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XLRI to host 1st national annual conclave ‘Synergy 2014’ from Nov 6


Jamshedpur : XLRI Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools is all set to host the 1st edition of its National Annual Conclave “SYNERGY 2014” on November 6 and 7.

The two days long conference aims to bring together eminent industry leaders and academicians on a common platform to discuss and deliberate on key issues pertinent to business in an era of phenomenal change.

The theme for ‘Synergy 2014’ is “The Role of India Inc. in Reviving the Nation’s Growth Story”. The conference organized by three of the oldest and most prestigious committees at XLRI- CRUX (Consulting and Research Undertaking @ XLRI), FINAX (Finance Association at XLRI) and AXIOM (Association at XLRI for Industrial and Operations Management) amalgamates two national conferences of XLRI ‘Gnosis’ – Annual Finance Symposium and ‘Insight’XLRI’s Annual Consulting Conference.

Fr. E. Abraham S.J. Director of XLRI commented about the event, “Over the years Gnosis and Insight, the annual conferences of FINAX and CRUX respectively have had eminent speakers and have grown to become important forums for exchange on ideas on the strategic, economic and financial scenario in India.

With widened scope spanning the fields of consulting, finance and operations, ‘SYNERGY’ is an attempt to make the event even bigger and better”. “Synergy 2014” would witness prominent speakers such as . Sanjay Bhandarkar (M.D, Rothschild), . Krish Shankar (CHRO, Philips), . Avartan Bokil, (Vice President, Group Strategy at RPG Enterprises), . Srinivas Chunduru, (President, HR & Strategy, Piramal Enterprises), . Paresh Nair (Head of Supply Chain at Boehringer Ingelheim, India), . Alvis Lazarus (India Head, Distribution Centre and Line Haul Operations at and . Srinivas Iyer (General Manager Supply Chain -Laboratory Solutions India, Thermo Fisher Scientific India), . Praveen Gupta (MD & CEO, Raheja QBE General Insurance Co), . Ravichandran (President, Tata AIG General Insurance Co) and . Navneet Munot (Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, SBI Mutual Fund) among other eminent speakers.

Dr. Munish Thakur, Professor, Strategy, XLRI commented, “Recovering from a period of sluggish growth, the Indian economy is still in a formative stage and hence, the kind of actions each stakeholder in India’s growth takes in the foreseeable future become extremely important in shaping Indian economy.

Changes in business models, renewed focus on innovation, consolidation of the market to extract maximum synergy and transform human talent, a strong financial market built on sound financial intermediaries, elimination of infrastructural constraints and building on the existing supply chain and logistics network are identified as some of the areas which could be explored in the context of accelerating and sustaining India’s growth.

At SYNERGY 2014, we expect a healthy discussion on point of views of our eminent panelists on a range of topics with the objective of understanding the present better, building a vision for future and, formulating strategies and action plans to achieve that vision.”

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