AIMA held its 67th Foundation Day and 17th National Management Day on the theme ‘Managing the unprecedented: Harnessing the uncertainty’ on 21st February 2023. “India’s tourism industry has a great opportunity to create jobs and upgrade infrastructure during India’s presidency of G20, as several G20 events in 50 cities across India would generate substantial international traffic”, said Mr Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State of Tourism, Ports, Shipping and Waterways, while delivering the inaugural address.
Mr Shrinivas Dempo, President, AIMA & Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies delivered the welcome address and Mr Vishesh C Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat gave a special address. Mr Nikhil Sawhney, Sr Vice President, AIMA & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Turbine Ltd also addressed the gathering and delivered the concluding remarks. Ms Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA gave the introductory remarks.
On the occasion, Mr N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys received the AIMA Life Time Achievement Award for Management. This year the AIMA Public Service Excellence Award was presented to Mr Dilip Asbe, MD and CEO, NPCI and Mr Bunker Roy, Indian Social Activist and Educator, Founder the Barefoot College. AIMA also presented the AIMA - Dr J S Juneja Award for Creativity and Innovation in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises to Shree Sahajanands Automeck Pvt Ltd and the AIMA Ram Tarneja Award for Best Article in Indian Management to Mr Sanjeev Baitmangalkar, Founder & Principal Consultant, Stratmann Consulting.
Talking about the future of technology, Mr N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys said that the fundamental function of all technologies, old or new, is to make life more comfortable, raise productivity, save costs, and improve quality. AI, Internet of Things, big data etc will do just that. The session was moderated by Mr Nikhil Sawhney, Sr Vice President, AIMA & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Turbine Ltd. In another session, Mr Bunker Roy, Indian Social Activist and Educator, Founder the Barefoot College and Mr Dilip Asbe, Managing Director and CEO, National Payments Corporation of India engaged in a chat with Mr Shrinivas Dempo, President, AIMA & Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies about the power of inclusion. A special digital Souvenir which was made interactive and responsive was also released on the occasion. The programme was streamed on social media also and more than 5000 people joined to watch the live proceedings online.