A two-day virtual mega summit bringing together policy makers, eminent industry leaders, solution providers, startups and Amazon leadership, with invigorating discussions on best ways to leverage technology to enable digitization and economic progress of lakhs of small local stores and small businesses across India!
Yes, you guessed it right!
The dates for the third edition of ‘Amazon Smbhav’ have been announced and across two days - May 18th and 19th - you will witness panel discussions and leadership talks on key thrust areas like Social Empowerment & Enablement for Inclusive Economic Growth, Innovating for India & Creating Digital Infrastructure and how technology can digitally enable small local stores and kirana shops.
The registrations for Amazon Smbhav 2022 are now open at amazon.in/smbhav.
Amazon Smbhav 2022
With the theme of 'Pragati', the Amazon Smbhav 2022 summit is an effort on our part to contribute to the journey of Aatmanirbhar India. Over the course of two days, this virtual summit is going to entail topics such as small business digitization, exports and startup enablement, innovation, skills development, and job creation.
Policy makers, eminent industry leaders, solution providers, startups, and Amazon leadership are set to take part in keynotes, panel discussions, and masterclasses during the grand event. Through this initiative, Amazon India aims to explore best e-commerce practices to enable digitization and economic progress of lakhs of small local businesses across India.
As always, the key highlight of the event will be our annual Amazon Smbhav Awards, which resognise those local sellers, home entrepreneurs, associates and individuals, who not only serve as our partners but have contributed immensely to the vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat.
What is Amazon Smbhav?
In its first edition, we pledged to digitize 10 million MSMEs, generate $10 billion in cumulative exports from India and create 2 million additional jobs in the country by 2025. Since then, we have already digitized 2.5 million MSMEs, enabled exports worth $3 billion and created over a million direct and indirect jobs in India.
In the last Amazon Smbhav, we made a series of announcements, which included the launch of a $250 million Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund to invest in startups, building solutions to empower SMBs to launch, manage, and grow their business online, automate and digitize their operations, and expand their business globally by exporting to customers worldwide. We also launched the Spotlight North-East program and committed to onboard one million local neighborhood stores on Amazon.in by 2025.
Amazon Smbhav Award Ceremony
Amazon Smbhav Awards are one of the highlights of each year's event. These awards honor businesses, innovators, and individuals who have made significant contributions to building an Atmanirbhar Bharat. Last year, more than 1200 businesses, innovators and individuals applied for the Smbhav Awards across 11 categories. This year Smbhav Awards will feature 15 different categories to recognize path-breaking and disruptive business ideas.
“We remain deeply committed to innovate for small business, especially to digitally enable small local stores and kirana shops. We are excited about bringing together a host of policy makers, well-known corporate leaders, successful modern entrepreneurs, young emerging business owners and Amazon leaders at Amazon Smbhav 2022 to discuss and debate on ideas that will enable India’s growth to a $1 trillion digital economy,” said Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business, Amazon India.
A series of regional summits are planned across key cities to take Amazon Smbhav further into the country, making it possible for Aatmanirbhar Bharat to become a reality.
Check out http://amazon.in/smbhav to understand the length and breadth of this initiative. Together, we can make India’s SME sector into one of the world’s largest export houses and contribute to the growth of the economy.