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Aug 19, 2015

IIFT Annual Business Summit

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IIFT Annual Business Summit
New Delhi, Aug 2015: Revolutionary ideas and inspiring success stories are meant to be shared with aspiring young minds! With this leitmotif, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, one of India’s most prestigious business schools, will hold a three-day Annual Business Summit which will bring together some of India’s most inspiring business leaders across professions and industries to share their insights and discuss the future of business in India.

Trade Winds is one of India's most prestigious B School Leadership Conclaves, with luminaries across the Industry in attendance. This year, the prominent achievers who will speak during the conclave include Mr. Nishant Rao, Country Head, LinkedIn India, Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Infomatics Ltd; Mr. Alok Malpani, Head Corporate Finance Solutions, BNP Paribas Investment Services; Mr. Rumy Kanga, Commercial Director-Consumer Care & Group Marketing, Abbott India; Ms. Deepali Nair, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra Holidays & Resort India Limited; and Mr. Manohar Hotchandani, Director, Business Development, Microsoft India, among others.

Over six sessions spread across three days, the conclave will deliberate over multiple aspects and components of doing business – from ideation to marketing to operations to others. With a galaxy of C Suite level speakers, it is a tremendous opportunity for IIFT to reach out to the world. The speakers will also discuss some pertinent issues facing the Indian economy and suggest economic strategies to put India on the path of sustainable growth.

IIFT’s Annual Business Summit provides a platform for students to interact with eminent professionals from the industry and various esteemed international organizations covering all facets of management education. The conclave gives students of IIFT a unique interface with leaders across functions and industries who have accumulated enough nuggets of wisdom to share with the greenhorns.

The Inaugural Session of the conclave will have LinkedIn Country Head, Mr. Nishant Rao, IIFT Director & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Surajit Mitra in conversation with Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Infomatics Ltd on the theme "Business Leader of Tomorrow- What are his/her unique challenges?" The discourse will include deliberations on the evolving needs of the time and how the ever-changing world promises to put the business leader of tomorrow a newer set of challenges than today.

The ensuring ‘National Finance Summit’ will bring forth industry viewpoints on the ‘Impact Investing in India: Evolution and Road Ahead’ in a scenario when India strives to regain the lost ground and tries to reposition its image in the global financial world. The ‘The National Marketing Summit’ will talk about "Customer Engagement - Exploring customer relationships beyond the purchase" and will attempt to gain insights into the new opportunities and challenges that this advent of engagement presents.

The ‘National Leadership Summit’ will focus on strategies to ‘Repositioning Brand India in a Transforming Global Economy’ while the theme for the ‘National Operations Summit’ is "Building a Customer Centric and Resilient Supply Chain through Innovation".

Last but not the least, the ‘National HR Summit’ will see a congregation of HR Leaders who will discuss diversity and inclusion in corporate on the theme “Talent Acquisition Strategies in a Culturally Diverse Workplace”.

Other speakers from diverse industry spectra who are part of the conclave include Mr. Amit Bhatia, CEO at Impact Investors Council Gurgaon, Haryana, India Public Policy; Mr. Subra Subramanian, Managing Director, Investment Banking at Axis Capital Limited; Mr. Prashant Hoskote, Senior Director, Quality and Service Excellence, Max India Group; Mr. Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, Data and Analytics, PwC India.

The conclave also has a healthy participation of women business leaders and entrepreneurs. Among the participants are Ms. Neeru Sharma, Co-founder and Director, Infibeam.Com; Ms. Annapurna Das, Business Unit Director, MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd; Ms. Deepali Nair, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra Holidays & Resort India Limited; and Ms. Anu Anand, Head-Talent Acquisition, South Asia, Reckitt Benckiser.


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