Press Release


It is our pleasure to inform you that Calicut Management Association(CMA) is one of the most vibrant Local Management Associations (LMAs) affiliated to the All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. Set up in 1996 at Calicut, CMA is a body of management experts, professional managers, entrepreneurs, businessmen and academicians interested in promoting the cause of professional management. CMA’s flagship event, the ANNUAL MANAGEMENT CONVENTION is held every year. Over the years, many luminaries had addressed our Annual Management Conventions.

The 19th Annual Management Convention(AMC) will be held on 13th  and 14th February,2016 at Taj Gateway, Kozhikode. The theme of the convention is “ SMART & HAPPY KOZHIKODE- WAY AHEAD”.

The Inaugural Session will be on 13th February,2016 followed by  three Technical Sessions and the Valedictory Session on 14th February,2016. Dr.E.Sreedharan, Principal Consultant, DMRC has kindly consented to be Chief Guest and deliver the Keynote Address. Hon.Mayor of Kozhikode Shri. V K C Mammed Koya has agreed to be the Guest of Honour at the Inaugural Session. Sri. A Pradeep Kumar, MLA, Sri. Sanjay Grover, Director – Al India Management Association, Dr. V K S Menon, Management Consultant will offer felicitations

The technical sessions on 14th February, 2016 will be handled by renowned experts in their respective fields. We have Dr,Saji Gopinath from IIM(K) and Past President of CMA, Mr.Raj B R from Wipro Smart City Consulting, Mr.Prasad Unnikrishnan from KPMG, Mr.Abdul Malik-Town Planner, Kozhikode, Dr.Vinod Bhattahiripad, International Cyber Forensic Consultant, Dr.D.Atmadev,Director Samskar Re-engieering and  Mrs.Indira Krishnakumar, Membership Secretary(Red.), Dept. of Posts, Govt. of India, will address different sessions.

Dr.Suresh Menon, renowned neurologist, currently serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada will be the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Session and will speak on “Science of Happiness”.


About the Theme

Kozhikode – a city of diverse beliefs, traditions and customs and a model for peaceful co-existence is known as “City of Truth”. Calicut Management Association( CMA) thought it appropriate to  theme its 19th Annual Management Convention as “ Smart & Happy Kozhikode – Way Ahead”.

By “smartly” integrating physical, social, institutional and economic infrastructure with judicious use of technology, our cities will develop into world class cities that attract investment while providing a “happy” and livable space to its people. To enhance the living experience, it is necessary to develop a comprehensive plan embracing the interests and concerns of stakeholders living in the city. The challenges for formulating and implementing the Smart City programme with the ultimate aim of enhancing the “happiness index” will be addressed by experts from various walks of life. The convention will deliberate on formulating a Vision for the city within its constraints and developing a sustainable model for shaping Kozhikode into a Smart City and City of Happiness.

The convention will be beneficial to all those in the fields of professional management, management education and planning besides Govt. departments, non – profit organizations and entrepreneurs.

For details, please contact:

  • Sathish Kumar, President, CMA Mob: 94470 22400
  • Mr. K.A Ajayan, Chairman, Annual Management Convention Mob:   70343 72121
  • Sujith Kumar T N, Secretary, CMA Mob: 94473 83666
  • Adv. A. Dinesh, Convener, Annual Management Convention Mob: 98461 47531


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