The 34th annual management convention of KMA was held on 14 – 15 January, 2015 at the International Convention Centre, Le Meridien, Kochi. Dr. Rajagopala Nair, Director, Ms. Shiny C.M., Mr. Sajeev C.S., and Mr. Nidhin Johny, faculty members, AIM were delegates at the convention. The main theme of the conference was ‘India 2.0 Opportunities.’ The three areas of focus were: changing business models, emergence of the global manager and branding ‘New India.’
The chief guest at the event was Mr. T.N. Ninan, Chairman & Editorial Director, Business Standard who said that India needs to have a new thinking and new goals if it has to come to the top and match China that has increased the gap in the last 25 years. The special address at the convention was by Mr. Harish Bijoor, Brand expert & CEO, Harish Bijoor Consultants Inc. who said that it was time to forget ‘Best Practices’ and think of ‘Çlean Practices’ in the new business world. The special theme address at the convention was given by Mr. V.G.Mathew, MD & CEO, South Indian Bank Ltd. Commenting on the changes in the banking sector, he said that banks now recognize the changing needs and aspirations of the banking sector.