Day 1 at Solaris, IIM Udaipur Annual Management Fest featured prominent speakers

Day 1 at Solaris, IIM Udaipur Annual Management Fest featured prominent speakers

The 2-day long extravaganza includes multiple summits with industry leaders, panel discussions, case study competitions, and workshops

Day 1 at Solaris, IIM Udaipur Annual Management Fest featured prominent speakers
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The sixth edition of Solaris, the annual management fest of IIM Udaipur under the '20-'21 theme "Transcending Ideologies", was inaugurated today, 9 January 2021. The event, like all the events on campus, is organized by the students of IIMU.

The event started with an opening note by IIMU Director, Professor Janat Shah. The opening note by Prof Shah was followed by addresses from the guests of honor Suket Singhal (CEO, Secure Meters) and Ananya Singhal (Chief of People, Secure Meters), and Chief Guest Himmat Singh Barhath (Deputy Commisioner, Municipal Corporation, Udaipur).

The speakers had an engaging and thought-provoking interaction with the student community. Bhargav Dasgupta (MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance), talked about the new reality during COVID-19. He discussed a three-way approach from ICICI bank’s perspectives: React, Adapt, and Transform.

Ajay Sevekari spoke about the adoption of techonology in the industry and development of the gig economy. Ameera Shah (Promoter & MD, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.) provided an insight into the challenges in growing organisations in the past and present day.

Arth- Samvaad, the Finance Symposium of Solaris ’20-21 was hosted by Tushar Pradhan (Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Asset Management), who shared his thoughts on the valuation and the way markets react to external stimuli.

Ajay Lakhotia (Founder, Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor, Stockgro) talked about the role of venture capital and the nuances of building a portfolio. Samvadya- the Consulting Summit, hosted Nitin Chandalia (MD & Partner, BCG), Pallab De (Partner, PwC), and Rahul Gupta (Functional Head, Corporate Development, Tech Mahindra) who discussed about how a lot of new things will happen in the future which will cause a lot of demand for good and fresh talents which makes this time as the best one to graduate from a premier B-School.

Sponsored by Secure Meters, Solaris will also include outstanding speakers from leading companies like Doritos India, PepsiCo, Pidilite, Wipro, Deloitte, Axis Bank, and many more. Unmesh - the Operations Summit, Antar Drishti - the Economics Conclave, Anveshan - the Analytics Sumit, and Samvaah - the Marketing Conclave are also a crucial part of Solaris’ 20-21.

Multiple prominent brands including FiveS Digital (Associate Sponsor), TiE Udaipur (networking partner), Gati (delivery partner), Advaiya (consulting summit partner), Union Bank of India (bankig partner), Chaudhary offset (Printing Partner), PETA Youth (Social Cause Partner) Clever Harvey (21st Century Skills Partner) and Radio City (Radio Partner) are providing their support to Solaris ’20-21.


Solaris ( was initiated by IIM Udaipur to help the students interact with the industry leaders and gain keen insight from their knowledge and experience. Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur, has always been committed towards the holistic growth of its students, and via Solaris, it aims to groom the students into future leaders.

The 2-day management extravaganza combines myriad of events consisting of keynote addresses from industry leaders, case study competitions, panel discussions, and workshops on marketing and many more. Solaris is designed to be a platform where the country's most brilliant minds gather and share their knowledge and experiences with the students.

Solaris’20-21 boasts of an awe-inspiring line-up of speakers with 20+ leaders across various domains gracing the event with their presence. For Leadership Summit (LS)- the flagship event of Solaris, IIMU is honoured to host Ajay Sevekari, Managing Director, Bridgestone India Automotive Products Pvt. Ltd., Bhargav Dasgupta, MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd., Rajender Sud, Founding Team Member & CEO, Max Skill First Ltd.

The fest will also be graced by other speakers such as Vivek Sharma,Chief Marketing Officer, Pidilite, Nitin Chandalia,Managing Director & Partner,BCG, Tushar Pradhan, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd, Dr Sachchidanand Shukla Chief economist, Mahindra group and many more in other summits that will be conducted over the two days.

The event timeline would broadly be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 9 and 10 January with the LS scheduled from 9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. on 9 January.

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