‘Horizons’ is a flagship management speaker conclave at IIM Kozhikode and has been a regular feature since 2000. It provides an avenue for discussions among top-notch corporate leaders from all over the world. The 3-day event, scheduled on 19th – 21st November along with the annual management festival ‘Backwaters’, would find the best corporate minds interacting with the students on campus. The event would consist of the following:
1. Speakers’ podium: There would be 3 speakers on each day talking with reference to our theme ‘Discover the Difference’ from an Indian perspective. The sub-themes for each of the 3-days are Revive | Redeem | Reaffirm wherein, the speakers would be providing us with deep insights on a variety of issues relevant to the day’s theme.
2. Panel Discussions: Apart from their interaction with the students, we have planned panel discussions among the speakers and faculty for each day.
History of Horizons:-
The annual flagship management conclave of IIM Kozhikode has come to serve as an ideal platform for thought leaders – past, present and future – to discuss and debate issues relevant to the prevailing times. Horizons 2009 was organized at a time when everyone was talking about recovery of world economy from the global recession, biggest since “The Great Depression. Horizons 2008 sought to examine the factors that have led to the rise of China and India, the resurgence of Japan and other Asian countries, and the resulting shift in the global business power dynamics. Horizons 2007 focused on ways to unlock the human potential in India and the redevelopment of rural India.
Some of the speakers who have graced Horizons in the past are:-
Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Mr. Kiran Karnik
Former President of India Former President, NASSCOM
Late Prof. C K Prahalad Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai
Renowned Consultant Padmashree Awardee and CNN-IBN Editor-in-chief
The team making it all possible – Industry Interaction Cell (IIC)
Some of the recent activities that IIC has been involved are:
1. Leadership series: Some of the eminent personalities who have come to our campus in the recent past under the leadership series are:
Padma Bhushan Dr. JJ Irani Mr. Kapil Sibal
Director, Tata Sons Minister of HRD, Government of India
Prof. Srikumar Rao, Author of “Are you ready to Succeed”
2. Live Projects: Live projects ranging from private sector to the public sector in marketing, finance, operations, strategy domains have been executed which have given an opportunity to students to work in close collaboration with the industry. In last couple of years, we have seen plethora of Live projects come to our campus wherein students have been offered travel to abroad for short duration.