Friday, March 18, 2011

SIM’ergence 2011

We came, we saw, we conquered...these were the thoughts that were uppermost in the minds of all the SIM’ergence 2011 attendees. As promised, SIM’ergence 2011, the flagship corporate event of SIMSREE, was a grand show-with eminent panelists, a great lineup of Corporate and Knowledge speakers and not to mention our illustrious Chief Guest. The theme this year was ‘India-New Decade, New Horizon, New Challenges’.

The event kicked off with an inaugural ceremony, which included an address by the Director of SIMSREE, Dr. M.A. Khan. This was followed by speeches by the Corporate Speakers who spoke extensively on rural markets, the future of marketing and consumption and the macroeconomic environment of India. The Knowledge Speaker spoke on Financial Inclusion, which was the theme of the day. Two panel discussions followed on ‘Rural Markets-Unearthing the Latent Potential’ and ‘Financial Inclusion-The Race to the Bottom of the Pyramid’. The discussions were enjoyed by all, largely due to the skill and experience of the speakers and moderators. Both discussions were extremely informative and the audience gained many valuable insights by simply listening to them.

The high point of the day was the address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani. Mr. Hiranandani spoke on his life and career and enlivened the audience with many personal anecdotes. There was also an interactive Q&A session where Mr. Hiranandani patiently answered the many questions posed to him.

SIM’ergence 2011 saw an audience of 300-strong which included both corporates as well as students from various B-schools across the city. Needless to say, the event was a great success and has definitely raised the bar for future SIMSREE events.
For more details, refer to the March 2011 issue of Simposium.


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