South-India Family Business Summit

Family businesses are the lifeblood of India’s economy, employing a significant portion of our workforce and contributing billions to our country’s GDP. The unique nature and challenges inherent in running a family business often require specialized business acumen.

To address the changing concerns and educational needs of Indian family businesses, Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) and Great Lakes Institute of Management are jointly organizing the inaugural South-India Family Business Summit (SIFBS19) on 21st and 22nd June 2019. SIFBS19 is being set up as a platform to offer family business owners an exclusive forum to discuss the most pressing issues they face today and to be inspired by some of the most successful family business leaders in India.

Taking place at the Great Lakes Institute of Management campus in Chennai, SIFBS19 will be a gathering where entrepreneurs from multi-generational businesses and those building a legacy for their next generations will come together, network and regroup to plan their future.


The Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) is a globally recognized education and membership body for finance professionals. AIWMI primarily focuses on the broad and strategic role of developing a more robust and forward-looking training infrastructure for the financial services sector and to promote more active industry involvement and collaboration in training and continuing education.

AIWMI is offering advanced international certification programs along with a wide variety of high-quality executive education programs. AIWMI plays a key role in guiding the development of the financial services sector. AIWMI works with key industry participants’ viz. the Government, the Regulators, the Industries/Associations, the Corporate, the Media and the General Public to achieve its objectives. Besides enhancing technical competence and professionalism in the industry, AIWMI organizes events and facilitates discussions to promote best practices in leadership and talent development in the financial sector with an aim to become Asia’s premier center of excellence for financial education.
AIWMI is a pioneer in Family Office, Credit Research & Alternative Investments education in India.

About Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management was founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran with a vision of becoming the leading Management Institution in India providing Quality Education at an affordable cost and Human Capital for Emerging Economies. In 2014, Great Lakes was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK) for its PGPM and PGXPM programs and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes received international SAQS accreditation from AMDISSA making it one of the few B-Schools in India to receive two prestigious international accreditations. In 2017, Great Lakes received another accreditation NBA for its two-year PGDM program.
Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has, within a short span has emerged as a top-ranked business school in the country.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is keenly aware of the educational needs of next-generation inheritors of family businesses. It collaborates with Babson College, MA (ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship for 22 consecutive times) to launch the Global MBA in Family Business & Entrepreneurship. Unlike the normal MBA that produces functional managers, the Family Enterprise Leadership program envisions to create future family business leaders among the family business heirs.

Great Lakes Institute of Management has also created a Centre for Family Enterprise Leadership to address the challenges of family-owned businesses. Dr. KC John, Distinguished Chair Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship will provide leadership to these initiatives.

21 June, 2019

08: 00


09: 00

Welcome Remarks

Vaidy Jayaraman/KC John

09: 10

Inauguration Ceremony

Bala V Balachandran, Family Business Overview and Great Lakes Initiative


Opening Remarks

Aditya Gadge, Founder & CEO, AIWMI

09: 30

Opening Keynote Session: Movies & Business


Kandasamy Bharathan, Kavithalayaa Productions

Pushpa Kandaswamy, MD, Kavithalayaa Productions

10: 15

Masterclass: Designing a Family Constitution

Prasad Kumar, Founder, Human Endeavour



Family Business - Importance of Leadership


Rajsekharan, Certified Leadership Coach

11: 35


11: 45

My Family Office Journey


Aditya Gadge, Founder & CEO, AIWMI (Moderator)
Sudhakar Rao, Founder & MD, Gemini Group

Prabhakar Raghavendra Rao, MD, Gemini Group

12: 15

The exemplary story of Murugappa family

A Vellayan, Chairman Emeritus

13: 00


14: 00

Managerial Lessons: Working for Family Businesses

A Vellayan, Chairman Emeritus, Murugappa Group
L Ramkumar, Chairman Shakthi Gears


Women in family business- The Real Superheroes


Sridhar Narayanan, Associate  Director – Family Enterprises Bussiness Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management (Moderator)

Latha Pandiarjan, Ma Foi

Meena Mohan, Co-Founder, Kumaran Systems

Sharada Mylandla, Director, FSS

15: 30



Gen-Nex Panel


Aditya Gadge, Founder & CEO, AIWMI (Moderator)

Rishabh Shroff, Co-Head & Partner-Private Client Practice, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Mihir Shah, Group CEO, N Gopaldaas Gems and Jewellery

Vigneshwaran Asokan, Co-founder, Smartories Technologies, Founder, Greentech Recyclers, Head – Business Strategy, Vimal Agency


17: 00

Lead with the Intelligent Heart


Anil Kumar, Founder & CEO, Samunnati

18: 30

End of Day 1


Networking Dinner

22 June, 2019

09: 30


N Srinivasan, Managing Director, India Cements & Owner- Chennai Super Kings

10: 15


10: 30

Transformation Story- FSS

Nagaraj V Mylandla, Founder & Managing Director, FSS


FAR- Fashion Apparel Retail


Sudhir Kumar, ED, SIF Garments (Moderator)

C K Kumaravel, CEO & Co-founder, Naturals Salon & Spa

Charath Narasimhan, CEO, Indian Terrain Fashions

Manuranjith Ranganathan, MD, CK’s Bakery


Trust & Estate Planning

Tariq Aboobaker, Managing Director, Amicorp Trustees India


Upcoming Trends in Wealth Management

Shagun Khosla, Founder & CEO, Legacy Global Wealth


Scientific Investing in Equities—Enhancing Return on Safety in Equity Investments

Vikas Gupta, CEO & Chief Investment Strategist, Omniscience


Valedictory Session


Vishala Ramaswami, MD & CEO, Loyal Textiles

13: 30

Lunch & End of Conference

* AIWMI reserves the right to amend any part of the Event format, including speakers and agenda.

Date: 21 - 22 June,2019

Venue: Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway

Address: Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway, # 110, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Thiruvanmiyur


Hotels Contact Name & No. Single Double
Aloft Chennai OMR IT Expressway Mr. Jayaram – 9789396595 / 3300 + tax 4300 + tax
Fairfield by Marriott Chennai OMR Mr. Shakul Ameed – 9384822602 / 3000 + tax 3500 + tax
Novotel Chennai OMR Ms. Yasmine – 8939808114 / 4750 + tax 5750 + tax
Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway Ms. VijayShree – 7550111040 / 044 66046677 / 5500 + tax 6500 + tax
Turyaa Hotel Ms. Aji – 9597086828 / 4400 nett 5400 nett
Vivanta Chennai IT Expressway Ms. Monisha – 8870471301 / 4950 + tax 5950 + tax

Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) and Great Lakes Institute of Management are jointly organizing the inaugural South-India Family Business Summit (SFBS) on April 5, 2019. SSBF is being set up as a platform to offer family business owners an exclusive forum to discuss the most pressing issues they face today and to be inspired by some of the most successful family business leaders in from India.

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South-India Family Business Summit 2019 (June 21st- 22nd)

For AIWMI’s Professional Members – Rs. 11800 

For Non-members  –  Rs. 17700

*Fees is inclusive of GST

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Executive education program on “Family Office Advising” (June 22nd- 23rd)

For AIWMI’s Professional Members – Rs. 23600

For Non-members  – Rs. 29500

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Conference + Executive Education Program

For AIWMI’s Professional Members – Rs. 35400 

For Non-members – Rs. 47200 

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