ICON is an annual two days International Conference organized by School of Management. The conference aims to provide a platform for industry and academia to share their thoughts on latest innovations, challenges and trends on diverse themes. The themes of ICON have always been contemporary and divergent. The conference is marked by talks by experts and plenary sessions where delegates from industry and academia present papers on various tracks. These sessions are chaired by well-known economists, strategists, policy makers, marketers and administrators. The highlight of the conference is the release of book of proceedings which includes selected papers received for the conference. Each year, ICON has been growing bigger in participation and more diverse in themes.

ICON 2014

The conference provided a platform for distillation of various thoughts, by bringing together business leaders, professionals, academicians, scholars and policy makers to put forth their views on future strategies, which retailers can adopt for better sustainability and growth. G D Goenka University partnered with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport- International (CILT), a U.K. based leading professional body for the conference. CILT was established in 1919 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. With over 33,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide, CILT holds unparalleled professional recognition and expertise internationally.

56 research papers were published in form of a conference proceeding with an ISBN number on variety of issues on themes.

ICON 2015 (19th 20th February, 2015)

GDGU ICON 2015, the second year of the International conference hosted by GD Goenka University was themed “Changing Landscape of World Economies: Need for Alternative Growth Models”. This contemporary and much in-news topic saw a grand participation from delegates, esteemed economists, researchers and academicians and corporate alike. The two days conference was marked by plenary sessions with iconoclast economists and policy makers and was followed by technical sessions where researchers presented their works on the subject. The hugely successful conference was well attended by students of GDGU. It was truly inspiring for the students since the experts were very positive about the Indian economy and gave signs of surge in employment prospects for the students passing out in the next few years.

ICON 2016 (4th - 5th February, 2016)

GDGU ICON 2016, the third year of the International conference hosted by GD Goenka University was themed “Flattening of the Globe: Propelled by E-Commerce & Supply Chain”. The two days conference was marked by inaugural sessions with Prof. Paul Lalvani, Dean- Empower School of Health, Ms. Lauretta Crespo, Chief of Consular Section, Embassy of Brazil, Dr. Moutusy Maity, Professor- IIM Lucknow and conference convener Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Kaushik. It was followed by plenary sessions. Mr. Shanti Narain, National Chairman CILT and Dr. S. Venkat, Professor, IIM Lucknow were the other guests of honour at the conference.

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ICON 2017 (9th - 10th Feb, 2017) (Coming Up)

GDGU ICON 2017, the fourth year of the International conference hosted by GD Goenka University would be themed “Dream, Build & Grow- Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential”. We are in the process of accepting papers for the same.

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