T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal successfully organised Horizon 2012 – The Finance Conclave on 22nd September, 2012. The Student Affairs Committee, in association with the Finance Forum handled this event and central theme of the conclave was The New Economic Order Post Crisis: Political Reforms, Regulations and Inclusive Growth.
Eminent personalities from finance industry visited the campus included Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, Chief Economist, Canara Bank HO Bangalore (as Chief Guest for the Event), Mr. Arijith Mukherjee, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, Anand Rathi, Mr. Hariprasad, Vice President – Treasury, Centrum, Ms. Lavanya Ashok, PIA, Goldman Sachs, Mr. Rohan Mathew, Senior Manager, ICRA, Mr. Sushil Shah, DGM- Banking & Finance, First Source, Mr. Sanat Satyan, Senior Analyst, Nomura (all from Mumbai), and Mr. Shomitro Goswami, CEO, Astal Capital, Bangalore.
The entire program was divided into three main parts – inauguration ceremony, panel discussion and special lectures on contemporary topics by the guests. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Manoranjan Sharma by lighting of lamp along with Dr Vasudev Rao, Dean-Admn, Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dean-Branding and Prof Sunil K Parameswaran, Area Chair of Finance Wing at TAPMI. He spoke about the economic recessionary conditions of India and at global level. He stressed on regulations versus reforms and how they were impacting businesses in India. And finally he ended his speech by the advent of technology in the banking sector.
The guest lectures were filled with knowledge as the eminent industry guests spoke on various topics. Mr. Arijit Mukherjee spoke on Wealth Management, Mr. Hariprasad on dynamics of foreign exchange with special focus on India, Mr. Rohan Mathew on Credit Ratings, Mr. Sushil Shah on the perspective and career options in Consumer Banking and Allied Activities and Ms. Lavanya Ashok spoke on opportunities and challenges in Private Equity Investing in India.
The panel discussion was on theme ‘Role of political reforms in Indian economy’. The discussion was opened by the Chief Guest, Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, stressing on the paradigm shift in economic reforms part 1991. It was taken forward by Mr. Arijit Mukherjee discussing about the issues on wealth management in India, its transition from its nascent stage in the last ten years and how regulatory bodies like RBI, SEBI have taken the country forward in terms of reforms. Further, Ms. Lavanya Ashok shared her views on investment related issues, FDI and taxation. Mr. Sushil Shah shed light upon the Banking sector’s political willingness towards reforms. Mr. Hariprasad shared his opinion on RBI’s liberalisation of foreign exchange. Finally Mr. Rohan Mathew shared his outlook on Credit Rating and the transformation of Basel 2 to Basel 3. He spoke about ICRA’s approach towards economic reforms and existent rating agencies in the country.
The event ended by the Valedictory Function where Professor Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding and Promotions) delivered a vote of thanks to all the guest that came down to the TAPMI campus to attend the event. Dr Sharma presented Certificates to the winners of different competitions in finance.