May 2020 was an action-packed month for SP Jain’s Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management (MGLuxM) students of the February 2020 and August 2019 intakes. From understanding the future of luxury weddings in a post-COVID world and learning how to manage uncertainty to embarking on a virtual wine tour, here are the highlights of the industry interactions our students had this month:
LUXURY WEDDINGS & HOSPITALITY IN A POST-COVID WORLD
A Power Talk by Parthip Thyagarajan
May 6, 2020
A power talk on ‘The Future of Luxury Weddings and the Hospitality Industry’ was conducted by Parthip Thyagarajan (Founder of WeddingSutra). The session was interesting and interactive; through examples and stories shared by Mr Thyagarajan, students understood how the hospitality industry will have to up its game to sustain and thrive in the post-COVID world.
He also highlighted the co-dependency of the wedding and hospitality industries and explained how the two sectors would have to make several impending changes to stay relevant in the future.
THE WORLD OF WINES
A Power Talk by Karan Dhingra
May 15, 2020
The much-awaited Power Talk on the 'The World of Wines' was conducted by Karan Dhingra (Marketing Manager, Brindco Sales) who took the class for a virtual wine tour, during which he explained how taste determines the quality, blend and origin of the wine. Students learnt that different types of wine are judged by different standards of excellence and that wine tasting is a sensory experience; senses such as sight, smell, taste, and touch are used to analyse and examine different categories of wine.
“The session was very informative and entertaining. Mr Dhingra had extensive knowledge about the fascinating world of wines. He covered a variety of topics including the sugar levels and the fruit families each wine belongs to. He also helped us understand the various career options in the Wine and Spirits industry.” – Vaibhavi Ingole (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)
A Power Talk by Manish Rawat
May 20, 2020
'Uncertainty' has been the buzzword of the year. To talk to our students about managing uncertainty, specifically within the logistics space, we organised a power talk by leading entrepreneur Manish Rawat, who gave our students an inside look at the future of supply chains. He also spoke in-depth about important skills aspiring luxury managers need to possess to succeed and make a mark in the logistics and retail space. He also shared his learnings and experiences to educate the students about the rapidly changing logistics sector.
“Mr Rawat constantly challenged us to come up with solutions to real-life cases like Uniqlo and IKEA. With his case studies, he emphasised on the importance of thinking outside the box and continuously innovating. He also helped us understand the mindset a professional must have to achieve success and yield better results.” – Yash Patel (MGLuxM August 2019 Intake)