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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Pan-IIM Alumni Meet in Singapore

Alumni Associations of the various IIM’s are coming together to organize the IIMPact Singapore Signature Series. The first event in this series is called "Access India - The Indian Professional in Singapore". This event is happening today (25th August) and the keynote speaker is Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Education Minister). This event will also have a Panel Discussion and the panel comprises of some senior IIM Alumni and the Indian High Commissioner. The Singapore Government wants to build a good relationship with the Indian educational institutes and these kind of events will help in furthering the cause.

If the current developments are any indication, more such pan-IIM events are likely to take place across the globe. The first one happened in Bay Area sometime in June 2005.

Here is a short write-up about the event from Universitas 21 Global website:

The IIMPact Singapore Signature Series"Access India - The Indian Professional in Singapore"

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are widely acknowledged to be among Asia 's foremost business schools. Over 500 IIM alumni live and work in Singapore in diverse fields ranging from financial services to education, business to social services, and technology to management consulting. To commemorate the long and successful association between the IIM Alumni and Singapore , the Singapore Chapters of the IIM Alumni Associations is organizing a private Seminar-cum-Cocktail. The program comprises addresses by distinguished panel members and represents a unique opportunity to associate and interact with top Singapore-based managers.

Date: 25 August, 2005

Venue: Island Ballroom , Shangri-La Hotel , Singapore


  • Hey, I was thinking of trying to achieve something like this in sydney... since not many IIMB alumni are here, there was an idea to have a pan-IIM event so that at least decent participation would be there... lets see how far we can take it

    By Blogger Nirav, at 3:58 PM  

  • pretty good initiative...hope there's more of these in the future (and across the world too).

    By Blogger maverick, at 4:03 PM  

  • Hi
    Is that mean that indians can easily get work jin singapore....
    ohhh and sri lankans

    By Blogger dfg, at 7:59 PM  

  • Kaps, wish I knew the words 'splogs' when I wrote my rant (19th Aug) about horrid spam comments I was getting. Someone suggested the verification option and I am using it now. Sploggers will surely find their way around that if we don't fight it in every way. Some people and their computers are soooo jobless!!!!

    Enjoy the IIM gettogether!

    By Blogger 30in2005, at 2:25 AM  

  • Were you there Kaps? So, what was the agenda and outcome?

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 1:16 PM  

  • @Nirav,
    More of the pan-IIM participation...it is also the opportunity to interact with the Indian High Commissioner and the Education Minister that makes this event quite special

    They had a pan-IIM golf event in B'lore sometime back. I'm sure more such events wud take place across the globe.

    S'pore attracts talent from all parts of the globe and hence doesn't mean that any such particular nationality wud b preferred over the other.

    these are automated spam and hence people may not be involved directly. If you feel some blog has malicious content just flag it by using the icon at the top of the page.

    I attended the event on Thursday. Will put up a separate post on it.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 7:17 PM  

  • Kaps, Neenga IIM passouta ?

    By Blogger Somu, at 1:10 PM  

  • @Somu,
    Yup! I graduated from IIMB.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:28 PM  

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