Monday, August 24, 2015

AVENIR’15 – The Annual Business Conclave

DoMS, IIT Roorkee: The Annual Business Conclave- AVENIR‘15, of Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Roorkee, came to an end on Sunday evening. The two-day business conclave is held every year to give an opportunity to the students of DoMS, IIT Roorkee to interact with eminent intellectuals of the corporate world. This year it was held on 22nd and 23rd of August.

Dr. Santosh Ragnekar- Head of Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, addressed the students and opened the two days business conclave- AVENIR for 2015. Prof. D K Nauriyal, Dean of Student Welfare IIT Roorkee, spared time from his busy schedule to honour his presence, for lighting the lamp, as our Honorable Chief guest for AVENIR‘15. The most important advice for the students of DoMS IIT Roorkee from the chief guest was to use the energy in a productive way and work for the society.

AVENIR‘15 presented by THDC India Limited, would not have been such a big success without the help of our sponsors namely, Oriental Bank of Commerce, SoulFlower, Central Bank Of India, Hotel Center Point, and

Normally, any type of session is expected to be boring with a number of lengthy presentations, but sessions of AVENIR‘15 proved to be highly interactive. The central theme of the business conclave- ‘Understanding the needs and trends of emerging Global Business Landscape’, was clearly addressed by ten guest speakers who are among the well-known figures of the corporate world. Each one of them threw light into new dimensions of the future business world. They even provided a safe way, carved by their experience in the business world, for the students of DoMS, IIT Roorkee, in order to ensure their success in the fast growing business world.

Day one was started by the fruitful session of Mr. Alvis Lazarus- Social Entrepreneur, Ex-India Head Supply Chain Operations at Flipkart which was followed by Mr. Saif Iqbal- Head of Innovation at, Mr. Gaurav Mehta- CMO, OLX South Asia, Mr. Ankur Jain- Director Training, Development & Quality at, and Dr. Deepak Singh - Director-HR, KPMG. Enthusiasm level of students could be seen clearly by the number of questions asked during the session. The curiosity to learn more about the business world was high enough to be seen clearly on the second and the last day of AVENIR‘15.

Day two was enlightened by five guest speakers - Ms. Sheela Nambiar- Director of Inside Sales at IBM India, Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu- Vice President, Quatrro Global Services, Mr. Sandeep Mathur- President of New Projects at Greenply, Mr. Abhay Kapoor- Associate Vice President Escorts Limited, and last speaker of AVENIR‘15 was Mr. Rajesh Pednekar- Head of Distribution at Pfizer.

Overall, the session was a great success; all the students have found value in the topics chosen for discussion by different guest speakers. In this two days business conclave, students tried to utilize the opportunity to full extent. A continuous learning process is required for keeping us updated with the latest news of the business world and equipped with the latest technology to guarantee our success. AVENIR’15 proved to be a catalyst to accelerate the learning process of the students of DoMS, IIT Roorkee. Taking its benefit into account, the tradition of the annual business conclave will be carried forward in the years to come.

Bhaskar Ballabh Saikia
MBA 1st year

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