Prashant Shrivastava
The Indian Institute of Management Udaipur is all set to present the second edition of its annual flagship event, “The Leadership Summit 2013” on the 3 rd August 2013. The event is aimed at serving as a platform for leaders from different walks of life, to share their opinions and views on select themes, through engaging panel discussions.

IIM gears up for second Leader Submit of 2013.
IIM gears up for second Leader Submit of 2013.

The inaugural edition of the event, which was hosted at the resplendent Durbar hall of the City Palace of Udaipur, saw speakers like Mr. Pradeep Kashyap – CEO, MART and President – Rural Marketing Association of India, Mr. Debashish Poddar – CEO, Bombay Dyeing grace the stage, amongst other luminaries. This was one the big hits from the premiere Management Institute in Udaipur.

Last year, the panelists deliberated on the umbrella theme “Ideation and Execution in a business cycle”, touching on importance of nurturing innovation and achieving execution excellence. This has been an important step between innovation and execution excellence is redesign or change.

Innovation can be incorporated to achieve execution excellence only if the existing systems are redesigned. To go with this line of thought, the umbrella theme for “The Leadership Summit 2013” is the “Need to Redesign”. The event will involve panel discussions covering a wide range of issues like the shift in focal point from urban to rural, the pressing need to redesign the supply chain and the changing roles and styles of leadership.

Shri Ashok Chawla, Chairman, Competition Commission of India, will be the key note speaker this year. The event will witness stalwarts from the industry like Mr.TCA Ranganathan, CMD, EXIM Bank; Mr. Sandip Sen, CEO, Aegis Global, amongst others.

Prof Janat Shah, the Director of the institute is overwhelmed with the kind of response the event and the institute has received from the industry in such short span of time. Udaipur based companies – Hindustan Zinc – Vedanta and Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals have extended their wholehearted support in bringing industry leaders to Udaipur.

This and such events of quality prove why IIMs are one the best places to learn and earn knowledge. Under the experienced leadership of Professor Janat Shah, the institute keeps organizing useful events that help the students explore the real world and inspire the people outside to indulge into such activities which are of great use in real corporate life.