INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced that its 2nd India Business Dialogue is set for 24 November at Taj Vivanta at Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. The marquee event, one of many highlighting INSEAD’s global approach to management innovation, will focus on “Building New Ventures,” offering participants from business, government and academia valuable understanding about the latest factors driving India’s economic growth.
The India Business Dialogue will feature top INSEAD faculty experts in entrepreneurship and marketing, as well as senior business executives, who will explore a range of critical factors for success within India’s complex, dynamic market environment. Participants will gain important insights about how to transition from a promising entrepreneurial idea to an up-and-running business as well as building human capital in fast growing ventures. INSEAD thought leaders will address key strategic issues, such as how to attract top talent and smart funding while overcoming ecosystem bottlenecks that constrain growth.
The India Business Dialogue is sponsored by the INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives (ILPSIE), the school’s renowned year-long immersive executive education curriculum specially designed to strengthen and advance the skills of top professionals managing fast-growing Indian firms. ILPSIE provides senior leaders with a comprehensive review of modern management concepts while offering action-oriented frameworks and techniques that can be implemented immediately.
The India Business Dialogue, now in its second year, offers another way to extend the insights from the ILPSIE programme and to share INSEAD global knowledge more broadly, says Paddy Padmanabhan, professor of marketing and the John H. Louden Chaired Professor of International Management.
“The India Business Dialogue is an integral part of the ILPSIE programme, and ILPSIE is dedicated to producing knowledge essential to support India’s on-going high-growth potential,” says Padmanabhan, who is ILPSIE’s co-director. “INSEAD brings more than 50 years of global management excellence to its array of programmes. We also have deep regional knowledge of markets like India that perfectly complements our broad international expertise. This combination of insights makes INSEAD unique.”
He adds that participants in the Business Dialogue or ILPSIE quickly discover that INSEAD’s commitment to developing new markets and new ideas is matched by its faculty’s ability and passion to do so.
Padmanabhan’s colleague and ILPSIE co-director, Balagopal Vissa, says that INSEAD’s expertise in entrepreneurship is particularly beneficial for advancing development in emerging economies, such as those in India and throughout Asia. Vissa, says that participants will gain fresh insights into how entrepreneurial networking and team building may help overcome critical adaptive challenges faced by new ventures in the start-up as well as growth stages.
“As an integral part of the ILPSIE programme, the India Business Dialogue is a great platform for successful senior Indian executives to network with and learn from peers as well as top business leaders, thus accelerating their own leadership journey,” Vissa says. “This year’s event is tailored to those seeking to advance their professional development, either as standalone entrepreneurs or else as catalysts for entrepreneurial innovation within corporations. Entrepreneurship is part of INSEAD’s DNA, which is why our faculty and global network is well positioned to share knowledge that helps foster a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem.”