Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance Business Conclave –Samavesh’18

UMG Business Conclave –Samavesh’18

August 8, 2018 

Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance, (X-UMG) will be hosting its annual business conclave, Samavesh, on August 10th, 2018, which is organised with the aim of facilitating greater interaction between students, academia and the industry. The conclave intends to induce the students of UMGto deliberate over the theme for the event, which is, “‘Complex Cities– Managing Urban Challenges”.

Many of the economic, social and environmental challenges that we are facing have a strong urban dimension. Rapid population growth, aging population, shrinking and growing cities, climate change, biodiversity loss, disaster risks, migration, unemployment, and social exclusion are some of the major problems affecting citizens living in the urban environment. Thus, making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is a global objective that requires innovative and integrated solutions, by promoting multi-stakeholder cooperation within a multi-level governance framework.

The conclave will be graced by several eminent industry veterans who will be addressing this issue and sharing their perspective with the students. The speakers include, Mr.Susanta Sharma (Head, Global Alliance-Smart Cities, TATA Projects), CA Shomdip Ghosh (Darashaw), Mr.KamleshYagnik (Chief Resilience Officer, 100 Resilient Cities, Surat), Ms. Annie Philip (Lead, Compliance and Regulatory Policy, Saahas Zero Waste), Mr. RipuBhanjan Singh (Monitoring and Evaluation/Knowledge Management Specialist, USAID), Mr. Sai VidyaSagarManthina (Vice President, FluentGrid Ltd.) and Mr. Kiran Kumar HM (Deputy General Manager, Smart Cities and Safe City, L&T).

XUB believes in offeringa platform for quality discussions on emerging issues and trends. The university organises a plethora of superlative conclaves to ameliorate the students’ learning experience. Samaveshis one such business conclave aimed at providing an enriching interactive session with respect to managing urban challenges.


Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. XUB is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution imparting professional and technical education. XUB has 8 Schools that offer world-class education in different fields. XIMB offers an MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs. Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR), erstwhile XIMB-HRM, offers the MBA-HRM program. MBA-RM is offered by the Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM), erstwhile XIMB-RM. MBF- Master of Business Finance is offered by Xavier School of Commerce, MBA-SM by Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) and MBA-UMG by Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance. The Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier School of Commerce, Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance, Xavier School of Economics, Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Xavier School of Communications offer different postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

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