Event: MDP: How to Get the Best Creative Work out of Your Advertising Agency.

Host: Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

Date: 16th to 19th October, 2012.

Venue: MDP Centre, MICA, Ahmedabad (India).

Aim: Offer sensitisation and exploration in the whole process of creation of ad campaigns.

Participants: Middle and junior level executives in brand management, product management, advertising, marketing communications and corporate communications of marketing-led companies, executives in public sector companies, entrepreneurs, ad agency executives in client servicing and account management.

Event: Indo-Russian Round Table.

Topic: Exploration of mechanisms for promotion of innovative joint projects and commercialisation of research results for technological development and industrial modernisation between India and Russia.

Host: Russia-India Science & Technology Centre, Moscow, Russia with the support and assistance from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce, Russian Trade Mission in India, Business Council for Cooperation with India, Russia-India Science and Technology Centre, New Delhi Branch, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Indian School of Petroleum and Energy, New Delhi, Tomsk Federal State University.

Date: 16th to 18th October, 2012.

Venue: The Metropolitan Hotel and SPA, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi.

Aim: Promote innovative joint research projects among researchers from India and Russia, and develop effective mechanisms for commercialisation of the research results between the two countries for technology and industrial modernisation.

Participants: Academicians, research scholars and industry executives.

Event: MDP: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Team Building.

Host: IIM Indore.

Date: 15th to 17th October, 2012.

Venue: IIM Indore.

Aim: Help participants enhance their personal and interpersonal effectiveness and develop skills for developing and leading teams, learn how to manage their own styles, orientations and be more creative in carrying out their activities.

Participants: Middle and senior level managers belonging to public and private sector organisations, services sector, and public utilities.

Event: MDP: Becoming and Being Leaders.

Host: IIM Kozhikode.

Date: 17th to 19th October, 2012.

Venue: IIM Kozhikode.

Aim: Take the participants through a voyage of reflective discovery of their self and leadership potential and active learning to develop their leadership styles.

Participants: Employees with 5 to 10 years of organisational work experience.

Event: International Conference on Disaster Management: Preparedness, Response & Rehabilitation.

Host: Institute of Asian Studies, A.V. College of Arts, Science & Commerce and Osmania University College for Women, Hyderabad, India.

Date: 18th to 20th, October 2012.

Venue: National Geophysical Research Institute ( NGRI ), Hyderabad.

Aim: Provide a platform for scientists, social scientists, armed forces and industry professionals to interact and contribute to disaster mitigation efforts in Asia.

Participants: Students, academicians, industry professionals.

Event: Bahisprana.

Host: Sastra University, Thanjavur.

Date: 12th and 13th October.

Venue: SASTRA University, Thanjavur.

Aim: Organising and disseminating knowledge on the applications of biology through engineering of principles to blend healthcare with everyday life seamlessly.

Elements: Guest lectures, workshops, debates and poster presentations.

Participants: Students pursuing courses in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.