The Trade Association of Information Technology (TAIT), organised an interactive knowledge series session on Friday, 11th May 2018, at the Avion Hotel, Vile Parle. The event was a perfect mix of knowledge sharing on Business processes, Spiritual understanding of Success in the business world, and a member presentation of innovative products, as part of the debut Launchpad Pro presentation.
The event started with a detailed Q&A session on the GST E-Way Bill by the Deputy Commissioner for GST, Mr Gajanan Khanare. The session saw enthusiastic participation by memberswho asked series of questions to clarify their doubts about the soon to be implemented E-Way bill. The E-Way bill set to be implemented from the 25th May 2018 requires traders to mention the invoice value and details of vehicle etc. for goods being transported across the country. Speaking about his interaction with TAIT events, Mr Gajanan Khanare said, “We have been conducting these training sessions since January for the benefit of the traders and the transport community. Our aim is to facilitate efficient adaptation of new policies and help the stakeholders understand the benefits and methods to smoothly adapt and grow amidst the transition. We are looking to achieve this within 3 months of implementation of the E-Way Bill which will be in effect from 25th May 2018. This is a good initiative by TAIT as it provides us with a platform to reach out to a wider set of traders in one go, while the members get an opportunity to have an open one on one session and seek clarifications to their queries”
The session on GST was followed by a deeply motivational and insightful session on the meaning of Success in both personal and professional lives, by Swami Chaitanya Lila Das of the ISKCON movement. An IIT Kharagpur alumni himself, Swami ji spoke in the language of the audience as he made his point through anecdotes and jokes on everyday life. The session was very well received by the members who also asked several questions after the talk. Speaking about his lecture on the TAIT platform, Swamiji elaborated, “In the current lifestyle that most of us live today, it is very easy to lose perspective of a larger goal in life. We continue to peruse success but without actually understanding the basic steps. Also knowing who we are and what we are genuinely looking for is vital to lead a satisfied and content life. We need a clear understanding of where we are and where we need to be in life to actually define our personal success for ourselves”
Amidst an attentive audience still in a thoughtful zone after a contemplative session on life and success, Mr Rushab Shah of Graham Information Systems Pvt. Ltd., took centre stage as the member participant for the 1st Launchpad Pro event. Launchpad Pro, the latest TAIT initiative, enables members to showcase their range of product and services to the rest of the member partners, through the TAIT platform. Speaking about this, Mr Krupashankar Chaube, President, TAIT added, “Through this initiative, we at TAIT are committed to support member partners grow and help them promote their offerings. We have now also made provisions for partners to promote the brands and products which they represent as distributors and not just limit to their in-house brand. This, we believe will be beneficial to a wider set of members as most of them fall into this category.”
As part of Launchpad Pro session, Mr Shah spoke at length about his innovative, in-house brand, ZEUS – a range of innovative and smart entertainment and communication products. The line included Bluetooth speakers, a portable karaoke and entertainment set box, power banks and laser pens etc.. With attractive pricing, sleek design and dealer benefits, the presentation generated a positive excitement and enthusiasm among the audience, with many of them trying it out after the session. Speaking about being the debutant Launchpad Pro presenter, Mr Rushabh Shah added, “The launchpad Pro is a unique initiative by TAIT that is set to help members in a big way. Especially with the new variation, members will now be able to represent not just their own products but also the brands they distribute, giving them the dual benefit of opting their individual business while also promoting the bigger brands. As a businessman, I see the Launchpad Pro as a great investment where my message can be relayed to the most focused set of potential partners in the minimum amount of time, effort and resources. I see great value in the initiative and plan to be a part of many more Launchpad Pro sessions, representing other brands that I distribute as well.”
The evening ended on a musical note with the innovative entertainment box by ZEUS played melodies from the 80’s and 90’s, while members enjoyed light-hearted conversations with friends over dinner. It was indeed a gathering that offered a lot for everyone to take back with them.