Conclave is the annual flagship event of ASCENT where thought leaders, visionaries come together for a full day event to ideate, share and express their journeys and milestones. The Fourth Edition of Conclave will witness more than 700 entrepreneurs in attendance on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

ASCENT, a vision of Mr Harsh Mariwala (Chairman, Marico Limited), is fuelled by the power of trust. In the last seven years, we have created a unique and powerful peer-to-peer platform for entrepreneurs to share and exchange experiences, ideas, and insights, which help them grow their enterprises and enrich themselves in a confidential environment. ASCENT believes in the ‘Power of collective’ and enables entrepreneurs through self-facilitated Trust Groups and extended network of enablers.

The ASCENT Conclave aims to achieve the following:

  1. Delegates get an opportunity to learn from industry’s best Thought Leaders, Change Makers and Innovators through their experience which enabled participants to gain insights to grow their own business
  2. To create a platform for 700 entrepreneurs of enterprises of growth size ranging from 5 crs to 2000 crs for a day-long engagement/ networking opportunity
  3. Past esteemed speakers list includes
    Rajiv Bajaj (Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd.), Uday Kotak (MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank), Sajjan Jindal (MD, JSW Group), PC Musthafa (CEO and Co-founder, iD Fresh Food Pvt. Ltd.), Ronnie Screwvala (Unilazer), Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder, Paytm), Ashish Hemrajani (Co-founder, BookMyShow), Siddharth Roy Kapur (Former CEO UTV, MD Disney India), Kishore Biyani( Founder and Group CEO, Future Group and Chairman, Future Retail Ltd.), Falguni Nayar (Founder and CEO, Nykaa.com), Sangita Reddy (Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group), Prasoon Joshi (CEO, McCann Group India), Anita Dongre (Founder, House of Anita Dongre Limited), Sasha Mirchandani (MD, Kae Capital), Ameera Shah (MD, Metropolis Healthcare), Prabir Jha (Global Chief People Officer, Cipla Inc.), Sunit Sinha (Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, India Head -Talent & Organization), Nicolas Dumoulin (Managing Director, Michael Page India), Milind Soman (Director, Maximus MICE & Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.), Dr Velumani (Founder, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.), Gauranga Das (Director, Govardhan Ecovillage), Gauri Sawant (Director, Sakshi Char Chowghi), Radhika Aggarwal (Co-Founder, Shopclues), Piyush Pandey (Ogilvy and Mather India, Ogilvy and Mather Asia-Pacific), Lavanya Nalli (Vice-President, Nalli Group of Companies) and many more
The ability to change gears from time to time is crucial for a successful business. Being nimble and adaptable to the changing business environment is a necessity, which for many entrepreneurs is a difficult task.
Harsh Mariwala
Marico Ltd. and ASCENT Foundation
Be there at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on Thursday, 21 November 2019 to witness ASCENT’s Fourth Edition of Conclave and get enriched.

Reasons to Attend

Experiential Learning


Inspirational Thought Leaders, Change Makers, and Innovators


Network with Fellow Entrepreneurs and ASCENTers


Experience the ASCENT Way – ‘Power Of Collective’


Spark the Creativity in You


700 Like-Minded Entrepreneurs Attending the Conclave



Thursday, 21 November 2019

10.00 AM
Welcome and AV
10.10 AM
Welcome Note
Harsh Mariwala
10.30 AM
Keynote Session
11.25 AM
12.00 AM
IMPACT Talks - Winner 1
12.10 PM
Fire-side Chat
Anand Piramal
Laksh Vaaman Sehgal
12.55 PM
02.00 PM
Special Session
Entreprenuer Toolkit
Capt. Raghu Raman
02.45 PM
Panel Discussion 1
03.15 PM
03.50 PM
IMPACT Talks - Winner 2
04.00 PM
Panel Discussion 2
An Unusual Journey of Prime Age Entrepreneurs
Ankur Warikoo
Ashni Biyani
04.45 PM
Closing Address
05.15 PM
Vote of Thanks
Archanna Das

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

Anand Piramal

Executive Director, Piramal Group, Founder, Piramal Realty

Harsh Mariwala

Chairman of Marico Ltd. and Founder of ASCENT Foundation

Ashni Biyani

Chief Ideator, Future Ideas

Ankur Warikoo

Co-founder and CEO, nearbuy.com

Capt. Raghu Raman

Laksh Vaman Sehgal

Vice Chairman at Samvardhana Motherson Group


Namita Thapar

Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals


Platinum Partner

Creative Partner