Trade Winds is IIFT's Annual Business Summit which provides a platform for IIFT's students to interact with eminent professionals from the industry as well as various esteemed international organizations. This year, Trade Winds 2017 was inaugurated by our esteemed alumnus, Mr. Rashesh Shah, CEO of the Edelweiss Group. Mr. Shah spoke on the theme of this year's Trade Winds i.e. "How Technological Innovation is transforming the way businesses are run".

The inaugural session of Trade Winds sets the agenda for all the summits in motion. The event comprises of 6 summits: Finance Summit, Marketing Summit, HR Summit, Leadership Summit, Operations Summit and Pharma Summit covering all facets of management education. The summits witness participation from industry leaders from various fields, media personalities and illustrious alumni of IIFT.

Trade Winds 2017 aimed to address this relevant issue through its inaugural session which sets the tone of the conclave.:

The National Finance Summit - "Technology transforming the Financial sector: Are the forces of change here to stay?" - Bipin Kaul (IDFC Bank), Anil Joshi (Unicorn India Ventures)

The National Marketing Summit - "Leveraging Digital Technology to enhance customer connect" - Neeraj Bajpai (Abbott India), Sandeep Singh (BIRA 91)

The National Leadership Summit - "Disruptive Strategies in a Data Driven World" - Mithun Sundar (PepsiCo), Vikrant Wadhwani (Accenture Strategy)

The National Operations Summit - "Supply Chain Disruptions in the wake of Global Uncertainties" - Rachu Babu (Pfizer), Radha Mohan Gupta (RB)

The National HR Summit - "Technology Led HR Transformation" - Santrupt Mishra (Aditya Birla Group), Rakhee Malik (A.T. Kearney Ltd)

The National Pharma Summit - "Leveraging digital technology & analytics for creating value for stakeholders in pharmaceuticals, health care and medical devices sector" - Utsav Rawat (Novartis), Ashish Goel (QuintilesIMS).