National Seminar: Commerce Association

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Date(s) - 18/02/2015 - 19/02/2015
12:00 am

Indraprastha College for Women


DAY 1: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Venue: Auditorium
9:00 – 9:30 am REGISTRATION
9:30 – 11:00 am INAUGURAL SESSION
Welcome Address:
Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf – Principal, Indraprastha College for Women
Keynote Address:
“Issues in Online Retail in India”
Mr. Ankur Bisen – Senior Vice-President, Retail & Consumer Products,
11:00 – 11:15 am TEA BREAK
11:15am – 1:15 pm SESSION 1: Internet Audience and Consumer Behaviour
The session would seek to throw light on the changing trends in online shopping
and the strategies of online retailers towards these changing trends.
Dr. Harsh Verma – Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
Dr. Angad Chowdhry – Quantum Consumer Solutions, Delhi.
Ms. Suchi Mukherjee – CEO,
1:15 – 2:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 – 4:00pm SESSION 2: Online Retail in Services : Education and Travel & Tourism
The session will
i. deal with the prospects for online education in India, particularly in the context
of the launch of the Digital India Initiative of the Govt. and the perceived threat
to the physical service providers in the field
ii) profile the journey of young entrepreneurs of successful start-ups providing
online services.
Mr. Amitabh Pandey – Former President & Head, e-business, Thomas Cook, India
Mr. Nikhil Rajpal – Partner, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, India
Mr. Dhruv Raj Gupta – Co-founder,
Ms. Nidhi Kumar – CEO & Co-founder,
DAY 2: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Venue: Auditorium
9:30 – 11:30 am SESSION 3: Challenges and Strategies for the Future
The session will try to analyse –
i) the nature of the challenges and the strategies adopted by online retail as
well as physical retail which is increasingly feeling the heat of the growing
competition from online retailers
ii) the policy imperatives for India’s online sector.
Prof. Sri Ram Khanna – Dept. of Commerce, University of Delhi
Mr. Abhishek Kumar – Head, Corporate Development,
Mr. Sandip Tarkas – President, Customer Strategy, Future Group
Mr. Shelley Singh – Senior Assistant Editor, Economic Times, Delhi


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