46th National Management Convention
Creating an Innovative India
17-18 September, 2019: Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi
AIMA held its 46th National Management Convention (NMC) on 17-18 September 2019 on the theme ‘Creating an Innovative India’. The event was addressed by iconic leaders, industry experts, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Over 1000 management professionals attended the convention and benefited from insights shared by the speakers.
The two day convention witnessed participation from several leading members of the government, renowned CEOs, startup founders, distinguished economists and media stalwarts.
In his Inaugural address, Mr Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India said “Industrial growth is beneficial for the nation's development and we are constantly working towards providing a conducive environment for businesses. Our government has proved that a government for the poor and farmers can also be a government for industrialists and businessmen”. Furthermore, Mr Nitin Gadkari Minister of Road Transport & Highways; Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, spoke about the Bharatmala project. ‘The government has given the highest priority to infrastructure. Under the Bharatmala project, 75,000 kms of road and 22 new green expressways will be built,’ he said.
Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; Communications; Electronics and IT, Government of India, stressed on India’s focus on data protection and IT services. He said, “The data protection law is in process and we aim to make the country a data refinery”. Mr Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, delivered the keynote address on the second day of the convention. He said, “The $5 trillion economy may seem like an ambitious goal, but we have a humble government to keep inspiring us.”
In his keynote address, Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, spoke about shaping the emerging global economic order. Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “If you look at the last five years of India's economic evolution, India has grown at 7.5 per cent. Both Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India have acted on some of the issues of innovation to take India to a high trajectory growth.”
Mr Harshavardhan Neotia, then President, AIMA & Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, set the tone for the two-day convention. Mr Sanjiv Goenka, Convention Chairman & Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group; Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, then Senior Vice President, AIMA & Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.; Mr Harsh Pati Singhania, then Vice President, AIMA & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd.; Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, All India Management Association, also addressed the gathering. Mr JS Juneja, Past President, AIMA & Chairman, Global Projects & Services Pvt Ltd, was also present on the occasion.
Several awards were also presented to dignitaries. Mr T V Mohandas Pai, Immediate Past President, AIMA & Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services received the Honorary Life Fellowship of AIMA. The AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education 2019 was presented to Fr E Abraham, Former Director, XLRI Jamshedpur. AIMA-R K Swamy High-Performance Brand Award 2019 was presented to Titan Company Limited received by Mr Munish Chawla, Regional Business Manager, Jewellery – Titan Company Limited. AIMA Best LMA Awards 2018-19 were also presented. The NMC Souvenir was also released on the occasion.