Samriddhi 2017 kickstarted with a bang, with an array of distinguished and well established speakers, decked up at GIM to impart lessons about business and beyond. This year’s theme was “Business of Entertainment” and to talk along the same lines, Samriddhi had an enthralling line-up of speakers.
A designer with an international presence Wendell Rodricks has presented his unique garments, inspired by Goa and India, at major fashion events. He had the honour of being the first Indian designer to be invited to show at the World’s largest garment fair IGEDO in Germany (1995), Dubai Fashion Week (2001) etc. Wendell was instrumental in planning the first ever Lakme India Fashion Week and guiding it in an advisory capacity during its formative years. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri by former President Pranab Mukherjee. He was bestowed the Rainbow Warrior Award by Kashish Film Festival and conferred the distinction of Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by The Ministry of Culture and Communication of France. Wendell also enjoys writing and is proud author of 3 books.
He spoke about his journey into the world of fashion and how every incident in his life led him to his destination.
A leading Bollywood music director, National Film Awardee for Best Music Direction and Filmfare RD Burman Awardee for New Music Talent, Shantanu Moitra, is known for his innovative soundtracks and his ability to rediscover and reinvent folk music. His love for exploring the unknown serves as a source of inspiration, leading him to new people, places and cuisines. Sometimes instead of notations, he finds time to delves into words and characters.
Clay Modelling Workshop:
Venkatesh Pai and Shawni Cutinho, students of Masters in Arts at Goa College of Art for conducting a fun yet informative workshop onClay Modelling. The students of GIM proactively participated in the workshop and not just learnt the art of Clay Modelling but also ‘Business of Entertainment.’
With an experience of over eight years in the Indian Media Industry from marketing of films to broadcast sales, Devdutta Potnis has worked with Maya Digital Studios (P) Ltd., Reliance Media Works Ltd., Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd. Presently working towards generating global sales revenues for animated content, he also contributes creatively to the development of new shows at Cosmos-Maya. A keen follower of the Indian film business, he also enjoys tracking everything about movies from production trivia to marketing plans and PR effectiveness. And above all, he loves writing.
Mr. Srinivvasan Gopalkrishnan:
Mr. Srinivvasan is experienced sports professional with over 16 years of experience in managing some of the biggest sporting events, global brands, marketing and monetization. He has worked as a Marketing and Commercial Head for Indian Premier League, Sr. Brand Connections Manager for Nike India and Sr. Marketing Manager for ESPN Star Sports.
The vivacious personality of Tracy D’Souza lifted up spirits as she spoke about her all women team at Girliyapa, which aims at sharing fun through quirky stories from a woman’s perspective that will make you think beyond the clichés via their online YouTube channel
Dr. Subohd Kerker – Founder and Director of The Kerkar Art and Complex, Calangute, Goa. As a student, he was a regular illustrator and cartoonist for local and national newspapers. After completing his medical studies in 1983, Subodh ran his own hospital for 6 years in Goa before giving up his medical profession for his passion, visual art. In 1991, he worked for Dale Carnegie Syndicate in Germany illustrating management books with 100 silent cartoons. For the last 20 years, Subodh has been a full-time practicing artist experimenting with different media.
The Closing Ceremony was a colorful one with drum beat Performers, with the help of RaZzMaTaZz, marking the end of the three-day business extravaganza, with a promise to return back next year, bigger and better. 3 Days of Business. 3 Days of Learnings. 3 Days of Experiences. 3 Days of Entertainment. We are delighted to say that Samriddhi 2017, the Business Symposium of GIM, has successfully thrown an imprint of Business Of Entertainment!
Competitions during Samriddhi 2017:
HRiday organized VEDITUM’17 – The HR case study competition, as a part of Samriddhi 2017, encircling useful HR insights. The event saw entries pouring from all over the country with top B-schools actively participating.
The competition was judged by Prof. Akshay Bhatt and Prof. Nila Nayak and the winning team was from our very own college, GIM Goa: ‘Lone Wolf’. The runners up position went to Team ‘ImTheCompetitive’ from IMT Ghaziabad.
The event explored the HR arena of business and reflected upon the much-important related issues which imparted valuable learnings to the students.
Samriddhi, in association with SCOPES, organized The Beer game 6.0 – Supply Chain Simulation Game. For the qualifying round, an online quiz was held, followed by the main event.
Several teams from various leading B-Schools of the country participated in the event and two teams finally made it to the winner’s list.
Winner: Unbeerables from Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Runner up: SoBo Monks from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Samriddhi in Association with The Entrepreneurship Cell at GIM presents Eureka, an intra college business plan event. This is the biggest and the only in-house B-Plan competition held in GIM wherein students were given a chance to pitch in their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges: Mr. Gajanan Nagarsekar, the MD of Kallows Engineering India Pvt Ltd and Mr. Gurpreet Singh, the co-founder and CEO of Browntape.
The winning team was – ZConnect from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus. There was a tie for second place between, Team Lone Wolf from SIMC Pune and Team Kaimiera from Fore School of Management.
Thanks to The Entrepreneurship Cell and Samriddhi for providing the students with such a wonderful platform to showcase their abilities and bring out the best in themselves.
Samriddhi in association with SOFIA the finance club of GIM, organised Nivesh, a mock trading competition for aspiring finance managers.
It gave B-school students, from across India, the opportunity to experience stock trading using virtual money. The aim of the mock trading event was to recreate the stock market experience and enable future investors to exhibit their financial prowess.
Prof. Manas Mayur and Prof. Samveg Patel evaluated the teams and adjudged NMIMS’ Affluentia as the winning team and GIM’s Team Stark as the runners up
Chrysalis, one of its kind Marketing strategy pitching competition was organised by Samriddhi 2017, in association with MECCA, the marketing club of GIM.
There were several entries from around the country with mind boggling ideas that left us stunned. Our heartily congratulations to the winning team: Buzz-inga from SIMC Pune, comprising of Hailley Turakhia, Shivani Jha, Soham Sen; and the Runners-up team: Zephyr from GIM, Goa comprising of Aditya Thakur, Shubhodoy B, Yashi Verma.
Kudos to team Samriddhi and MECCA for organising such interesting and learning events.
ADVIT, the ad making competition organized by Samriddhi 2017 in association with The Centre for Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking, received an overwhelming response from around the country. More than 70 teams participated and the ads were judged by the industry expert, Mr. Partho Sengupta
The teams that stood out in the competition are-
Winners: The MAD VIRUS from MICA
RunnersUp: The Smokin’ ACES from IFMR
Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to Mr. Partho Sengupta for his valuable judgement and insights.
We congratulate Samriddhi and all the clubs and students of GIM for putting up such an amazing and learning experience through Samriddhi’17.