IIM Ahmedabad to host Red Brick Summit 2017: GoI Minister, top Policy makers, CXOs to address

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Updated on September 14, 2017
IIM Ahmedabad is all set to host The Red Brick Summit from 29th September to October 2nd, 2017. It is the biggest management symposium of IIM Ahmedabad to date. Under its aegis, the Summit brings together 4 festivals of the institute - Confluence, Insight and Amaethon and Connexions
IIMA Red Brick Summit 2017
Key note speakers at the Summit include Union Minister, Top Bureaucrats, Policy makers, CEOs, HR heads, IIMA alumni among other eminent who’s who

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad is all set to host The Red Brick Summit from 29th September to October 2nd, 2017. It is the biggest management symposium of IIM Ahmedabad to date. Under its aegis, the Summit brings together 4 festivals of the institute - Confluence, Insight and Amaethon and Connexions. Key note speakers at the Summit include Union Minister, Top Bureaucrats, Policy makers, CEOs, HR heads, IIMA alumni among other eminent who’s who.

With 8 conclaves, 14 workshops, 15 speaker sessions and 20 events, the event is cited to become the largest management symposium in India in its first edition itself. Till date, the event has registered 18200+ students across 350 colleges.

8 Conclaves in association with Industry
Under the theme of Challenge, Innovate and Redefine, the Red Brick Summit at IIM Ahmedabad brings together eight conclaves from Marketing and Finance, Business Policy and Economics to Media and Entertainment, Arts and Social.

Each conclave is brought in association with industry leaders ranging from Amazon to Uber, Motilal Oswal, European Union, Business World, and Central Bank of India. These conclaves will be conducted in the form of case competitions, panel discussions, workshops, and sessions by eminent speakers.

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Union Minister, policy makers, CXOs among key note speakers
The keynote speaker at the event is Smt. Smriti Irani, Union Minister, Ministry of Textiles and I&B. But the list does not end there.

Ever wondered the why, what and how of GST? Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary of GOI, the brainchild of the GST framework will be speaking at the vent ready to put any doubts to rest. Complementing him is Asia’s leading economist, Mr Sanjeev Sanyal, the Principal Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

The Sports, Media and Entertainment conclave is brought to life with speakers like Ms Sagarika Ghose, eminent news anchor and journalist and Ms Anita Bhogle, a celebrated alumnus of the institute and a co-author of “The Winning Way” along with Mr. Harsha Bhogle, coming back on campus to share her wealth of experience in a niche segment of management lessons from the field of sports.

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From tips on material investments to the tools for spiritual-investment, the Summit has it all! Mr Raamdeo Agarwal, the co-founder of the leading investment service provider Motilal Oswal, will talk about the investment industry while we Atmarpit Vidhiben Desai, a spiritual practitioner and a renowned content creator and speaker from the organisation, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur will guide on self-investment tools. Ms. Anjana Ghosh, marketing wizard at Bisleri and Mr. R.S. Sodhi, MD, GCMMF Ltd. Amul, are also set to share their amazing consumer products stories.

HR Heads, CEOs, MPs to share views    
The HR conclave aims to gain from the rich experiences of Ms Keyuri Singh, Vice President, Human Resources at Infogain India Pvt. Ltd., alongwith, Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament, Mumbai, who will share their views on Women Leadership. And just when one would think we have exhausted our much celebrated diversity of speakers, we have Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar, the chairman of the ISRO and Mr Deep Thomas, CEO, Tata IQ, one of the most promising and fastest growing data analytics firms in the country.

IIM Ahmedabad Alumni: Most cherished speakers
IIM Ahmedabad Red Brick Summit has its set of most cherished and celebrated speakers –- IIMA alumni who have gone to do prodigious things in life and contains to inspire all. Dr. Harsh Bhanwala – the chairman of NABARD, Mr. Sandeep Bhushan who is the Director for Consumer and Media for Facebook in the South Asia Region, and Mr Deep Kalra, successful entrepreneur and the founder of ‘makemytrip.com’ will share their views at the Summit.

Workshops organized with top industry stalwarts
It is the workshops which remain the highlight of the fest. The Summit recently launched its 14 workshops which have been planned in collaboration with industry stalwarts and top executives from companies like PepsiCo, Amazon, NCDEX, Uber to name a few.

Categorised into special bundles for students, the workshops have been designed keeping in mind the need to provide students with the opportunity to discover and learn by working with the biggest names in the fields of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Public Policy. With this aim in mind, the CEO Pack brings together industry leaders like Motilal Oswal’s Pick Your Stock workshop and Amazon’s Operations Management workshop while providing an opportunity to learn Game Theory by illustrious IIMA professors. The workshops are also structured to use business cases from the company’s own experiences to help the participants gain a better understanding of the industries.

Workshops: Expanding avenues for MBA students
The exhaustive list of workshops has been handpicked keeping in mind the expanding avenues that students are beginning to pursue post an MBA. The Summit has also put together a unique amalgam of avenues for those who think outside the box. The Summit includes an Entire Pack consisting of workshops like:

  • The Art of Creating Successful Brands by Ogilvy & Mather
  • Product Management in collaboration with Uber
  • Workshop on Design Thinking by IIMA’s very own Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) which has helped establish many successful ventures
  • The Mavericks Pack ties together The Mad Talk by Mad Over Marketing (MOM),
  • Workshop on Education policy by renowned think tank Centre for Civil Society
  • Workshop on the Creator’s Den by Disney Art Attack host Gaurav Juyal to get the creative juices flowing
  • The Summit also provides an exclusive Agro Pack which includes workshops by NCDEX on Fundamentals of Commodity Trading,
  • Workshop on Agri Supply Chain by PepsiCo
  • Workshop on Building a Sustainable Social Enterprise  by Tata Trusts
  • Workshop on Use of ICT in Agricultural Business by  Digital Green

IIM Ahmedabad: Red Brick Summit Registration started
The Summit has already begun its Early Bird registrations, the details of which can be found here!

Established in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is recognized globally for excellence in management education. One of the top management schools in the world, IIMA educates leaders of the enterprises. The Institute’s strategic priorities include: strengthening connection with its various constituencies, including academics, practitioners, alumni, and the community; nurturing a high performance work environment of stretch, autonomy, and teamwork; and strategic growth while maintaining emphasis on quality.

The flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) of IIM Ahmedabad is ranked 16th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016 and Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM) is ranked 1st by Eduniversal, Paris, France in 2017. As per the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2017, IIMA’s Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) is ranked 29th in the World.

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