India Business Conference - Ann Arbor & India
The India Business Conference (IBC) brings together students,
business leaders, academics, policy makers, and prominent management
thinkers in a forum that encourages thought-provoking discussions
about India and its relationship with the United States as well as
the global economy.
In recognition of the growing role that India plays on the world stage, a different theme each year focuses attention on the opportunities and challenges that India faces in an evolving global economy.
Now in its fourth year, the annual conference provides hundreds of students from various countries and leaders across different disciplines meaningful discussion on the many challenges facing India, the United States, and the world. It provides a meeting place to uncover business opportunities and to promote unlimited learning.
The conference was envisioned by Ross School Professor M.S. Krishnan and Ross School alumni Ritesh Bawri (MBA ’01) as a way that the University of Michigan, a world-renowned academic institution, could act as a bridge between businesses and the emerging Indian marketplace. In 2009, with the support of the late Ross School Professor C.K. Prahalad, the first Indian Business Conference was held at the Ross School in Ann Arbor, drawing widespread media coverage. In 2010, the India Business Conference expanded with events held in both Ann Arbor and India.
"A well-organized conference that benefits both the Alumni and others who are interested in developing out nation. Several insightful talks and sessions."
Aravind Srinivasan // Director-Projects, Aravind Eye Care System
"Kudos for organizing such a wonderful event. All the sessions were insightful, sharp and engaging. The moderators did a wonderful job. I simply could not bring myself to walk away from the program, despite other pressing engagements."
Chandru Badrinarayanan // Senior Director, Institutional SME Ratings, CRISIL