The atmosphere at Institute of Management, Nirma University is filled with excitement as the students and faculty gear up for the Management Conclave – ‘Prayaag 09’, from 20th to 22nd August. Great business minds will come together on a single platform where they let wannabe management professionals know what they expect from them and share their experiences and insights.
“Recession Proof Business: Directions for the Future” is the theme for Prayaag-09. Though the Indian economy and business have been better off than others in the global meltdown and economic crisis over the past two years, it is of paramount importance to know how to manage business during recession, to formulate the right strategy, and to transform and harness human resources. These being some of the new paradigms of staying above the water in times of recession, the three-day Management Conclave will be an effective platform for sharing views, tactics and strategies in Money, Markets, Manpower, Manufacturing and Information Technology.
It is all due to the caliber and quality of the Indian managers and business leaders being able to turn the recession into a kind of advantage in respect to finance, markets, HR, and operations and IT practices. A combination of entrepreneuralism, fostered by right thinking among them, resulting in success and survival.
Sub-themes for the Conclave are in the areas of:
1. Outlook for managing finance during recession
2. Testing times require tried and tested market strategies
3. Transforming and harnessing human resources
4. Manufacturing and IT to the fore in fuelling growth
A select list of speakers at Prayaag 09 is as follows
Mr. Rajesh Gupta (Sales Director, Asia – Pacific Intel India Technology)
Mr. Navin Shah (CEO, P9 Communications)
Mr. SK Das (GM – Gujarat Operations, Bank of Baroda)
Mr. Baqar Naqvi (AVP – Retail and Consumer Products, Technopak Advisors)
Mr. Chandan Chatterjee (Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, iNDEXTb)
Mr. Sachinder Binder (Sr. Vice President, Kotak Bank)
Dr. Nitin Naik, Head HR – India and SAARC Region, Andrew Telecom
Mr Jagdeep Kochar (Executive Director, IT Division, GNFC)
Dr. Vikram Raj (Project Advisor – Audit, United Nations)
The event promised to be one full of learning and new insights for the students and business fraternity.