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IIM-A's confluence kicks off Friday, November 30, 2001
SOURCE - TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad's (IIM-A) annual international business school meet, Confluence-2001 was inaugurated by the French Ambassador to India Bernard de Montferrand on Thursday evening.
The three-day meet will see management students from the leading business schools both in the country and abroad to interact with leaders from corporate India. There will be discussions, paper presentations and lectures apart from a quiz and a host of other events.
Delivering the keynote address, Montferrand spoke about the changing pattern of the socio-political world order after the terrorist attacks on the US after September 11. He said that the world was seeing unprecedented solidarity among several democratic countries from across the world to counter terrorism. This solidarity needs to be transformed for an overall development he felt. Montferrand also cautioned against "hasty generalisations" and a feeling of neglect of few countries should be contained, in order to make globalisation successful.
Former RBI governor and the chairman of the board of governors of the IIM-A, I G Patel called on the future managers to balance profit against social responsibility, and personal fulfilment against corporate success. He said that the real art of management lies in integrating the existing contradictions in a beneficial way.
The meet will cover areas like strategy, marketing, finance and information technology. The London School of Business, Asian Institute of Technology, Asian Institute of Management, National University of Singapore and the International University of Japan are among the other foreign business schools that are participating in the event. Besides, Indian Institutes of Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, XLRI and XIM are also scheduled to take part at the meet.
Senior personnel from the Tata group, McKinsey Consulting, Ranbaxy Labs and i2 Technologies are also participating in the event. Former managing director of Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) JJ Irani, will also be coming to the Institute fore the event.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]