Xpressions is the annual
management and cultural festival of Xavier Institute of Management,
is held in the month of October / November every year. It was
reported by the The Financial
to be the biggest event hosted by a business school in
eastern India .
Xpressions '07 held in the first week of November was a magnificent
success. Spanning over a period of 4 days, the
cultural festival was witness to about 25000+ footfalls from people
from all walks of life, including B-schools, Undergraduate colleges, Corporate houses, Media
and the city of Bhubaneswar.
Corporate sponsorships were to the tune of
about 4.5 million INR
, out of which prize money alone constituted
about 1 million INR
Image:XIMB_Xpressions_Campus.jpg|Prelude to Xpressions '07,
XIMBImage:XIMB_Xpressions_07_Conclave.jpg|Conclave Flags off
Xpressions '07, XIMBImage:XIMB_Xpressions_07_-JAL.jpg|Jal
Performing LIVE, Xpressions '07,
XIMBImage:XIMB_Xpressions_Fashion_Show_-_1.jpg|Carnivale de Vogue,
XIMBImage:XIMB_Xpressions_Fashion_Show_-_2.jpg|Carnivale de Vogue,
The official mascot
of Xpressions '07 was Mr.
Blox and the theme for the event was "One Event….Thousand
- Skill City
- Fourth Estate
- Dalal Street
- Case In Point
- Country Vault
CeleblitZ, a celebrity performance, was the grand finale to
Xpressions 2007. In the past this event had been graced by
internationally acclaimed celebrities like Jagjit Singh and rock bands such as Euphoria and Indian Ocean. CeleblitZ attracts a diverse audience
comprising of students from various B-Schools, undergraduate
colleges as well as people from in and around Bhubaneswar.
In Xpressions '07, CeleblitZ witnessed the LIVE performance of the
famous Pakistani Band JAL
Decibelz is a forum for all upcoming rock bands to compete with one
another. It includes college and b-school bands along with local
Several rock bands including the popular local band Raagaz had
performed in this event in Xpressions '07.
It is yet another celebrity music performance, some of the past
performers have been Band of Boys
, Cassini's Division
Carnivale de Vogue
This is a fashion show event, where participants walk the ramp
amidst lots of colours, special effects and cheers.
JLT is an
acronym for "Just Like That", the spirited dance parties of
Conclave, the panel discussion, is the inaugural event of
Xpressions and is known to bring together reputed personalities
from the Indian business world. The theme for the year 2007 was
"Merge and Grow or Grow and Merge".
the eminent panelists in the past have been Praful Patel, Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Government of India, Naveen Jindal, Jindal
Group, Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) - India, Mahesh Murthy, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist, Deepak Bagla, Director - Citigroup, V K Timothia, Non-Executive Director on
the board of Vedanta, V S Jain,
MD, Jindal Stainless, Krishna Angara,
Director of Operations, Vodafone, Rajeev Dubey, Editor, Business World among
is an event conducted by XIMB for its
It is an event where people from the early batches
of the institute visit the campus to mix up with the current
students and faculty members.
The opening event of Xpressions-CONCLAVE, is followed by a
Corporate Dinner. The Corporate speakers and guests, the faculty
and students are invited to a formal dinner.
This is a unique opportunity for the students to talk to the
corporate bigwigs who come as speakers and guests for conclave on a
one-to-one level. The students can widen their knowledge about the
latest goings-on in the corporate world by talking to the movers
and shakers of the Industry.
The Corporate speakers and guests also look forward to this
experience of interacting with the student fraternity because it
allows them to revisit theoretical concepts and get a fresh
perspective on mundane business processes and usual business
The UK based Vedanta
was the title
sponsor of Xpressions '07 and Tata Steel
was the associate sponsor. Some of the other renowned sponsors for
the events were Vodafone
, Axis Bank
, Hindustan Unilever Limited
, Coca Cola
(TCS), Ultratech Cement
, Canara Bank
, AFL logistics, Team outdoor media, The Hindu
104 fm and Pagalguy
Xpressions '07 played host to participants from all the prestigious
B-schools in India. Undergraduates from various engineering
colleges and universities participated in events like Helios and
the various cultural programs.
Xpressions '07 welcomed participants from two renowned European
B-schools, namely, Reims
, Rheims Cedex, France and Euromed marseille
Ecole de Management,
The total turnout was in excess of 5000.