Dr G. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary, Diabetes India 2015
Dr Ragnar Hanas, Uddevalla Hospital, Sweden
Dr Lee Wei Rhen Warren, Senior consultant paediatrician, Singapore

Diabetes India

Diabetes India press briefing on 6th World Congress
Dr Shaukat Sadikot, President, Diabetes India 2015
Dr Banshi Saboo, Congress Chairman, Diabetes India 2015
Dr G. Vijayakumar, Organising Secretary, Diabetes India 2015

TiE-Khuzema Siamwala

Talk on 'Customer Validation' by Khuzema Siamwala, Founder of Siam Computing, organised by TiE Chennai and Startups Club
Vivek Srinivasan, Founder, Startups Club

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Kumbakonam tour

Kumbakonam tour, visiting temples between April 5 and 8, 2015
Travel - Uzhavan Express (from Chennai April 5; from Kumbakonam April 8)
Stay - Andavan Ashram, Kumbakonam
Cab - Saravanan
Pilgrimage guidance - Prabhu (

Sunday, 5 April 2015

CREAA Day 2015

CREAA Day 2015, launching new co-branded logo with NAR-India, and members directory
Jayant Hemdev
Rajesh N. Dave
H. L. Bagra
Ajit Chordia
Ravi Varma, Pune
Farooq Mahmood, Bangalore
K. Shanmugam, IAS, Principal Secretary-Finance, Government of Tamil Nadu
Dr Bhavna Mehta
Rekha R. Dave
Anand Narayanan, Puravankara
Guru, Ashok Group
Vinod Thakkar, Mumbai
Jeetendra Khaitan, Kolkata

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Press briefing by CREAA (Chennai Real Estate Agents Association) and NAR (National Association of Realtors)
Rajesh Dave, President, CREAA
H. L. Bagra, President, NAR

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Intertek launch of leather and footwear lab in Chennai
Briefing by Rajesh Saigal, Regional Managing Director, Intertek South Asia
Chief guest - Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman, Farida Group

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Thursday, 2 April 2015


DRA (Dinesh Ranka Associates) Group press briefing on Pristine Pavilion II launch in Chennai
Ranjeeth Rathod, Managing Director - Chennai operations, DRA Group
Nishant Ranka, Managing Director - Bangalore operations, DRA Group
Dinesh Ranka, Chairman
Dharmesh Ranka,  Managing Director - Finance, legal & investments, DRA Group
Anurag Jhanwar, Director - Real estate ratings & education gradings, CRISIL

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VIT University press briefing by Dr G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor, on VITEEE 2015 engineering entrance examination

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Rotary-Shashi Ruia

Rotary Club of Madras East, Kauvery Hospital event to confer 'Global Indian Award' on Shashi Ruia, Chairman, Essar
Other speakers
VGP Ravidas, President, Rotary Club of Madras East
Janaka Pushpanathan, Secretary, Rotary Club of Madras East
Dr M. S. Ravi Varma, Chairman - Global Indian Award
B. S. Purshotham, Chartered Accountant
Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Director, Kauvery Hospital
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company
S. Gurumurthy, Columnist

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