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Date: Friday December 19, 2008 – Saturday December 20, 2008
Time: Not Available
Event Time: National Seminar
Organised by:
Poona Institute of Management Sciences and Entrepreneurship (PIMSE)
(Affiliated to University of Pune, Approved by AICTE)

Sponsored by: University of Pune.
Location: Poona College Campus, Camp, KB hidhytullah road, Pune, 411001
Tel.: 020-26448781 / 26433702.

Registration Fees:
Academicians/Professionals : Rs. 600/- (Non Residential)
Academicians/Professionals : Rs. 1200/- (Residential)
Students/Research Scholars : Rs. 200/- (Non Residential)

Important Information:
Registration may be paid in cash / DD in favour of “Poona Institute of Management Sciences & Entrepreneurship” payable at Pune.

If any assistance is required about accommodation and other related issues the seminar chairman may be contacted.

Event Detail:
Retailing is the largest private sector industry in the world economy with global size exceeding $ 6.6 triillion. Most of the retail in India is in unorganized sector. The organized retail market is expected to grow by 20% to 25% on YOY basis, generating about 10% of GDP. It will be the largest source of employment after agriculture and industries. The liberalization policy of the government has opened retail market for MNCs such as Wal-mart, Tesco, etc. which will make this sector more attractive and competitive. Keeping this in mind Poona Institute of Management Sciences & Entrepreneurship (PIMSE) is organizing a National Seminar on “RETAIL STRATEGIES FOR EMERGING MARKETS.”

This seminar will enlighten the students, professionals and academicians to put forward their views on latest trends in retail..

Suggested theme of the seminar

˜ The Importance of retail Industry.
˜ Retail Strategy.
˜ The Contribution of retail to GDP.
˜ Various formats of the retail outlets.
˜ Government policy on retail Industry.
˜ Socio economic effect of FDI in retail.
˜ Role of media / IT in retail.
˜ Various retail players operating in India.
˜ HR in retail.
˜ Role of supply chain / logistics in retail markets.
˜ Factors influencing the growth of retailers in India.
˜ Any other related Topic.

Invitation for Papers:

Original Papers or case studies on the above mentioned theme are invited from academic scholars, practicing professionals and industry officials. The word limit of paper is up to 4000 words. The paper must be typed in 12 pt fonts in Times New Roman with 1.5 lines space. Synopsis should have a limit of two paragraphs. Besides, there must be list of key words and a few lines about the author with E- mail address and contact number. The papers should reach on or before 13th December, 2008 on the following E-mail: or

Best Paper Award: The three best papers will get cash prize & certificate.
Any More information Contact Zeenat Sikilkar : 9970999399


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