18th edition of India Today Conclave to be held on March 1 and 2
PM Narendra Modi to be key note speaker; other top politicians to include Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and P Chidambaram
Published - 15-February-2019
The eighteenth edition of the India Today Conclave will host a range of debates and discussions on a range of issues over March 1 and 2 in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the key note speaker at the Conclave and is likely to speak on the India Story under him.
Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, said, “We are honored to have Prime Minister Modi as the keynote speaker at the India Today Conclave. As India heads towards a major election, it will be a privilege to hear him assess his term and spell out his vision for India at the Conclave.”
The two days will witness national and international minds converge and deliberate on issues across a spectrum of topics. While Boris Johnson — Brexit leaver, politician, historian, journalist — will explain his choices and why the lessons from Brexit are significant for India in a session titled The Devil & the Deep: Bitter cocktails from Brexit; Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping & Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation will speak on his roadmap for the BJP’s political success in the session, ‘My Way. And the Highway’.
Piyush Goyal, Interim Finance Minister and P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister are expected to feature in back-to-back sessions in which they will present their assessment of the economy and election promises in front of a common jury of eminent economists and experts. The session is titled Split Wide Open: What ails the Indian economy?
Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Kangana Ranaut will not only add glamour to the event but reveal personal insights and what makes them both so unique and individualistic in an industry built on PR images. Ranveer Singh will be speaking on his 7 deadly sins while Kangana Ranaut will be speaking on creativity, kicking ass and rewriting the rules of being a woman in a session titled #BreakingBad.
The two days will also see an impressive range of politicians, thinkers, economists, analysts, sports stars and artists who will deliberate, debate and decipher the conclave theme of Hard Choices in their respective spheres.