Conference

Inauguration of the 5th International HR Conference

SDMIMD has organized the 5th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” on December 9 & 10, 2016. The inauguration ceremony was held today at the institute auditorium. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD welcomed the participants and guests. He outlined the significance of HRM in developing organizational competitiveness. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Conference Chair, spoke about the role of HRM as a strategic business partner in developing and maintaining organizational sustainability. Dr. Ashly Pinnington, Dean-Research from British University in Dubai, delivered the key note address. In his speech, he spoke about the globalization and its effects on the developments in HRM areas and business schools. He compared the state of art business schools 50 years ago and the present scenario in the Business schools. He mentioned the contribution of these business schools to our future and predicted that the Business schools will become networked, stratified and segmented. He also spoke about work-life balance, HRIS, Big Data Analytics, Industrial relations, Talent management and Ethical HRM. His speech included views on employer branding, change management, corporate social responsibility & HRM. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Conference Co-chair, proposed the vote of thanks.  More than 250 participants from India, and countries, such as, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and UAE, are participating in the conference. 

International Economics Conference (IEC) 2016

 
The 2nd International Economics Conference was held on November 18 &19, 2016 on the overreaching theme of “Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics at Australian National University, Canberra. After formally inaugurating the conference, Prof. Kalirajan delivered the keynote address. His talk centred around Asia emerging as an economic power of the 21st century. Emphasising on the need for regional co-operation among the Asian countries, Dr.Kaliragan advocated that such co-operation would facilitate better trade relations, sharing of technological resources which in turn could help each other in becoming the economic powers of tomorrow. Read More>

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International Economics Conference (IEC) 2016

  
The 2nd International Economics Conference was held on November 18 &19, 2016 on the overreaching theme of “Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics at Australian National University, Canberra. After formally inaugurating the conference, Prof. Kalirajan delivered the keynote address. His talk centred around Asia emerging as an economic power of the 21st century. Emphasising on the need for regional co-operation among the Asian countries, Dr.Kaliragan advocated that such co-operation would facilitate better trade relations, sharing of technological resources which in turn could help each other in becoming the economic powers of tomorrow. 
 
Shri. Ashok Balaram, Senior Vice President, SysInformation while delivering his invited lecture, provided valuable insights on the role of health sector in the inclusive growth and sustainable development. Shri. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head-CSR and Sustainability of Brillio Technology stressed that CSR is the mechanism towards sustainability and such practices should be implemented in all business processes which would help enhance operational efficiency, labour satisfaction, create a brand value and recognition and create a greener supply chain.
 
In his technical session, Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor of Finance, Baze University, Nigeria spoke on “Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps”.He also provided insight on ramifications of green banking, green patterns and the need for green banking in agriculture in Nigeria. 
 
Shri. K.N Janardhana, National Director, RSETIs, spoke on the role of rural self-employment institutes in inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. He narrated the success story of RSETIs in meeting the objectives of inclusive growth. Dr.Stuart Locke, Professor of Finance, Waikato University, New Zealand delivered the valedictory address. He analysed the empirical results reflecting how environmental factors, social factors and corporate governance would impact financial performance of the corporate organisations
 
The conference was attended by more than 250 delegates from several countries including Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Fiji, Iran and other Middle East countries. More than 180 research papers and case studies were presented, discussed and deliberated across the two days. Various issues pertaining to the conference theme were debated in parallel track sessions. green energy, FDI, green practices, micro-finance, third sector initiatives for grass root growth were few among major topics discussed which has created foundation for further research. 
 
Dr. B. Venkatraja, Assistant Professor of Economics, Conference Chair, coordinated the proceedings.
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Second Annual Conference on Emerging Trends in Marketing

The second edition of Conference on Emerging Trends in Marketing on ‘Marketing in Turbulence Time’ was held on October 28, 2016 at SDMIMD. Mr. V. Neeraj Kumar, CEO, Edutain Learning Systems, delivered the keynote address during the inaugural session. Mr. Neeraj Kumar started by elucidating on what today’s customers look for – “easy, now and enjoy”, highlighting the trends that are likely to impact marketing which includes Fantasy Adventure, Cocooning (Products & Services to Customer doorstep), Customer Vigilante, Down Ageing, Small Indulgence and Being Alive. Mr. Neeraj Kumar emphasised that to be trend agnostic, the organisation has to focus on customer delight which can be enabled through big data & data analytics; and, marketing in turbulent times is possible only by winning the trust of customers. Highlighting the importance of customer in his address he said ‘winning companies are those who can convert the customers’ wants to needs and delight the customers in the processes. In his address, Mr. Neeraj Kumar talked about how social media and guerrilla marketing can help businesses enhance their marketing intelligence.
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, addressed the gathering and highlighted the activities and initiatives of the institute in academic endeavour. Conference Chair Prof. S. Jayakrishnan, welcomed the gathering, and Prof. R. Sugant, Conference Co-Chair, proposed the vote of thanks. 
 
The conference attracted more than 30 papers on the theme from both academic and corporate world. The deliberations which was happened in multiple track sessions discussed on the conference theme. The invited talk by Prof. Randy and valedictory address by Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysuru, were part of the conference schedule. 

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5th International Finance Conference

   
‘The increasing penetration level of internet and digital revolution is going to alter the way banking transactions was done from the point of view of customers and banks’ thus opined Ms. Priti Parekh, COO, Clutch Group, Bengaluru, during the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking’ at SDMIMD Mysuru. Ms. Priti Parekh highlighted on how the growth of intermediaries such as Investment managers, brokers and Advisors has disrupted the role of traditional banking in India, in her address. 
 
The 5th edition of this international conference series witnessed more than 50 paper presentations by delegates from across India and representation from China, Nigeria, UAE and France on the theme of the conference. Read More>

Singapore Conference 2016

The Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Singapore during July 21-23, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Corporate Governance - Shaping the Future through Transparency and Ethical Behavior’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. A. Seetharaman, Dean, Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management - Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address.

Paris Conference 2016

The Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Paris, France during July 1-3, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Tackling and Avoiding Recessio - Navigating the Future’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. Paul GARDINER, Professor of Project Management, SKEMA Business School, France, inaugurated the conference at Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo Hotel, Paris, France and delivered the keynote address.

5th International Finance Conference

         
‘The increasing penetration level of internet and digital revolution is going to alter the way banking transactions was done from the point of view of customers and banks’ thus opined Ms. Priti Parekh, COO, Clutch Group, Bengaluru, during the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking’ at SDMIMD Mysuru. Ms. Priti Parekh highlighted on how the growth of intermediaries such as Investment managers, brokers and Advisors has disrupted the role of traditional banking in India, in her address. 
 
The 5th edition of this international conference series witnessed more than 50 paper presentations by delegates from across India and representation from China, Nigeria, UAE and France on the theme of the conference. 
 
The invited talks during the technical session were delivered by Dr. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France on ‘Innovation and Obstacles (including finance obstacles)’; Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Head – Banking & Finance Program, The British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE on ‘Shifting Paradigms in Global Trade- Are we gearing up ourselves to the Emerging Challenges?’; and, Mr. Raj Singh, Associate Director, Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, on ‘Necessity and Challenges in Implementing Basel II/III solutions to Banking Industry’. 
 
The valedictory session schedule on August 20, 2016 had Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management (CFM), India and Former Professor- Finance, IIM Bangalore, as the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandra delivered the valedictory address on ‘Rational Market Hypothesis and the Behavioural Challenge’ during the session. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD delivered the Welcome address and presented the theme of the conference. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Professor of Finance, delivered the vote of thanks. 

Fourth Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

The Fourth Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences was organized at Dubai, UAE during May 13-15, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Asia and the Financial Crisis - Rethinking the International Financial System’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. Mr. Horst Simon, CEO, Dubai Centre for Enterprise Risk Management/Risk Culture Builder, Dubai, UAE, inaugurated the conference at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and delivered the keynote address.