Tentative Program

11th INDIA ASSOCIATION CONGRESS

Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2024

Day 1 – 31st August 2024

Time

Topic

0930 - 0935

Opening Address - Prasant Saha

0935 - 0945

Welcome Address

0945 - 1000

Keynote Address - Senthil Gopinath

1000 - 1030

Power of Words - Mohammed Qahtani

1030-1100

Tea/Coffee + Opening of Exhibition

1100-1145

Panel discussion 1: Staying Relevant in a crowded world

Belinda Moore, SMS
Gary Grimmer, Gaining Edge
Shankar Shinde, FFFAI / IFCBA
RS Sodh, Indian Dairy Association
Vinod Kumar Wuthoo, India SME Forum
Deepak Ballani, Indian Sugar Mill Association
Anil Bhardwaj, FISME

1145-1200

Presentation: Oman Convention & Exhibition Center

1200-1230

Health of Association in Global Context - Dean West, Association Laboratory

1230-1300

Indian Association Case Study: 1 - Jayesh Rambhia, Plastic Federation

1300 - 1430

Lunch + Networking

1430 - 1515

Panel discussion 2: Creating a Sustainable MICE environment

Senthil Gopinath, ICCA
Gary Grimmer, Gaining Edge
JIO
Dr Shradha Joshi, MTDC
Philip Logan, Royal Orchid Hotels

1515-1530

Presentation: Marina Bay Sands

1530-1600

AI & Association

1600-1630

Intl Association in India Case Study: 2

1630-1700

Tea/Coffee + Networking

1700-1745

Panel discussion 3: Women in Association

Jaya Jain, ASME
Kim Jhangiani, CIC
Renu Shome, EU Chamber of Commerce
Anju Gomes, ICCA
Queenie Nair, ET Edge
Nidhi Sharma, IEIA

1745-1800

Presentation: Sri Lanka Convention Center

1815-1830

Group Photo

1830-1915

Welcome Cocktail

1915-2030

Awards & Performance

2030-2200

Gala Dinner



Day 1 – 31st August 2024

Time

Topic

1000-1200

Workshop/Roundtable 1 - IEEE

1000-1200

Workshop/Roundtable 2 - Medical

1000-1200

Workshop/Roundtable 3 - AI & Association

1200-1400

Lunch & Conclusion of IAC 2024

AI and Association Roundtable

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now being used across many industries in various ways, from drafting emails to writing code. Breakthroughs in the science behind AI have enabled a remarkable surge of new capabilities and use cases for associations and nonprofits, as well as in the for-profit space.

Associations gather and store large amounts of member and event data, feedback, legal documentation, and more. Associations can use generative AI to summarize documents and ask the system to present the data in new ways.

Generative AI can save organizations countless hours of work daily by automating processes, summarizing documents, visualizing datasets, and more. AI systems can perform tasks difficult for humans to accomplish and produce consistent results.

With AI tools aiding in data analytics and visualization, associations can save time and effort and generate more accurate and consistent analyses. In some cases, these AI tools can perform tasks that would tax even the most dedicated human given large amounts of data. However, like with all output from an AI system, analyses need to be validated by a human. Indeed, all text should be fact-checked to ensure accuracy.

Medical Association Roundtable

Medical associations share many common characteristics. They typically depend on the voluntary professional activity of individuals to drive a not-for-profit business model. Their business is to represent the interests of the profession, to use collective knowledge to define standards, to define policy and to be a trusted voice for the public. Yet, beyond those similarities, medical associations are hugely diverse in terms of business model, geography, community, size and of course budget – the mix of challenges they are facing will therefore vary from group to group as well.

Medical Associations must communicate their value proposition, benefits, and services to potential members. Young medical professionals are tech-savvy – over 98% have the latest technology and spend nearly 4 hours daily on the Internet. Since the pandemic, video chatting and social media apps have been the most popular communication methods.

For today’s associations, the challenge of recruiting and engaging young professionals is never-ending. For medical associations and societies, it can seem utterly impossible. Young medical professionals keep rigorous schedules. Therefore, the challenge of competing for their time typically surpasses that of other associations.

The Power of Storytelling: Crafting Compelling Narratives

Storytelling is a powerful tool. This art can help associations effectively convey important messages. Storytelling also allows organisations to connect to target audiences. The art of storytelling remains a veritable sales tool. Salespersons regularly look for ways to better connect with audiences. Hence, this theme will resonate well among marketers and content creators. The session teaches how to craft relatable narratives and also highlight, how to drive action with storytelling.

Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Empowering Change

In recent years, we have recorded great progress toward gender equality. Yet, it is still difficult for women to get leadership positions. Hence, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in many industries. This subject matter deals with the challenges women face in leadership. Session will discuss how to break down the gender barrier in the workplace. The session will provide the tools and support for women to advance their careers.

The Future of Work: Adapting to a Changing Landscape

The way we work is changing. We must evolve with the trend to survive in any industry. This conference theme explores the techniques for adapting to this new landscape. Participants will learn about the latest technologies, business models, and strategies for success. This session will expose participants to the demands of modern work. More importantly, it will help attendees to better adapt to the new realities.

Building Connections in a Crowded World

Branding and marketing are two sides of a coin. Associations engages their members through marketing. Meanwhile, branding allows association to distinguish their products or services. With many associations competing for attention, it becomes necessary to stand out. Hence, this session is all about building connections. The theme will help Association Leaders find ways to connect members to their brands.