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IIM-B gets ready to host its annual business summit - Vista 07

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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) is getting ready to host its three day Annual Business Summit titled Vista 07 from Oct 12 to 14.

 IIM-B Vista ‘07 (http://www.iimb-vista.com) will see a host of eminent speakers including Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief, Times Now; Jehangir S. Pocha, Editor, BusinessWorld; Surendra Jain, MD, Sequoia Capital India; Shankar Narayanan, MD, Carlyle PE India and Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Co. The Theme of Vista ’07 is Rediscover, Redefine, Refocus, ReBusiness. MBAUniverse.com is the one of the media sponsors of IIM-B Vista ‘07.

The Summit will host two important panel discussions: Private Equity Panel Discussion and Media Conclave. Leading private equity players will share their views on present scenario and future outlook for private equity in India. Speakers for the private equity panel include Surendra Jain, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India; Shankar Narayanan, Managing Director, Carlyle India; Aru Arumugam, Standard Chartered Private Equity India; Srivatsan Rajan, Private Equity Consulting Practice Head, Bain & Company India.

The high profile Media Conclave will see leading media and advertising gurus like Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief, Times Now; Jehangir S. Pocha, Editor, BusinessWorld and Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India shed light on industry trends.

The Summit will also feature a high profile Keynote Address. Previous keynote speakers include Dr. P Chidambaram, Dr. C.K. Prahalad, and Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Post Meridian, the corporate networking dinner, be a platform for management students to interact with industry leaders.

Vista will also see many workshops, games and discussions where students from leading B-schools will participate. The total prize money on offer is Rs.7 lakh. Amongst the contests, Numero Uno is a three day marathon event in partnership with Reliance that seeks to test participants’ creative, communicative and leadership skills while Bzzwings is a Business plan contest where the prize-winning plans will get incubated by NSRCEL-IIMB’s in-house incubation centre. Entrepreneur and Early-stage investor Mahesh Murthy will preside over Bzzwings.

There are more fun and games in store. General’s Gambit is a strategy contest which is sponsored by Cognizant. Participants can also try their skills as Finesse which is a private equity game sponsored by GE Commercial Finance. Also on the offer is an Innovation Workshop by Amazon.com.

Vista participants will also get a chance to test their business knowledge in a quiz hosted by sports commentator Harsha Bhogle.

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