Mumbai: SP Jain School of Global Management (SP Jain), known worldwide for its top-ranked Global MBA program, hosted a ‘Power Panel’ curated by Bhavna Jasra, through a webinar on the 1st of July, 2020 to explore the possibilities of overcoming challenges posed to various industries by the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel consisted of industry stalwarts including Harbhajan Singh, sports personality, Dabboo Ratnani, celebrity fashion photographer, Bhavna Jasra, artist & entrepreneur and Mickey Contractor, celebrity make-up artist. The webinar was attended by over 275 participants, including industry professionals and students.
The webinar was supported by Wai Wai noodles, Haldiram’s Foods International Ltd & Lloyd’s Luxuries (True Fitt & Hill).
The webinar shed light on the difficulties posed due to COVID-19, through the anecdotes and experiences shared by the panel members. The tone of the discussion was largely optimistic, with the experts terming the standstill as temporary, and expressing the belief that despite the challenges, the industries will fight back and return to a normal functioning capacity, whilst adapting to the ‘new normal’.
Mr.Harbhajan Singh, motivated the participants of the webinar by giving them positive advice on how to cope with the quarantine. “Take this period as an opportunity to spend more quality time with your family and focus on yourself. Utilise the time at hand to learn something new, and you might end up surprising yourself.” Speaking about the IPL and the future of live cricket, he said “We are not sure if it will be possible to play in a stadium with an audience given the circumstances; we might just end up playing like the Ranji Trophy without any spectators, but the game will go on for sure.”
Ms. Bhavna Jasra, speaks a lot about self-motivation, she says, “Compete with yourself, you need to improve yourself every day to be the best. My clients are more driven to my art as it focuses on emotions & relationships, hence I call it an art with a heart!”
Ms. Smita Jain, Director, Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management at S P Jain School of Global Management, said, “The panel was an attempt to understand and discuss the realities and nuances of the effect of COVID-19, and find effective ways to overcome the impending crisis together. Our panel members shared insightful observations with regards to their respective industries, and the feedback we received was extremely positive. The luxury sector is definitely looking at new strategies and to becoming more adaptive, eventually all brands will be making certain adjustments depending on product and geography to have a clear road map for the future.