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 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 and Organization), Nicolas Dumoulin (Managing Director, Michael Page India), Milind Soman (Director, Maximus MICE and 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, Santacruz, 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

09.00 AM
10.10 AM
Welcome Note
Harsh Mariwala (Marico Ltd. and ASCENT Foundation)
10.25 AM
Keynote Session
Harness the Difference that Makes a Difference
Naveen Tewari (InMobi)
11.10 AM
ASCENT Foundation and Mariwala Health Initiative Study Launch
11.25 AM
12.00 PM
Special Session
The Winning Way
Anita and Harsha Bhogle (Prosearch Consultants)
12.30 PM
Fire-side Chat
Unlike Father, Unlike Son
Anand Piramal (Piramal Group, Piramal Realty, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.)
Laksh Vaaman Sehgal (Motherson Group)
Moderator: Sunanda Jayaseelan (ET NOW)
01.15 PM
IMPACT Talks - Winner 1
Mansi Mahansaria (Just Deliveries)
01.30 PM
02.35 PM
02.45 PM
Special Session
Entrepreneur's Toolkit
Capt. Raghu Raman (Former Soldier, CEO, An author and Distinguished fellow at ORF)
03.30 PM
Panel Discussion - Young Entrepreneurs
Eat, Play, Innovate
Tilak Mehta (Papers N Parcels)
Akash Manoj (Cardiovascular Science Researcher)
Ritika Kacholia (Science with Impact)
Shiv Kampani (Scatter Innovations)

Moderator: Namita Thapar (Emcure Pharmaceuticals and YEA! India)
04.05 PM
04.40 PM
IMPACT Talks - Winner 2
Wasim Shiekh (Svenska Design Hotels)
04.50 PM
Panel Discussion - (An Unusual Journey of Prime Age Entrepreneurs)
Ashni Biyani (Future Consumer Ltd.)
Ashwini Asokan (Vue.ai)
Deepak Garg (Rivigo)
Tarun Mathur (Chief Business Officer, Policybazaar.com)

Moderator: Abheek Singhi (Boston Consulting Group)
05.35 PM
Master Class with Harsh
Dealing With Disruption in 2030
06.05 PM
Vote of Thanks
Archanna Das (ASCENT Foundation)
Cocktails and Networking

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

Naveen Tewari

Founder and CEO, InMobi Group

Harsh Mariwala

Chairman, Marico Ltd. and Founder, ASCENT

Anand Piramal

Executive Director, Piramal Group; Non-Executive Director, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. and Founder, Piramal Realty

Laksh Vaaman Sehgal

Vice Chairman, Motherson Group

Ashni Biyani

Managing Director, Future Consumer Ltd.

Anita and Harsha Bhogle

Prosearch Consultants

Ashwini Asokan

CEO, Vue.ai

Deepak Garg

Founder and CEO, Rivigo

Tarun Mathur

Chief Business Officer, Policybazaar.com

Capt. Raghu Raman

Former Soldier, CEO, An author and Distinguished fellow at ORF

Wasim Shiekh

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Svenska Design Hotels

Mansi Mahansaria

Founder, Just Deliveries

Tilak Mehta

Founder, Papers N Parcels

Akash Manoj

Cardiovascular Science Researcher

Ritika Kacholia

Founder, Science With Impact

Shiv Kampani

Founder and CEO, Scatter Innovation


Namita Thapar

Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals and India Head, Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Abheek Singhi

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Sunanda Jayaseelan

Anchor, Leaders of Tomorrow on ET NOW


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