To take place in Madurai on 28th, 29th and 30th of December
Bringing together over 500 Tamil entrepreneurs across the globe, under one roof.
The maiden edition of Global Summit of Tamil Entrepreneurs and Professionals was unveiled by the members of its managing committee, today. Branded and known as “The Rise”, the summit will take place in Madurai during December 28, 29, 30 – 2018. The Summit is jointly organized by CTACIS – Confederation of Tamil Agriculture Commerce Industry and Services, CK Prahalad Center for Emerging India, First World Community and the Pillar Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship.
“The Rise-2018” would bring together 500 Tamil Entrepreneurs, both successful and aspiring – along with entrepreneurially inclined professionals, from all over the world with current confirmed participation of over more than 250 delegates from the following countries: India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, UK, Germany, Ghana, South Africa, Canada and the USA.
“The Rise” as a movement and an organization would strive to provide the vision, build co-operation and linkages and create critical enablers to achieve the collective dreams. The speakers at the dais acknowledged and thanked the contributions of various Governments for the advancement of Tamils in the late 20th and early 21st centuries: Successive Governments of Tamil Nadu for universalizing primary and higher education pursued with a social justice paradigm; Government of Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius for inclusive affirmative programmes; Gulf –Middle Eastern countries for opening up employment opportunities; Canada, USA and European Countries for lending equal opportunities.
The clarion call of The Rise 2018 is “From a culture of seeking jobs to an era of creating jobs and shared prosperity” and is working assiduously to line up the “Second wave Tamil Entrepreneurs” – essentially the post 1990 products of globalization and knowledge economy to play the larger and key role of Entrepreneurial catalysts.
Incidentally The Rise 2018 takes place in the back drop of the much expected Global Investors Summit – initiated by the Government of Tamil Nadu, and The Rise-2018 would encourage global Tamil entrepreneurs to engage with the Global Investors Summit and invest in Tamil Nadu.
At the outset, the Summit would take stock of the rapid financialization of the global economy along with the relentlessness of Techno capitalism and look at ways for Tamil entrepreneurs and political economy to adapt, innovate and work together.
Knowledge gain will be one of the major take home value for those who attend The Rise 2018 Summit. Some of the prominent Speakers include;
Honorable Minister, MaFoi K. Pandiarajan, founder of the HR major MaFoi Management Consultants Ltd. would speak on Industry 4.0.
Eminent and retired senior bureaucrats who are patrons and mentors of The Rise are to provide moral frame and political economy direction. They include Mr. Devasahayam IAS (Rtd), Former Chief Secretary, Govt of Haryana, Mr. G.Balachandran IAS (Rtd) – Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of West Bengal, Mr. R. Balakrishnan IAS (Rtd), Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha.
Mr. PTR Thiagarajan, Formerly MD of the Financial Services Division of Standard Chartered Bank – Global Head Quarters, Singapore will speak on preparing ourselves for the global changes.
Mr.Vivek Mohan, VP, TA Associates would speak on “Risk Capital 101” – articulating risk capital as a source of funding, starting from Angel, Seed, VC, PE upto public markets.
Mr. Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder, BharatMatrimony would speak on “From Zero to IPO”, a case study based approach explaining risk capital.
Mr. CK Kumaravel, Co-Founder of the Naturals Salon brand will explain the magic of building successful brands.
The eminent industry resources to address the Summit include Mr. Arockiasamy Velumani, MD – Thyrocare Technologies, Mr. A.D. Padmasingh Isaac, CEO – Aachi Masala, Mr. C.K. Ashok Kumar, Chairman – Vettiver Foundation, Mrs. Latha Pandiarajan, Co-founder of the MaFoi Group, Mrs.Hemalatha Annamalai, Founder – Ampere Vehicles, Mr. Purushothaman, Senior Director of NASSCOM, Mr. Suresh Sambandham, CEO of Orange Scape Inc, Mr. R.Murugesan, Associate Director of Cyber City Pvt Ltd.
The Global resource persons include Mr. Tan Sri Datuk Palan, an eminent educationist and entrepreneur of Malaysia, Mr. S. Lakshmanan MD, Dubai based TECTON (a Rs.12,000 Crore Company), Mr. Natarajan Subramanian who co-founded Info View Technologies Ltd, a $400 million turnover company that serves only the Japanese IT market, Mr. Muhammed Ghani Ehiya of UAE who founded the $350 million turn over Black Tulips Company, Mr. A.N. Chokkalingam, a successful serial entrepreneur, educationist and humanist and Mr. Saravanan Chinnappan, President of DHRRA Malaysia, Mrs. Rehana Ameer, CEO and Councillor, City of London, Mr.Jose Mikle Robin of Oman, Alfred Berkmans of Qatar and Mrs. Nanthini of Malaysia.
The summit has special sessions on Blockchain Technology, Startup Ecosystem, Smart Agriculture, Future of HR Services, Women Entrepreneurship, Export – Import and Hospitality – Tourism – Health Care, Culture based Entrepreneurship – Yoga, Music, Dance, Language, Alternative healing, Engineering Education in Tamil Nadu, Reforms in Retail Sector with technology and new ideas.
Madurai has been chosen as the location for this maiden Summit for its ancient trade line importance, cultural potence and its relevance for the future Indian Ocean Trade and commerce.
Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially inclined professionals are welcome to register online at The registration fee is Rs.11,800/- inclusive of GST. For other modes of registration Please contact.

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