Sunday, 19 March 2017

From the frontlines of change: Corporate titans to shine at India Today Conclave

This annual global ideas platform between March 17th & 18th, 2017, in Mumbai features eminent speakers from India and across the globe

Leading luminaries of the corporate world--Reliance Industries Chairman & MD Mukesh Ambani, Mahindra Group Executive Chairman Anand Mahindra, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, HDFC Ltd Chairman Deepak Parekh and Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma--are all set to shine bright at the India Today Conclave this year.

The industry titans will fuel new ways of thinking by touching upon relevant topics during the panel discussion spread over two days. On the first day of the event, India Inc will discuss issues ranging from the problem of private investment to the e-economy to the possibilities of making India more attractive as an investment destination. The second day will see a keynote address by Mukesh Ambani who will be speaking on ‘Why Technology Will Change India’ as a ‘21st Century Optimist’.

Talking about the Conclave, one of the notable speaker, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman and MD of Mahindra Group said, “In the letter inviting me to participate in the India Today Conclave 2017, Aroon Purie said that the Conclave has always “been in constant conversation with the times we live in.”  Conversation… I love that word. In these disruptive times, that is what we need the most. Not heated arguments; not divisive debate; but conversations leading to the promise of greater understanding and better resolution of issues. I believe the India Today Conclave will add enormously to our insights into our increasingly unpredictable world.”

India Today Conclave is a unique platform where the sharpest minds from across the globe converge at a forum to discuss and debate issues from around the world. Taking a break from previous years, the India Today Group's signature event will be held in Mumbai for the first time on March 17 and March 18. The Great Disruption, the theme of the India Today Conclave this year, will feature ground-breaking ideas, innovative experiences and thought-provoking debates.

There will be two days of talking, listening, thinking, doing and experiencing. From the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and former President of the French Republic (2007 -2012) Nicolas Sarkozy, to giants of the corporate world and stalwarts from Bollywood – the list of speakers this year is bigger and bolder, heralding a wave of change.

Speaking on the occasion, Conclave Director Ms. Kalli Purie, said, “This edition of the India Today Conclave is a progressive and directional platform that aims to contribute in rebuilding the disrupted social order. This specially designed multi-sensory experience, spread across two days will be a great opportunity to listen to some of the sharpest minds across the world, get inspired and take some meaningful memories back home. We believe that significant conversations are the way to generate solutions and the Conclave promotes just that. From mobile movie premieres, spell-binding stage performances, curated experiences and gourmet delights – there’s lots that one can enjoy at the Conclave, apart from a powerful thought flow.”

 Come to India's busiest two days at the India Today Conclave 2017 with the world's best sharing one stage:


1.     Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Champion
2.     Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group
3.     Alia Bhatt, Actor
4.     Amitabh Bachchan, Actor
5.     Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog
6.     Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group
7.     Ananya Birla, Founder, Svatantra Microfinance
8.     Anurag Kashyap, Writer and Director
9.     Anushka Sharma, Actor
10.  Arghya Sengupta, Research Director at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
11.  Asaduddin Owaisi, MP
12.  Abdul Basit, High Commissioner of Pakistan to India
13.  Chetan Bhagat, Author
14.  Deepa Malik, Paralympic Athlete
15.  Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank
16.  Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
17.  Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas
18.  Dipankar Gupta, Sociologist
19.  ElHadj As Sy, General Secretary of International Red Cross
20.  Harish Salve, Lawyer
21.  Kalki Koechlin, Actor
22.  Kapil Sibal, Lawyer, MP
23.  Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
24.  Leela Samson, Bharatanatyam Dancer
25.  Liz Mohn, Vice-Chairwoman, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
26.  M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
27.  Manasi Kirloskar, Executive Director, Kirloskar Systems
28.  Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries
29.  Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (2007-2012)
30.  P. Chidambaram, Former Union Minister for Finance
31.  Pico Iyer, Author
32.  Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines
33.  Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
34.  Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law, Justice and IT
35.  Rohan Murty, Founder, Murty Classical Library of India
36.  Sabiha Sumar, Filmmaker
37.  Sajad Lone, Minister, Jammu and Kashmir Government
38.  Shah Rukh Khan, Actor
39.  Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head, Spencer's Retail Ltd.
40.  Shivraj Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
41.  Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, ICSSR
42.  Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm
43.  Waris Ahluwalia, Designer, Actor

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