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HT Leadership Summit 2010 promises to be a humdinger

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HT Leadership Summit 2010 promises to be a humdinger

The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2010 will be held in Delhi over two days on November 19-20. The annual Summit has become a powerful forum seeking to bring together leaders from different walks of life, encouraging interactions and debates, thereby raising the bar of discussion on critical world issues.

The theme of the Summit this year is ‘Winning in testing times’. Combined with print and live coverage, the event generates public relations spin-offs in excess of $2 million, claims HT.

Speaking on the HT Leadership Summit 2010, Vir Sanghvi, Advisory Editorial Director, Hindustan Times, wrote in a column, “The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit has become such an Indian institution that it is sometimes difficult to remember how outlandish the ambition behind the Summit seemed when it was first planned. The idea then was to create a global gathering on par with any similar gathering held anywhere in the world. It would be attended by prime ministers, presidents, foreign ministers, finance ministers, captains of industry, and leaders in such fields as entertainment, sport and literature.”

He further said, “This year’s Summit maintains the high standard of its predecessors. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, fresh from the triumphant Obama visit, will outline his vision for India. Gordon Brown will talk about his role in facing the global financial crisis. Al Gore will discuss the challenge to the environment. The Dalai Lama will deliver his own unique message. Pranab Mukherjee will answer questions on the direction of the economy. Arun Jaitley and Brinda Karat will discuss the nature of Opposition.”

Other eminent members include Jairam Ramesh, Sunita Narain, Kapil Sibal, Chas Edelstein, Nandan Nilekani, and Shashi Ruia, to name some. From the media industry, Raghav Bahl, Vir Sanghvi, Sagarika Ghose, Rajdeep Sardesai and Sanjoy Narayan are few of the names who will be chairing various sessions.

Speaking on how the annual Summit had grown since its inception in 2003, Diptakirti Chaudhuri, AVP - Marketing, Hindustan Times, said, “This is the eighth year of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, which started in 2003. Over the years, the Leadership Summit has gone on to become the biggest gathering of eminent global leaders. Very important pronouncements have been made at this forum. Important leaders, at the peak of their careers, have made their points at the forum and the rest of the world has listened. Prime Ministers of India from successive governments have traditionally made the keynote speech at the Leadership Summit. Heads of State, both present and former, have spoken here. The biggest names in the field of business, sports, entertainment and politics have graced the event regularly. Apart from the events at the Summit, we have built the brand through communication and activation across platforms down the years. This includes print, TV and online advertising.”


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