Sagarika Sahoo

Sagarika Sahoo

Managing Director, Commerce Connect

Sagarika is a highly accomplished and award-winning serial entrepreneur, international business strategist, MICE expert, and event solution provider. She founded Commerce Connect in 2014, specialising in assisting government entities and business houses in the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. With over 25 years of experience, Sagarika has worked in various industries, including event management, market research, media and advertising, marketing and corporate communication, investment consulting, and new market entry strategies. She has a deep understanding of the local market dynamics and delivers exceptional results for her clients.

As an entrepreneur, Sagarika has a strong track record of success. She has built a reputation as an expert in investment consulting, market research, event management, and advertising. Commerce Connect, under her leadership as Founder and Managing Director, has achieved significant growth and success. In addition to her role at Commerce Connect, Sagarika holds prominent positions as the Co-Founder of Middle East Startup Awards (MESAwards) and the Founder of Women's Expo (WXPO) for Sustainable Development Goals. She also serves as the Director for the Middle East region at the Indian Investors Federation and as an Ambassador for Sacred Groves.

Sagarika's contributions and achievements have been widely recognised. She has been a Top 5 Finalist for the 'The Visionary' Women SME Leaders Awards 2023 by MasterCard and Entrepreneur Middle East. She received the Global Women in Leadership Awards 2022 from the Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade (GCPIT) and the Award of Honour in International Relations & Business Partnerships from the BRICS International Forum and the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in 2021. Sagarika has also received the Award of Excellence from the Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Obaid Al Maktoum in 2021 and was recognised as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Leaders in the MICE Industry at the Global Mice Congress & Awards in Mumbai, India, in 2019. In 2018, she received the Entrepreneurship Business Programme Award from the Mind Cloud Academy in Dubai, UAE.

All Sessions by Sagarika Sahoo

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Startup Pitch

Five minutes to present what you are creating, have created, or about to create to a jury of three