The second edition of India Today Conclave East promises to be a power packed event with Chief Ministers from the North East along with top ministers, sports stars, industrialists and entertainers, all on one platform. The two day conclave will be held in Kolkata from October 5.
The Conclave will see the four Chief Ministers of the North Eastern states including Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb coming together to share, discuss and critique the burning questions faced by the Eastern states.
The two day event will also see top politicians including, Sitaram Yechury, Babul Supriyo, Amit Mitra, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Ram Madhav, Sambit Patra, Jay Prakash Majumdar, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Derek O’Brien, Mukul Roy, Chandan Mitra, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Mahua Moitra and Malini Bhattacharya among others.
In 2017, the India Today Group acknowledged the astonishing vitality of the East by starting the India Today Conclave – East in Kolkata, to underline the economic resurgence, artistic heritage and cultural engagement of the region. The 12-state region is uniquely placed to becoming a $3 trillion economy by 2035. From politics to business, cinema to sport, the Conclave covered all aspects of the Eastern revival, making it a must-attend event in the power calendar of the region.
Special Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Gowher Rizvi, will be speaking about Friends and Neighbours, Sharing More Than a Border.
Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Moon Moon Sen, Koel Mallick, Dibakar Banerjee, Tanushree Dutta, Pooja Bhatt and Anupam Roy will take the stage to talk about movies, culture, music and entertainment.
The sports stars, Jhulan Goswami, Swapna Barman and Rani Rampal will be sharing their experience while industrialists Sanjiv Goenka, chairman, RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group and Sanjay Budhia, CEO Patton Group will be discussing on Betting big on Bengal.
Buoyed by the success of the earlier edition, The India Today Conclave East on Kolkata and promises an elite gathering where it is ready to set a new gold standard in summits.
Since 2002, the India Today Conclave has been at the forefront of intellectual engagement and thought leadership. Over the years, the India Today Conclave has hosted presidents, prime ministers, sports icons, writers and movie stars. The Conclave has been at the cutting edge of new ideas, innovations and experiences. The platform has showcased the finest global minds, triggered heated debates, and always made headlines. It has been in constant conversation with the times we live in, sometimes anticipating change and often precipitating it.