Mittal School of Business organized a two-day Management Conclave-2017 on the theme ‘Strategies for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth’, at the LPU Campus. During the inaugural day of the conclave, eminent key speakers, panelists and delegates from across the globe contributed brilliant ideas for the growth and development of our country and its youth. More than 300 papers were also received from countries including Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and more. Keynote addresses were made by management giants including Chairperson, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Prof Dr. Rakesh Mohan Joshi; Deputy Dean and CEO, ISB, Dr. Pradeep Singh; and, Chairman & MD, Micro Insurance Academy, Dr. David Dror.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal and Pro Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi welcomed the elite guests. Mr Mittal reminded all present that the doctrine of ‘the survival of the fittest’ is as relevant today as it was at the dawn of history. He urged LPU management students to, “Make yourselves globally competitive to help India grow dynamically. I know you are all confident and competent, now be competitive in an international environment, accept challenges and strive to excel.”
Chairperson IIFT Dr. Rakesh Mohan Joshi advised the students in the audience upon the importance of premedidation to effective action. Remarking upon the Indian economy, he hailed it a bright spot in global growth. Deputy Dean and CEO, ISB, Dr. Pradeep Singh said that LPU students truly represented ‘New India’. He called them innovative entrepreneurs as they would be creators of employment for others. Similarly, Chairman & MD, Micro Insurance Academy, Dr. David Dror encouraged students to always be smart and well informed. He explained students that in the present age of digitalization and robots, a machine can replace 50 persons but 50 machines cannot replace a well-informed, competent person.
During the various panel discussions and technical sessions, Country Manager, Android Enterprise at Google, Mr. Gagandeep S Nagra; CEO, Airbeam SRL( Italy) LivioMorina; COO, Videocon Telecommunication Ltd, Prem Ohja; COO, Bharti Foundation Mamta Saikia; and, Senior Editor, TV18 Broadcast Limited, Jyoti Kamal also participated actively and addressed the gathering of management students, scholars, faculty and corporate leadership.
Hon’ble Union HRD Minister, Sh. Prakash Javadekar rang in the closing of the conclave on 18th March, duting his visit to the campus. It was a moment of pride and honor for the Mittal School of Business and for all of LPU.