Annurag Batra (BusinessWorld and Exchange4Media)

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:30 – 11:30 AM UTC

Mr. Annurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul,a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree,which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute.He is a first generation entrepreneur. Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group.

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Mr.  Annurag Batra is  a  serial  entrepreneur,  media  mogul,  a  journalist  and  an  eternal  optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India's leading BusinessSchool.  He  is  a  first  generation  entrepreneur  and after  acquiring  the  iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld  Chairman of   BW | Businessworld, a  35  year  strong  media  brand  as  well  as  most  respected  business  publication  in  the country. Since   taking   over   BW   Businessworld   13   months   back   Mr.   Batra   has expanded BW Businessworld into digital, events and BW communities and has taken into its fold, asia a leading website on digital marketing , India s leading experiential marketing website and launch BW hotelier in partnership with hotelier international. BW smart cities an editorial platform in a 360 degree format is to be launched in mid February Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively Mr. Batra also founded the exchange4media group and he serves as the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media group which includes – India’s leading media industry website, PITCH – India’s only Advertising, Marketing and Media Magazine,  IMPACT  –  The  Marketing  Weekly,  Franchisee  Plus  – Business  Opportunity Magazine,     Realty     Plus     –     India’s     leading     monthly     real     estate     magazine and – leading media industry website in Hindi.   Mr. Batra is  also appointed  by  Government   of  India  as the Chairman  of  an  industry committee formed to  come  up  with  a  vocational  training  framework  for  the  media, communication and entertainment industry. He mentors many budding entrepreneurs and enjoys the process of reverse mentoring as in what he learns from these young entrepreneurs. At BW Businessworld BW Accelerate is an initiative to provide a structured platform to entrepreneurs for mentorship and growth. An  honorary advisor to ,,  a household name in the fashion industry and and also cofounder the  auto website which he exited out of three tears back after selling to helion backed trivone. He is also a regular speaker on National and International Conferences on Media, Internet, Television,  Media  policy  and  Entrepreneurship. As  a member  of  the  Sales  &  Marketing committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Franchising Association of India, Northern chapter, he has a vital role to play in the decision making processes of the industry circles.   He is passionate about Magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian  Magazines (AIM).  He  also wants  to  give  back  to  the  industry  and  his  love  for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of FMCC (Futuristic Media Communication Centre), a leading Media and Communication School in India. In 2006, the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr. Batra’s Alma mater awarded him the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”.   Mr. Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM UTC


8:30 AMNetworking and Food
9:30 AMFireside Chat
10:30 AMNetworking