The inaugural edition of the three-day idea conclave will take place on February 10-12, 2017 in Bengaluru
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 9, 2017
The Hindu Group has announced the launch of the inaugural edition of a three-day idea conclave, The Huddle. The event will take place on February 10-12, 2017 at the ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru. The Huddle will host 15 sessions of debate and discussion between heads of state, policy makers, academicians, artists, writers, business and thought leaders on topics of national, social, economic and cultural interest.
Vice-President of India M Hamid Ansari will deliver the inaugural address, and Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, will deliver the keynote address. The panellists include current and former policy makers Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tewari; leaders such as Sadhguru and M K Narayanan; and sports legends Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Roger Binny and Syed Kirmani talking about the rise of cricket since the 1983 World Cup win. The Huddle will also feature personalities and influencers such as Karan Johar, Tanmay Bhat, Amala Akkineni, Rohini Nilekani, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Padma Lakshmi.
The event has been curated by Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu, aided by a team of senior journalists and editors from the Group. The Huddle will provide a platform for thinkers and leaders to interact with lively minds and engage with new ideas. The entry to the event is by invite only.
Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu & Curator, The Huddle said, "The Huddle aims at exploring the potential of healthy debate to inspire new ways of thinking and encourages exchanges between people with differing views. It also provides a platform for the audience to interact with them both formally and informally."
Several sponsors and partners have come to put this event together. Yes Bank is the title sponsor for the event, NDTV is the Television Partner, Air India is the Airline Partner, Prestige Group is the Supporting Partner, Da Milano is the Bespoke Partner, Parker is the Writing Instrument Partner, Zebronics and Anand Prakash are the Gift Partners, and Wizcraft is the Event Partner.