47th National Management Convention 2020
AIMA organised its 47th National Management Convention online for the first time on 21st - 22nd September 2020 on a specially curated digital platform. The theme for the Convention was ‘Getting Through the Pandemic and Beyond’ and Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Past President, AIMA and Chairman, Hero Enterprise was the Convention Chairman.
The two-day convention was addressed by iconic leaders, policymakers, global thought leaders and eminent speakers, both from India and overseas. With over 50 outstanding speakers and around 18 sessions, this Convention was the biggest AIMA has organised ever.
Mr NR Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys Ltd delivered the keynote address and expressed his concerns about the issue of board governance in India and suggested many solutions to improve the quality of corporate governance of Indian companies. Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, then President, AIMA & Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd delivered the welcome address and Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Convention Chairman & Chairman, Hero Enterprise delivered theme address. Mr Harsh Pati Singhania, then Senior Vice President, AIMA & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd delivered the concluding remarks. Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA set the tone for the two-day convention with her introductory remarks.
Several awards were also presented to dignitaries virtually. Mr Harshavardhan Neotia, Immediate Past President, AIMA & Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group received the Honorary Life Fellowship of AIMA. The AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education 2020 was presented to Dr Rajan Saxena, Co-founder, The Open Ed works (TOE) & Former Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS (Deemed University). The AIMA-R K Swamy High- Performance Brand Award 2020 was presented to Bajaj Auto Limited and was received by Mr Narayan Sundararaman, Head of Marketing, Bajaj Auto. AIMA Best LMA Awards 2019-20 were also presented. A special digital Convention Souvenir which was made interactive and responsive, was also released on the occasion.
Mr Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro shared his insights on the topic ‘Global Business in a Fractured World: Reorganising IT Services Supply Chain’ during a fire side chat with Mr Vikram Chandra, Founder, Editorji Technologies. During another fire side chat, Prof Paul Saffo, Technology Forecaster and Adjunct Professor, Stanford University and Chair of Future Studies, Singularity University shared his views and insights on the topic of ‘Chasing Fire: Strategy for an Accelerating Future’. In conversation with Mr Rajiv Makhni, Group Managing Editor - Technology, NDTV.
The AIMA 47th National Management Convention also featured two of India’s celebrity gurus who shared their insights on how to one can cope during Covid and thrive in uncertainty. Sadhguru was in conversation with Ms Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group and in another session, Mr Kamlesh D Patel (Daaji), Author and Spiritual Leader was in conversation with Mr Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G20/G7 & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
Some of the other eminent speakers included Mr C K Ranganathan, then Vice President, AIMA and Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd; Mr T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services; Ms Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador of India to China, USA & Sri Lanka; Mr Claude Smadja, Chairman, Smadja & Smadja Strategic Advisory Inc.; Mr Harry Broadman, Partner & Practice Chair, Berkeley Research Group LLC; Johns Hopkins University Faculty; Author, Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier; Mr Pranjal Sharma, Economic Analyst, Advisor and Writer & Author-India Automated. Mr Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London; Mr Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today Group; Mr Arvind Panagariya, Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and Professor of Economics at Columbia University; Mr Amitabh Chaudhry, Managing Director & CEO, Axis Bank; Mr Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Managing Director & CEO, Bandhan Bank; Mr Hemant Kanoria, Chairman, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited; Ms Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18; Mr Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India; Mr Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited; Mr Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd; Ms Nayantara Rai, Chief of Delhi Bureau, ETNow; Mr Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola; Mr Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes; Ms Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital; Mr Amit Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India; Ms Falguni Nayar, Founder and CEO, Nykaa.com; Mr Yashish Dahiya, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Policybazaar.com; Mr Peyush Bansal, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lenskart.com; Ms Ruchi Bhatia, Deputy Chief of Delhi Bureau, ET Now; Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia; Mr Pankaj Patel, Chairman, Zydus Cadila and Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi Mr Rishabh Gulati, Managing Editor, NewsX; Mr P Balaji, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd; Mr Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact and Chairman, Clix Capital; Mr Sudhir Jalan, Chairman, Neo Foods; Mr Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Product and Engineering at Zoom; Mr Anmol Garg, Founder, Sales5x and StandUp Comedian; Ms Bindu Subramaniam, Co-founder, SaPa in Schools.
This year’s convention attracted participation not only from India but also from various parts of the world. Around 8000 participants participated in a specially curated digital platform. Live streaming on AIMA’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels also increased viewership by several thousand and had crossed over 1,00,000 views on all platforms.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Bijoy Philip
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