PHDCCI Hosts 1st Edition of Young Business Leader’s Forum at Hotel Shangri-La

PR No – 452

1st September, 2023

New Delhi



PHDCCI Hosts 1st Edition of Young Business Leader’s Forum at Hotel Shangri-La


PHDCCI organized the First edition of its Young Business Leader’s Forum Annual session in Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi, witnessing a mix of young innovative entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and entrepreneurs who have made a lasting impact in their businesses and to the society.


The event facilitated dynamic interactions through fireside chats and panel discussions that covered a wide array of topics, ranging from entrepreneurship challenges to industry trends and strategies for growth, providing a platform for exchange of ideas and insights.


With a focus on knowledge-sharing and networking, the 1st edition of the Young Business Leader’s Forum annual session brought together a vibrant community of young professionals and offered the perfect setting for this gathering of bright minds and visionary leaders.


Speaking at the event, Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power, highlighted the importance of establishing monthly and annual goals and outlined the necessary actions required to achieve these goals. He referred to his late father, Mr. Om Prakash Jindal, as a significant source of inspiration in his life. Additionally, he discussed the book “The One Thing” by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan, which delves into topics of multitasking, disciplined living, and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.


Speaking on challenges, he expressed that challenges are inherent parts of life. He conveyed the importance of recognizing that we must embrace challenges and find happiness within them, as they serve as valuable opportunities for growth and learning. Mr. Jindal emphasized that challenges do not disappear but persist, and it is essential to maintain a contented mindset and persevere in all circumstances.


Saket Dalmia, President of PHDCCI, in his opening remarks, informed how PHDCCI stands tall as a 118-year-old organization, embodying a legacy of excellence and innovation.


As we gather at the Young Business Leader’s forum, let us channel this rich history to inspire our journey towards a future filled with growth, collaboration, and transformative leadership, added Mr. Dalmia.


Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition and Ex-Chair of HSBC India, said, with ESG becoming an integral part of regulatory compliances and supply chain dynamics, SMEs must prioritize ESG compliance to ensure sustainable growth and enduring success. Since the big organizations often evaluate small businesses based on how well they follow these rules, making it imperative for small businesses to meet these ESG rules for their long-term success.


Speaking further on her journey in the field of sanitation, Ms. Kidwai highlighted the remarkable transformation of having women’s restrooms on every floor of offices. Referring to the Swachh Bharat Mission, she informed that as a nation, significant progress has been made, increasing access to toilets from 40% to an impressive 98%.


Jaideep S. Kalra, Director and Head of Business Banking, North India, HSBC, elaborated on the critical significance of organizational culture, calling it the most important asset for any company. He emphasized that once a clear purpose has been established, cultivating a culture aligned with that purpose becomes important. Mr. Kalra further explained that fostering positive behaviors and instilling core values play important roles in steering a business toward success, ultimately resulting in favorable outcomes.


Mr. Nitin Jain, Co-Founder of OfBusiness, in his address, said, Ideas do not matter; it is the team and its strength that do. There are two prerequisites for an organization: firstly, the vision needs to be clear, and secondly, caring for your people more than yourself.


Ms. Surbhi Gupta, Chair of the Young Business Leader’s Forum also highlighted the importance of nurturing the next generation of business leaders and fostering a collaborative ecosystem in her address note.


For the Grand Finale the event witnessed a power talk session by Captain Raghu Raman, Strategic Coach; Founder and CEO of NATGRID. His engaging talk resonated deeply with the young business leaders in attendance, offering them valuable perspectives on effective decision-making, crisis management, and fostering a culture of innovation.


The session served as a reminder that successful leadership goes beyond traditional paradigms, requiring the ability to embrace change, inspire teams, and remain focused on long-term objectives


Finally, the Vote of Thanks was delivered by Mr. Tushar Aggarwal, Co-Chair of YBLFs.


The event was anchored by Ms Pooja Yadav Kaif and was an overall success. Through this, PHDCCI looks forward to future editions of YBLF that will continue to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and empower young business leaders to achieve their full potential.


The forum was sponsored by Imarti Media Pvt. Ltd.; HSBC Bank ;Dewars ;Paramount wires & cables Ltd, ;Easy ERP Pvt Ltd ;Ideal Insurance ;Jaguar Overseas ;Rafbrix Essentials Pvt Ltd. ;ANNY, and  supported by PHDCCI annual sponsors, DLF Ltd; Jindal Steel & Power; KLJ Group; Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Marble City; MMG Group; Radico Khaitan Ltd;  Uflex Ltd; Vestige; Eazy ERP Technologies; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; Sagar Group of Industries; Superior Industries Limited; Samsung India Electronics; Oswal Greentech; Apeejay Stya Group; Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd; DCM Shriram;  R E Rogers; Trident Group; Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd;  Bhagwati Plastic and Pipes Industries; Central Coalfields Ltd; DD Pharmaceutical Ltd.;  Hindware Sanitary; Jindal Steel;  Modern Automobiles;  P S BEDI & Co.;



Warm Regards,

Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry