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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.

Address on ‘Trends in Aviation Industry’

Sri. V.S. Manimaran, Chairman and Managing Director, Visskan Aviation Pvt Ltd, delivered the Valedictory Addressed of the 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts on September 8, 2018. Sri. Manimaran focused on the trends in the aviation sector with special reference to ground handling and introduced the audience on key aspects of financial management and administrative aspects in the aviation industry. 

Technical Session on Infrastructure Finance

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’ during one of the Technical Session of the 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts held during September 7 and 8, 2018 at SDMIMD. 

Trends in Capital Market – Invited Talk

Sri. Bharath Ram, Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd, delivered invited talk on Current Trends in Indian Capital Market on September 7, 2018. The technical session talk was well received both by the participants of 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and PGDM 2017-2019 Batch. 

Talk on ‘Leadership Beyond Finance’ by Sri. Girinarayan

Sri. Girinarayan, Partner, Your HR Buddy, addressed SDMites and conference participants of 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts on September 7, 2018 on the topic of Leadership Beyond Finance.

Invited talk on ‘Emerging Trends in Business Strategy’

Dr. Kabaly P Subramanian, Assistant Professor - Business Studies, Arab Open University and Adjunct Professor, VIT University, was the invited speaker to deliver on Emerging Trends in Business Strategy to PGDM 2017-2019 Batch on September 7, 2018. Dr. Kabaly gave an overview on how the big companies are creating value for their customers by innovative business strategies. Further, the speaker quoting the initiatives from Google, TATA, Microsoft, etc. and experiential learnings from various eminent personalities made the topic clearer on how the vision of creating something valuable for the people help companies to sustain for a longer run. Dr. Kabaly opined that future managers must always keep in mind while developing business strategies on how our decisions help in creating value for others.