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The nation’s first management fest envisioned creating a world with special focus on the emerging nations- Emergeon’13, was kick-started on the November 8, 2013.

The fest was graced by the presence of an exemplary leader, Mr Moo Soo Kim, the CEO and MD of Woori Bank.

Prof S. Sriram, delivered the welcome speech that underlined the need of competitiveness and sustainability. He clearly initiated the spark of thought that transitions of history from which the emerging nations evolved to what it is now.

The Chief Guest, Mr Moo Soo Kim, the CEO and MD of Woori Bank, started off with the meaning of the Korean word ‘Woori’, which means 'Our'. The bank has set standards to envision for 'Our' world. His enlightening speech was hewed with brilliant pieces that touched upon disparities of the cultures of the world. His thought provoking, heart rendering speech on the South Korean history left the audience spell bound. Characterized by exploitation that was the aftermath of the colonial imperialism, he believed that the challenges that the emerging economies face are immense but not insurmountable.

While proposing the vote of thanks, Dr Bobby Srinivasan reiterated the significance of being a global citizen in the dynamic society and upholding the most pragmatic approach to emerge from the darkness.

Power Talk

The team from event title sponsor, Gamesa comprised of Mr. Sambit Acharya, Assistant VP, Human Capital Management, Mr. M C Mallikarjuna Gowda, GM, Health, Safety and Environment and Mr. Subbian Seetharaman, Engineering Head.

Mr. Sambit Acharya, started off with the history of Gamesa and moved on to employee empowerment. Gamesa’s ideals of the employee empowerment and engagement were exemplary. He also gave insights about the talent hiring process of Gamesa.

The next speaker Mr. M C Mallikarjuna Gowda engaged the crowd with thought-provoking ideas on the sustainability coefficient and the environmental commitments of the company. He explained the current and future power requirements of the nation and the scope of alternate energy sources supported with statistical data. He firmly stated that wind, solar, bio-gas and bio-mass are the four pillars of alternate energy.

Mr. Subbian Seetharaman talked about the significance of sustainability through innovations. He encouraged the audience to seize opportunities whenever they arise. He also said that an opportunity shall rise whenever there is a challenge.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. N Sridhar and he honoured the guests with mementos.

Panel Discussion

The eminent panelists at the event:

  • Mr. Manoj Modani, GM Commercial, JK Tyres,
  • Mr. H Parameshwaran, Deputy VP, Reliance Composite Insurance Brokering Ltd
  • Mr. Dinesh Gopalan, Finance Consultant.

The discussion was moderated by Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer, Professor, Marketing and Admissions Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management. Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer started with the emerging economy’s 10 perspectives. He talked about the profit pie where major global MNCs are getting a large chunk of their profits from the emerging economies.

Mr. Modani captivated the audience with insights of supply chain in the emerging nations with special mention to Indian challenges. Mr. Dinesh Gopalan's examples of immense insights encapsulated India’s foray into the world in the field of the analytics and big data. The third panelist, Mr. Parameshwaran, briefed about the insurance and banking perspective.

The Events

The 6 events of EMergeon’13 with over 1500 participants from 108 colleges around the country including all IIMs, FMS, XLRI etc. drew attention from far and wide. The events of the fest were across the 4 major management verticals i.e. Marketing (Brand'EM Up), Finance (EMvestors), Operations (EMbound Logistricks) and HR (EMpact). It also had an article writing competition (EMpressions) and a poster designing competition (EMdorse).

Title sponsor for the event was Gamesa, a Spain based company which is one among the global leaders in wind energy and associate sponsors were Tanishq, Himalaya Drugs and Dare2Compete.

Emergeon'13 Gallery

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