The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1970, is the premier body of L&D Professionals with 12000 thousand individuals as well as Institutional members, spread over 52 Chapters across India. ISTD focuses on the training and development of Human Resources in Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations, Educational and Training Institutions and other Professional Bodies. The Society is affiliated with the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO), London and ARTDO International, Manila.
Keeping in mind the challenges of sustainability, absorption of new-age technology and the need for creating an agile work environment, the theme of the 6th ISTD Eastern India Regional Conference & Exhibition 2023 has been chosen as “LEVERAGING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR AGILE ORGANISATIONS”. The topical theme will focus on thriving in the turbulent, uncertain and ambiguous environment through strategic interventions in three key areas-Sustainability, Technology and Agility.
Wide galaxies of Indian and International speakers are expected to bring diverse perspectives and ideas to life across sessions, artfully stitched together. This conference aims to emphasize the impact and evolving role of digital transformation on globally competitive business with people at its core.
Mr. Moloy Ghatak, Minister-In-Charge, Department of Labour, Law & Judicial, Government of West Bengal, Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Deputy Minister of Education, Bangladesh, Ms. Aroma Dutta, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh, Member, Standing Committee on Ministry of Social Welfare, Dr. Humayun Kabir, PhD, IPS (Rtd.) MLA (Govt. of West Bengal), former Minister-In-Charge, Department of Technical Education, Training & Skill Development, Government of West Bengal have given their consent to be the Patron of the Conference. Prominent Human Resources experts have been invited to share their thoughts and wisdom.
The Conference Committee consists of Shri Satyam Roychowdhury, Chairman Conference Committee, Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University, Shri Arun Kumar Shukla, Chairman of Advisory Committee, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Copper Ltd. (Government of India), Shri Vinay Ranjan, Chairman Steering Committee, Director (Personnel & IR), Coal India Limited (Government of India), Dr. Nataraj Ray, Co-Chairman Steering Committee & Immediate Past National President, ISTD, Shri Pramod Kumar Sahoo, Co-Chairman Conference Committee & Regional Vice President (East), ISTD and Prof. Ipsita Ghatak, Chairperson, ISTD Kolkata Chapter.
The conference is being hosted in collaboration with the Knowledge Partner – Sister Nivedita University, Partners from Bangladesh – FBHRO, IPM, PTDCA and Green HR Professionals. Media Partners are Aajkaal and Millennium Post, Magazine Partner is Business Manager, Radio Partner is 91.9 Friends FM, In-collaboration with Institute of Engineers, Pailan Group of Institutions, United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), FOSMI, Project Management Institute, EGC FM and Bharat Chamber of Commerce. The conference is sponsored by Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., National Jute Board and GRSE Ltd. Some of the top-notch companies from both the Government undertakings and also from the private sector are extending their full support for making the event a grand success.
The 2-day conference will be held at the prestigious Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, Kolkata and is expected to be attended by over 600 Managers and professionals from various parts of the country and abroad.
We are inviting you to come to Kolkata, the City of Joy, and attend the two days of learning and sharing experiences and also experience the famous hospitality of Kolkata. On behalf of the organising team of the ISTD 6th Eastern India Regional Conference & Exhibition, I extend a warm welcome to you all to come to Kolkata and witness a spectacular amalgamation of heritage, technology and human minds. Looking forward to see you at the Conference on 15-16 September 2023.
Dr. Nataraj Ray, Co-Chairman Steering Committee & Immediate Past, National President, ISTD