Trivandrum: The two day annual management convention of Trivandrum Management Association, TRIMA 2016 has concluded in the capital city with a call for faster, smarter and cleaner Kerala for sustainable development.
Addressing the valedictory function, Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan said that the industrial sector in Kerala is hampered by misconceptions and due to this the industrial sector in Kerala is lagging behind. “The government is planning a comprehensive industrial policy. The red-tape in setting up industries is being removed. Basic infrastructure is need for industrial growth. This will not happen with mere budget allocation. In this context, the government has widened the scope of KIIFB to mobilize funds apart from budget allocation.” He also requested the co-operation of organizations like TMA to work together in this direction.
The TMA Management Leadership Award 2015 was presented to K Nanda Kumar, CEO of SunTec by the Chief Minister. The best student management paper presentation honour, TMA-KIMS Award, which is given by the association to encourage management students, was presented to third semester MBA student of Institute of Management in Kerala, M Sharon. Earlier, the TMA-HLL CSR Award for 2016 was presented M/s Sobha Ltd. (formerly Sobha Developers) during the inaugural session.
In a hard hitting theme presentation, Prasad Unnikrishnan, Director, KPMG Advisory Services said that even though Kerala was a pioneer in conceptualisation of schemes and projects, it was not good in implementation of sustainable reforms. “The State also needs to create a balance of industrial infrastructure and social infrastructure for sustainable development. Kerala needs to speed up at a faster pace and change the image of the State as an investor friendly destination.”
TRIMA was a flagship event wherein industry leaders and management gurus from across the country met and discussed various pertinent topics and created a roadmap for the overall progress of special initiatives. The convention also discussed on how Central projects such as Digital India, Ease of Doing Business and Swachh Bharat will be useful of Kerala.
S Ramnath, President of TMA and G Unnikrishnan, Secretary of TMA were among those who spoke.
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