Jain International Trade Organisation UK hosts Business Symposium

JITO UK Start, Grow & Invest Symposium

JITO UK Start, Grow & Invest Symposium. L-R: Mehool Sanghrajka, Darshan Sanghrajka, Lopa Patel MBE, Mitul Thobani and Kunal Thakker.

The Jain International Trade Organisation (UK) hosted a ‘Start, Grow & Invest’ Business Symposium on Sunday 5th March 2017. Hosted at the Oshwal Centre in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, the day long symposium was attended by over 400 members and guests. Three panels, moderated by Mehool Sanghrajka, debated the issues for start-ups, on founding and funding a new business (Start); the complexities that arise from growing and exiting a business (Grow) and the need to invest in the future generation of business entrepreneurs (Invest).

Panelists for the ‘Start’ session, which focussed on starting a business, included Mitul Thobhani, Founder & CEO of BayTree Labs; Kunal Thakker, CEO of Toothdoctor; Lopa Patel MBE, Digital Entrepreneur and Darshan Sanghrajka, Founder & CEO of social enterprise Superbeing Labs. The ‘Grow’ session which considered issues about growing a business, building a brand and exiting a business, heard from Divyesh Kamdar, CEO of Comline Auto Parts; Rex Shah, Director of Jelf Libra Insurance; Nina Amin, Partner at KMPG and Robert Moore of Barclays Bank. The ‘Invest’ session which looked angel investment, property development and trading in stocks and shares heard from Dixit Joshi, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank; Mahesh Gosrani, Managing Director at Liberty Land and Ashok Shah, Investment Director at London & Capital.

The symposium ended with a members-only session with Kunal Shah, Partner at Goldman Sachs; Dixit Joshi, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Bharat Mehta, CEO of Excellent Supplies Ltd debating what it takes to reach the top of your profession. The day ended with dinner and networking.

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About The Jain International Trade Organisation

The Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) is a hugely successful networking, charitable and mentoring organisation based in India. It has grown to become one of the most successful organisations of its kind in India, with over 4,500 Jain business leaders, other professionals and entrepreneurs as its members. JITO UK has been established to serve two purposes:

The advancement of interaction between different Jain communities and organisations, to jointly promote the faith and engage in discussions amongst themselves, encouraging Jain unity.
The relief of poverty, advancement of education and protection of health through encouragement of more ethical and environmental friendly international business and commerce practise, and other such charitable objects as the Executive Committee may from time to time decide.

For further information visit http://www.jitouk.org/

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