Confluence 2013 launched!

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Confluence – the Annual Business Summit of IIM Ahmedabad – is running into its 16th year and last weekend saw the official launch of Confluence on the campus. The summit comes at a time when not only the country but the globe as a whole is going through a tremendous turmoil. Befittingly, the theme of Confluence 2013 – “Traversing turbulent times: Obstacles to Opportunities” will try to address this very topic. The agenda of Confluence this year will entail national debates, speaker series, business events and lecture series.

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Confluence is scheduled to be held for three days, during 29 November – 1 December 2013. The team plans to take Confluence to a whole new level as it launches the event globally. The step to take the summit international reinforces the idea that we are not alone in these economic uncertainties and must come together to overcome them. Last year, Confluence saw an overwhelming response from participants, management professionals and entrepreneurs. This year, Confluence plans to make the giant leap towards becoming Asia-Pacific’s truly largest and grandest business school summit.  According to Rizwan Ali, the Event Secretary for Confluence 2013, “This year is a milestone for Confluence. We plan to take on very serious matters and plan to deal with them at deeper professional level.”

The summit has lined up various events lined up in 5 different sectors – Finance, Marketing, Policy and Strategy. In addition to this there are flagship events which offer bigger challenges (with greater returns, of course!)

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With so much to offer, Confluence 2013 looks to be alluring to both students and business professional alike. Come this season and we will get to see the most influential minds taking their place in participating in the most coveted battle of wits.

For more details, visit the event website here

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Don’t miss the bus!

Although Confluence is scheduled for the end of the month, don’t think you have to wait till then to be a part of it. The competitions have started in full swing. Many events have already been launched on the official website – http://www.iimaconfluence.com/. They are attracting immense participation from all over India. The online strategy game – Mousetrap saw registration from 600 teams from all over the world and the registrations had to be closed before the deadline.

The shortlist for the Revolution in Fuelling has been released. Also, the results for the Brand Basket, Mousetrap and Inquizitive are out.

But don’t think you have missed the bus yet. The registration for our flagship events like Net.works, The Globalization Challenge and Master Plan are now open and entries have started pouring in.

To keep yourself updated with the ongoing events at Confluence, register on the website. You can also follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Confluence Cometh

One can almost touch the excitement. There is frenetic activity everywhere; people staying up late at night competing in the events already launched. All this leading up to the gathering that is Confluence from the 27th to the 29th of this month.

There are a number of places you can be a part of the action before the event. Check out the main web site at http://www.iima-confluence.com to start participating and learn about the various activities planned for the event. For updates, our very own cartoon series and other news related to confluence don’t forget to visit the official confluence Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/confluence09. You can also subscribe to our official tweets at http://twitter.com/confluence09 to get regular updates of all the action delivered to you.

For three days IIM Ahmedabad will host the confluence of business ideas from around the world. The electricity is in the air. Go check us out on the web and join us for an experience you will never forget.