The inaugural ceremony began with a prayer song followed by lighting the digital lamp. JCI PPP Kaveen Kumar, Executive Vice President, Area C, JCI India was the Chief Guest, JFP Kathikeya Madhyastha Zone President, Zone XV, JCI, India was the Guest of Honour, Dr. T. Thirumaleswari, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Management Studies, SCSVMV, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu was the key note speaker and Sr Dr M.Jeswina A.C., Principal, St Agnes College Mangaluru presided over the inaugural ceremony.
Mrs Sabina Joan Dsouza, Head, Department of Business Administration and Convenor of the conference welcomed and introduced the dignitaries to the gathering.
The chief guest JCI PPP Kaveen Kumar addressed the gathering on the challenges of sustainable development of green entrepreneurs.
JFP Kathikeya Madhyastha in his address congratulated the organizers for conducting a conference on green initiative.
Sr Dr M.Jeswina A.C. in her presidential remarks enlightened the audience on the objective of the conference and encouraged to preserve the nature.
Mr Jeeth Milan Roche, an environmentalist was felicitated for his contribution towards nature.
Mr. Jayanand, A1 Logics, Mangaluru proposed the vote of thanks.
There were 150 participants from India and abroad for the conference.
The resource person for the first technical session was Tara Alexendra Celli, Founder of WanderFree Traders Private Limited, Sacramento California, USA addressed on Greening the Future systems, Habits and Attitudes and Ms Megan D’Souza, Communications Head, Anti-pollution Drive, Mangalore spoke on Sustainable Development of Green Entrepreneurs – Issues & Challenges .
Dr Balasubrahmani, Professor, Department of ISE & Incharge of Nitte Startup Ecospace, NMAMIT enlightened the delegates on Digital Entrepreneurship.
The highlight of the conference was the panel discussion. The panelists were Mr Sathish B K, Legal Consultant, Mr Geethanand Pai, Tax Consultant, Mr Gaurav Hedge, Former President KISA, Mr Socrates, Deputy Director, MSME Development Institute, Mangalore, Dr Devi Prabha Alva, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangalore and Mr Pradeep K, Deputy General Manager & Branch Head, IDBI bank. The panel discussion was moderated by Jc Praveen Udupa, Founder and Technical Director A1 Logics.
There was a overwhelming response for the Concept Selling Competition and winners were awarded with the cash prize for their innovation and creative idea presentation. The first prize was backed by Mr Ragavendra, Faculty, RamaKrishna College, Mangalore and Dr Preethi Keerthi, Faculty, Department of Commerce, Mangalore University, Konaje won the second place.
Jc Soujanya Hegde was the chief guest for the valedictory. Dr Neethu Suraj, Co-convenor of the conference proposed the vote of thanks.