LIBA regularly organizes various conferences in order to get the students involved in serious discussion and analysis of critical issues of current relevance to the corporate world. They also get an opportunity to interact with prominent corporate leaders and eminent academicians. The conferences engage young talent to confront challenges innate to their personal development and professional career. Initiated and organized by the students themselves, these conferences constitute the most resourceful means of acquiring managerial experience and expertise outside the academic curricula.
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) has been organizing various programs and activities to promote business ethics and good corporate governance among its stakeholders, particularly the students.
One such program is the annual Business Ethics Conference (BEACON) which we have been organizing since 2007.
From 2007, BEACON has been deliberating on various issues including inclusive growth and sustainability in all spheres of management.
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) organized its flagship event, the Annual Business Ethics Conference, BEACON on March 12th, 2021, at OAT, LIBA. This year’s topic was “Ethics of Leadership during the Pandemic”.
THE SPEAKERS AT BEACON 2021
Mr. Arjun Ananth, CEO,
Medall Healthcare Pvt. Ltd,
Mr. Sujith Kumar,
AVP and HR Business Leader, Infosys Ltd and Founder, Maatram Foundation.
INSIGHT – The National Management Symposium, is a flagship event organized by LIBA every year, where Industry stalwarts and practioners deliberate on contemporary issues and challenges that Businesses face during the changing times.
The theme of Insight 20-21 was, “Sailing through the Storm: Leadership During Crisis” was conducted on the 22nd January 2021 at Residency Towers, T Nagar, Chennai.
Thiru. Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan, Minister of Tamil Official Language & Tamil Culture, Government of Tamil Nadu graced the event as the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address. Rev. Dr. Joe Arun SJ, Director of LIBA, welcomed the gathering and Rev. Dr. Francis Xavier SJ, Rector and Chairman of LIBA presided over the event.
The day was divided into two panel discussions. Panel Discussion I focussed on the topic, ‘Managing People during Challenging Times’ Mr. Jayan Narayanan, Managing Partner of Toss the Coin moderated the discussion, while Mr. Arun Miranda Chairman and Managing Director of Astrotech Steel Private Limited and Mr. Swaminathan, Founder and CEO, Aspire Ventures were the distinguished panellists. The perspectives shared by the panel were oriented towards the challenges faced by organisations in managing human resources, especially during the times of crisis, like Covid 19.
Panel discussion II, which started in the afternoon explored the topic, ‘Marketing through Crisis’. The distinguished panel comprised of Mr. Steve Borgia Chairman & Managing Director of INDeco Leisure Hotels and Mr. Cornelius Bernard, Managing Director at Ibhar Technologies and Health Pastures, Chennai as panellists while Mr. Cyril Rex Fernando, Founder and Managing partner of On Point Consultancy was the Moderator. The panel discussed on the crisis that marketing departments in organisations faced during the Covid crisis.
The Budget Analysis-2021 panel discussion session was hosted by LIBA and was organized by the finesse club
The Budget Analysis-2021 panel discussion session was hosted by LIBA and was organized by the finesse club. Rev. Fr. Director. C Joe Arun SJ, welcomed the gathering and set the tone for the panel discussion. Three eminent speakers representing the investment market, industry and Chartered Accounting and Research firm, addressed in the panel discussion. Mr. G Chokkalingam, Founder of Equinomics Research and Advisory Ltd, Mumbai, represented the investment market and statistically highlighted the robust nature of the Indian economy and stock market and their recent performance in comparison with most developed nations. Mr. Arun Bharathi, Founder and MD of Bharathi Homes & Realtors Pvt. Ltd, orated the impact of on real estate industry with respect to Union Budget’2021. Mr. CA Divakar Vijayasarathy, Managing Partner at DVS Advisors LLP, registered his views on the budget from a tax payer’s perspective. Ms. Arthi from F’20 batch shared the reflections and key takeaways from the session, which was followed by the Q&A session, moderated by Dr.M.P. Pandikumar, Associate Professor and Area Chair- Finance. The students actively participated in Q&A session. The session concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr.M.P.Pandikumar, Associate Professor and Area Chair- Finance.