Conferences in 2018-19

4th International Conference on Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

 
The 4th International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” was organised by SDMIMD on November 23-24, 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. R Balasubramaniam, Founder & Chairman, GRAAM, Mysore. In his keynote address, he drew up the threats and challenges to sustainable development and opined that, ecological crisis, societal crisis and crisis of self are the barriers to inclusive sustainability. He strongly argued that sustainable development cannot be achieved only with economic development. According to him, development should not be defined only from the growth of GDP, rather it has to be looked from the perspective of human capital. SDMIMD Director, Dr.N.R.Parasuraman elucidated the brewing economic turmoil and inconsistent growth across the world. He also expressed his concerns on under development of financial instruments in the Indian market like derivatives, hedge equities which has led to under development of the economy. Dr.B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson briefed on the theme and delivered the vote of thanks. 
 
The two days event had four technical sessions by expert speakers. Mr. Maheshwer Peri, Chairman, Career360, delivered talk on India’s demographic dividend. Ms.Lekshmi Bhargavi, Vice President-HR, Fusion Microfinance, threw light on the challenges of talent acquisition in the microfinance sector. Mr. Easwara Narayanan, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd delivered a talk on the trends and predicted future of general insurance industry in India. Mr.R.C.Jagadesh, Director- Director- Global Industry Team, Klueber Lubrication India Pvt. Ltd emphasised that cultural sustainability is the key to organisational sustainability, and environmental sustainability is the key to sustainable development.  
 
Dr.Ashly Pinnington, Dean-Research, British University Dubai, in his talk as the Distinguished Speaker to the Valedictory session reflected on the challenges of achieving and maintaining consensus on soft regulation developed in contexts that have important social and environmental implications for economic growth and sustainability. Dr.M.S.Sriram, Visiting Professor-IIM Bangalore & Distinguished Fellow at IDRBT- RBI was the Valedictory Speaker to the conference. In his valedictory address, Dr.Sriram raised concern over the widening wealth gap in the society, which is the major threat to the major threat to the growth sustainability. The valedictory session was presided over by Dr.R.Jagadeesh, Professor, SDMIMD. Dr.B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson delivered the vote of thanks.
 
The conference deliberated on 157 research papers relating to various emerging trends of growth and sustainability across two days. The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from India and abroad.  

International Finance Conference 2018

 
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SDMIMD organized the 7th edition of the International Finance Conference - Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on September 7 and 8, 2018. The conference discussed and deliberated on the theme Global Recovery- India at the crossroads. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor- Finance, SDMIMD, inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address on the conference theme. Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor- Finance, welcomed the gathering and introduced the theme of the conference. 

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management, Bengaluru. Dr. Chandra focused the keynote on ‘Behavioural Finance’ and its relevance in the context of research in capital markets. 
 
The conference included a mix of technical talks and paper presentations from India and abroad. Sri. Girinarayan, Partner, Your HR Buddy, spoke on Leadership Beyond Finance. Sri. Bharath Ram, Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd highlighted on Current Trends in Indian Capital Market. Lt. Col. L. Harsha, Secretary, Project Management Institute, Bengaluru Chapter, presented the invited talk on ‘the importance of project management in the context of infrastructure finance’. 
 
The distinguished speaker during the valedictory programme was Sri. V.S. Manimaran, Chairman and Managing Director, Visskan Aviation Pvt Ltd. The valedictory address focused on the trends in aviation sector with special reference to ground handling and importance of financial management and administrative aspects in aviation industry. The CFO of Visskan Logistics Pvt Ltd, Sri. Gautam Srinivasan was present on the occasion.
 
The conference attracted 60+ papers on the conference theme and attracted more than 100 participants both from India and abroad.