The world today is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. The end of the Cold War had led
to a major imbalance in power dynamics; The Arab Revolution saw Autocratic Regimes crumple
to the ground through campaigns on social media, and the COVID-19 virus has forced humans
across the world to stay six feet apart. VUCA also finds its presence in the Business World, as
large organizations are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, consumer expectations,
competitor dynamics, and geopolitical situations.
In response to the dynamic environment and to learn more about the strategies of organizations in
the current scenario, International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi is set to host the 9th
edition of its Annual Management Conclave, Conventus’20 on 18th, 19th, and 20th September 2020. Conventus is built with the idea to deliberate on business-relevant topics that grip the world,
and the three-day conclave is structured around the theme, ‘Survival and Growth in the VUCA
world: Adaptability, Agility & Sustainability’.
Taking the legacy ahead with the idea of innovation across industries, Conventus’20 will witness
the participation of 50+ industry stalwarts and practitioners as speakers from the domain of HR,
Analytics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Operations, CSR, Entrepreneurship, and
To grace the occasion, Mr. Sudhir Sethi, MD and CEO, Chiratae ventures, is invited as the
Chief Guest of the Inauguration Ceremony.
COVID-19 has pushed the world to unprecedented times, with businesses changing their policies
overnight and managers adapting to new job roles. To create order out of this chaos,
industry stalwarts will discuss the way to survival and growth in a VUCA World, in the 10
summits of the conclave. Every summit carries its own sub-theme to cover all insights on how the
current trends will impact various aspects of the VUCA industry.
The speakers of the conclave are Ms. Kornica Ganguly, Director & Head Of Talent Management,
Cipla; Mr. Sandeep Batra, Senior VP & Head HR, Landmark Group; Mr. Debabrat Mishra,
Partner, Deloitte; Mr. Raj Shamani, Founder, Shamani Industries; Mr. Anish Agarwal, DirectorData and analytics, Natwest group-RBS; Dr. Sheetal Jain, Founder & CEO, Luxe Analytics; Dr.
Sanjaya Baru, Policy Analyst, Former Media Advisor to the Indian PM; Mr. Sushant Dayal, Head
of Marketing, Amway; Mr. Brish Bhan Vaidya, Head Supply Chain, Uber; Ms. Mayuri Misra,
Head of Projects, Project Echo; Mr. Ankur Parsai, Team Leader, Hyatt Regency; and Dr. Rabi
Mishra, Former Executive Director, RBI; to name a few.
IMI New Delhi is delighted to announce its association with some of its sponsors: Multimind
Creations, Punjab National Bank, Tribe Concept, InnovatorsBay Techno, Cumbia Sports Wear,
The Vanca, Superior Wire Co, and Cengage.
About IMI New Delhi
International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi was established in 1981 in collaboration
with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). The institute is ranked 9th overall and 4th among private
B-schools in the country by Outlook Magazine, and 13th overall by Business Today. IMI is among
the league of top B-schools of the country to be accredited by AMBA.
IMI is also India’s first corporate-sponsored Business School with sponsorship from corporate
houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC, and Williamson Magor,
etc. and various other international linkages with bodies like World Bank, UNDP, ILO, UNCTAD,
Asian Productivity Organization, etc. Besides this, IMI is one of the impaneled Institutes of the
Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, for ITEC/SCAAP under which the Institute gets the executive
MBA students from various Afro – Asian countries for its 15 months Executive Post Graduate
Program in Management.