IIM-Rohtak holds conclave on ways to turn India into economic powerhouse

The Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak held its first management conclave on October 30

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 5, 2011 1:16:48 am

The Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak held its first management conclave on October 30,bringing together industry captains and students from premier management schools to discuss ways to turn India into an economic superpower.

Professionals from industries as diverse as banking,financial services,media,consumer goods,real estate and telecommunication attended the event. The Financial Express was an associate sponsor.

The inaugural speech was delivered by Director P Rameshan and this was followed by discussions on a host of topics. The first panel discussion on ‘Talent management: An Indian perspective’,chaired by D Bhattacharya,former Director (HR) of IFFCO,analysed key issues related to talent acquisition and retention in the face of aggressive hiring practices and constant threat of brain drain.

The second discussion,‘The brand called India’,was moderated by Nitin Seth,Country Head of FIL,India. During the talk,experts discussed strategies that India could adopt.

The third discussion,

‘India taking over the world’,was led by Sidharath Kapur,CFO of GMR Airports. It sought to understand the implications of mega-mergers and acquisitions made by India firms on foreign soil.

C M Vasudev,Chairman of HDFC Bank and former Director of the World Bank,delivered the key note address at the conclave. A member of the Narasimhan Committee on financial sector reforms,Vasudev drew upon his experience in governance and policy-making to speak on the obstacles faced by India before the 1991 economic liberalisation.

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