International Business Conclave 2019-20

9th July’2019

Symbiosis Center for Management Studies –Pune had oganised their ‘ International Business Conclave’ on 19th July’2019. The Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker for the conclave was Dr. Naushad Forbes , Co- Chairman , Forbes Marshall.

The theme for the IB Conclave was – INDIA’S WORLD: CAN WE MAKE THE 21ST CENTURY OURS

Dr.Naushad was an occasional Lecturer and Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 1987 to 2004 where he developed courses on Technology in Newly Industrializing Countries. He received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees from Stanford University.

In recognition of his services to Industry including teaching and research in Industrial Engineering, Naushad Forbes was awarded the Doctoral Degree honoris causa by the School of Social and Political Science from the University of Edinburgh on 8th July 2019. 

Dr.Naushad is on the Board of several educational institutions and public companies. He is the Chairman of Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research in Pune.

Dr.Naushad has long been an active member of CII and has at various times chaired the National Committees on Higher Education, Innovation, Technology and International Business. He was President of CII from 2016 – 17.

 His address , major findings and opinions for making the 21st Century ours was very insightful and remarkable especially the learnings that can be drawn upon from the global leaders of the past.

The session was highly interactive as the students asked many relevant questions about the future of India and had received highly satisfactory answer from Dr. Naushad Forbes.