DAY 1 SUMMIT UPDATES
- Amazon India launches Smart Commerce initiative
- Fireside chat between Dave Clark CEO Worldwide Consumer, and Amit Agarwal, SVP India & Emerging Markets at Amazon
- Manish Tiwary, Vice President, Amazon India speaks at Smbhav inuaguration
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology shares his views
- Amazon launches Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022
- Amazon Smbhav video launched
May 18, 2022
India @ 75, driving the next wave of growth
Trust @Chetankrishna, Vice President Public Policy, Amazon and Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India to share the most important insights on the key pillars that will drive 🇮🇳 next phase of growth.📈— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Tune in: https://t.co/Uac2OvY6Zv#AmazonSmbhav pic.twitter.com/Q9wbEOmOtg
Creating global brands from India
Watch Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Eric Broussard in conversation with @AbhijitKamra about the importance of boosting export and how e-commerce can actively drive economic growth & enable 🇮🇳 MSMEs to create global brands🙌— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Tune in: https://t.co/Uac2OvY6Zv#AmazonSmbhav pic.twitter.com/ZQjDqX6It4
The power of India is lies in its tier-2, 3 cities, says Karan Adani
On the inaugural day of Amazon Smbhav 2022, Manish Tiwary, Vice President, Amazon India, spoke to Karan Adani, CEO of Adani Ports & SEZs, who Manish said represents, "a young dynamic India that values innovation, embraces disruption and is confidently ambitious." Karan is an Economics graduate from Purdue, and he joined Adani Ports, and SEZs in 2009 to gain expertise in core operations at the Mundhra port, the flagship port of Adani ports and SEZs in Gujarat. He aims to augment the company's identity around an integrated business model that includes port operations, logistics and SEZ development- a combination that is rapidly transforming the company into a leading end to end logistics solutions provider.
Scaling India’s economic progress to reach greater heights by leveraging small business owners, artisans, and grassroot entrepreneurs for better enterprises across the country 🇮🇳— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Learn from @AdaniKaran, CEO of Adani Ports & SEZ: https://t.co/Uac2OvY6Zv#AmazonSmbhav #AmazonIN pic.twitter.com/5Lv1c1Py2s
Heartening to see Amazon India's initiatives to strengthen MSMEs: Rajeev Chandrasekhar
At the opening session of Amazon Smbhav 2022, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology shares his views on key priorities to turn India into a top-notch manufacturing and exports hub. He says, "It gives me great pleasure and I am thankful to Amazon to be speaking today at an event that celebrates the contribution of Indian SMBs to the Indian economy. It is good to see Amazon India take this initiative, encouraging and supporting SMBs in achieving new heights and expanding their businesses. From digitizing MSMEs and creating employment to supporting women-led entrepreneurs and accelerating the growth of startups, Amazon is playing a role in realizing the Hon’ble Prime Minister's vision of creating an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Tune in as @Rajeev_GoI speaks about the role of digitisation as we celebrate the contribution of SMBs to India's economy 🙌— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Watch this space to learn all about scaling up India's MSMEs to pave the way for millions to come: https://t.co/Uac2OvY6Zv#AmazonIndia #AmazonSmbhav pic.twitter.com/FFHK9xM2gI
Amazon’s new initiative, Smart Commerce launched
Smart Commerce will enable local stores to digitize their store operations, provide enhanced in-store experience to customers and create their own online storefronts within minutes.
To accelerate the pledge of digitising 1 crore small businesses by 2025, @AmitAgarwal, SVP India and Emerging Markets- Amazon announces the launch of #SmartCommerce that aims to transform local stores into digital dukaans.✨— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Learn more: https://t.co/Uac2OvY6Zv#AmazonSmbhav pic.twitter.com/zgiMqXArP2
The entrepreneurial spirit of the Indian businesses will hold them in good stead: Dave Clark
At the fireside chat at Smbhav 2022, Dave Clark, CEO Worldwide Consumer, and Amit Agarwal, SVP India & Emerging Markets at Amazon discuss Dave’s personal journey, Amazon’s efforts to support customers, sellers, employees and communities during the pandemic, the launch of Smart Commerce in India and factors that will enable the 21st century to be India’s century.
Smbhav 2022 gets underway
Manish Tiwary, Vice President, Amazon India speaks on leveraging digital technologies and creating ecosystems to enable more innovation and boost job creation. He says, "Amazon Smbhav was founded in 2020 to provide an open platform for thought-provoking discussions among key stakeholders. These include policymakers, industry thought leaders, local stores, startups, and academicians, among others. This year, at Smbhav 2022, we gathered some of the finest minds to explore ideas that will drive India's Pragati in the years and decades to come."
Watch @manish_tiwary, Country Manager India, Consumer Business, kickstart the 3rd edition of Smbhav as he unfolds the key pledges, reinforcing Amazon's commitment to India.— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) May 18, 2022
Learn more: https://t.co/9SOJZu2Mpo💪🏽🇮🇳#AmazonSmbhav #PragatiHarDishaMein pic.twitter.com/nPIzUHN0k6
Great progress being made in India: Andy Jassy
Great progress being made in India...Amazon teams are working hard to make the lives of customers better every day. Excited for everyone joining the #AmazonSmbhav summit - lots of important discussions on how to empower entrepreneurs + SMBs. https://t.co/mxFi2UOQ0W— Andy Jassy (@ajassy) May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
Amazon Smbhav 2022: Here's what to expect at the summit
The two-day virtual mega summit will bring together start-ups policy makers, eminent industry leaders, and Amazon leadership on a common platform. Amazon India aims to bridge the gap between MSMEs, local stores, and sellers across India and their larger counterparts.
Here is what you can expect into over the next 2 days.
May 15, 2022
Amazon shares updates on its key pledges for India
Amazon India today shared updates on its key pledges for India and announced that it has cumulatively created more than 11.6 lakh (1.16 million) direct and indirect jobs, enabled nearly $5 billion in cumulative exports and digitized over 40 lakh (4 million) MSMEs in India till date. In Jan 2020, at the first edition of its annual event Amazon Smbhav, the company had pledged to digitize 1 crore (10 million) MSMEs, enable $10 billion in cumulative exports and create 20 lakh (2 million) jobs in India by 2025.
May 12, 2022
How Amazon Smbhav is helping these small business entrepreneurs thrive
In 2016, Pratyush Halen and Anuraag Agrawal decided to leave corporate life behind and work on their vision of changing banking for rural markets. Fingpay was the result and quickly built a name for itself among the growing list of startups in India. In order to get a financial boost and mentorship for their business, the co-founders decided to participate in the Amazon Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge, a program that enables small and medium businesses to transform into large-scale enterprises.
May 11, 2022
Q&A with Manish Tiwary
Heartwarming video of Amazon Smbhav
April 22, 2022
Nominations for Smbhav Awards
No individual and no business is too small to make an impact on India’s growth- every effort counts!— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) April 22, 2022
Submit your nominations for outstanding achievements in business, tech and product innovation, and much more on: https://t.co/G6ofkWRHhx
Nominations close today! #AmazonSmbhav pic.twitter.com/VVmueceojh
March 31, 2022
Amazon launches Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022
Keeping in line with its promise to empower budding entrepreneurs and contribute toward Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Amazon India has announced the launch of the Amazon Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022. The competition is open to all Indian startups, and the winners can access cash prizes up to INR 65 lakhs, support for market linkages, global exposure and other exciting rewards and much more!
Grateful to @dpradhanbjp, @DrJitendraSingh, @Rajeev_GoI & their ministries for partnering with us for #AmazonSmbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022, to enable emerging Indian startups realize their potential.Learn more: https://t.co/a78kVyTWQp pic.twitter.com/zAirTmrwmr— Manish Tiwary (@manish_tiwary) March 31, 2022
Why you must participate in the Amazon Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge '22.
Few reasons why you must participate in the Amazon Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge '22.— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) April 7, 2022
Calling all Indian startups to pitch their business solutions & stand a chance to be the next #AmazonSmbhav Startup of the year.
Applications open till 15th April.https://t.co/nnTO3p7WXu pic.twitter.com/dVmhv6ry8o
March 28, 2022
Amazon Smbhav 2022 on May 18, 19
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!
Excited to share that #AmazonSmbhav, India's largest and flagship event focused on SMBs is here.— Amit Agarwal (@AmitAgarwal) March 28, 2022
In its 3rd edition, the summit will bring together policymakers, eminent industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss ideas about India’s path to $1 trillion digital economy. https://t.co/VgwF07kH3Y
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.