Inauguration ceremony of Pointers Business Forum (PBF) Expo 2022 with participation of over 400 active alumni members of South Point High School

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Kolkata, 3rd April, 2022: Bengal means Business, taking the queue from our Honorable Chief Minister Smt.Mamata Banerjee, Pointers Business Forum (PBF) is organizing an expo titled “The Dialogue: Business Beyond Boundaries – Essentials for Supercharged Growth” to bring together the entrepreneurs of Bengal, who are alumni
of South Point, from all across the globe held at Offbeat, Kolkata.


The Pointers Business Forum Expo 2022 was inaugurated by: Krishna Damani, Trustee & Secretary, South Point Education Society & Vice Chairman, South Point High School and was attended by: Dr. Suborno Bose, Chairman
and CEO IIHM & Indismart Group Worldwide and CEO, International Hospitality Council, London & PBF Member; Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director British Council East and Northeast India; Adris Chakraborty, Founder of LykStage & PBF Member; Anirban Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Director- Heritage Bengal Global & PBF Member;Dr. Sanjukta Ghosh, Artistic Director, SOAS South Asian Institute, University of London; Sandip Chaudhuri,
Head of Investment, British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata; Deepak Pramanik, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, AIDIAS Consulting Group; Dr. Saptarshi Basu, Eminent Consultant Physician; Maitreyee Mallick,Healthcare Entrepreneur & PBF Member; Raj Adhikary, President-CEO- Japan Education Center and Information & PBF Member; Dr. Arnab Basu, Co-Founder & CEO, Yancha Positive Parenting LLP & PBF Member; Pradip Chopra, Director, PS Group; Sanjay Guha, Founder-CEO, Acquist Global & PBF Member; Atin Dutta, Director
and Trustee George Telegraph Group; Sandeep Sengupta, Director – Indian school of Anti Hacking Regional Committee member – Nasscom; Ajanta Chakraborty, Renowned Journalist; Jack Gillingham, Business Manager –India & MEA, Berkeley Group Plc., UK; Ajay Wadhwa, MD, Indo – Rama Group; Suparna Pathak, Eminent Veteran Journalist; Arna Seal, Social Development Consultant, Early Childhood Development Expert and many
others.

The members of Pointers Business Forum (PBF) represent the business and independent professionals’ community from across the globe consisting of alumni of South Point High School with over 400 active members spread across
the world and primarily serving business interests in the State of West Bengal, India. This is a unique Business group being brought together by the Alumni of a School during the Pandemic and now having strong ties with international markets like the UK, USA and Australia.


This expo is being organised to showcase and represent the various businesses of all the group members and also to invite the business community to create a platform for Business Showcase and engaging in meaningful dialogue
exchange with Domain experts and Dignitaries across diverse fields and leveraging that knowledge for supercharged growth beyond boundaries. We do also confirm that all covid precautionary measures and protocols will be maintained.


The objective of the Pointers Business Forum (PBF) Expo 2022 is to create a roadmap of collaboration & co-creation,developing an ecosystem & culture of strong association to drive value creation opportunities & developing deeper bonds to contribute together since change is the essential form of existence and collaboration and support are the new ways to sustain especially in light of the unprecedented uncertainty that the world is going through with the advent of Covid 19 pandemic. The plan is to create a platform for Business Showcase and engaging in meaningful dialogue exchange with Domain experts and Dignitaries across diverse fields and leveraging that knowledge for supercharged growth beyond boundaries. Especially this program also wants to bring in people from across the globe to highlight
and create opportunities and attract investments in Bengal and promote it as the next Startup Destination in India.


This is also slated to be the teaser and precursor for the Bengal Global Business Summit planned next by Government of West Bengal and together we want to highlight Bengal’s untapped opportunity in this sector and create a stepping stone for supercharged growth of Business and in turn generate plethora of employment in the State. The details of highly accomplished people from diverse backgrounds and across the world attending the program are also mentioned in the attached note.
Speaking on this occasion, Sanjay Guha, Founder-CEO, Acquist Global & PBF Member said, “Pointers Business Forum (PBF) represents the business and independent professionals community from across the globe consisting of alumni of prestigious South Point High School, Kolkata. We are proud to have over 400 active business members spread out across the world and primarily serving business interest in the state of West Bengal, India planned in a way that issues and deliberations are practical oriented and the Conference should turn out to be a fruitful,enlightening and educative experience for all the participants and a feast of knowledge is enjoyed by all.”


“South Point alumni from all around the world will be assembling online and in person in Kolkata to thank UNESCO for according the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ tag to Durga Puja. This session on cultural tourism will effectively explore the economic possibilities of the Durga Puja as a global tourism destination to the benefit of thousands of
families involved in it in some way. We couldn’t possibly have a better set to talk on this subject.” said by Anirban Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Director- Heritage Bengal Global & PBF Member.


Speaking on this occasion, Atin Dutta, Director and Trustee George Telegraph Group said, “All schools have alumni associations but our Pointers Business Forum, opened during the pandemic to support each other, is an amalgamation of ex Pointers who have their own businesses, or independent professionals. Almost all schools have
their own alumni body but PBF, with 400+ members may be the first such chamber of commerce exclusively formed by the alumni of a school.- on top of that this is the first time even within South Point, that the global alumni network, from Japan to UK to US and indeed all over India have joined hand to deliver an event which was just in its first
edition.”


“At, Pointers Business Forum, we have representations from diverse domains and expertise, starting from Retail,Hospitality, Real Estate, Education, Ed Tech. Also, Healthcare, Digital Solutions & Transformation, Analytics, Cyber
Security and also in niche areas like Behaviour Development & Parenting, Human Interaction Experts & Leadership Trainers using nuances of Yoga and Tai Chi and beyond.” said by Dr. Arnab Basu, Co-Founder & CEO, Yancha Positive Parenting LLP & PBF Member.

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