IMC organizes 7th International Banking & Finance conference on June 5


By K. Ashwin Mob: 00919920183006 E-mail:

Indian Merchants’ Chamber is organizing its 7th annual International Conference on Banking & Finance at Hotel Trident in Mumbai on June 5. Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Mr. Rajiv Takru, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India will be the Chief Guests.    Mr. Rajkumar Dhoot, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Mr. Piyush Goyal, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Mr. Pratip Chaudhuri, Chairman, State Bank of India will be the Guests of Honour.

Highlighting about the conference, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, President, IMC said, “The need to bring the Indian economy back to its original growth trajectory has never been stronger, and it is obvious that the financial sector will play a key role in it. In this context, the theme of this Conference ‘Road to Recovery and Growth – Role of Banks and Financial Sector’ assumes paramount importance.”

“Our theme of the year is “Inclusive Growth”. We have no doubt that growth can be sustainable only when it is inclusive, and that financial sector reforms will have an important role to play in ensuring that it becomes a reality. Mega events such as this one give concrete shape and direction to our thoughts and beliefs and help illuminate the road ahead. I am certain that all the eminent participants at this Conference will provide us quality insights into how the financial sector could become an engine of our economic recovery and growth process.” he added.

Mr. Chandan Bhattacharya, Chairman, Finance & Banking committee, IMC & Former MD, State Bank of India, said, “In any economy, the role of banks is pivotal to fueling and sustaining economic growth with due diligence and oversight of central monetary and regulatory agencies. This is particularly true in today’s world where growth is linked to global economic indicators. This Conference will focus on practical ways and means of promoting financial inclusion, a sine qua non for all round growth.” he added

The Conference includes eminent speakers on the panel namely- Mr. K R Kamath, Chairman & Managing Director, Punjab National Bank, Mr. R K Dubey, Chairman & Managing Director, Canara Bank, Mr. T C A Ranganathan, Chairman & Mg. Director, Export-Import Bank of India, Prof. (Mrs.) Ashima Goyal, Public Interest Director, MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) & Prof., Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mr. M V Tanksale, Chairman & Mg. Director, Central Bank of India Mr. A. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director & Group Executive (National Banking) and Whole-Time Director, State Bank of India, Mr. D. Sarkar, Chairman & Managing Director, Union Bank of India Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD and CEO, SBI Capital Markets Ltd (SBICAP) Mr. M.G. Sanghvi, Chairman & Mg. Director, Syndicate Bank, CA Subodh Kumar Agrawal, President, ICAI.

The technical sessions will engage in brainstorming on the following key issues: *Financial Sector Reforms – an Unfinished Agenda, *Balance Sheet Re-Structuring for Corporate Recovery (ICAI Session), *A Bank Account for all – Is this Dream Realisable, *Innovative Tools for Long-Term Infrastructure Funding.

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