GBSN Annual Conference

Thank you for joining the Global Business School Network in New Delhi for our 7th Annual Conference!


The 2012 GBSN conference in New Delhi was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the event. A follow up report with a conference summary will be posted shortly.

Nearly 150 representatives of business schools, development organizations and industry from 36 different countries across five continents came together for the 7th Annual GBSN conference, “Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development.” We hope you enjoyed the meaningful discussions, engaging speakers and fascinating site visits.

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2009 Conference

Check out GBSN's previous conferences

2011: Generating Leadership: Developing Human Capacity in Emerging Markets
at the Pan-American University, IPADE Business School, Mexico City.
2010: Innovation for Impact. Business Schools at the Crossroads of Developmentat the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, in Washington, DC.
2009: Partnerships in Practice: Local Managers for a Globalized World at the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, in Cape Town, South Africa.
2008: Unlocking Potential: The Importance of Management Educationat the United States International University, in Nairobi, Kenya.
2007: Nurturing Business Education in Africaat INSEAD Business School, in Fontainebleau, France.
2006: Nurturing Business Education in Developing Countries at Tuck School of Business, in New Hampshire, United States.





Agenda Updated 30 May 2012

MONDAY 11 June, 2012

9:00 - 9:30

Registration
Coffee and Meet & Greet
9:30 - 12:00 GBSN Members Meeting (Closed Session Members Only)
12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch (Closed Session Members Only)
13:00 - 14:30 Breakout Sessions (Closed Session Members Only)
14:30 - 15:30 Report Back and Discussion (Closed Session Members Only)
TUESDAY 12 June, 2012
8:30 - 9:30 Registration
Coffee and Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10:30 Opening Session
Shri Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development (India)
Mr. Analjit Singh, Founder & Chairman of Max India Limited, Chairman of Max New York Life Insurance Company Limited, Chairman of Max Bupa Health Insurance Limited, and Chairman & Managing Director of Max Healthcare (India)
Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Bibek Banerjee, Director, IMT Ghaziabad (India)
10:30 - 11:30

Plenary Panel: Regional Trends in Business Education
Moderator: Dr. Soumitra Dutta, Incoming Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (USA)
Panelists: Prof. Steven Dekrey, Senior Associate Dean, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (China )
Dr. Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School & Director, Association of African Business Schools (Nigeria)

Dr. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM Bangalore (India)

11:30 - 12:00 Tea Break
12:00 - 13:30

Breakout Sessions

Catalyzing Management Education in Africa
Presenters: Rebecca Harrison, African Management Initiative (South Africa)
Jonathan Cook, Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa)


Sourcing, Scoping and Aligning Action Learning Projects

Facilitator: Dr. Anjali Sastry, MIT Sloan School of Management (USA)

Going Beyond Accreditation: How to Measure Quality

Facilitator: Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, Centre for Management (India)
Dr. Eon Smit, University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa)

Creative Approaches to Internationalization

Facilitators: Dr. Ashok Som, Associate Dean and Director of the Global MBA ESSEC Business School (France)
Janakiraman Moorthy, IMT Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Michael Shealy, CIBER Director, Darla Moore School of Business, University of
South Carolina (USA)
Dr. Lite Nartey, Assistant Professor, Sonoco International Business Dept., Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (USA)
Bharat Parmar, Partner, Eduvisors (India)

13:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch
14:30 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions

Dean's Roundtable (Closed Session, Deans and Directors Only)
Moderator: Jim Dean, Dean, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler (USA)

Successful Strategies: Executive Education for Emerging Markets
Facilitators: Dr. Antonio Bautista, Dean of Executive Education, Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil)
Dr. Pramod Mantravadi, Director of Custom Programs, Centre for Executive Education, Indian School of Business (India)

Incorporating Management Education into Development Efforts

Moderator: Dr. Robert Kennedy, Executive Director, William Davidson Institute (USA)
Panelist: Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria)
Jeffrey Fine, Director CIG, Nepal Centre for Inclusive Growth (Nepal)

Assessing Impact of Consulting for Small and Medium Enterprises by MBA Students
Presenter: Else van Schijndel, Project Associate, Innovations for Poverty Action (Philippines)

16:00 - 17:30

Networking Events
Participants will have the opportunity to network, return to their hotel rooms or can arrange individual private meetings.

GBSN Membership Interest Meeting at 16:30

18:30 Gala Dinner
WEDNESDAY 13 June, 2012
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
Coffee and Meet & Greet
9:00 - 9:40 Keynote Speaker: Business Environment in India
Arun Maira, Planning Commission of India
9:40 - 10:00 Group Photo
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions: Industry Panels
Experts and CEOs from local industry will discuss challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.

Health
Moderator: Deepak Dogra, Professor of Organization Behavior, IMT Group at Ghaziabad
Panelists:   K K Mohan, Rockdale (India)
Abhishek P. Singh, Director, Healthcare, CRISIL (India)

Murali Sundrani, Lead of Pharma Systems Business, BD India

Agribusiness

Moderator: Rajendra Nargundkar, Director, IMT Nagpur
Panelists: Hemendra Mathur, Managing Director, SEAF India Investment Advisors
Debashish Das, Communications Director, Mother Dairy
V.N. Saroja, Agriwatch


Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

Moderator: Dr. Raj Agrawal, Director, Centre for Management Education, All India Management Association (India)
Panelists: Arup Roy Choudhry,Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited
Rajeev Karwal, Founder, Milagrow Business & Knowledge Solutions
Deepa Kapoor, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Genpact (India)

Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Farhan Pettiwala, President, SIFE India
Panelists: Seema Khosla, Founder, Owner and Manager, IDEAS Kitchens
Meenu Vadera, Managing Director, Sakha Consulting Wings
Harsh Mander, Founder Aman Biradari

12:00 - 13:00 Closing Lunch
Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Bibek Banerjee, Director, IMT Ghaziabad (India)
13:00 - 17:00

Industry Site Visits
Participants will have the opportunity to visit a local industry site in the Delhi area

Health
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Agribusiness
Mother Dairy

Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility
GenPact

Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurship
Sakha Consulting Wings

THURSDAY 14 June, 2012
8:30 Participants meet at hotel for bus for tour of IMT Ghaziabad Campus and local heritage site
9:30 Tour of Swaminarayan Akshardham
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at IMT Ghaziabad
13:00 - 14:30 Tour of campus and Cultural Presentation by IMT Ghaziabad Students
15:30 Arrive Back at Hotel

Agenda is subject to change.

Shri Kamal NathShri. Kamal Nath
Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development
India

Opening Session

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Analjit SinghAnaljit Singh
Founder & Chairman of Max India Limited, Chairman of Max New York Life Insurance Company Limited; Chairman of Max Bupa Health Insurance Limited and Chairman & Managing Director of Max Healthcare
India

Opening Session
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Raj AgrawalRaj Agrawal
Director, Centre for Management Education, All India Management Association
India

Session: Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

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Dr. Bibek BanerjeeDr. Bibek Banerjee
Director, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
India

Opening Session

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Antonio BautistaDr. Antonio Bautista
Dean of Executive Education, Fundacao Dom Cabral
Brazil

Session: Successful Strategies: Executive Education for Emerging Markets

Read Bio

 

Wiebe BoerDr. Wiebe Boer
CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Nigeria

Session: Incorporating Management Education into Development Efforts

Read Bio

 


Pankaj Chandra

Dr. Pankaj Chandra
Director, IIM Bangalore
India

Session: Plenary Panel: Regional Trends in Business Education

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Arup Roy Choudhry
Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Limited
India

Session: Industry Panel: Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

 

Jonathan CookJonathan Cook
Executive Director, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
South Africa

Session: Catalyzing Management Education in Africa

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Debashish DasDebashish Das
Communications Director, Mother Dairy
India

Session: Industry Panel: Argibusiness

 

 

Jim DeanJim Dean
Dean, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler
USA

Session: Dean's Roundtable

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Ashok AlexanderProf. Stephen J. DeKrey
Senior Associate Dean, Director of Masters Programs and Adjunct Professor of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology School of Business and Management
China

Session: Plenary Panel: Regional Trends in Business Education
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Deepak DograDeepak Dogra
Professor, Organization Behavior at IMT
India

Session: Industry Panel: Health

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Soumitra DuttaSoumitra Dutta
Incoming Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University
USA

Session: Plenary Panel: Regional Trends in Business Education

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Jeffrey FineJeffrey Fine
Director CIG, Nepal Centre for Inclusive Growth

Nepal

Session: Incorporating Management Education into Development Efforts

Read Bio

 

Rebecca HarrisonRebecca Harrison
African Management Initiative
South Africa

Session: Catalyzing Management Education in Africa

Read Bio

 

Deepa Kapoor
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Genpact
India

Session: Industry Panel: Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

Read Bio

 

Rajeev KarwalRajeev Karwal
Founder, Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions
India

Session: Industry Panel: Sustainable Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

Read Bio

 

Robert KennedyRobert Kennedy
Executive Director, William Davidson Institute
USA

Session: Incorporating Management Education into Development Efforts

Read Bio

 

Seema KhoslaSeema Khosla
Founder, Owner, and Manager, IDEAS Kitchens
India

Session: Industry Panel: Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship

Read Bio

 

Arun MairaArun Maira
Planning Commission of India
India

KeynoteSpeaker: Business Environment in India

 

Read Bio

 

 

Harsh Mander
Founder, Aman Biradari
India

Session: Industry Panel: Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurship

 

Pramod MantravadiPramod Mantravadi
Director of Custom Programs, Centre for Executive Education, Indian School of Business
India

Session: Successful Strategies: Executive Education for Emerging Markets

Read Bio

 

Hemendra MathurHemendra Mathur
Managing Director, SEAF India Investment Advisors
India

Session: Industry Panel: Agribusiness

Read Bio

 

K K MohanK K Mohan
Rockdale
India

Session: Industry Panel: Health

Read Bio

 

Janakiraman Moorthy
IMT Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Session: Creative Approaches to Internalization

Rajendra NargundkarRajendra Nargundkar
Director, IMT Nagpur
India

Session: Industry Panel: Agribusiness

 

 

Lite NarteyDr. Lite Nartey
Assistant Professor, Sonoco International Business Dept., Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
USA

Session: Creative Approaches to Internationalization

Read Bio

 

Dr. Enase OkonedoDr. Enase Okonedo
Dean, Lagos Business School
Nigeria

Session: Catalyzing Management Education in Africa

Read Bio

 

Bharat ParmarBharat Parmar
Partner, Eduvisors
India

Session: Creative Approaches to Internationalization

Read Bio

 

Farhan PettiwalaFarhan Pettiwala
President, SIFE India
India

Industry Panel: Sustainable Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

Read Bio

 

Guy PfeffermannGuy Pfeffermann
Founder and CEO, Global Business School Network
USA

Opening Session

Read Bio

 

V.N. Saroja
Agriwatch
India

Session: Industry Panel: Agribusiness

Dr. Anjali SastryDr. Anjali Sastry
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
USA

Session: Sourcing, Scoping and Aligning Student Consulting Projects

Read Bio

 

Else van SchijndelElse van Schijndel
Project Associate, Innovations for Poverty Action
Philippines

Session: Assessing Impact of Consulting for Small and Medium Enterprises by MBA Students

Read Bio

 

Akhil ShahaniAkhil Shahani
Managing Director, Centre for Management
India

Going Beyond Accreditation: How to Measure Quality

Read Bio

 

Michael ShealyMichael Shealy
CIBER Director, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
USA

Session: Creative Approaches to Internationalization

Read Bio

 

Abhishek SinghAbhishek P. Singh
Director, Healthcare, CRISIL
India

Industry Panel: Health

 


Read Bio

 

Dr. Anjali SastryDr. Eon Smit
Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School
South Africa

Session: Going Beyond Accreditation: How to Measure Quality

Read Bio

 

Dr. Ashok SomDr. Ashok Som
Associate Dean and Director of the Global MBA, ESSEC Business School
France

Session: Creative Approaches to Internationalization

Read Bio

 

Murali SundraniMurali Sundrani
Lead of Pharma Systems Business, BD India
India

Industry Panel: Health

Read Bio

 

Meenu VaderaMeenu Vadera
Sakha Consulting
India

Industry Panel: Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship

Read Bio

 

 

GBSN is currently in the process of confirming speakers for the 2012 Annual Conference. Should you have any questions about the speakers, or participating as a presenter, please contact Lisa Leander at gbsn2012@gbsnonline.org.


Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
IMT Ghaziabad

The recently released Business India 2011 B-School survey ranked IMT-G number nine out of the 335 schools it listed, putting the institute among what’s commonly called the "Ivy League” of India’s B-Schools. Read more here.

The institute’s full-time faculty is comprised of academics, policy makers, seasoned management leaders and administrators. Director Dr. Bibek Banerjee said, "Every one of them is committed to ensuring the curriculum at IMT Ghaziabad is cutting-edge and industry relevant. They constantly groom top managers and are regularly involved in executive education – exposing students to the right mix of theory and real world issues.
IMT Ghaziabad LibraryDr. Banerjee said "with our cutting-edge education, we inculcate ethics, introspection and values. Our students understand the importance of attention to details. As they develop into managers, they understand the value of being on time, every time.
"Our student exchange programme is ranked at number one. With over 70 student exchange tie-ups, our students get the right exposure to work in a multi-cultural environment, with strong emphasis on team-based learning methods.
At IMT, the objective is to prepare leaders who go beyond conventional management skills. Be it management or technology, IMT’s graduates are trained not only to be effective but to innovate. They seek students who thrive on change and who strive to drive it to business success.

IMT is widely recognized as a centre of excellence in management education, having moulded itself according to the fast changing business and social environment over the last 30 years.

The institution is strategically located in Ghaziabad, near the national capital. IMT, Ghaziabad has over 58 international institutional partnerships with frequent student and faculty exchanges. In 2010, IMT, Ghaziabad hosted over 100 international students, and a similar number of IMT students studied abroad. Additionally, over 11 visiting international faculty members taught courses at IMT and 17 IMT faculty members taught courses abroad.

IMT Ghaziabad LibraryIMT boasts of one of the best infrastructure in the country, which is evident from its consistent high ranking on infrastructure parameter. Its strength lies in its eminent faculty and the quality of its courses that have in many cases been trendsetters.

While celebrating its distinguished history, IMT is acutely aware that what lies ahead is a future in which inclusive globalization and inter-connectedness is likely to play an increasingly profound role in guiding its academic direction. Toward this end, IMT will strive to leverage its unique position to play a leadership role in creating intellectual capital in terms of scholarly research relevant to the evolving context. Sustainable businesses can only be built once connectivity with stakeholders across all sectors of society is energized and acted upon. IMT will strive to be at the forefront of inventing and reinventing education to forge meaningful partnerships with the industry, government and social sectors. By being at the crossroads of such currents in its efforts to co-create a unique environment of learning and development, IMT will seek to provide a platform from where true leaders emerge to influence thought and practice of tomorrow.

Hotel
Visas
Getting Around
Delhi
Dress Code

Hotel

We are thrilled to be holding the 2012 GBSN Conference at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. The conference will be held at the hotel and GBSN has arranged for a special conference rate for our participants. Be sure to book early as we only have a certain number of rooms available at this great rate!
Taj Palace Hotel

Single Occupancy: 7500 INR (includes breakfast)
Double Occupancy: 8000 INR (includes breakfast)
Taxes are 15.78% of the hotel bill.

Transfer between airport and hotel is not included with this rate. The cost for a transfer is 2634 INR one way, and can be booked when you make your reservation.

Hotel: Taj Palace Hotel
Address: Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave
New Delhi - 110 021, India

Telephone
: +91 112 6110202
Fax: +
91 11 2611 5055
Email:
Palace.delhi@tajhotels.com
Click here for Hotel Website

Please book rooms directly with the Taj Palace Hotel.

Click here for reservations form.
"Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, is the perfect embodiment of world-class service and hospitality. With its well-appointed rooms and modern comforts, the hotel has played host to the heads of state, celebrities and high profile businessmen from across the world.

Located in the very heart of the Indian capital, the location and unrivaled service are quintessentially Taj. The hotel is only a few minutes drive from both the airport and the city center and is near to most of the embassies in New Delhi."

Cut off for room reservations is May 15th, 2012. Please return this form as soon as possible to the Reservations department by fax or email.


Visa information for Conference Participants


All conference participants visiting India for the GBSN 2012 Annual Conference are required to obtain a Conference Visa to enter India. Requirements for the Conference Visa will vary depending on your passport nationality and local consulate requirements. Here's what you need to know to prepare your India visa application.
To obtain a Conference visa you will require a letter of invitation from IMT Ghaziabad. Once you register for the conference IMT staff will contact you regarding a letter of invitation. Please note you must register for the conference before a letter of invitation will be sent. For questions, or if you have already registered and not yet received letter of invitation please email gbsn2012@gbsnonline.org
In most countries the Indian Embassy has outsourced the Indian visa application process to private processing agencies who work directly with the local consulate. Overnight or one week processing is available in many countries, however we have found that visa processing on average takes longer than stated. Please do not wait until the last minute even if overnight processing is available.
We strongly encourage starting the visa process 30 to 45 days prior to departure. For citizens of Pakistan and China you must start your application at least 60 days prior. Please note that you should not start the visa process too early as conference visas are only valid for three months from the date of issue. We highly recommend applying for your conference by late March 2012, but not earlier.
You will need to obtain a visa application form from the Indian Embassy in your country, or complete an on-line application form on the website of one of the visa processing agencies where possible.
Requirements for visas vary, so please read the directions fully and prepare the appropriate documentation per the requirements listed on the website.
Visa Processing Centers and Consulates by Country (If your country is not listed below an easy online search will identify your local consulate. You can also contact gbsn2012@gbsnonline.org for additional assistance. )

Australia

Brazil

Chile

China (Allow extra processing time)

Colombia

France

Denmark

Germany

Italy

Kenya

Mexico

Morocco

Nigeria

Pakistan (Allow extra processing time)

Portugal

Russia

Singapore

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Pakistan and China

Note: Pakistan and Chinese nationals will require additional process time. Please start the process at least sixty days prior to departure.

**foreigners coming from or through yellow fever countries must have a valid vaccination certificate**

If you have any queries please contact irc@imt.edu for more details regarding the letter of invitation and any India specific information.

ImmunizationsBefore visiting India, you may need to get vaccinations and medications. Please be sure to check your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before your departure. Check the website below to see which vaccinations are recommended.
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/india.htm

 

Getting Around



Once you land at the New Delhi airport, you have several options of getting to the Hotel, and then getting around Delhi should you decide to do so during your leisure time.

On your way home, please plan a MINIMUM of two hours to check-in at the international airport, and a minimum of one hour to travel to the airport. If you are traveling during rush hour, please plan to give yourself a minimum of 1.5 hours.


Hire a Car

Option #1: Hire a Car from Cox and Kings, our conference travel partner. They will provide clean, air-conditioned transportation to and from the airport for any guest for 1900 INR – around $40. Contact Rahul Chopra at +91-88-2671-2216 or email at rahul.chopra@coxandkings.com to book. Cox and Kings also has tourist travel options for you and/or your travel companion.


Option #2: Car Service for women and those traveling with women ONLY

Sakha Consulting Wings, a social enterprise that we are featuring during the conference, is a by women, for women taxi service that can be hired to transfer you to and from the airport and around town for very reasonable rates (from 600 to 800 INR – around $15) in clean, air-conditioned cars. To book visit them online at sakhaconsultingwings.com or call them at +91.99.9919.3004. Note that they accept cash and wire transfers only, and they do not carry men who are unaccompanied by a woman.

Option #3: The Taj Hotel offers a Private Chauffer service. An airport transfer costs approximately 2600 INR – Around $51. Please contact the Taj Hotel for more details. You may bill the Private Chauffer to your room.

In all cases the driver will wait outside Customs with your name on a sign and take you to the hotel.

 

Taxi

The airport terminal has several taxi counters. Some of these are pre-paid and have to be paid a fixed sum of money at the start of the journey. Others run on an electronic meter and have to be paid per KM at the end of the journey. We strongly encourage participants to select a taxi by pre-paying a fixed sum. You may look for the counters of any of the following cab companies: Meru cab, Easy cab and Mega cab.

For travel within Delhi, you may opt to take one of the hotel cabs or call a local cab. Here are 3 well-known local cab companies:

Name of Company Phone Number
MERU Cab 011-442244422
Easy Cab 011-43434343
Mega Cab 011-41414141

If you are calling from a non-Indian phone number, dial +91 instead of 0 before the number.

All the above mentioned cabs are air-conditioned. Non Air conditioned taxies are also available and tend to be a lot cheaper, but we advise you to take the air conditioned ones as Delhi is extremely hot in the month of June.


Metro

Metro is a cheap and easy way to travel around the city. There is a an express metro line called ‘The Airport Express Line’ which connects the airport to ‘Dhaula Kuan’ metro station, which is very close to the Hotel.

For more information about routes and tariffs of the Delhi metro you may visit: www.delhimetrorail.com.

 

Delhi


The Capital city of India, New Delhi has influences of several eras, dynasties and generations in its culture. It is known for its historic monuments, exquisite cuisine, museums, shopping places and night life. Hotel Taj Palace is situated in the diplomat area, right in the heart of the city. It is in close proximity to several shopping malls, restaurants, museums, cinema halls and monuments.

www.delhitourism.nic.in


Currency Exchange

The Indian currency is the Indian National Rupee (INR). There are several money exchange counters at Terminal Three of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Money exchange services are also available at Taj Palace and in various locations in Ghaziabad.

There are several ATMs situated at the Airport, in and around the hotel and also all over Delhi and Ghaziabad. Visa and Mastercard Credit/Debit cards are widely accepted.


Cell Phones

Local phones and SIM cards can be purchased in the airport or through the concierge at Hotel Taj Palace. Please note that you may be required to give a passport sized photo to obtain your SIM card. Please bring an extra passport photo with you.


Internet

Wireless access to the internet can be purchased through the hotel in hourly or daily rates. Internet costs approximately 650 Rupees per 24 hour period.


Security

New Delhi is a relatively safe city for tourists, but as with all international travel some caution should be taken.

 

Here are a few tips to make your trip as safe as possible:

Avoid visiting secluded places especially after dark.

Avoid carrying your passport, driving license and other important documents in market places and busy tourist locations.

You should bring several copies of your passport for identification purposes.

Take care of your belongings in crowded places, malls, tourist attractions and places of worship.

Local market vendors and auto rickshaw drivers might try to over charge you for their goods and services. If travelling in Auto rickshaws, always insist on going by the meter.


Language

The languages most commonly used in Delhi are Hindi and English. All Hotel personnel and faculty and students at IMT are fluent English speakers. Most cab drivers and local market vendors also understand basic words and phrases in English.

Here are a few simple phrases in Hindi that might help you:

‘Namaste’: a polite way of greeting someone, at any time of the day.

“____ kahan hai?” : Where is ____?

“Kitne ka hai?” : How much is it for?

“Mera naam ____ hai” : My name is ______

“Dhanyawad” : Thank you


Meals

India is very diverse when it comes to its cuisine. Each region has its own specialty.

The Taj Hotel will provide a buffet breakfast each morning for all of the participants. Lunches with Indian and other world cuisines will be served at the Hotel on Monday (members only), Tuesday and Wednesday. The Gala dinner featuring regional Indian specialties is Tuesday night and will be hosted at the Hotel. During the site visit to IMT Ghaziabad on Thursday, June 14th, lunch will be provided. Wednesday Dinner is not included but there is a variety of great local restaurants around and in the Hotel. If you venture outside the hotel expect to need a driver and to spend at least 10 minutes in the car to get there. Here are some recommendations around 10 minutes drive from the hotel.

 

Dress Code


The dress code is business casual for the conference. The gala dinner is business professional, cocktail attire or national dress. For the trip to Akshardham and IMT Ghaziabad you may plan for casual attire.

Delhi is extremely hot in the month of June. Maximum temperatures reach up to 40-45 degrees Celsius or 104-113 Fahrenheit. However, the conference and hotel will be well air-conditioned so you may want to keep a light jacket on hand. Please dress for warm weather for the site visits.

We advise you to be conservative about your choice of clothes while travelling around India. Cover your shoulders and wear pants/skirts that reach below the knee. Please dress for very hot weather.

 

On June 14th you will have the opportunity to visit conference Academic Host Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad's lovely campus and visit Swaminarayan Akshardham, a local heritage site. See the conference agenda for details about where and when buses will pick you up and drop you off.

Swaminarayan AkshardhamSee the Brochure for Ashardham here

From the website:

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.


The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.

Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades.

For the first time ever in the world witness the heritage of India in all its facets, insights and beauty at the Swaminarayan Akshardham through its mandir, exhibitions, verdant gardens and other attractions. Click on What to See.

Making the Connection: Become a Sponsor


The 7th Annual GBSN Conference is a premier international forum for some of the world's foremost management educators, as well as leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors to share ideas and network around strengthening management education for the developing world.

This energetic and multidisciplinary group will gather June 11-13 in Delhi, India to generate ideas, discuss possibilities, and see firsthand what is being done and what remains to be done in the developing world and at home. Past conferences have attracted more than 160 participants from around the world.

Joining the 7th Annual GBSN Conference as a sponsor provides your organization with unique promotional opportunities, as well as the chance to support the important work that GBSN is doing to ensure the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.

Sponsorships provide support for the event and give scholarships to faculty from business schools in emerging markets who would not be able to attend otherwise.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesBenefits
Event Sponsor
$25,000
  • Conference registration for two representatives
  • Prominent logo placement on banner, program and other materials
  • Opportunity to give welcome address at Opening Session or Gala Dinner
  • Plus all of the benefits for Patron Sponsors
Session Sponsor
$10,000
  • Signage recognition at sponsored event and throughout the meeting
  • Selection of breakout session topic or theme, and/or speaker
  • 2 Named scholarships to faculty from emerging markets
  • Plus all of the benefits listed for Patron Sponsors
Patron Sponsor
$5000
  • Conference registration for one representative
  • Opportunity to share company information and giveaways with attendees
  • Promotional table at the event
  • Logo on all of the conference materials and program
  • Announcement of sponsorship in press releases
In-Kind Sponsor
  • Signage recognition on donated materials
  • Plus benefits listed for Patron Sponsor

Thank you for your interest in covering the GBSN Annual Conference. Please direct all press inquiries:

Page Buchanan, GBSN Communications Officer at pbuchanan@gbsnonline.org or +1.202.628.9040

Lubna Nafees, Professor at IMT Ghaziabad at lnafees@imt.edu or +91.98.1021.6072.

Press Release - June 11, 2012 "Speakers at International Business School Conference to Focus on How Management Education Powers Development"

Press Release - May 23, 2012 "Conference for International Business Schools Travels to Delhi to Explore Role of Management Ed"

Press Release - February 17, 2012 "Network of Top International Business Schools Convene in New Delhi for Conference on Management Education and Development"

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Schedule

June 11
Member's Meeting (Members only)

June 12 - 13
Full Conference (Open to all)

June 14
Campus Visit to IMT Ghaziabad and local heritage site (Open to all)

Location

Taj Palace Hotel
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