AIM Higher Leaders Conference 2019

As part of the Alumni Homecoming activities, the Alumni Association of AIM, Inc. (AAAIM) in partnership with the Federation of AIM Alumni Associations (FAIM) staged the “AIM Higher Leaders Conference” last February 20, 2019 at the Stephen Fuller Hall of the Asian Institute of Management.

AIM President and Dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang, AAAIM Chairman, Diosdado M. Domingo and FAIM Chairperson, Nguyen Thi Thuan gave the welcoming remarks.

Main speakers during the conference were:

“New Management Tools for the Chaotic 21st C. Asia: The Case of Crazy Rich Asians” by Prof. Federico “Poch” Macaranas, PhD, Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB)

“Sustainable Finance” by Dr. Felipe Calderon, Head, Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB)

“Disaster, Risk and Crisis Management” by Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Head, Zuellig School of Development Management (ZSDM)

“Big Data, Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Dr. Christopher Monterola, Head, School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

“Asian Emergence 2019 and Beyond”by Prof. Richard L. Cruz, MBM 1997, School of Executive Education (ExecEd)

The speakers shared their knowledge, insights and experiences with more than 100 students, guests and alumni. An informative Q&A portion followed with 2019 Triple A awardees Joey Lim, MBM 1988, Raul Anthony Concepcion, EMBA 2001, Jose Magsaysay, ME 2001, Dr. Kartika Antono, MM 1989, FAIM Heads Dani Firmansjah, MM 1994 (Indonesia) and Nikhil Kamath, MBM 1998 (India) and AIM Alumni Leaders Rowena Palmiery-Bayoneta, MBM 1992, Corazon Jimenez, AAAIM Vice Chair, Padi Padilla, MDM 2002, and Greg Atienza, MBM 1983 who were chosen to be panelist/reactors.

The conference was the brainchild of the FAIM Secretary General, Mr. Greg Atienza, MBM 1983 which was supported by the FAIM Board of Trustees and AAAIM Board of Directors. He also served as the emcee and moderator of the conference.

This conference aims to update AIM Alumni regarding latest management trends in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.; to provide alumni a better understanding of how AIM thought leadership is responding to the challenging times through its various offerings; to give alumni an excellent opportunity to network with the new AIM Faculty and to renew ties with fellow AIM Alumni leaders from around the world.

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