23rd Annual Management Convention


22nd–  23rd February 2020, Hotel Taj Gateway, Kozhikode


Calicut Management Association (CMA), founded in 1996 at Calicut, is one of the most vibrant Local Management Associations (LMAs) affiliated to All India Management Association (AIMA). CMA is holding its flagship event, the Annual Management Convention (AMC) on 22nd  – 23rd February’2020 at Taj Gateway, Kozhikode with the inaugural session on 22nd and six technical sessions and valedictory session on 23rd February’2020.

The theme of the Convention is “Emerging Technology Trends: Reshaping Business and Management”.  

The Annual Management Convention (AMC) is prestigious event of CMA. During the Annual Management Convention, we focus on a theme that is relevant to the times and experts from those domains share their experiences. The Annual Management Convention of CMA have been receiving overwhelming response from the delegates.


Technology in business is a growing necessity. The business world is leaning more and more toward it. Innovation breeds business, and since technology paves the way for it, it can be gathered here that business needs innovation driven by technology to sustain and remain competitive.

Business concepts and models are getting revolutionized with the introduction of technology. Technology is continuously driving and giving new dimensions on doing business by providing faster, more convenient, and more efficient way of doing business.  Future is set to witness an increase in technology-driven organizations, as more businesses embark on the digital transformation journey. With Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Analytics and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is poised to usher in a new way of doing business, traditional business processes is all set for a major shift.

Advancements in natural language processing and sentiment analysis will revolutionize the service industry. And it won’t be long before the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a standard in every industry demanding organizations to make significant investments of time and capital in IoT, Data Analytics and AI.

The management convention aims at bringing together people from business and management fraternity to deliberate and share their knowledge and experience ranging from recent trends in technology shaping business and management. This convention aims at bringing together the best minds, both in corporate and academic worlds, to one forum to discuss the issues, challenges, strategies and recent technology trends in the area of business and management. The scope includes the technology impacts on Human Resources Management, Marketing, Finance and Operations.

CMA, with its commitment to support the development of a thriving entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem is confident that the convention will be beneficial to early and established entrepreneurs, startups, students, industries in the medium and small-scale sector, business and trade organizations, investment and teaching community.

Inaugural Session: 22nd February’2020, 6.00 PM, Hotel Taj Gateway, Kozhikode.

Participation: CMA Members & Guests(By Invitation Only)

Chief Guest: Mr. R Gopalakrishnan, Author & Corporate Advisor, CEO – The Mindworks

Keynote Address  : “Shaping Business Institutions for the Future”

Guest of Honour :  Mr. E. S. Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited

Keynote Address  : “Emerging Technology Trends: Reshaping Business and Management.”Shaping Business Institutions for the Future”

Special Guest :  Dr. Debashis Chatterjee, Director – IIM Kozhikode

Release of three books of the series “Shapers of Business Institutions” Co-Authored by Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

Delegate Session: 23rd February’2020, 9:00 AM, Hotel Taj Residency, Kozhikode.

Participation: By Registration

The Delegate Session will have a Keynote Address, five Technical Sessions and Valedictory Session.   Each technical session is of 45 minutes with additional 15 minutes for interaction.

Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker – Technical Session 1 :  Mr. Sunil K Alagh, Founder – SKA Advisors & Former Managing Director Britannia Industries Limited.

Technical Session 2

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Alok Agrawal, Managing Partner – The Growth Labs, Ex – Network18, ZEE Media, Cheil & WPP

Topic: “Digital Transformation & Impact to Business”

Technical Session 3

Keynote Speaker: Dr. O. A. Balasubramaniam, Managing Director, – Roots Cast Pvt Ltd.

Topic: “Emerging Technology Trends : Operational Excellence 4.0”

Technical Session 4

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sridhar Parthasarathy, CEO – Purple Team Cyber Security Consultants.

Topic: “Cybersecurity & You: Management Challenges in protecting your business in a connected world”

Technical Session 5

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Satheesh Nair, Design Consultant, Trainer, Digital & Product Designer. Fmr. Executive Director, Experience Design – Ernst & Young

Topic: “Design for Convergence – Experience Design opportunities in the age of Exponential Technologies”

Technical Session 6 – Panel Discussion

“Emerging Technology Trends:  Innovation, Startup & Social Entrepreneurship”

Moderator:  Mr. Sridhar Guda, Prof. Marketing. IIM Kozhikode


Mr.  Abhishek Nath, MD & CEO, Ixora Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Arun Hari, Co-Founder & Vice President Agrima Infotech India Private Limited

Ms. Lakshmi Menon, Founder, The Pure Living.

Valedictory Session: 4.30 PM

Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker: Mr . Sajith Sivanandan, Managing Director & Business Head – Google Pay, Google India


For Registrations/Clarifications Contact :

E-mail : cma.calicut@gmail.com
Phone  : 0495-2366726
Mr. Kaushik Sampath, Treasurer: 98460 90900
Warm regards,

Dr. Saji Kuriakose      Mr. K.A. Ajayan      Mr. Anil Balan          Mr. Asif Theyampatti

President- CMA            Chairman – AMC      Convenor- AMC                Secretary – CMA

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