Client Workshop, Hyderabad

Venue: Marriott, Hyderabad
Date: 19th July, 2012
Theme:  Strategies to go Global

This workshop addressed a variety of topical issues affecting the economy and the ways in which emerging corporates can address these issues for business stability and sustained growth. Mr. Vipul Chandra, Managing Director, Head - Corporate Sales & Structuring, Citi South Asia Markets, shared his valuable insights on the Indian Economy, Currency Movements, Hedging & Risk Management. Mr. Rajendra Nalam, Partner, BMR Advisors and Mr. Pranav Chawda, Managing Director, SME Head - Commercial Bank, shared their learning's and experiences on the strategies adopted by emerging companies looking to become global enterprises.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series, Kolkata

Venue: Oberoi, Kolkata
Date: 22nd August, 2012
Theme:  Commodities

This event was organised in association with Dun & Bradstreet - One of the leading firms for trusted insights on businesses. The event was themed on commodities & market strategies to grow globally. Mr. Mohan Ramaswamy, Chief Operating Officer, Dun & Bradstreet - India, Mr. M.K. Ananda Kumar, Chief - Corporate Services, NCDEX, Mr. Dhiraj Singh, Director, Global Commodities, Citi Asia Pacific Markets, Citi India shared their views with the select audience. The interactive sessions were followed by a panel discussion on managing commodity risks in a dynamic market.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series, New Delhi

Venue: Commercial Bank Webinar
Date: 26th November, 2012
Theme:  Insight into Tax Considerations as part of the Globalisation Strategy

Citi Commercial Bank organised the first of its kind interactive Webinar for its Commercial Banking clients on the 26th of November, 2012. This Webinar was the first attempt of the Citi Commercial Bank to reach out to its clients through this innovative medium. In this way, Citi Commercial Bank also became the first Commercial Banking franchise of Citi in Asia-Pacific to host a Webinar for its clients.

The Webinar was addressed by Ms. Daksha Baxi, Executive Director, Khaitan & Co. She elucidated the tax considerations that clients need to keep in mind while designing their globalisation strategies. The session was interactive and clients were able to post live questions to the speaker, which were answered in the Webinar.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series, Mumbai

Venue: Trident, Mumbai
Date: 5th December, 2012
Theme:  Trends in International Trade

The event was a unique platform for Small & Mid-Market Enterprises to interact and hear views on the trends in International Trade and the Effective Financial Solutions for a competitive trade environment. Mr. Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO - India, Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. S.S. Tarapore, Economist and Mr. Manoj Dugar, Managing Director, Head - Treasury and Trade Services (TTS) Product, Citi Transaction Services, Citi India shared their views with the select audience, in the first session. This session was followed by another interactive session where Mr. R.K. Mehra, Executive Director - International Trade, Shipping & Risk Management, Bharat Petroleum
Corporation Ltd. and Mr. Rohit Pandya, General Manager, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation, gave their thoughts on Risk Management as a critical aspect of Trade Strategy. The sessions were educative as well as enabled a dialogue amongst various participants.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series, Webinar

Date: 26th November, 2012
Theme:  Insights into Tax Consideration as part of the Globalisation Strategy

Citi Commercial Bank organised the first-of-its-kind interactive Webinar for its Commercial Banking clients on the 26th November 2012. This Webinar was the first attempt of Citi Commercial Bank to reach out to its clients through this innovation medium. In this way, Citi Commercial Bank also became the first Commercial Banking franchise of Citi in Asia-Pacific to host a Webinar for its clients.

The Webinar was addressed by Ms. Daksha Baxi, Executive Director, Khaitan & Co. She elucidated upon the tax considerations that clients need to keep in mind while designing their globalisation strategies. The session was interactive and clients were able to post live question to the speaker, which were answered during the Webinar session.

Client Workshop, Pune

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott, Pune
Date: 13th September, 2012
Theme:  Growth Strategies for the Next Decade

This conference highlighted sustainable competitive advantages to grow in the next decade. Mr. Amit Chhawchharia, Director & Head Derivative Sales, Citi Markets, India, shared his valuable insights on risk management strategies in an uncertain economic environment. It was followed by a panel discussion where experts from a variety of sectors such as Manufacturing, Auto, IT & Pharma, shared multiple examples for sustainable growth strategies, through their learning and experiences.

The panel comprised of Mr. Gopal Mahadevan, CFO, Therman Ltd., Mr. Vineet Sahni,
President - Electrical Div, Varroc Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Ms. Namita Thapar, CFO, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mr. Nitin Kulkarni, COO, Persistent System, Mr. Satrajit Ray, Group CFO, Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Rajesh Hegde, Director, KSH International Pvt. Ltd.

Citi Commercial Bank Webinar

Date: 20th June 2013
Theme:  Emerging Trends in Trade Outsourcing - Document Warehousing and Softex Outsourcing

An exclusive webinar was conducted for Citi Commercial clients where users could login to the session from the comfort of their workplace / home. The webinar speaker for the session was Mr. Shankar Radhakrishnan, Head Cash & Trade Sales, Citi Commercial Bank India. The topic of the webinar was Emerging Trends in Trade Outsourcing - Document Warehousing and Softex Outsourcing. The speaker shared in-depth insights on the benefits of Online Import Payments and Softex Outsourcing. Users posed their questions live to the speaker and got their answers in real-time.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series, Bengaluru

Venue: ITC Windsor, Bengaluru
Date: 27th June 2013
Theme:  Managing International Trade & Foreign Exchange Risks in Today's Market

This workshop was conducted in association with Dun & Bradstreet, one of the leading firms for trusted insights on business. The theme of the session was managing International Trade & Foreign Exchange Risks in the current market scenario. The audience was welcomed by Mr. Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO - India, Dun & Bradstreet. This was followed with an engaging session from well-known economist, Mr. S.S. Tarapore where he spoke about Macroeconomic Perspectives in Volatile Foreign Exchange Markets. Other speakers included Mr. Amit Chhawchharia (Director and Head Derivatives Sales, Citi Markets, India), Mr. Jatin Dalal (CFO - IT Business, Wipro Technologies) and Mr. Jitendra Jain (CFO - Treasury & Investor Relations, GMR Group). All speakers took some time out at the end of their respective sessions to interact with the audience and answer their queries. The workshop concluded with a lunch at the venue.

Thought Leadership Conclave - October'13

Venue: Taj Land’s End Hotel, Mumbai
Theme:  Empowering the Growth of Emerging Enterprises at Citi India Commercial Bank’s Thought Leadership Conclave

The second edition of the Citi India Commercial Banking Thought Leadership Conclave was hosted at the prestigious Taj Land’s End Hotel in Mumbai and saw an exceptional turnout of about 300 clients across the SME sector. The conclave further positions Citi Commercial Bank as a thought leader and strengthens and reinforces the Commercial Bank’s market leadership to its clients by creating an avenue to showcase Citi’s world class technology, products, solutions and services.

Citi Commercial Bank Webinar – September 2013

Date: September 10, 2013
Theme:  Volatile Foreign Exchange in Current Market Scenario

A webinar was conducted for Commercial Bank clients where users could login to the session from the comfort of their workplace/home. The webinar speaker for the session was Mr. Gautam Das, Director -Treasury, Citi Commercial Bank India. The topic of the webinar was Volatile Foreign Exchange in Current Market Scenario. The webinar recorded an attendance of 267 participants, including 167 unique client industries.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series Event, Mumbai – October’13

Venue: Hotel Four Seasons, Worli, Mumbai
Date: October 24, 2013
Theme:  Growth Strategies & Managing Risks in the Current Market

This workshop was conducted in association with Dun & Bradstreet, one of the leading firms for trusted insights on business. The theme of the session was Growth Strategies & Managing Risks in the current market. The session began with an engaging description on how to raise funds in the current market from Mr. K. Chandrasekar, EVP – Corporate Finance & IR, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Other speakers included Mr. R. Govindan (VP – Corporate Finance & Risk Management, Larsen & Toubro Ltd), Mr. Pramod Kumar Akhramka (Group CFO, Ashok Piramal Management Corporation Ltd.) and concluded with a perspective from Citibank where Mr. Bhanu Vohra, Head - Corporate Sales & Structuring, Citi India, addressed the gathering.

CitiBusiness Knowledge Series Event, Mumbai – July’14

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
Date: 31 July, 2014
Theme:  Growth Strategies for SME’s

The 1st edition of Citibusiness Knowledge Series on the theme – ‘Growth Strategies for SMEs’ was conducted in association with Dun & Bradstreet. The session began with a welcome address by Arvind Nachaya, Head - CitiBusiness India followed by Ms. Jayashree Ramaswamy , Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary - Dun & Bradstreet India, who set the stage for a thought provoking dialogue on the theme of the conference. Other speakers at the conference were Mr. Christopher Krishnamoorthy, Associate Partner - Majmudar & Partners, Mr. Hiranya Ashar, Director Finance & Chief Financial Officer , Rolta India Limited, Mr. Venkat Thiagarajan , Senior Vice President & Head of Treasury, Reliance Industries Limited and Mr. Mehernosh Tata , Senior Vice President – CitiBusiness India. The event attended by over 50 participants served as a unique platform for small enterprises to interact and hear views on the strategies for growth in domestic & global markets and effective financial solutions for a competitive trade environment.

Citi Commercial Bank Webinar – June’ 14

Date: 25 June, 2014
Theme:  Current Market Outlook – 2014 The Way Ahead

A webinar was conducted for Commercial Bank clients where users could login to the session from the comfort of their workplace/home. The webinar speaker for the session were Mr. Rahul Arora – Director, Corporate Sales & Structuring, Head- South & East India, Asia Pacific Markets, Citibank, India & Mr. Gautam Das - Director, Treasury, Citibank, India. The topic of the webinar was Current Market Outlook – 2014 The Way Ahead. The webinar attended by client across industries, was very interactive with attendees posting a number of questions to the Citi experts for their opinion.

Commercial Bank Knowledge Series Event, Delhi – May’14

Venue: Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
Date: 29 May, 2014
Theme:  Managing Macroeconomic Risks in the Current Environment

This workshop was conducted in association with Dun & Bradstreet, one of the leading firms for trusted insights on business. The theme of the session was Managing Macroeconomic Risks in the Current Environment. The workshop began with an opening session by Ms. Preeta Misra, Director – Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet – India, followed by an engaging session on the macroeconomic outlook by Dr. Himanshu, Assistant Professor – Economics, Centre for Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University . Other speakers for the session were Mr. Nirdesh Karnawat - CFO India, Delphi Automotive Systems Private Limited and Mr. Navnit Nakra – Regional Head - North Liabilities, Citi Commercial Bank- India. All speakers took some time out at the end of their respective sessions to interact with the audience and answer their queries.

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