Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, successfully hosted one of India’s biggest business conclaves, Manthan 2022. With 25+ online sessions from 60+ towering personalities, the conclave realized the aim of SIBM Pune to provide a platform that allows a rich confluence of insights, ideas, and innovations aimed toward converging industry practices and academia.

The conclave saw prominent industry experts engaging with the students through keynote sessions, fireside chats, and panel discussions. Discussions on ‘banking and finance’ revolved around relevant topics like driving growth in uncertain economies, the rising challenges of Neo banks in India, financial inclusions, and the future of investment banking with the advent of technology. Industry Leaders from consulting and strategy domains provided an array of actionable insights to the students by linking subject matter taught in business schools to boardroom situations. The sessions on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry had elaborate discourses ranging from molecules to markets.

Though online, the screen was no barrier to the interactions between the esteemed panelists and the eager students. Chat boxes brimmed with questions that the guests addressed at length by citing instances from industry experiences. It has been a great privilege to host such industry veterans and to be part of the highly informative and interactive sessions.