The 8th Annual Pan-India Booth Alumni Retreat

Registrations are open!

Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, 1–3 Nov 2019 (Fri–Sun)

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Early-bird pricing has ended. Register before prices go up further!


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), Chennai (2017), and Lonavala (2018).

Between 150 and 200 people (from 20+ metros and 7+ countries) attended each of the last two retreats. As before, spouses/significant others and kids are also welcome to attend PiBar 2019, with family-friendly activities to engage them.


A message from Dean Madhav Rajan, for PiBar 2018

Memories from PiBar 2017

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, 1 Nov 2019

UChicago Center in Delhi: Conference (optional; separate registration will be required)

The Center will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its founding with programming that showcases the University's engagement with India, through academic panels featuring key UChicago faculty and Indian thought leaders

Venue: UChicago Center in Delhi

Check-in window at Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

Kick back, catch up with old friends who head into New Delhi

Reception, dinner, and drinks

Opening remarks and light entertainment

Buffet dinner

Saturday, 2 Nov 2019

DIY jog, pool, gym, or yoga/meditation


Chicago Review/Notes from Hyde Park

TBDSenior management from Chicago Booth/UChicago

Leading in Organizations

TBDPanel discussion

Break: Mingle over coffee/tea & snacks

Career advancement for experienced professionals

TBDPanel discussion

Break: Lunch and networking

Lean In and Fallout

TBDPanel discussion

Personal Financial Management

TBDWorkshop/panel discussion

Break: Group photo, followed by coffee/tea & snacks

Something less soporific

TBDTalk/panel discussion

Open hour: For outdoor air (or not, given that it's Delhi!) & networking

Open bar

Keynote address


Sunday, 3 Nov 2019

DIY jog, pool, gym, or yoga/meditation


Polsky Center Programming

TBDPre-recorded interview/panel discussion, with Q&As

Another talk or two, because why not!

Closing lunch


New Delhi

As Lonely Planet puts it: "Steeped in history yet overflowing with modern life, colorful, cacophonous Delhi pulsates with the relentless rhythms of humanity like few other cities on Earth."

And according to the official Delhi Tourism corporation, "the best time to visit Delhi is from October to March, when the weather is at its best." So, make a long weekend of it with family this November!


PiBar 2019 will be held at the Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. The hotel is located in close proximity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, within a short drive from the business hubs of Gurgaon and New Delhi, and just 200m from the Delhi Aerocity metro station.

The Delhi Metro rapid transit system is a convenient way to get between the Pullman and the The UChicago Center in Delhi, where a separate conference will be held on Friday, 1 Nov 2019.

The UChicago Center (ONGC Shivaji Statium metro station) is just 2 stops and a 13-min ride away on the metro's Airport Line.


Registrations are open! Early-bird specials – including a lucky draw and savings of up to ₹3,200 – have ended. Still, register before prices go up again on September 23.

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Who's Invited

Chicago Booth & other U. Chicago alumni, current students, Accelerated Development Program network members, and their significant others and kids are welcome to attend PiBar 2019. Note: No non-family/non–significant-other guests.

You don't have to be living in India; you just need to be interested in opportunities in or out of India.

Responses to pre-registration survey (June 2019)

Who's Coming

As of 18 Aug 2019, we have received 100+ registrations. Click here to view the list of registered attendees.

This may well be the biggest PiBar yet!


Early-Bird Pricing
(Through Sunday, 18 Aug 2019)

  • Register early & save up to ₹3,200:
  • Full program + all meals + resort stay: 2 nights
    Single room (just you):
    Pay now ₹12,900/night
    Exclusive double room (you & a companion):
    Pay now ₹16,900/night
    Shared double room (with another attendee):
    Pay now ₹8,900/night
  • Full program, but no breakfast or resort stay: 2 full days
    Pay now ₹6,900/day per person (Expired 5 pm IST, Aug 6!)

Regular Pricing
(Until Sunday, 22 Sep 2019)

  • 1. Register and book your spot:
  • 2. Pay now before prices go up further!
  • Full program + all meals + resort stay: 2 nights
    Single room (just you):
    Pay now ₹14,500/night
    Exclusive double room (you & a companion):
    Pay now ₹18,500/night
    Shared double room (with another attendee):
    Pay now ₹9,900/night

The payment will be processed by:
Stay and all meals are complimentary (as part of an exclusive double room) for kids below 6 years of age.
A non-adult child older than 6 years will incur a charge of only +₹1,000 (plus 18% GST) per day, payable at checkout, for all meals combined.
An exclusive double room is for two adults. You can have a 2nd adult guest stay for +₹2,000/night for an extra bed and +₹3,000 per day for lunch and dinner. (The additional fees, plus 18% GST, will be payable at checkout.)
Payment processing fees, of 2.5%, may apply. See instructions on how you may bypass the fee.
You must register for the entire program (2-night stay or 2-full-days if no resort stay). No single-day-only registrations.
Cancellations until Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 will incur a cancellation fee of ₹3,200, plus payment processing fees.
No cancellations or even partial refunds after Sunday, 8 Sep 2019. However, you may transfer your registration to another qualifying attendee.
Changes in registration after 18 Aug 2019 will forfeit early-bird pricing.


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