WEConnect International’s fourth annual ThinkBig Summit is Asia’s largest women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment platform. The main goal of ThinkBig 2016 is to connect women-owned businesses with public and private sector opportunities that could dramatically impact the growth of their businesses. The Summit will enable 4,000 dynamic participants to engage in two days of inspiring and interactive sessions.
- Dates: 14-15 November 2016
- Venue: Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in India (http://www.biec.in/infra)
- Organisers: Hosted by WEConnect International with the support of the State Government of Karnataka; Curated by Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) and Event Management by MMActiv
- Registration: Online registration available for INR 3,500* (USD 52) per person
- Website: weconnectthinkbig.com
ThinkBig 2016 Highlights
WEPitch CompetitionA pitch competition inviting 500 women-owned businesses to compete for 25 lakh *. 100 candidates will be invited WEPitch Shortlisting round on Day 1 of the ThinkBig program. 30 will be selected for the WEPitch Semi-Finals on Day 2 and 15 will move onto the WEPitch Grand Finale where 10 Golden Tickets will be awarded to the winning. Judges will include business leaders and procurement heads.
* Based on the sponsorship raised
WEPair ProgramA program where WEConnect Certified women are paired with WEConnect Self-Registered members or corporate procurement specialists to attend Day 1 of the ThinkBig 2016 program together, learn from each other and benefit from a new camaraderie.
- WECelebrate Awards 2016
Annual awards recognising the most outstanding WEConnect certified women entrepreneurs.
WEExplore PanelsParallel panels between key stakeholders (CEOs/procurement specialists/political leaders/industry thought leaders/financial Institutions) and women entrepreneurs, addressing challenges and ground realities.
WEReport : Ease of Doing Business for Women ReportLaunch of Thinkthrough Consulting’s report highlighting state specific mechanisms to help women entrepreneurs conduct business in India.
WEIgnite TalksShort motivational and insightful talks by industry thought leaders.
WEDive WorkshopsInteractive workshops aimed at building up the capacity of women business owners.
Corporate SessionsCorporate run sessions in to share their diversity and inclusion strategies and goals and interact with women business owners.
WEConnect International NetworkingPre-arranged appointments between participants at a designated meeting spot.
WEDisplay Trade ShowA trade show featuring 500+ stalls of women entrepreneurs’, industry associations, strategic partners, companies, as well as corporate procurement desks over 10000 sqm of space. WEDisplay will provide an opportunity for participants to display products/services, interact with buyers, and explore live business opportunities.
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