The Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI) organized a seminar on “e-Commerce & Business Opportunities” on the 15th July, 2016 at Federation House, FTAPCCI. Samskriti Business Solutions has been a part of the seminar with five members team, Shyam Prasad, Digital Marketing (DM) Head, Madhavi Anumula (Team Manager – DM), Sirisha Bandari, (Team Manager – DM), Chandra Hasa, (Herbs Pro Operations Team Manager) and Sathish, ( SEM Team Manager).

The seminar was organized at FTAPCCI Auditorium, Federation House, Hyderabad and was aimed to provide an insight into all the aspects of an e-Commerce industry and the right kind of business opportunities that SME’s and MSME’s have with the growing trend in the digital market scenario. The seminar took forward a leap in explaining aspects covering the Tax implications, Policies and Legal aspects in the e-commerce industry and online marketing.

Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, IT Secretary, Information technology, Electronics and Communications Department, Government of Telangana was the chief guest for the seminar. He addressed to all the attendees of seminar regarding cyber security, data analytics and open data, the three sectors that Government of Telangana will be coming up in September. Samskritians had an opportunity to interact with Sri Jayesh Ranjan regarding the service taxation for online marketing services, to which he said to address it in further proceedings.

Samskriti Team was glad to meet Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, IT Secretary, Government of Telangana

Many distinguished delegates have addressed the seminar and have given their insights over various topics related to e-Commerce, its mechanism, and its prospects. Topics covered in seminar by eminent delegates have enlightened the sessions with interactive participation of many students, professionals, startups and MSME’s. e-Commerce Overview and its implications on the Business: Present and Future by Sri Avinash Kumar Gupta, Vice President, Hi-tech City Jewellery Manufacturers Association, e-Commerce and its implications for MSMEs and Start-ups by Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, Hiring techies the right way, saving cost and time for e-Commerce companies by Rajat Shahi, Founder & CEO, Hackmania, Contribution of Social Media for e- Commerce and Future Trends Harish Kotra, Cofounder,

Another extinguished delegate FTAPCCI President Ravindra Modi, reflected his views over the growth of e-commerce sector in the country from 34 percent (CAGR) growth since 2009 that reached to $ 16.4 billion in 2014 and also showed the sign of expectation in increase to $22 billion this year. The inaugural function included address by Chairman, Sri Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Chairman, IT & Youth Affairs Committee, and Address by Guest of Honour, Sri C.V.D. Ram Prasad, Director, Software Technology Parks of India and Vote of Thanks by Sri Gowra Srinivas, Senior Vice President, FTAPCCI.

Later in the post lunch session, other eminent delegates have taken sessions over different topics like The Future of e-Commerce in India, Krishna Lakamsani, CEO – IPay Tech India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, How Analytics is changing the Landscape of e-Commerce by Dr. Sridhar Vaithianathan, Associate Professor & Area Chairperson (IT & Analytics), IMT, Hyderabad, Importance of Localization in e-Commerce by Mr. Manikanta Racharla, CEO, Shoptap, How to leverage Digital Marketing for your business by Mr. Turab Lakdawala, Managing Director, Tempest Advertising Pvt. Ltd., Role of Funding in e-Commerce by Tushar Garimalla - VP Decision Sciences at Capital Float.

Samskriti Business Solutions Team was glad to be a part of the seminar and participate in interactive sessions in various topics related to e-Commerce business and role of Digital Marketing in the present scenario and adaptation of social media in running online business effectively.