Last October 14, 2017, Asian Institute of Management held its very first AIM Talks, an interactive conference on world-class ideas with focus on Asia. It was organized by the AIM Student Association.
The event started with opening remarks by Sir Rey Reyes, Registrar.
Prof. Macaranas set the tone for the afternoon by discussing ASEAN Integration. Prof. Nieves stirred our minds through her thoughts on international negotiations. Prof. Ricky Lim, fondly called the “cute uncle during family reunions,” delivered his approach to Design Thinking. Prof. Richard Cruz discussed innovation in business while Prof. Jimi Park shared her marketing strategies for the future. Prof. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, “the other uncle,” spoke about the importance of sustainable development and promoted the Master in Development Management course.
The talk was interactive and the audience could ask questions or comment using the twitter handle #AIMTalks. The best tweets for the afternoon won Parker pens sponsored by Grimalkin Corporation.
As a first-timer to an event like this, (I think I write for my fellow MBA Cohort 13 students as well) I found the talk especially enlightening and impactful. Coming from the province, I truly cherish the opportunity to learn as these professors are all experts in their fields and have the most insightful things to say. What’s great is that they kept the topics relevant to current issues. Who needs a newspaper if you can just talk to these professors and learn from their insights and opinions.
The strong presence from the alumni community was also very interesting to witness. The relations between them and AIM is extremely inspiring and only proves how much they respect the panel of professors. It is also apparent that these professors still engage with alumni, keeping them coming back for more.
Words by Mark Cubilan (MBA 2018)