Family-owned businesses are the heart and soul of the Indian economy and by nature, also more challenging than their corporate counterparts. With the next generation joining the leadership board, these businesses are exploring new territories, new sectors and are also considering inorganic growth. When actions are strategically planned, family businesses are destined to succeed for generations.
At PwC, we recognise the value of the legacy businesses. Our Next Gen Symposium is an interactive platform designed for the new business leaders to interact with leading industry experts and like-minded family business peer group members to benefit from shared insights on their path to leadership. It also helps provide actionable insight necessary to plan for a smooth transition and upgradation of family-owned enterprises.
PwC hosted another successful edition of the Next Gen Symposium 2017 in Mumbai. The evening featured a joint interview of father-son duo of Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group, and Parth Jindal, MD, JSW Cements, by Menaka Doshi, Managing Editor, BloombergQuint, on the theme New horizons: Reconciling experience with the next gen's ambition.
This was followed by a session with Dr Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, who spoke about Budget expectations.
The action-packed event witnessed participation from close to 50 next-gen leaders.
Next Gen Symposium’s launch edition in Mumbai witnessed participation from over 50 Next Gen leaders over an engaging evening.
Eminent business leaders like Sanjiv Bajaj of Bajaj Finserv shared his experience of managing the strategic and challenging times at Bajaj Group. This was followed by an interesting panel discussion on ‘Business disruption and promoters response’ featuring renowned leaders like Ronnie Screwvala, Anant Goenka, Ashok Wadhwa and Saugata Gupta.