The 3 day International Business summit, VISTA at IIM-Bangalore concluded with the future leaders battling through several challenges across business, entrepreneurship, social and political domain.
On the final day, an interactive session with Mr. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra witnessed a packed auditorium, where in Mr. Mehra walked the audience through a montage of trailers and excerpts from 4 of his films. He shared his insights on the evolution of the cinema industry over the years, as one that has been heavily influenced by our society. In his opinion, “We are now at a place, from where we can build something new – in terms of cinema, in terms of society”.
An expert panel discussion held by FICCI was a highlight of the Day 3 of YLS at Vista 2015. The agenda revolved around Make in India initiative and young leaders forum. The dias was graced by a diverse group of speakers with a common thread binding the discussion – the fact that Make in India is not just a media campaign, it has deep rooted logic in promoting economic development through providing employment in the product and service sectors. The speakers concluded with the idea of an optimistic approach towards the government initiatives rather than being cynical about them. Afternoon session at YLS saw Mr. Sameer Nair, Group CEO for Balaji Telefilms sharing his experiences from formulating the strategy for Balaji Telefilms, to volunteering for AAP, to making advertisements for MRF tyres. He highlighted the importance of hard work and networking as important skills for a fruitful career. He left the young leaders with the thought – “You might not make your presence felt, but be sure to make your absence felt”.
The Public policy club of IIM Bangalore organized the Model United Nations (MUN), a two day event which saw delegates from all over the country attend. This was the first time IIMB had organized a MUN during Vista and saw a total of 220 delegates representing over 70 countries in 6 committees. They debated various pressing topics related to global affairs such as “Ensuring economic stability and development in post conflict nations”, “Children in armed conflict” and “The impact of economic sanctions corresponding geopolitical conflicts in context of Russia and the European Union”, amongst various others.
The final round of Retailer, a retail simulation game by MARS-the retailing society of IIM Bangalore and @WalmartLabs had 5 teams qualified after a grueling first round. Teams were to build the most profitable retailer in an environment simulated based on their decisions. It was a test of wit, presence of mind to respond quickly to the changing environment. Prizes worth Rs. 60000 and pre-placement interviews from @WalmartLabs were up for grabs for the winning team.
Street Smart, organized in association with Yes Bank, engaged contestant to employ their valuation techniques and street skills to solve the given case. The event saw participation from 330+ teams with the top 8 teams competing for a grand prize of up to INR 1.25 Lakhs. Valuing an Indian food processing company, team “Usual suspects” from NMIMS emerged as winners and Team “Finaylists” from IIM Indore clinched the 2nd place. Mrs. Anjani Vivek from Venture Bean consulting & Prof. Padmini Srinivasan from IIMB were the judges for the event.