SCMS Cochin School of Business is hosting a National Conference, Finesse 2015, which focuses on the crucial element of economic growth; Infrastructure. The conference “Infrastructure Financing – The Key to Sustainable Growth” will be held on 13th March when all roads will lead to the institute’s campus. Given the significance of the conference it is expected to draw renowned names in the industry, academia and research besides students who stand to gain a lot from the experience.
India is aiming for massive economic growth in the near future, but for that to happen we need to have a concentrated focus on infrastructure. While it is seen that the demand for infrastructure is growing, the supply has been more or less stagnant. And one of the major roadblocks for that has been the financing for infrastructure. The conference will aim to address that and several other issues, which pose a challenge to growth of infrastructure and thereby the economy.
The idea behind the one day event is to bring different stakeholders on a common platform and have them share ideas that can help create a roadmap for infrastructure financing. Given the relevance of the topic, it’s only natural that the conference has drawn big names related to infrastructure. The much anticipated inaugural session will bring together the likes of Mr. Elias George, IAS, MD, Kochi Metro and Mr. V. G. Mathew, MD & CEO, South Indian Bank.
Some of the other big names that the event has drawn include Mr. Venugopal C. Govind, FCA, Managing Partner, Varma & Varma & Patron Finance Forum, SCMS, Mr. Abraham Thariyan, Ex. E.D, SIB, Mr. Giby Mathew, MD, Celebrus Capital Limited, Mr. Anod Radhakrishnan, AVP, HDFC bank, Mr. Jyothi Kumar, E.D., KSIDC, Mr. Jaikrishnan G, Director, KPMG and Mr. A.V. Jose, Associate Professor, SSTM.
Together with faculty members from the institute, these distinguished guests will talk about different aspects of infrastructure financing and share their own experience with the participants. The day’s activities have been divided into sessions that will cover practically everything, from the “Role of Banks/Financial Institutions in Infrastructure Funding” to the “Role of Institutional Facilitators in Infrastructure Development”.
Keeping the discussion timely, Budget implications on infrastructure projects will be discussed by Mr. Arihant Jain. Thus overall the conference will strive to find solutions to the difficulties involved in infrastructure financing with the help of knowledge sharing amongst the stalwarts in research, academia and industry. What’s more, it will offer a dynamic learning experience for the participants who can get insight into the world of infrastructure from the experts.