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WMR - November 2018

Events

WATCH TRADE FEDERATION

Celebrating the Watch Trade


Diwali is celebrated with pomp and glory across India. Every year, the Watch Trade Federation celebrates the festive occasion of Diwali and New Year with a get-together of the different members of the watch industry. This year as well, the highly anticipated event was held at the Hotel Westend in Mumbai.

Vinod Agarwal, President, Watch Trade Federation addressed the fraternity. He welcomed the prominent luminaries and friends from the industry. He addressed some very relevant issues such as online sales hitting at retailers, he reduction of the GST and the penetration of technology. “Technology has the power for solutions to global problems. Technology will make things more convenient and economical. Those who adapt to the new shift will have better chances to prosper and have a positive impact on daily living,” he asserted.

One of the most awaited talks of the evening Yajnanarayana Kammaje, CEO, Sona Group of Industries, Bengaluru was the esteemed Chief Guest for the evening. He is a very well-known personality in the industry. Sona Group is one of the largest manufacturers for watch straps in India.

Yajnanarayana Kammaje is a self-made entrepreneur. He is an Electrical Engineer from NIT Surathkal. Starting his career as a Trainee Engineer with DICC he soon rose to the position of Assistant Director. After serving the HMT Watch Division for close to two decades, he voluntarily resigned as Deputy General Manager, to pursue his dream as an entrepreneur.