Mangaluru: Atal Incubation Center NITTE and Karnataka Bank Limited (KBL) came together, along with the members of the MSME Industry to celebrate the best of MSMEs at the NITTE-KBL MSME Conclave and Business Awards 2022, at Hotel Ocean Pearl on September 24th September 2022. Nitte-KBL MSME Conclave- 2022 organized by AIC NitteIncubation Centre and Karnataka Bank and Co-sponsored by Union Bank of India and  Bank of Baroda and associate sponsored by Canara Bank, the Campco Limited.

The Nitte-KBL Conclave 2022 was inaugurated by Vishal HegdePro-chancellor Nitte University. Balachandra, Chief Operating Officer,Karnataka Bank and CAK UllasKamath, Founder UK and Co. Bengaluru were present as guests.  Vishal Hegde while delivering Inaugural address explained need to enhance the competitiveness of MSME s in the ever changing Business environment. He appealed the owners of MSMEs to adopt a transparent system in Managing the day to day operations and always strive for excellence. Dr A.P Achar, Chief Executive Officer,Atal Incubation Center , Nitte welcomed that provided the overview of the conclave. CA. S.S Nayak Past Chairman, ICAI, Mangalore as Chief Coordinator and Vote of Thanks By CA MN Pai. 

The Conclave experienced five panel sessions on enhancing the competiveness of the MSMEs and its implementation towards business growth. The industry leaders addressed the MSMEs, who participated whole heartedly and, in vibrant colours. Also, the investment firms (VC/Angels) met select MSMEs to assess the feasibility of investment options in the promising enterprises. 

Managing MSMEs during uncertain times - Challenges and Solutions was the main topic of the Conclave.The First session was Strategies for enhancing the competitiveness of MSMEs by CA K Ullas Kamath, Founder UK and Co.The Second session was Transformation of MSMEs through digital technologies by Tridib Bhattacharjee Founder, Astramind Consulting and Keshav Reddy, Chief Revenue Officer, E2E Networks Ltd. The Third session was Schemes and Incentives for MSMEs presented by CA SS Nayak, MSME and Finance Expert and  Ramesh Bhat, General Manager, Karnataka Bank. The Fourth session was The Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Emerging Trends presented by Kirishna Sumanth, Karpine Technologies Pvt Ltd and  BurhanSurti,Founder, Logibee. 

Penal discussion and Question and Answer session was with MSMEs participants by banking experts. By Ravichandran S, GM, Karnataka Bank, Mahesh J, Regional Head, UnionBank of India,  Sanjay S Vali, Regional Head, Bank of Baroda and Yogish Acharya, GM Canara Bank, CBIM Manipal. CA SS Nayak, MSME and Finance Expert has concluded the session.

NITTE - Karnataka Bank MSME Business Awards 2022

Nitte KBL MSME Business Excellence Award Ceremony was inaugurated by Mahabaleshwara, MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Nitte Deemed to be University was present as Chief Guest. Kishor Kumar Kodgi , President, The Campco Limited, Shashidhar Pai, Maroor, President, KCCI, Mangaluru, Gokuldas Pai Chief Business Officer, Karnataka Bank, Ravinrda Babu M, Field General Manager, Union Bank of India, FMG Office. Mangaluru, VinayGuptha, Network- DGM, Bank of Baroda, Mangaluru, Ashoka Thammayya, HR-Director, Schneider Electric Industrial Services where present in the Award ceremony. 

“Life Time Achievement Award”to Dr. S. Glory Swarupa, Director General,National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme)An Organization of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. For her outstanding contribution towards the development of a dynamic ecosystem for the growth, promotion and revival of MSMEs in the country and In recognition of her unparalleled contributions towards overall development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India.

CA S.S Nayak has received a Plaque of Appreciation for being the Chief Programme Coordinator in the whole programme.

The Nitte- KBL Business Award Program witnessed a wholesome of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) bagging honours across various award categories, such as the functional excellence awards, outstanding skills awards, jury recognition awards and the special category awards. 

NITTE - Karnataka Bank MSME Business Awards 2022

1) Excellence in HR Anil kumar Bansal, Managing Director Bright flexi International Private Limited - Mfg. of Polyproplene Fabrics, FIBC Bags, Woven Sacks

2) Excellences in Finance Subhas M. Kamath,  Managing Director,  Abharana Group - Authorised Dealer for Maruti Suzuki Vehicles, spares and service and NEXA Dealers for Udupi

3) Excellence in Operations ROBIN THAIKKATTIL JOSE Managing Director SR Propellers Private Limited Mfg. of Propellers 

4) Excellence in Marketing Nishal Hassan, Managing Partner, Canara Marine Food Packers - Processing fresh fish from boat owners, fish mining and processing unit

5) Excellence in Logistics and Supply Ravi Anand Jalan, Partner Raj Logistics and Supply Chain 

6) Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Mohini N Hegde, Proprietor, Vision India. Mfg. of Automotive and Paints

7) Excellence in Hospitality and Service Girish, Vice President, The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru

8) Outstanding Entrepreneur (Service) Meraj Yusuf Managing Partner, Inland Indoors for Interior designing and Contracts

9) Outstanding Entrepreneur (Service) Dr. G.S Chandrashekar Medical, Director Adarsha Hospital for Healthcare Services

10) Best Innovative Enterprise (Service) Gurudatta Shenoy, Partner Vertex Workspace for Managed Work space/b Professional Service 

11) Best Innovative Enterprise Bailur Uday Kumar Shetty, Managing Partner UVA Amsument Park and Resort 

12) Best Innovative Enterprise Radhakrishna K Managing, Partner, Jayadeva Electricals for Transformers Manufacturing

13) Most Promising Startup Ashray Bhandary, Director Bhandary School Book Pvt. Ltd, Mangaluru for catering all stationery under one roof one shop

14) Most Promising Startup Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO, Hiiih Innovations Pvt Ltd for Mfg. of Easy usable Endoscopi Machine for use by general public

15) Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Vathika Pai, Nirmala Travels, Head Operations for Travels

16) Most Promising Women Entrepreneur  Savitha Ramakrishna Achar, Trustee, Sanjeevini Farm and  Dairy Trust for Dairy Farming 

17) Best Family-owned Business Jagdish R Pai, Director Hangyo Ice-creams Private Limited for Ice Cream Manufacturing

18) Best Social Enterprise Dr Prakash Tolar, Medical Director Srimatha Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for De-addiction and Rehabilitation centre at Kota

19) Best Social Enterprise Dilraj Alva, Director, Mangala Resource Management Pvt. Ltd., for Waste Management 

20) Best Rural Enterprise K Umesh Prabhu Managing, Partner, Shri Pattabhi Ramachandra Agro Industries for Mfg. of pure Atta, Sooji, Rice, Ragi, Jowa rand Gramdal flour since 1988

21) Best Educational Institutions Dr Juliet C J, Principal RoshniNilaya Educational Institute since 1960

22) Best Retail Enterprise Darshan P Raikar, Partner, DND Power Solutions for Retail Showroom and manufacturing of  LED Bulb and Decorating Lights 

23) Best Export Enterprise Bola DamodarKamth, Managing Director, Bolas Agro Private Limited for Mfg. of Cashew Kernel and Factory outlet stores

24) Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Region Sathya Shankar K,Managing Director,Megha Fruit Processing Pvt Ltd for Mfg food and Beverages 

25) Best Innovative Enterprise Anand Kumar S.K, Partner Master Plannery for Precast Innovative Concrete Products 

26) Best Product Innovation K Vishwanath Prabhu, Managing Director, Balaji Group of Industries for Mfg. of Edible oil and Edible wax since 1973.