Progress Update : IIMnetWORK conference - Pan IIM Alumni Meet-2015

Dear Professionals

We wanted to provide update and provide frequently asked questions (FAQs) on IIMnetWORK conference : Pan IIM Alumni Meet 2015 to be conducted at Mumbai ( 12th Jul), Bangalore (19th Jul) and Delhi (26th Jul) and venue as Taj Vivanta across cities.

Key Updates:

  1. Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri*, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli has agreed to be keynote speaker at Mumbai event

  2. Mr. Nitin Seth, Chairperson, NASSCOM & MD, Fidelity and ex Director of McKinsey Knowledge Center, India-  will be keynote speaker at Delhi Event

  3. Mr. Ashish Chauhan, CEO , Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will be keynote speaker at Mumbai event.

  4. Mr Vishal Dutta, Founder at DrumUp & Godotmedia will be keynote speaker at Bangalore Event.

  5. Mr.Ajay Ohri , founder at Decision Stats will talk about adapting core analytics strategy as a mean of surviving , and cutting down costs. This would mean using more open source, cloud options, being aware of social media options for low cost marketing and using social media analytics for better organic ways of increasing reach to targeted segment.

* Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri was declared the Best Teacher in Marketing Management at 16th Business School Affaire and Dewang Mehta Business School Awards in September 2008 and was awarded the Best Professor in Marketing award at the Asia’s Best B-School Awards by CMO Asia on 23rd July, 2010 at Singapore. Prafulla Agnihotri was awarded with the "Bharat Jyoti Award" for his exemplary services in the education sector by India International Friendship Society. More details at


Early bird registrations are in progress, please complete your registration on or before 1st Jun 2015 to avail early bird fee of 3000 INR. Registration is on first come first served basis. Limited registrations are also open to non-IIM alumni at each location.

Register for the event by clicking on the following links for respective cities

Mumbai (12th July-15) at Taj President :

Bangalore (19th July-15) at Vivanta by Taj:

Delhi (26th July-15) at Vivanta by Taj (Gurgoan):

Alternatively, please let us know your intent to join the event by filling the form at

Frequently  Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1. What is last date for joining the conference and what is fee for joining the conference?

Early bird registration will close on 1st Jun 2015 at 3000 INR and from 2nd Jun onwards, the registration fee might be raised to 3500 INR per city.


Q 2. Why should I pay for the conference, is it not supposed to be free?

We would love to have this conference for delegates free but we have to absorb venue cost (Taj Vivanta at all three cities), full buffet lunch and snacks, out of station speakers travel & stay cost and consultant fee among others. The promoters (Rakesh Kumar - PGP IIM A and Winny Patro - PGP IIM C) share of the profit ( if any) for this event will go towards sponsorship of scholarship of needy students and sponsoring towards cost of preparing an open letter to Government of India with subject :  ‘Farmer’s debt plight in India - Key factors and methodologies to overcome them’ ( If you are interested to take the project please send email with your credentials to , we will support your T&M expenses along with consulting fee of 1 Lakh INR, if you or your group is selected to undertake the project)

Q 3. Where shall I register and pay for the event conference?

Please note that the cost also includes your lunch and snacks for entire event at Taj Vivanta. Now you can register for the event by clicking on the following links for respective cities

Mumbai (12th July-15) at Taj President :

Bangalore (19th July-15) at Vivanta by Taj:

Delhi (26th July-15) at Vivanta by Taj (Gurgoan):

Q 4. Who are speakers at the conference across cities?

We are working towards finalizing the speaker list across cities, discussing and finalizing the topics with each speaker and hence it’s taking time to finalize it. We plan to finalize it by mid June. But we have good grip on event theme, you can find list of tentative speakers at

Q 5. Tell me more about IIMnetWORK conferences

IIMnetWORK  will conduct Pan IIM Alumni Meet 2015 which will highlight businesses who have been the front-runners in converting an innovative idea into reality. The event will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions centered around innovation and seamless execution.


Pan IIM Alumni Meet 2015 will be organized at Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi with three different sub-themes

–Mumbai : Financial Support System for Businesses

–Bangalore : Contemporary Marketing Challenges

–Delhi : Key Elements for Sustainability of Businesses

These conferences will feature a diverse range of well accomplished speakers including Entrepreneurs, CXOs, Investment Bankers, Consultants, Venture Capitalists, Motivational Speakers and Bureaucrats etc.

Following is the tentative list of the speakers.

•Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli

•Mr. Nitin Seth, Chairperson, NASSCOM & MD, Fidelity

•Ms. Shipra Sharma, Director, Tattva Spa

•Mr. Ajay Row, Executive Director, AIMIA

•Mr. C D Mitra, Founder-CEO, Pipalmajik & Adviser, CEI(IIM C)

•Mr. Sanjay Nishank, Co-Founder at GREX

•Mr. Pranay Gupta, Partner, 91Springboard

•Mr. Hitesh Gossian, Managing Partner,

•Mr. ARK Srinivas, CEO, Vistamind

•Mr. Vishal Dutta, Founder at DrumUp & Godotmedia

•Mr. Manik, CEO at Clinchpad

•Mr. Umesh Kulkarni, Co-Founder at Newshunt

•Ms. Madhurima Agarwal, Mentor, T-Labs & Director-Corporate Strategy, CommonFloor

•Mr. Amit Bhandari, Managing Partner at Vidisha Research & Training Partners

•Mr.Ajay Ohri Founder, Decision Stats

More speakers to be added to the above list. Final list of speakers and sponsors will be published by 31st May 2015. Please send a note if you want to add other luminaries to speaker list at

Participants attending these conferences may network with successful entrepreneurs, leading corporate executives, industry experts, professional advisers and academia.

Q 6. Is 'IIMnetWORK Conference - Pan IIM Alumni 2015 meet' is official ‘Indian Institute of Management’ meet

A: The short answer is ‘no’ but we are working towards formalizing the process. We have discussed it with dean at IIM C, IIM Trichi and we have blessings to go ahead. We have in our roadmap to make it more formal. If you are past or present alumni representative of any IIM alumni, please get in touch with us at

Spread the word with your fellow IIM alumni.



Rakesh Kumar (IIM-A) / Winny Patro (IIM-C)

+ 91 9247 175 247 (Winny)

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