The economy is growing rapidly in India and the country is at a notable inflection point. Indeed, with about 300 million smartphone users and over half a billion internet users1, India is proving to be a significant player on the global stage.
In order to update students on India’s financial strength, and the importance of the global markets and economy, the Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research (TIMSR) in Mumbai, India organised the Finance Conclave held on 31 August 2019.
The theme of this year’s Finance Conclave was “The Pull and the Power of New Age India: Investment Magnet of the World”. Various industry experts and business professionals were invited, including the guest of honour — Professor Abhishek Bhati, Campus Dean and Head of Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement at James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore.
(From left to right: Dr Pankaj Natu, Director and Professor at Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research; Mr Manoj Sathe, Vice-President at NSDL; and Professor Abhishek Bhati, Campus Dean and Head of Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement at James Cook University in Singapore)
Drawing upon his knowledge of business development and economics, Professor Bhati spoke about mega trends of consumerism and how they help to map global business behaviour.
After the event, Professor Bhati commented, “I think the Finance Conclave is a very relevant and timely event for the new-age India, especially in how further investment can be brought into the country, but more importantly in how we can power economic growth.”
Moreover, a group of students from TIMSR visited our Singapore campus in early September. During this time, they were given a presentation by Dr Desti Kannaiah, Senior Lecturer in Business at JCU in Singapore, on “Innovation and Challenges in Global Business Management” as well as a presentation by Dr T. Y. Thong, Lecturer in Business at JCU in Singapore, on “Banking & Finance Management”.
Just as we can look towards the new-age India for inspiration and growth, the students from TIMSR explored our heritage and learnt more about our rich culture and values.
On 6 September, Professor Bhati also attended the International Conference on “Recent Trends on Global Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Research,” organised by the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Alagappa University located in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
(Professor Abhishek Bhati at the International Conference on “Recent Trends on Global Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Research”)
The conference aimed to provide a platform for academics, researchers and students to present studies and findings in the field of tourism and hospitality, particularly those related to the use of Sustainable Tourism Development Practices. After all, the concept of sustainable tourism is growing in importance, so as to combat the pressing challenges faced by our planet and future.
Professor Bhati kicked things off at the conference with his keynote address, which outlined an innovative approach for the tourism sector to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Overall, these efforts showcase James Cook University’s commitment to international engagement, along with our involvement and impact in happenings beyond the borders of our campus.
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