Trade Winds is IIFT's Annual Business Summit which provides a platform for IIFT's students to interact with eminent industry professionals and various esteemed international organizations. Trade Winds 2021 was inaugurated by Mr. Manoj Kholi (Country Head, Softbank India) and Mr. Aseem Puri (CEO Unilever Korea, CMO Unilever International) on the theme - “Industry 4.0-Road to Sustainable Resilience”

The inaugural session of Trade Winds set the agenda for all the summits in motion. The event comprises 6 summits: Finance Summit, Marketing Summit, Leadership Summit, Operations Summit, Trade Sumit, and Digital Summit covering all facets of management education. The summits witnessed participation from industry leaders from various fields, media personalities, and illustrious alumni of IIFT. The themes and speakers for the various summit were :

The National Finance Summit -
Theme: "Evolving Investment Landscape-A journey to sustainable returns"
The speakers for the summit were-
Mrs. Sheeba Kapil (Professor and Head, Finance Department, IIFT Delhi- Moderator), Ms. Bekxy Kuriakose (Head-Fixed Income, Principal Asset Management), Mr. Gaurav Kulshrestha (Sr. VP and Head-Investment Strategy, Citibank India), Mr. Rajendra Kaur (Independent Consultant Volunteer Director, CFA Society, India), and Ms. Cheenu Gupta (Equity Fund Manager- L & T Mutual Fund)

The National Marketing Summit -
Theme: "Striking a balance between people, planet, and profits: The marketing perspective"
The speakers for the summit were-
Mr. Aditya Goel (Co-Founder, Love in Store-Moderator), Mr. Sriram Padmanabhan (Vice President-Marketing, Nissan Motor India Private Limited), Mr. Ankit Tiwari (Associate Director-Marketing, Kellogs India), Mr. Ujjwal Galada (General Manager- Emami Limited), and Mr. Pulak Narain (Brand Manager-Electric Vehicle Portfolio, TVS Motor Company)

The National Leadership Summit -
Theme: "Profits with purpose: Reimagining business growth through sustainability"
The speakers for the summit were-
Mr. Rushva Parihar (Sustainability Coach-Moderator), Ms. Rati Bhattacharya (Principal Consultant, Digital Lead APAC, ERM), Mr. Pradeep Panigrahi (Head, Corporate Sustainability, L&T), and Mr. Rajesh Kumaramenon (Chief Sustainability Officer, Licious)

The National Operations Summit -
Theme: "Road ahead for supply chain 4.0-An Indian Perspective”
The speakers for the summit were-
Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur (VP, Supply Chain Management, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories), Dr. N. Jena (Chief Logistics Officer, Jindal Stainless Limited), Mr. Prabhat Kumar Bhakat (General Manager, Exide Industries), and Mr. Joseph Teja (Consultant YP-Smart Transportation & Electric Vehicles, NITI Aayog)

The National Trade Summit -
Theme: "Green value chain in international trade and logistics"
The speakers for the summit were-
Mr. Sarabjit Butalia (Moderator-Captain), Mr. Vishvendra Kumar Chakravarthy (Director of Middle East Markets Bulge SA), Mr. Rajesh Mohata (CEO and Executive Director, JSL Lifestyle Ltd), Mr. Garima Jain (CEO India at Agricorp India Trade Services Pvt. Ltd), Mr. Amrendra Mishra (Managing Director, Oilseeds India ADM), and Mr. Pranav Arora (Head Regulatory Affairs & PEX EXM Subcontinent, DP World)

The National Digital Summit -
Theme: "E-commerce ecosystem: Unleashing Innovation for the new age business "
The speakers for the summit were-
Mr. Aditya Gaur (Moderator- Flipkart), Mr. Amit Verma (Vice President-Head of Marketing and Growth, Rapido), Mr. Saurabh Goel (Vice President-Category Management, Tata 1mg), Mr. Ameet Padiyar (Assistant Vice President Jio Mart- Reliance Retail Limited), Mr. Himanshu Arora (Co-Founder, Social Panga and The Yellow Shutter), and Mr. Madhur Arora (Mobile App Solutions Lead, Google)

This year, Trade Winds 2022 scheduled from 7-9th October 2022 will compromise of 8 Summits- Finance Summit, Marketing Summit, Leadership and Strategy Summit, Operations Summit, HR Summit, Trade Sumit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Digital Summit covering all facets of management education on the theme "India @100".