The TEDxYouth@YoungLeadersofTomorrow annual event has lined up some impressive names this year. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group, will be making a special video address at this event while talking about his vision for India’s media and advertising industry and sharing ideas with the next generation leaders. The event will be held in Mumbai on February 26, 2011.
The event aims to be a platform for world’s leading thinkers and doers from diverse fields to engage with 200 young future leaders to collaborate and promote an exchange of ideas. ‘TED’ stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Other eminent speakers at the event include: Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now; Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India; Ronnie Screwvala, CEO and founder chairman, UTV Group; Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group; US Consul General Paul Folmsbee; Sasha Mirchandani, Founder, Mumbai Angels Fund; Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Ltd; Lucian Tarnowski, Founder & CEO, BraveNewTalent.com; Pakistani poet and writer Fatima Bhutto (by video); Dinesh Ghodke, Executive Director, World Alliance for Youth Empowerment; Ishita Chaudhry, Founder & CEO, The YP Foundation; and chef Rahul Akerkar.
Commenting on this initiative, Samyak S Chakrabarty, President – Organising Committee and MD, Electronic Youth Media Group, said, “We are happy to have a diverse representation from the industry, apart from our other speakers from different backgrounds, and are looking forward to have an equally interesting audience to enable thought provoking dialogues. Since TED breaks away from traditional keynote formats, we are excited to see the above eminent figures candidly share some abstract ideas, stories and experiences that they would otherwise never do.”
Attendees have called TED “the ultimate brain spa” and “a journey into the future”. Previous speakers include Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Bono, Nandan Nilekani, Shekhar Kapur, Srivatsa Krishna, Harsha Bhogle, CK Prahalad, and Dr ShashiTharoor.
Counselage is the exclusive event partner for the TEDxYouth@YoungLeadersofTomorrow conference. Registrations for the event are currently open and will continue till February 24, 2011. To register, one can visit: www.tedxyouthyoungleadersoftomorrow.com.