ET NOW - IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 in Full Swing

Thursday, June 2, 2011

NEW DELHI, June 3, 2011 -

- Leaders of Tomorrow Show to Start Airing on ET NOW From June 7, 2011

- MSMEs Who Nominate Their Companies Stand a Chance to be Featured on ET

- Awards Aim to Connect With MSMEs From Across the Country

The time has come again for MSMEs to take the centre stage and be
honoured for their outstanding work. IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards
2011 brings the focus back to these key stakeholders of Indian economy with
its massive nationwide nomination drive. Last year the Awards proved to be a
grand success, this year they seek to be grander. along with ET NOW is making synergised efforts to connect
with each and every MSME possible across the country to file in their
nominations for these prestigious Awards. With Ernst and Young as process
advisors, the team behind the Awards has become even stronger.

Optimistic of receiving greater participation from the MSME fraternity
this year, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, said, "The Awards
generated huge interest among MSMEs last year and inspired thousands to
nominate their companies. We are optimistic that this year too hundreds of
thousands will rise up to the occasion and capitalise on this opportunity. We
are looking forward to honour the MSME heroes with these Awards."

The Awards will also capture the success stories of small business
owners, from different sectors, on ET NOW. The show - Leaders of Tomorrow -
will run on the channel for 28 weeks where the selected MSMEs will showcase
their business strengths to millions of viewers. These episodes will be
telecast on Tuesdays at 10.30 pm, starting June 7, 2011. The repeat will be
telecast on Saturdays at 6:30 pm & Sundays at 11:30 am.

With IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011 to be given away in 13
different categories & 2 special recognition categories, there lies a huge
opportunity for candidates who have managed to strike success with hard work,
sharp business acumen and perseverance despite odds. MSMEs can file their
nominations for these definitive business awards at and also stand a chance to be featured as
part of Leaders of Tomorrow show on ET NOW. From the total nominations that
will be received, Ernst and Young will shortlist top 30 entries for each of
the 13 categories. These selected nominees will further be ranked by the
pre-screening jury and top 5 companies in each category will be called to
present their business success stories in front of the grand jury in the due

As an advocate of MSMEs' best interests, continues to turn
the spotlight on the achievements of such entrepreneurs.

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