Alumni Meet at Dubai (Nov 11, 2016)
The third Middle East Chapter meet of BIMTECH was organized on Nov 11, 2016. More than one and a half dozen alumni attended the meet which was organized in the evening at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton located at Bur Dubai. There are more than 80 alumnus working at Middle East at diverse industry segments. The consecutive interaction in the third year at Dubai made more alumni connected to the Middle East Chapter, even though, some of the new joinees in the group could not attend the event due to their hectic professional engagements even at the weekend.
The last year alumni centre developments were briefed to all present by Dr. Gagan Katiyar, Convenor, Centre for Alumni, BIMTECH. The group applauded the efforts of BIMTECH to connect & engage more alumni from across the world with the institute activities and also stressed the need for more informal interaction among each other. Some of the members also committed to support BIMTECH incubators/entrepreneurs with connecting them to Angel investors/Venture capitalists from the Middle East for initial funding to scale up their start up ventures. It was encouraging to know that most of the alumni present at Middle East were connected to BIMTECH through social media platforms and were able to get regular BIMTECH Alumni updates by the Centre for Alumni at Greater Noida. The group also shared ideas of connecting with the Global Alumni Association of BIMTECH (GAAB) Trust based in India and discussed ways to lend support to further initiatives undertaken both by BIMTECH & the Global Alumni Trust of BIMTECH. The meeting was followed by Networking Dinner and the guests enjoyed the Indian cuisine along with their spouse & children. The members of the Middle East Chapter also thanked BIMTECH and the Director Dr. H Chaturvedi for hosting the get together in Dubai and promised to engage further in all future events. All the alumni were also invited to join the Annual Alumni meet scheduled at BIMTECH campus at Greater Noida on December 03, 2016.