IIMA to host international business summit from tomorrow

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Ahmedabad, Nov 19 (UNI) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will host its 10th annual international business summit, ''Confluence 2008'' from tomorrow till November 23.

The main theme of this year's summit is ''Wealth: Legacy, Dimensions, Frontiers''.

'Confluence 2008' will take a closer look at the phenomenon of wealth creation and its various aspects. With the world submerged in a near crisis situation, the conclave will look at the learning from the past and conceptualize how it can be applied in today's scenario.

Confluence 2008 Secretary and second year student Raman Arora said, ''For the past three years, we have been discussing the growth of India as an economic superpower. In the backdrop of the current financial crisis, we decided to choose a topic which addresses the question on everyone's mind--The true definition of wealth. There will be intense panel discussions centered on themes like defining wealth and have we reached the bottom yet?'' Confluence brings together students, academicians, business leaders, policy makers and professionals through a series of sessions and innovative events.

It provides a forum, where students can explore new vistas, share ideas and gain insights into contemporary management issues.

In addition, Confluence 2008 has been guided by an advisory committee which includes leading lights such as Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission), Mr Muthuraman (MD, Tata Steel), Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (CMD-Biocon Ltd.) Mr Sanjay Nayyar (CEO, Citigroup, India), Mr. Pawan Munjal (MD, Hero Honda Motors Limited), Ms Preetha Reddy (ED, Apollo Hospitals), Dr. Santrupt Mishra (Director-HR Aditya Birla Group), Prof. Pritam Singh (Professor Emeritus, MDI, Gurgaon) and Mr. Ajay Piramal (Chairman, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.).


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