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All you need to know about Xpressions festival, XIMB

Xpressions, the annual fest of XIMB, is scheduled to take place from 8th to 10th November 2019. The threeday extravaganza is one of the biggest ManagementCultural fests of eastern India and the students are all geared up to make this a utopian event.

Hosting a gamut of events that serve as a whetstone of creativity, Xpressions 2019 aims to provide an ideal platform for business school students across the nation to prove their mettle in their area of expertise-be it performing arts or business intellect. It offers it’s guest one of a kind experience, by concocting a heady cocktail of the most innovative business simulation games and the most fascinating cultural events, as a refreshing change from their hectic everyday schedules. 

As a prelude to Xpressions, social events X-Athon and X-Enable are conducted every year. This year the X-Athon and the X-Enable were successfully conducted on 20 October 2018. The theme for this year’s X-Athon, a 10k marathon, “Run a mile, Spread a smile” was to inspire people to lead healthier and more active lives while spreading awareness and raising funds for the social cause. XIMB witnessed a large number of participants for the marathon. X-Enable is the Annual Sports event organized for the differentlyabled children. The event witnessed participation from various schools such as Chetanaschool and Swabhimaan school to name a few. The journey to Xpressions 2019 could not have had a better start and now the stage is all set.

With only a few days to go, here are the events that are scheduled to make Xpressions eventful and memorable. At the heart of any management fest lie its business events and Xpressions 2019 brings an assortment of competitions to test the business acumen of the participants. The business events include, the flagship event, Jack  of All Trades (a National-Level Case Study and Simulation Game competition), Maven (a National-Level Case Study Competition, organized by Constrat: the strategy association), Inquizzitive (a Flagship Quizzing Competition),  MPower (A Marketing based  Business event by Maxim), Case Connect (a National-Level Case Study Competition),  Nirnay  (Online Simulation Game), Trade Wars(a Trading Simulation Game), Vakritva (A SRC and SpeakUp featured event), Vriddhi (A CSR Action Plan Competition), XIMBMUN (UN Simulation Competition by SpeakUp, the Oratory Club), Resonance (an interactive resource simulation game), Ad Valorem (an entrepreneurial game by X-Seed, the entrepreneurship club), Aarohan (an Operations themed case study by X-Ops), Finasco (a finance case study challenge by X-Fin).

The excitement is seen in the students who are eagerly waiting for the competitions to start. Some of the competitions have already opened their forms for registrations and huge numbers are pouring in, from across B-Schools in India.

But it’s not all business at Xpressions. Besides all the serious case competitions, the students also engage in multitude ofcultural competitions organized on all three days and showcase their creative talents. Decibelz, the War of Bands keeps the crowd enthralled by performing rock music. Goonj, the solo singing competition, and Thirkan, the dance competition brings out the best in participants. Aaghaz, the Nukkad Natak event which happens on the streets, shows some real emotions, leaving the crowd touched. The Carnival De Vogue, which is the Fashion Show competition, judges the team on their walk, creativity, elegance and overall performance. Other events include Paint@XIMB(The Painting Competition), Pratibimb(The Face Painting Competition), Viraasat(Classical Competition), Flights of Fancy (A literary event) MAXIM Mela(Marketing Research Event,Final Cut (a short film making competition),and Lensation (the photography event), and Vakritva(extempore oratory competition).

These cultural and business events foster the soul of Xpressions, undoubtedly one of the biggest management & cultural fest of India; giving a platform to the leaders of tomorrow to showcase their ability to take on formidable challenges today.

Last year Xpressions witnessed the scintillating performance by Sunidhi Chauhan, which was much awaited by not just theXIMB fraternity but the whole of Bhubaneswar. It was a starry night, adding yet another feather to the cap of all the previous glorious Xpressions. To astound everyone again, this year XIMB promises a two-fold entertainment package. XIMB waits to host Kumar Varun, to tickle the funny bones of the audience in the stand-up comedy act in Comedy Adda, and Mika Singh for the live performance on Celeblitz, the Celebrity Night. In addition to that for the rock factor XIMB also welcomes Underground Authority along with Sunburn Live for its EDM night. Just a few more days left for the grand event to enthrall the city of Bhubaneswar. The energy is high, and it seems that the waves of excitement are going to cause tremors unwitnessed in Bhubaneswar.  

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