2nd Pan-IIM World Management Conference to Be Held In IIM, Kozhikode
IIM Kozhikode is in the news once again. The last time IIM Kozhikode was trending on the internet and was grabbing lots of coverage in the print media was when it conducted a day long brainstorming session for the entire Kerala cabinet last year. The faculties at IIM Kozhikode took classes for Oomen Chandy, the Kerala Chief Minister and all his Cabinet members. Now, news has just come out that the second pan-IIM World Management Conference will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode this year from the 5th to the 8th of November.
The event will be organized by all the thirteen IIM’s in the country and the venue chosen is IIM, Kozhikode. This event has the backing of the Ministry of Human Resources Development. IIM Kozhikode is ranked among the top five institutes in the country and it is a great honour bestowed on this institute to hold this prestigious conference where about 250 top experts are expected to participate.
The event will have the theme “Globalizing Indian Thought”. The director of IIM Kozhikode, Kulbhushan Balooni, is excited about this prospect of hosting the world conference and he believes that collectively the IIMs in this country can emerge to become a terrifying force in exploring newer frontiers in the field of management science. The IIMs have a different style of sector and functional expertise when compared to other institutes and also has a proper understanding of the local practices. The outside world, particularly the West, is interested in deciphering the phenomena in emerging and developing markets like India.
Experts from ESCP Paris, Wharton Business School, Indian industry leaders and policy makers would all be invited to the conference to share their thoughts on the Indian management to the participants. There would also be discussions on how the Indian management could make an impact in the global business. The Conference Chairman Saji Gopinath, who is also the dean academic of IIM Kozhikode, has said that the world is fully aware of the potential of IIMs to attract and bring out the best talents always. The IIMs will come together to provide a perfect platform for world class research through this conference.