24 January, 2020, Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi

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Invited Chief Guest
: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon'ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Government of India
A gig economy is a work environment, where organizations hire temporary workers or freelancers instead of full time employees. It encompasses all platforms that hire independent contractors, consultants and workers in different sectors. Gig economy gives an employee what they need, flexibility, choice and work life balance. Globally, growth in freelancers is expected to be one of the most significant employment related trends over the next couple of decades.
Indian labour market is also seeing a shift towards gig economy, with an increasing number of workers seeking contractual or freelancing opportunities and services sector is embracing it at the fastest pace. The youth is witnessing the economy from a fresh perspective and identifying fresh needs like employment generation through last mile delivery of goods and services, where several backward and forward linkages through aggregators has resulted in creation of a new supply chain. New needs have opened new vistas for consumption and aligning consumer preferences along with new consumerism. There is a broad consensus among policy makers and academicians that the jobs and income generation avenues of the future will be very different from the traditional and conventional, as the choices of consumers will be different.
Providing sustainable job to millions of youth is a daunting task and the government has undertaken number of steps towards job creation. Regulations relating to benefits for gig employees are definitely advantageous, but most employers may find it difficult to absorb additional cost if any proposed as a social security of employees. Hence, the subject needs a debate on the growth prospects of gig economy in India.
Keeping in view the importance of the subject, ASSOCHAM is organizing a National Conference on ‘Gig Economy- Aligning Consumer Preferences: The Way Forward’ at 10.00 A.M. on January 24, 2020 at Hotel Le-Meridien in New Delhi. The objective of the conference is to discuss the orderly growth and development of Gig economy for crating ample avenues of job creation. The Conference will be attended by the stakeholders including industry, consumers, aggregators, service providers, government agencies and consultancy firms.
In view of the importance of the subject, we would request you to kindly participate in this important Conference and also nominate your colleagues to attend the same. We would also request your organization to be the PARTNER / SPONSOR for the Conference.
Pradeep Gupta +91-9818151246,
K. V. Praveen    +91-9958870419,
Anil Singh         +91-98189 23589,