After eleven long years, Kerala has been appointed the destination for global connect. ‘Emerging Kerala – lobal Connect’ is being organised between the 12th and 14th of September 2012, wherein a bouquet of opportunities or the world to take note of will be showcased. With the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and the Defence Minister, Shri A.K. Anthony, themselves addressing the global corporate fraternity, the message will go out loud and clear that Kerala is the next big destination where corporate houses should explore opportunities, invest, and establish their business.
It is a proud occasion for us at SCMS-Cochin as well, since a group of students will be ushering in the guests, delegates, and dignitaries. All of us are absolutely excited about this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity on the sidelines of ‘Emerging Kerala’. After all… even Roger Federer learnt the professional nuances of tennis as a ball-boy at Wimbledon!
‘National Geographic – Traveller’ has selected Kerala as one of the ‘50 destinations of a lifetime’, and one of the 13 paradises in the world. We at SCMS-Cochin have had the opportunity of observing first-hand the tremendous pace with which Kerala has grown in the tourism space; in the process, creating some of the world’s most enchanting infrastructure, and churning out some very interesting exotic markets. The ‘Kerala Tourism Mart’ – a biennial trade fair – today figures prominently on the global tourism trade circuit.
SCMS-Cochin has given us students this promising opportunity to be under the same roof with some of the great management gurus, speakers, and leaders of our times, like Mr. Chandra Shekhar Verma, Chairman – SAIL, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Mr. S.D. Shibulal, CEO- Infosys, and Dr. E. Sreedharan, the legendary founder of Delhi Metro.
We are also confident of gaining immensely from the perspective of the international leaders, with H.E Mr. He Duanqui, Vice Governor of Yunnan province, leading the China delegation. There is a long list of eminent corporate and political personalities from Canada, Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Oman and Germany, amongst other nations as well.
We are currently being put through a special training session at SCMS-Cochin in terms of formal etiquettes and communication while interacting with personalities of international eminence. We are deeply conscious that we are not only representing SCMS-Cochin, but Kerala and India as well. ‘Emerging Kerala’ is not only a golden opportunity for Kerala but a stepping stone for management students like us. We at SCMS-Cochin intend making our institute, state and country proud, in the process play our small part in ‘ushering-in’ a new era of trade, culture, and global connect for Kerala.
Batch of 2012-14, SCMS-Cochin