Vivaan 3.0

Industry 4.0 | Protectionism | Digitalization

Vivaan is the Flagship annual business summit of IIFT, Kolkata campus. Coming from one of the premier B-Schools in the country, Vivaan 3.0 guarantees to be one of the most awaited events of year in this years business school calendar. This year’s theme "Industry 4.0 | Protectionism | Digitilization" is not only futuristic but one of a kind. We can proudly say that our theme this year promises to be unique among all the business school events ever held in the past. It further promises to attract the best of minds from the country from all the domains of management and beyond.
The 3-Day Mega Event

Vivaan 3.0 will host a myriad of pan-India events/competitions creating a nationwide impact. Being a student driven institute, all the events would be held under the banners of the various student run bodies, clubs and cells at IIFT.
The schedule would include Panel discussions in the field of Leadership, Finance, Marketing, International Trade, Strategy, Operations and IT/Analytics.
In the past, all these summits have been graced by eminent speakers, Ranging from Top Corporate professionals to experienced bureaucrats from all parts of the country, all being prominent leaders in their respective fields/domains.
Vivaan 3.0 will also host future leaders from all the top business schools in the country for its flagship corporate competitions. Intense competition guarantees not only an exceptional learning experience but also comes with a reward in the form of a big pay check for the top talent that participates in these events.
The Sub Theme
Multiple Perspectives on management

The concept of Vivaan 3.0 not only pushes the boundary with its core theme this year but plans on going a step further with its Sub Theme: - Multiple Perspectives on management.
The sub theme ensures that the future leaders of our country do not view management from a single view point. As management is a diverse field, looking into various aspects of it would allow them to be better equipped when it comes to tackling future challenges in a growingly uncertain world.
The events under the sub theme involve a one on one discussion with stalwarts of the following domains:
  • - Managing the Indian National Army
  • - Managing Climate Change and its Impacts on International Business
  • - Management in the world of sports

A look at Vivaan '16

Glimpses 2016

Vivaan 2016 remained true to its stature as one of the most awaited event of business arena organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, a niche B-School providing a management degree in International Business. An elaborated three-day affair from 19th to 21st August 2016 which covered insights by the subject experts on nearly all the burning issues, happenings and current issues of the management world.
Students from renowned business schools across the country, came together to demonstrate their mettle. Under the theme “Prism of Opportunities: India and the world”, the business event lived-up to its motto of providing a forum to exchange ideas on latest developments in a gamut of spheres.
Vivaan 2016

(L-R)Mr. Manish Sinha along with other panellists, Mr Arup Chatterjeem, Mr.Shatrughan Singh, and Ms. Amita Khurana, sharing their views on Indian Trade and Operations

Discussions, Vivaan '16.
  • speaker_notes Inclusive Leadership: Driving performance through diversity expand_more
    Mr. Gunjan Srivastava MD and CEO at Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Manufacturing Ltd
    Mr. Nitin Kochhar Category VP, ShopClues
    Mr. Kaushik Bellani Managing Director, McGraw Hill Education India
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    Mr. Raj Prusty Hub Head East, Reliance Brands Limited
    Mr. Gunjan Srivastava MD and CEO at Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Manufacturing Ltd
    Mr. Nitin Kochhar Category VP, ShopClues
  • speaker_notes India: The sole ray of hope in gloomy global scenario expand_more
    Mr. Naveen Mathur Associate Director, Angel Broking
    Mr. Gaurav Rishi CFO, Bosch and Siemens
    Mr Jagan Srinivasan General Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions, South East Asia UTC
    K. Muthuraman K. Muthuraman Finance Limited
  • speaker_notes Consulting at the Crossroads expand_more
    Mr. Subhajit Mazumder Associate Director, KPMG
    Mr. Gaurav Rishi CFO, Bosch and Siemens Household Appliances Manufacturing Ltd
    Mr. Sandeep Sengupta Director , ISOAH Data Securities Pvt. Ltd
  • speaker_notes Rising prominence of Data- Transforming Business World- Using Analytics expand_more
    Mr. Sanjay Srivastava Director, Analytics, American Express
    Mr. Pritam Kanti Paul Director and CoFounder, BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solution
    Mr. Nanda Kishore Rajanala Director, Global Business Processes - Analytics, Walmart
    Mr. Kunal Sengupta VP, Analytics, HSBC
  • speaker_notes Green Supply Chain Management– The way forward expand_more
    Mr. Manish Sinha Chief Operating Officer at GMR Hyderabad International Airport
    Mr. Anup Chatterjee Executive Vice President, International Business Development & Consulting at Inspirag
    Mr. Shatrughan Singh Senior Vice President, Procurement and Contracts at Lodha Group
    Ms. Amita Khurana Export Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer at Tata Steel Ltd




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    David Rasquinha Managing Director (Additional Charge) at Export-Import Bank of India
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    Vishwas Nandalikar DGM HR, Adecco
    Krishna Gopal Global Head-Sales and Leadership Hiring and Talent Management, Tech Mahindra
    Margaret Dsouza HR Head- Directi
    Arindam Sen Senior Vice President
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    Trinadh Musunuru Logistics Head East, Castrol
    Rajesh Pednekar International Supply Chain expert
    Naval Sabharwal Global Supply chain officer, Ramco systems
    Parijat Talapatra Territory Supply Chain Ops Head, Landmark Group, Bahrain
    Vikas Bhasker Supply Chain Solutions Director, DHL
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    Girish Aivalli Senior Rural Agri Ventures Professional
  • assignment_ind Strategy,IT & Analytics Summit expand_more
    Abhinav Johri Lead, Digital Transformation and CIO advisory-Alvarez & Marsel
    Krishna Bandaru Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy
    Jitendra Dutt Sharma Head Of Competency Center (Amdocs Testing Service), Amdocs
    Kaushik Bhattacharya Head & SAP Practice Lead, IBM
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    Hindol Roy Senior VP, Decimus Financial
    Nikhil Kamath Co-founder, Zerodha
    Nitin Chugh Country Head Digital Banking, HDFC Bank
    Navin Jain Head of Market Risk and ALM, Bandhan Bank
    Tamal Bandyopadhyay Indian Journalist, Adviser, Strategy at Bandhan Bank Ltd; & Consulting Editor, Mint
  • assignment_ind Marketing Summit expand_more
    Ajay Kelkar Founder, Hansa Cequity


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  • Key-note address 10 AM
  • HR and Leadership Summit: Dynamic Leadership 12 PM - 2PM
  • International Trade Summit: Changing global trade architecture - Protectionism 3 PM - 5 PM
  • Managing the Indian Army 6 PM
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  • Finance Summit: Strategic choices for financial service companies in the digital age 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Operations Summit: Connected, smart and efficient integrated supply chain ecosystem 2 PM - 4PM
  • Managing climate change and impact on international business 6 PM
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  • Strategy, IT and Analytics summit: Using analytics, automation and AI in devising strategic roadmap for business 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Marketing summit: Change is the only constant 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Management in the world of Sports 6 PM


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Life At IIFT


Established in 1963, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) over the past decades has come to occupy the coveted position of being among the top 10 B-Schools of India. Our world-renowned faculty has produced ground breaking research in all disciplines and a network of more than 40,000 trained professionals spread across 30 countries, IIFT has built an industry-wide reputation for providing quality education and effecting change in all fields of business.

With campuses in Kolkata and New Delhi, IIFT enjoys an enviable advantage of being able to attract the best talent from all parts of the country. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching. This is further evident from our rich network of alumni, working at some of the best companies in the world. With its degree in International Business, IIFT is not only the foremost B-School in India to do so but has also been able to provide its students with an unparalleled understanding of the Indian business scenario while also providing an international perspective.
The Campus

IIFT started a campus in the eastern cosmopolitan, Kolkata, in the year 2006. The Kolkata Centre now has a beautifully landscaped and fully residential campus. It is equipped with state- of-art facilities and is set amidst lush greenery and foliage. It aims to foster an environment of holistic growth by facilitating on-campus peer-to- peer learning. Spread over more than 7 acres in the heart of the beautiful city of Kolkata, the campus is a melting pot for some of the brightest minds in the country. It is with this enthusiasm that we see the current and future years to be our most impactful ones.
The Infrastructure

The new campus includes conference rooms, convention centers, seminar halls and other ancillary facilities. The classrooms are furnished with the latest hi-tech equipment that enables a seamless flow of knowledge. The students are facilitated with round the clock library equipped with the best of resources. A recreation hub with a wide range of indoor games and a gymnasium aims to keep the young minds fresh. The premises also has a guesthouse for the convenience of visitors and will have an in-campus accommodation for faculty members so that the students can avail their guidance at all times. The campus creates the most congenial atmosphere for the genesis of great business ideas. Moreover, the IIFT campus at Kolkata houses a WTO cell to cater to the policy requirement for international business. This helps to enhance the capacities of bureaucrats and industries alike on policy and advocacy issues involving issues related to WTO, FTA, and PTAs etc.

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