The second day of IIM Bangalore’s International Business Summit, Vista, carried on the vigor from the eventful first day with impactful speeches from a diverse set of speakers and business leaders, corporate conclave, exciting workshops, and events. The enthusiasm on this day was higher than the first day with final rounds for various events scheduled and also evident from all the wishes of “Make a wish tree” being fulfilled with a day to spare. Delivering on the promise of its theme “Creative Disruption”, there was no dearth of knowledge flow throughout the campus as attendees lined up for the numerous proceedings.
The Speaker Series for the day was kicked off by the inspiring talk from Ms. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, who conversed on the ‘creative disruption’ in politics. She left everyone mesmerized with her dynamism and thoughts on transformational ideas. Next in the line was the national award winning actor Mr. Ashish Vidhyarthi who talked about “who are we beyond the many roles we play”. Being the founder of Avid Miner and a prolific speaker he focused his talk on how to “stand out and be heard“. He stressed on learning and said, “Be the hungry hunter learner, be the Vidhyarthi”. His talk today has surely inspired a lot of students to embark on the journey of learning and stand out of the crowd. The last talk of the speaker series was by a very imminent speaker Ms. Sagarika Ghose, the famous journalist and news anchor, consulting editor at Times of India and author who brought in her experience of excellent debating skills. Young Leadership Summit also gathered a lot of participants from various B-schools. Prof. Rakesh Godhwani, Professor of Communication for Leaders at IIM Bangalore, gave a motivational speech to shape the young minds of the future leaders. The speaker series inspired students to think outside the box and to “Imagine. Disrupt. Repeat”.
The day also held the final rounds for various events where participants showcased their skills in order to woo the judges and bag the title of winner. ‘Bidwiser’ – a strategy focused game that tested the capability of participants to think on their feet was one such event. Others include, ‘Markguru’ where students were required to put on their thinking caps and bring out their strategic creativity to solve the marketing case competition to win the title of Markguru in the biggest business fest of the nation. Students from various colleges like IIMs, ISB etc. put in a lot of effort in order to become the best in the country. While the winners got to celebrate their victory and take a winning prize home, others got the opportunity to learn from the best talent and teams across the country.
A social impact event ‘Sparsh’ helped the young leaders put themselves in the shoes of the NGO owners and counter the day-to-day challenges faced by them. The flagship event of Vista, ‘Numero Uno’ looked for the CEO of the future in the present-day students as they fought to the tooth to prove their mettle.
Two day-long events, Model United Nations by Public Policy Club of IIM Bangalore needed students to step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that were members of the UN. They served as delegates and prepared draft resolution, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries in order to solve current world problems. tGELF Life Challenge, was also one of the major events that kept the attendees intrigued throughout the day. The participants got to brainstorm and build their wisdom as they took on some of the bigger problems of the society and industries.
Many other events with on-spot registrations saw a lot of participation. The major ones include “Retailer“, “Optimus”, “Around the B in 90 min”, “Comic Strip” and “Wordict”.
As dusk fell, the day ended on a high with wonderful music performance by Dhwani, mesmerizing dance performance by Taal, and captivating drama performance by Kaleidoscope. It served as the perfect ending to a day filled with interesting and intellectual interactions. The penultimate day of Vista prodigiously perpetuated from the previous day and set up great expectations for its final day tomorrow on this lush campus of IIM Bangalore which was now brimming with the talent of the future.