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18th edition of India Today Conclave to be held in Delhi in March

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be the keynote speaker. Boris Johnson, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, P. Chidambaram, Guy Standing, Amitav Ghosh, Ranveer Singh and Kangana Ranaut are among the thought leaders

The 18th edition of the India Today Conclave will host a range of sparkling debates and compelling discussions on a range of issues on March 1 and 2 at Taj Palace in New Delhi. The theme this year will be ‘Hard Choices’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the keynote speaker at the conclave and is likely to speak on the India Story under him and the key lessons leading a great country have taught him. Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, said, “We are honoured to have Prime Minister Modi as a keynote speaker at the India Today Conclave. He has been a bold path-breaking leader. He has triggered both great hope and great debate. 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 experts 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 and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation will speak on his roadmap for 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, mirror 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 reveal personal insights and what makes them both so unique and individualistic in an industry built on PR images. Singh will be speaking on his seven deadly sins while 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 top politicians, thinkers, economists, analysts, sports stars and artists who will deliberate, debate and decipher the conclave theme of Hard Choices in their respective spheres.

Since 2002, the India Today Conclave has been at the forefront of intellectual engagement and thought leadership.

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