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GBF2015

Imagine. Innovate. Achieve.

Welcome to GBF 2015

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Development, now a days, seems to have become the agenda only of the government. GBF was conceptualised to change that. Our trilogy, academia, industry and government was aligned together to make it everyone’s agenda and become a people’s movement.

To get a snapshot of the three-day event at Goa through this five minute film here.

To watch webcast of all the keynote sessions, click here.

To view the event in pictures, click here.

For a snapshot of the faculty and alumni innovators showcasing at GBF take a look at some of the video’s uploaded in our YouTube channel here.

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The BIG FAT IITBAA JAMBOREE

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GBF opened to a full house on first-day-first-show and lasted till last-day-last-show. What took approximately 1 year in the planning with close to 200 conference calls between over 100 volunteers in 3000 man-hours of ideating and working together for this one event. Granted that along with several hits, GBF 2015  had its share of misses but if one was to take a telescopic view, here is what the scale of the event looked like:-

 

Program Highlights:- 

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Registration Highlights

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Opportunities that GBF 2015 has created:-

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GBF IN THE NEWS

 

Coverage for GBF from both print as well as Television networks. Four of five top English mainline newspapers,- The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express and The Hindu wrote extensively about different facets of GBF. Four of five top Business media also covered GBF 2015 including The Economic Times, Hindu Business Line, Business Standard and Financial Express. Additional print coverage is awaited in Forbes, Fortune and Business World.

 

GBF received an overwhelming response from the top four English and Hindi news and business channels broadcasted across the globe including: CNBC TV18, Bloomberg TV, NDTV 24×7 and CNBC Awaaz. For the first time in news programming each of the fours news channel created branded GBF event to be telecast repeatedly during the GBF week. All this for no sponsorship charges, which validates the quality of the content the event produced.

 

Links of TV programs

 

If you missed out on attending this thoroughly engaging conversation ��at GBF 2015 which witnessed the first ever out-of studio NDTV production of “The Big Fight” where with ���Vikram Chandra, CEO of the ‎NDTV Group spoke with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and top defence manufacturers about a roadmap for defence production and ‘Make in India’. You can experience it here.

 

Catch excerpts of Manohar Parrikar, India’s Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, ‎Piyush Goyal (Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy), Suresh Prabhu (Railway Minister) and Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways in conversation with CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan here Other CNBC snapshot coverage can be viewed here and here

 

Watch excerpts of MoS Finance Jayant Sinha and Parag Saxena, Founder & CEO of New Silk Route in an exciting conversation with ‎Bloomberg TV India’s Executive Editor ‎Siddharth Zarabi at GBF 2015 India here

 

India’s Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar views about Make in India & Defence Indigenization at GBF 2015 can be viewed here

 

Watch MoS Finance Jayant Sinha shared his views about the BFSI sector, successes, opportunities which can be viewed here. In another excerpt Jayant Sinha, MoS Finance and Catch Prakash Javadekar talking about his successes, challenges and opportunities as Union minister for Environment and Forests with ‎Bloomberg TV India’s Executive Editor ‪‎Siddharth Zarabi  here.

 

Piyush Goyal’s (Union minister of Power coal and Renewable Energy) speech about India’s roadmap towards energy independence at GBF 2015 is available here

 

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Exclusive comments of Ministers in the CNBC coverage can be viewed here.

 

FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS

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GBF 2015 is a far-reaching initiative and will go a long way in proposing an integrated policy agenda that leverages India’s demographic dividend.  This is a great beginning and promises to be biggest and most ambitious forum for a dialog between government, industry and academia driving the nation’s growth.  The IIT Bombay DNA boasts of the best minds and this conglomeration at GBF 2015 of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists, philanthropists and key Government officials could spark and ignite innovative policy decisions that drive more job growth in tune with India’s economic growth.” – Dr. Romesh Wadhwani , Founder, Symphony technology Group

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“IIT Bombay is more than just a first class university, there are certain visions, viewpoints, opinions, externalities and most importantly spirit that charac terise its patrons, and this, makes it what it is. With departments specializing in engineering, design, management to humanities, this is as cosmopolitan an environment as there can be, when it comes to starting a business. The Global Business Forum was the stage that brought all of it together.

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To be selected in the first batch of interns to organize it, gave me certain bragging rights that few others can shoot down. The greatest thing that GBF offered was perhaps a short bioscope of what IIT Bombay is, was and will be, and that is a never ending hub of innovation! It dissolved the invisible barriers that silently restrict the interactions that happen between a bachelor and a PhD scholar or a current student with alum! It influenced me in far subtler ways, perhaps acting as a window to the life that awaits after I pass out. Meeting famous personalities, working with incredible peers and handling unpredictable tensions, these are what I’ll remember GBF by! But having said that, sweet is the fruit of adversity, the 3 days in Goa was worth all the hassle, for given the chance, I’d do it all over again���. Utsav Basak, IITB student and GBF intern

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