After a gap of 2 years, the much awaited Encore South 2016- Bengaluru Meet was held on the 20th February 2016 at the ITC Windsor- one of the rare colonial gems of Bengaluru. The preparations for this meet started 2 months prior to the event and promotions were done through 2 rounds of calling, 2 rounds of email and Use of social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and the SIBM Pune Alumni portal.
After months of planning and hard work, the day finally arrived with the meet starting early in the evening with a welcome address given by the Alumni Team, Mr. Vinod Shastri- the Deputy Director of SIBM Pune, and a special video message by Dr. Raman, Director of SIBM Pune which was followed by a promotional video. One of the key aspects of the evening was a session taken by the team about the Official Alumni Portal launched that was well received and appreciated by our alumni. As a surprise planned for the guests, the Alumni Team had a quiz planned for the alumni about their alma mater and the city that they belong to (Bengaluru). The quiz helped breaking the ice with our alumni bubbling with excitement to shout out answers and with prizes and goodies. With this the evening finally broke into a social mingling session, where all the alumni interacted with each other and relived their old memories while building newer bonds. The event saw a participation of 47 alumni from batches ranging from 1981 to 2015. The enthusiasm shown by the batches have encouraged to team to only go grander in the next Encore.