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The 8th edition of the prestigious Indira Brand Slam- Summit & Awards 2021, presented by the Indira Group of Institutes (IGI), Pune was held on the 26th & 27th of February 2021 in a dazzling virtual ceremony.


Indira Brand Slam is a top-tier Marketing and Branding annual event featuring a confluence of ideas, opinions and insights of eminent business personalities from all spheres of the industry. Industry-Academia Interface has always been the strength of Indira Group which also ensures the best campus placements in India.


The event commenced with addresses by Prof. Chetan Wakalkar (Group Director, IGI) and other dignitaries followed by the Marketing Excellence Award ceremony. The awardees thanked IGI for the recognition especially for the efforts made during COVID19 and also shared their expertise through interactive sessions, followed by a Q & A section where they cleared the students' doubts.  


This year’s event was graced by GMs, CMOs, Branding Heads, Directors and Presidents of numerous super-brands including Paytm, Reckitt Benckiser, BIG FM, Tata Motors Ltd, Shree Maruti Courier Services Pvt. Ltd., Radio Mirchi, Myntra, Google, Sheroes Money, Cisco Systems, IBM, Godrej, Future Generali India Life Insurance, etc.


The dignitaries from the industry were:

Mr. Manish Gupta (Head of Supply Chain & Logistics General Manager - Operations, Paytm)

Mr. Sandeep Gupta (Global Brand Director Dettol, Reckitt Benckiser)

Mr. Manoj Lalwani (Chief Marketing Officer, Reliance BIG FM)

Mr. Sujan Roy (Head-Passenger Vehicles International Business, Tata Motors Ltd.)

Mr. Akhilesh Pandey (Regional Head- Rest of Maharashtra, Shree Maruti Courier Services Pvt. Ltd.)

Mr. Rishikar Krishna (Assistant Vice President- Brand Solutions, Radio Mirchi)

Mr. Achint Setia (Vice President and Head, Marketing, Myntra)

Mr. Guneet Singh (Head Marketing & Creative Solutions, Google)

Mr. Vaibhav Kathju (Co-Founder, SHEROES Money)

Ms. Anuja Mishra (Vice President and Head of Marketing for Personal Care & Hygiene, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.)

Ms. Kavyanidhi Narayan (Marketing Head - Collaboration Business, Cisco India & SAARC, Cisco Systems)

Mr. Kapil Budukh (General Manager- Marketing, Croma | A Tata Enter-prise)

Ms. Deepali Naair, Director - Marketing, India & South Asia (CMO), IBM)

Mr. Ashish Tiwari (Senior Vice President - Marketing and Digital, Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Ltd.)


The event was streamed lived on platforms such as Zoom, Facebook, & YouTube and was attended by more than 1500 management students of Indira Institute of Management Pune, Indira School of Business Studies, Indira Global Business School and Indira College of Engineering and Management, Pune. The event concluded on a high note with a promise to come back next year with more brands and business stalwarts.