The 7th Annual Pan-India Booth Alumni Retreat

Save the Date.

28–30 Sep 2018 (Fri–Sun)
Novotel Imagica, Lonavala (nestled between Mumbai and Pune)


PS: Pibar 2017 was sold out a full month in advance!


There are 400+ Chicago Booth alumni in India, making a difference as corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and change agents in various industries and sectors.

The annual Pan-India Booth Alumni Retreat (Pibar), hosted in a different city each year, brings a sizable fraction of them together, for a weekend of networking, learning, and fun. Earlier editions were held in Delhi (2012 & 2014), Mumbai (2013), Bengaluru (2015), Goa (2016), and Chennai (2017).

Over 200 people attended Pibar 2017, from 21 metros across 8 countries. As before, spouses/significant others and kids are also welcome to attend Pibar 2018, with family-friendly activities to engage them.


Coming soon!

Meanwhile, here are some memories from Pibar 2017, Chennai:

Speakers & Panelists

Stay tuned for updates as we line up an exciting roster of speakers and panelists.


This is just an outline for now.
Keep coming back to see the program come together in the coming weeks.

Friday, 28 Sep 2018

Likely check-in window at Novotel Imagica Khopoli, Lonavala

Kick back, catch up with old friends who head into Lonavala

Reception, dinner, and drinks

Saturday, 29 Sep 2018

DIY jog, pool, gym, or yoga/meditation


Talks by invited speakers

Break: Lunch and networking

Panel discussions and fun activities in parallel

Outdoor fun at the resort

Open bar


Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

DIY jog, pool, gym, or yoga/meditation


Another talk or two

Closing lunch



Lonavala is a popular, picturesque hill station about 60 miles from Mumbai and 40 miles from Pune.


Registrations will open in a few weeks. Meanwhile, go ahead and pre-register. (It will help with pricing.)


Who's Invited

Chicago Booth & other U. Chicago alumni, current Executive MBA students, Accelerated Development Program – India alumni, and their significant others and kids are welcome to attend Pibar 2018.

Who all registered for Pibar 2017

Click to view list of registered attendees (excludes private registrations)

Pibar 2017 registrations data, when it was oversubscribed @T-30 days:


Coming soon!


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For general information:

For media enquiries:

Pibar 2018 Organizing Committee

Vikas Singh, Shuchi Aggarwal, and several other Mumbai/Pune–area alumni who are stepping forward to lend a hand.