The panel discussion on new emerging technologies and best practices being adopted worldwide for encouraging R&D and innovation amongst MSMEs for improving their competitiveness and sustainability. The benefits of adopting green and clean technologies was another important issue discussed in the Summit. Mr.Sanjay Bhatia,Chairman, FICCI MSME Committee &CMD, Hindustan Tin Works Ltd., Mr.R.C.M.Reddy,Co-Chairman, FICCI MSME Committee & MD, IL&FS Clusters, Dr.K.Ranarajan, Head, Centre for MSME Studies, IIFT, Mr. Radha Krishna Mathur, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Dr.Ashwani Kumar-Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministryof Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences & Ministry of Planning, Dr.Rajiv Kumar, Secretary General FICCI, Mr.R.Gopalakrishnan, Member Secretary, NIC & Additional Secretary, Govt. of India, Mr.Mukesh Gulati, Executive Director, Foundation for MSME Clusters, Thomas Lammer-Gamp, Director, European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, Germany, young Technical advisor Ms.Stefanie Bauer, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) GmbH., Mr. Arun Maira,Member, Planning Commission, Mr. Amarendra Sinha, DC- MSME, Govt. of India, Mr. George Abraham, Chairman, CACCI SME Development council & CMD, The GA Group Pte Ltd. Singapore, Manfred Hans Haebig, Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenabeit(GIZ) GmbH, Mr.H.K.Mittal, Secretary, National Technology Development Board, Mr.A. Pradhan, Head, National Research Development , Corporation(NRDC), Ms. Dona Kidwell, Programme Manager, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Paul Comyn, Senior vocational Training & Skill Development Specialist, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia, Mr.Poul Jensen, Director, European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) India, Mr. N.K. Maini, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI, Mr. Anil Sinha, Regional Head, Advisory Services, South Asia, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), Ms. Sharon Bureau, Executive Director, Small Enterprise Finance Centre, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Mr. Luke Simon Jordan, Competitive Industries Practice, Financial & Private Sector Development, The World Bank Group were the main speakers of the Summit. It was a successful event & attended by hundreds of delegates from all parts of India.