Join Chicago Booth alumni and students for the Pan-India Booth Alumni Retreat 2016 in Goa.


Alila Diwa Goa
48/10 Village Majorda,
Adao Waddo, Salcette
Goa, India

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Event Details

The organizing committee is thrilled to announce that PiBAR 2016 will be held October 7th to 9th in GOA!

This year's focus is going to be around building a stronger bond within the alumni community and getting to know each other better. In that spirit, we are encouraging alumni to attend with spouses.

Please mark these dates on your calendar and help us make PiBAR 2016 a success.

We will share more details about the event and the registration process over the next few weeks.

  • Check-in: October 7th (afternoon arrival)
  • Check-out: October 9th (noon departure)
  • Cost : Rs. 10,500 per night (single or double occupancy)

In case of any questions at this time, please direct them to Gaurav Gulati, '08


Day 1: Friday, 7th October 2016

5:00 pm Check-in and registration
6:00 pm PIBAR 2016 kick-off
Welcome remarks: Tracy McCabe, Executive Director, Alumni Relations, Chicago Booth
6:30pm Intros w/ Spouses
8:30 pm Dinner & Drinks by the hotel pool

Day 2: Saturday, 8th October 2016

7:30am onwards Yoga by the beach; Zumba by the beach; or Jog/Run
9:00am onwards Breakfast
10:30am Session 1:
Positioning your Personal Brand in Leadership: "Worry not if no one knows you: seek to be worth knowing" , Simon Crockett, Director, Career Management – Asia. He will also be available for personal coaching lessons during PIBAR.
11:30 am Session 2:The road less travelled: Individuals on unusual career tracks
12:30 am Lunch Break
2:00 pm Exploring the colorful side of Goa – Art/Culture
4:30 pm Tea/Coffee Break
4:45 pm Fun activities at the beach and party at the local shack!
7:30 pm Dinner at the Hotel
9:00 pm Optional - After Party @ the iconic Martin's (not covered within registration fees)

Day 3: Sunday, 9th October 2016

7:00 am Cycling Tour
8:30 am onwards Breakfast
10:00 am Session 1: Investing in India's growth story: Stage no bar

  • Karthee Madasamy '06, Qualcomm Ventures;
  • Samir Sood '01, Venture Highway;
  • Sarath Naru '83, Ventureast; Booth Alumni Angel Network in India

11:30 am Session 2:Building and Scaling Up a Startup in India: Lessons Learned

  • Hitesh Windlass '07, CEO Windlas Healthcare;
  • Vikram Vuppala '07, CEO Nephroplus,
  • Kapil Hetamsaria '05, CEO Velvetcase,
  • Aditi Avasthi '10, CEO Embibe

12:30 pm Vote of thanks and Lunch

Best Wishes,
PiBAR '16 Organizing Committee


Rs. 10,500 per night (single or double occupancy)


Register Online

Registrations are now closed. 

Deadline: 10/1/2016


Gaurav Gulati, '08