India’s biggest D2C summit & awards to be held in New Delhi today

e4m D2C Revolution: Summit & Awards 2022 will begin 11:30am onwards

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Aug 4, 2022 7:52 AM  | 5 min read

The stage is set for exchange4media’s inaugural edition of the e4m D2C Revolution: Summit & Awards 2022. e4m will host the biggest festival in the D2C arena today at JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi. The conclave and awards are presented by Viacom18 and Powered by Times Network. Snapmint and Shoptimize are the Co-Gold Partners. Spinta Digital is the Associate partner for the summit and awards, and Neil Patel Digital India & Delhivery are the Co-Partners. 

The theme of this edition of the summit is “Marketing of D2C Brands & Expanding the D2C universe”.

The e4m D2C Revolution Summit 2022 will bring some of India's most disruptive D2C brands and their top management to interact and share insights on their game-changing success stories under one roof. 

The first speaker to take the stage will be Vardhan Phadnis, Co-founder and Chief Sales Officer, Shoptimize. Phadnis will share how brands can make growth predictable, accessible and affordable for brands of every size in his session on ‘Algorithmic eCommerce’. 

Increasing internet penetration has increased the visibility of D2C brands, but it has also led to a cluttered and competitive ecosystem. In the first panel discussion, panellists will try to understand the role of eCommerce in the D2C world, and the importance of celebrity engagement in the D2C arena. They will try and find out the answer to the primary question: What do investors want? 

The session chair for the panel will be Yash Jain, Founder & CEO, NimbusPost and the panel members will be: 

  • Yogesh Kabra, Founder, XXYX Apparels
  • Kabir Siddiq, Founder & CEO, SleepyCat
  • Vinit Garg, Founder & CEO, Mylo
  • Pallavi Barman, CMO, HRX
  • Abhishek Ramanathan, COO, Nua
  • Abhik Santara, Director & CEO, Atom Network
  • Vinodh Ramakannan, Founder & CEO, Spinta Digital 

D2C brands of today face many challenges especially as the ecosystem matures day by day. End-to-end consumer experience, therefore, becomes pivotal in keeping the consumer of today satisfied and coming back to the brand. In a fireside chat with Ruhail Amin, Senior Editor, BW Businessworld, Kapil Makhija, CEO, Unicommerce will discuss “How a great post-purchase experience can help in building a profitable D2C business”.

Another panel discussion at the e4m D2C Revolution Summit stage will witness panellists exploring how brands are creating experiences and expanding their distribution through physical channels, how engagement is driven for a D2C brand and whether will consumers change their mindset and consumption patterns. 

This panel presented by GoKwik on “The Future of the D2C Industry” will be moderated by Gaurav Dhawan, Executive Vice President & Network Revenue Head, Times Network. 

And the panellists will be: 

  • Mahesh Patel, Co-Founder, Cloud Tailor
  • Vishal Kaushik, MD & Co Founder, Upakarma Ayurveda
  • Chirag Taneja, Co-Founder & CEO, GoKwik
  • Abhinav Mathur, CEO, Something's Brewing
  • Minu Margeret, Founder & CEO, Bliss Club
  • Rohit Chawla, Founder & CEO, Bare Anatomy 

In this era of an ever-evolving brand-retailer relationship with rising use of the internet and increasing checkpoints, is there a media playbook for the new brands that need to be updated?  All these questions and more will be answered by Mahesh Shetty, Head - Network Sales, Viacom18 in conversation with Nawal Ahuja, Co-Founder, exchange4media as they will discuss ‘The role of media in scaling up D2C brands’. 

After the chat, there will be another panel discussion at the Summit. Panellists will explore what parameters define success and the secrets of building a successful D2C brand in India. This discussion on the topic “Success Stories” will be moderated by Utsav Malhotra, COO, Noise and the panellists will be:

  • Mathew Joseph, Co-Founder & CEO, Sleepyhead
  • Aakash Anand, Founder, Bella Vita Organic
  • Sujeet Kumar Mishra, Co-founder & CEO, Winni
  • Abhineet Sawa, Co-Founder, Snapmint
  • Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, Founder & CEO, BlueStone

The penultimate session at the summit will be another panel discussion that will explore the importance of finding the right brand story, cracking the sales channels that work and how to keep bringing customers back for more.

For the “D2C Leaders Roundtable”, the session chair will be Aditi Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Lodestar UM and the panellists will be:

  • Sukhleen Aneja, CEO - Beauty & Brands Business, Good Glamm Group
  • Divij Bajaj, Founder & CEO, Power Gummies
  • Malika Sadani, Founder & CEO, The Moms Co.
  • Bala Sarda, Founder, Vahdam India
  • Vinay Singh, Co-Founder, Partner, Fireside Ventures
  • Shreedha Singh, Founder, Khadi Essentials & T.A.C

The summit will be concluded with another fireside chat with our next speaker. Talking about disrupting the online insurance space, Sarbvir Singh, CEO, Policybazaar, will be in conversation with Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media Group.

The summit will be followed by the e4m D2C Revolution Awards 2022 where 100 successful brands will be celebrated and felicitated as game-changers of the Indian D2C universe. At the awards, MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network, will speak on 'Maximising the Potential of New-Age Business'.

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