The ninth PAN-IIM World Management Conference (WMC) took place at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Sambalpur), featuring thought-provoking panel discussions on various topics including accreditation, collaboration between industry and society, and leadership initiatives. AICTE chairman TG Sitharam delivered the valedictory session, emphasizing initiatives to shape leaders and drive India's economy. The IIM directors’ panel focused on enhancing collaboration between industry and society, with participation from directors of several IIMs and IRMA. The conference saw 712 active participations across categories, with keynote addresses on digital governance and public policy, and CEO panel discussions on implementing ESG initiatives. Additionally, a start-up round table discussion featured entrepreneurs sharing their journeys and insights. The event aimed to foster dialogue and exchange ideas on management practices and challenges.