2nd INDIA BUSINESS LITERATURE FESTIVAL to be held at Pune on 5 October at CoEP

Pune : The second edition of the India Business Literature Festival (IBLF) will be hosted on Saturday 5th October 2019 at College of Engineering Pune (COEP). Renowned and acclaimed business writers will come together for this day-long event, informed by Sameer Dua, bestselling author and Founder Director of Institute of Generative Leadership and Dr B B Ahuja, Director of COEP in the press conference.

This year, the IBLF will host eminent speakers like Padma Vibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, eminent scientist, Mr Kiran Karnik, former president of NASSCOM, Prof. Jyoti Tilak, Director of ICFAI Business School, Dr B B Ahuja, Director of COEP, Ravi Pandit, Co-Founder of KPIT, Pune, Dr Shirish Joble, Faculty member at ICFAI Business School, R Gopalkrishnan, Auther and corporate adviser, Kishore Chakrborti, Author and consumer reader, Jayaram Easwaran, Author and Management Consultant, Aparna Piramal Raje, Author, Aashish Chopra, Award winning Viral Video Marketer, Atul Khanna, Founder Tooltech Global Engineering, Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean and Professor at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Dr Ganesh Natarajan, founder of 5F world, Pavan Lall, Author and Senior Journalist, Pralhad Kakkar, Indian Ad Film Maker, Shashank Shah, Author and Editor, Sailaja Manacha, Psychotherapist, Narendra Goidani, Author and Life Skill Coach, Mukta Mahajani, Lawyer and Best Selling Author will speak in the festival.

Sameer Dua further added, “We have received a fabulous response from the authors and publishers alike and that is a testimony to the need for a festival dedicated to business literature. IBLF is soon emerging as a platform like no other for business authors to showcase their work; to present literature that impacts business theory and practice, and to foster a love for business writing and reading. The format for the one day festival will be like TED/TEDx, where each author will be provided a maximum of 18 minutes to powerfully present their idea. This will ensure that the audience is well captivated through the day long sessions.

Dr B B Ahuja said, “Like last year, we are delighted to be associated with the IBLF. It is and absolutely unique offering and the COEP takes pleasure in supporting and parterning with them. The format of this event is also very different from a standard literature festival and we belive going forward, people will look up to IBLF present high quality content.”

IBLF is a one-stop destination for celebrities from the world of business, heads of organizations, and other prominent citizens of the city, to showcase their writing that has had a formative influence on modern business theory and practice. These publications describe how businesses operate and how they ought to operate. IBLF is the brain child of Sameer Dua, bestselling author and Founder Director of Institute of Generative Leadership; Aruna Katara, President, Hope Foundation and Research Centre and Anurag Batra, Chairperson & Editor-in-Chief of BW Businessworld.

The Presenting Sponsor of IBLF is IBS (ICFAI Business School), powered by College of Engineering, Pune and Associate Sponsor is BW Business World. The other sponsorship partners include- Institute of Generative Leadership (Knowledge Partner), International Institute of Information Technology (Academic Partner), College of Engineering Pune (Venue Partner), kool-ex (Logistics Partner) and Featherlite (Lifestyle Partner), NASSCOM (Ecosystem Partner), OnlineBusiness.org (Website Partner), TiE Pune (Outreach Partner) and Mazaana (Goody bag Partner).

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