Lattice - Annual Business Conclave

The MBAEx batch of 2022, successfully conducted Lattice-2022, IIM Calcutta’s Annual Business Conclave in its campus on March 12th 2022. The highly successful event attracted interest and participation from many of the industry stalwarts, students of top educational institutions as well as corporates. Now in its 13th year, Lattice has steadily grown in reputation to become one of the most awaited business events amongst all management institutions in the country.

This year, Lattice was one of the first events held in a physical form among the Top management institutes in the country after a two-year hiatus as a consequence of the pandemic. The conclave aimed at providing a unique platform for industry leaders, business heads and policy makers of the country to drive forward innovative ideas and foster a shared vision for a better, brighter and rejuvenated India. The 2022 chapter of Lattice came forward with the theme of "Reinventing India: Innovative| Entrepreneurial| Sustainable", with a focus on Innovative solutions driven by technology and entrepreneurial mind set to drive sustainable businesses and realize India’s 2030 vision.

The Keynote Speaker and Chief guest for the event, Dr. Anup Kumar Sinha, Non-Executive (Independent) Chairman of Bandhan Bank, stressed upon the importance of being able to be self-sufficient and embracing the idea of entrepreneurship to take India forward in the new decade.

Lattice’22 was an assemblage of influential leaders and distinguished personalities from diverse industries and backgrounds to exchange ideas and share their insights as part of the Speaker sessions and panel discussions. Some of the notable speakers at the event included Mr. Dhiraj Rajaram, CEO and Founder of Mu Sigma, Mr. Anamitra Chatterjee, an Accredited Executive Coach at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, UK, and Mr. Anant Deshpande, Co-Founder and COO of Finbox, one of the fastest growing Fintech start-ups in the country.

This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic ‘Vision 2030: challenges on the road to a $10trillion economy’. The participants of the discussion included Mr Anurag Dua - Partner, Consulting at EY LLP, Mr. Rajat Deshpande – the co-founder and CEO of Finbox and Mr. Sandeep Fuller, Project Director at SYSTRA.

Two competitions – Gray Matters, a business case competition and Jigyaasa – A business quiz competition was also held under the aegis of Lattice 2022. The events garnered overwhelming responses from educational institutions and corporates from all around the country and attracted participation of almost 1400 different teams from various elite institutions. The great event was capped off with a stand-up comedy act by one of India’s most popular stand-up comics, Anirban Dasgupta.

MBAEx is IIM Calcutta's 1-year Full-Time residential MBA program, accredited by top global agencies such as AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. The program consistently features in the Financial Times Ranking of "Top 100 Global MBA programmes''. The batch of 2022 comprises an eclectic mix of students with work experience ranging from 5 to 17 years in diverse sectors such as IT, Energy & Power, Manufacturing, Shipping, Defence, Healthcare, Analytics, Consulting, Automotive and Finance.