IFIM holds its Annual Corporate Summit, Confluence 2017

Sarika Rana updated on : 10 Feb 2017

The topic of the discussion was ‘Competencies required to manage future business challenges’ emphasis on management graduates. Find out more!

IFIM holds its Annual Corporate Summit, Confluence

IFIM Business School held its Annual Corporate Summit, Confluence 2017 in Bangalore. The conference was attended by leaders from the corporate world from all industries.

The keynote speaker for the event was Venkataramana B, Group President – HR Landmark Group. He spoke of the importance of a confluence in a business school and how networking helps in both organisational and personal development.

The topic of discussion for the day was ‘Competencies required to manage future business challenges’ emphasis on management graduates. The panellists for the event included Balachandar N,  Group Director – Human Resources at Coffee Day Group, who was the moderator for the event; Bijoe George, Head- Brand Strategy, Advertising and Digital marketing at Cisco - India and SAARC; Mysore Ramanujam – GM – HR at Biocon; A. N. Chandramouli – Managing Director - Starrag India and Ex-President of Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC); Surya Mohapatra Global Head-Talent Transformation at Wipro BPS and Dr. Abhishek Nirjar – Director, IFIM Business School.

Sanjay Padode, Secretary, CDE (IFIM Institutions) said, “Our curriculum helps make students empathise and understand people, in such a setting, confluence is important.  The aim behind Confluence 2017 is networking and to build a stronger base for more events like these. With a power packed panel, the discussion was very fruitful and it provided some great insights. We hope to organise more such conferences to enable our students to gain a better understanding from industry experts themselves.”

Dr. Abhishek Nirjar – Director, IFIM Business School further added, “Students will have taken great pointers from the conference which they will be able to implement not only in class, but during the course of their career. This would form a pathway for the students to look at future prospects and also a unique experience for other B-Schools to follow.”

Confluence 2017 was an event with over 100 people in attendance including corporate, faculty and students. Cocktails and dinner followed the event where the networking continued.


IFIM Business School, located in Electronics City, Bangalore is one of the top business schools in India. The Business School was awarded the Best Institution for Promoting Industry- Academia Interface at the National Education Excellence Awards 2015, organized by ASSOCHAM India and the most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka at the Asia Education Summit this year.

IFIM offers three core programs that are AICTE approved and internationally accredited — PGDM, PGDM-Finance (recognized by CFA Institute) and PGDM-IB (International Business). IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The School is a member of AACSB, the top international accreditation agency that accredits top business schools in the world.

Differentiators that propel IFIM to the stratosphere far above its peers in India include a faculty with a perfect blend of industry and academic experience, international collaborations with top American and European top B-Schools for faculty and student exchange programs and its internationally recognized Bespoke Management Programmes. For more information about IFIM Business School,

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