Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, needs no introduction. Established in 1926, by noted educationist and industrialist Sir Lala Shri Ram, the college provides students with holistic learning, in academics and co-curricular activities alike. This all-round perspective has driven SRCC to maintain its position as the leading institution in Asia for education in Commerce and Economics for decades.
It is in congruence with this tradition that The Students’ Union, SRCC would like to present the fifth edition of “The Business Conclave”.
A three day extravaganza encompassing a cornucopia of business-simulacrums, the objective of the Business Conclave is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among the brightest students in the country. With a series of management-based events ranging from the classic business plan competition to the novel derivatives trading game, the Business Conclave has been innovatively designed to challenge and bring out the best in participants.
A melting pot for innovation and business thinking, the Business Conclave has a lot to offer to participants. The flagship Speaker Session of the Business Conclave provides participants with the opportunity to interact with distinguished public personalities of the likes of Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal, C.Rangarajan et al. Winners shall be rewarded with substantial event-specific prize money and the best college shall take home the prestigious Business Conclave Shield.
Business Conclave Shield
Each event of the Business Conclave rewards its participants with generous sums of prize money. But prize money is hardly enough. For those in search of more than just individual glory, for those who want to make their mark in the annals of history, SRCC gives you the holy grail of the Business Conclave – The Business Conclave Shield.
The Business Conclave sees participation from premier undergraduate colleges from across the length and breadth of the nation. But only one college shall take home the ultimate prize. The coveted trophy is awarded to that college that outperforms, outshines and outclasses all others.
In addition to prize money, the winners, runner-ups and second runner-ups of each event shall be awarded shield points and the college that secures the maximum number of shield points shall be awarded the prestigious honour.
*Cross-college teams and SRCC teams shall not be eligible for the Business Conclave Shield. These teams shall be competing only for event prize money.
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
The Speaker Session is the highlight event of the Business Conclave, which provides a detailed and intellectually stimulating discourse on issues central to the business trajectory of India and the world.
Corporate gurus, organizational leaders, and experts from the industry join us for this magnum opus to share their perspectives on growth and stability, change and innovation, the role of the global cues and the challenges of the ever-changing business environment.
The Speaker Session is the grand finale of this three-day extravaganza, which shall end with an awards ceremony wherein the prestigious ‘SRCC Business Conclave Shield 2013’ and the ‘SRCC Young Leaders’ Cup 2013’ shall be awarded. Finalists to the various events will receive their prizes besides getting the opportunity to closely interact with several distinguished public personalities.
Young Leaders’ Initiative:
“Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.”
Dana Stewart Scott
The Young Leaders’ Initiative is the novel outreach programme of SRCC’s Business Conclave 2013.
A one-of-a-kind concept, this event aims to bring SRCC’s students closer to their high school counterparts, and build an engaging and inclusive atmosphere where students of the school level are encouraged to combine their innovative skills with strategic thinking.
Students from twenty selected schools get an insight into the vibrant college environment and an opportunity to mingle with and learn from the best and brightest undergraduate and postgraduate minds of the country. Students, in their quest to be crowned the ‘SRCC Young Leader 2013’, shall compete against each other in a series of gruelling tasks, each more challenging than the last. Only one can achieve this crowning glory, but every single participant is ensured an enriching and memorable experience.
“Expect the best, prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
Boasting an elaborate and unique 7 day format, the prestigious Shri Ram Case Competition is the showpiece event of the Business Conclave. Participants are provided an unparalleled mental exercise as they must solve not just one master case but several mini-cases as well. Factor in time-constraints, several inter-linked industries and vast, disparate geographies and you’ve got yourself a real pot-boiler.
The competition is not for the faint hearted and is a true test of one’s ingenuity and perseverance. Competing teams from premier institutions must overcome labyrinthine puzzles and seemingly impossible tasks to formulate workable, action-oriented recommendations to these real world business problems.
Maestro: The Best Manager
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
An event that tests your mettle in every craft and skill and even crafty skill that makes a manager a manager. Maestro is Business Conclave’s offering to those who aspire to lead multi-dimensional organizations and take up future positions as top corporate honchos.
Competitors shall face grueling sessions to overcome challenges from every aspect of management – from finance to marketing, strategy to operations, systems to HR. Your ability to negotiate deals, build an efficient workforce and handle hostile situations shall define your path to success.
Second place means nothing in this contest where the winner takes it all. Do you have what it takes to beat the elite?
“Money was never a big motivation for me…. The real excitement is playing the game.”
Comprising of a series of elaborate and deceptive financial challenges, ‘Chasing Margins’ is the ultimate test of participants’ financial dexterity. This innovative masterpiece requires participants to work intricately with fund raising instruments, manage liquidity positions, use return-maximisation tools and employ viable investment strategies.
This event is not about textbook knowledge! Intuition and skill are necessary but not sufficient conditions for success in this nerve-racking mammoth of an event. Only true financial genius can pass unscathed through this financial masterpiece.
“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.”
An exhaustive marketing experience, Marketmania is every marketer’s dream and nightmare combined. Ranging from product conceptualisation and market entry to advertisement creation and retail selling, the event encourages out-of-the-box thinking in every aspect of marketing.
Participants must decipher consumer behaviour patterns and ever-changing market challenges to win this creative masterpiece. Further, this test of creativity and innovation encourages participants to showcase awe-inspiring ideas, besides requiring them to put into action their skills of negotiation.
LAUNCHPAD: The B-Plan Competition
‘An idea without action is like a bow without an arrow’.
Launch-pad provides a platform for budding entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel of incubators and angel investors. In addition to prize money, the winner will be given access to high quality mentoring and incubation assistance to help transform the idea into enterprise.
Launch-pad seeks to offer a helping hand and guide entrepreneurs who are facing operational difficulties. The event is open to those B-plans in their idea generation stage and also to those start-ups in their first 12 months of operation. The winner of Launch-pad shall also be provided with publicity assistance through an article with one of our associated media partners.
*Final decisions with regards to finalising angel investment and media publicity shall be at the professional discretion of the angel investor and media partner respectively.
Traders Trap -Stocks and Derivatives Challenge
"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton
Number crunching, chart reading, fundamental analysis, economy watch and much more, ‘Traders Trap’ is unlike your conventional mock-stocks. A simulation of real-world financial markets, the event shall take participants on a roller-coaster ride as they struggle to maintain profits and turnaround losses.
One week of intense online real-time trading is what it takes to make it to SRCC’s first-ever derivatives trading game. High risks with higher volatility leaves little margin for error. The team that overcomes price pitfalls and market traps shall emerge as the triumphant trader.
Meridian: The Business Quiz
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.”
From Drucker to Chanakya, from the 80-20 Rule to the Network Effect, this quiz promises to be an extravaganza of business and management as the brightest minds from India’s premier institutes fight it out for the top honors.
Nail biting tension, hushed tones, high stakes prize money, and a star quiz master: there cannot be a better recipe for a quiz competition!
A series of on-the-spot (OTS) events shall be held across all three days of the Business Conclave. No online prelims or prior preparation is needed for these events. Presence on campus is a necessary but not sufficient condition to success. The desire to succeed combined with the participants’ skill and presence of mind shall help you sail through and win exciting prizes.
OTS events have been designed to test a vast variety of managerial skills through exciting games and challenges. The broad areas that the OTS events cover include:
1. Innovation and Technology
2. Economics and Money
3. Human Resources Management
4. Media and Communications
5. Operations Management
6. Taxation Planning
7. Retail Selling
8. Networking Skills
9. Logical Reasoning
10. Statistical Analysis
For more details on OTS events visit www.businessconclave.com
Business Conclave Prizes
The winners and the runners-up of the Flagship, Speciality and On-the-spot events shall be awarded prizes in cash and in kind. Certificates shall also be given.
College Prize: The Business Conclave Shield
The finalists of all flagship and speciality events will earn ‘Shield Points’. The shield points shall be awarded to the teams in descending order of their rankings. The team with Rank 1 shall have maximum advantage in this case.
The shield points earned by a college across all events shall be totalled. The college that secures the highest total shall be awarded the prestigious ‘Business Conclave Shield’.
1. SRCC and cross-college teams are NOT eligible for the Business Conclave Shield. They shall stand eligible for individual prizes only.
2. Therefore, shield points will be allotted only to those finalist teams that are not from SRCC and are not a cross-college team.
For example, if there are 8 finalists and the SRCC/cross-college team falls 6th, the shield points originally allocable to Team 6 will go to the 7th position team, and the points of Team 7 will go to the 8th Team. The shield points originally allocable to Team 8 shall stand void.
3. In the event of a tie in total shield points, the winning college shall be decided on the basis of the shield points secured by their corresponding winners and runners up only.
Eg: If 2 colleges are tied at 340 points, only the 1st and 2nd Place position shield points will be considered in deciding the winning team.
1. The Business Conclave will be held from 4th to 6th February, 2012.
2. Outstation teams shall be provided assistance with accommodation for the above mentioned dates only. For more details contact our Public Relations and Hospitality Heads.
3. Participants must bring their college identification cards along with them in order to facilitate speedy disbursement of prize money.
4. Certain Flagship and Speciality events have online preliminary rounds. Details of prelims and their deadlines shall be put up on our website: www.businessconclave.com.
5. In case of any conflicts, the decision of the judges and the organisers is final and binding.
Archit Kumar Calvin John Pinto Rohit Murmuria
Head, Business Conclave Head, Business Conclave Head, Business Conclave
(+91-9971605868) (+91-7838960662) (+91-9555548422)
Mallika Arora Tariq Musthafa
Head, Public Relations Head, Hospitality
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