The Hindu to present The Huddle’s second edition

The thought conclave will be held in Bengaluru on February 17 and 18.

February 03, 2018 09:18 pm | Updated February 07, 2018 12:55 pm IST

Following the successful debut edition of The Huddle last year, The Hindu is gearing up to present The Huddle ’s second edition on February 17 and 18 at the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. Presented by Yes Bank, The Huddle , a thoughts and ideas conclave, is a platform that attempts to bring under a single roof some of the best minds from politics, academia, the entertainment industry, the corporate world, sports and civil society.

Over two days of carefully curated sessions that are inspired by pertinent ideas and emerging trends, speakers engage in discussions and conversations that inform, provoke, enrich and enable possibilities in reflection and transformation.

Keeping its premise intact, and with an objective to engage with ideas that are very relevant to the dynamic world that we live in, The Huddle 2018 , features a diverse mix of eminent people from diverse walks of life, who will share their insights and perspectives on subjects that are very close to their hearts.

The Huddle 2018 will open with a Keynote Address by Ranil Wickremesinghe, Honourable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. From the world of politics, The Huddle in this edition includes sessions that feature Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu, and BJP MP Subramanian Swamy. Other prominent speakers include former Indian cricketer and former Team India captain Sachin Tendulkar, top-ranking badminton player P.V. Sindhu, former Governors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) D. Subbarao and C. Rangarajan, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia, theatre personality Ratna Pathak Shah, and actor and filmmaker Suhasini Manirathnam, just to name a few.

The Huddle ,” says its Curator, Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor, The Hindu , “is a platform to discuss ideas and debate differences in an engaging and convivial way.” Adds Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, Yes Bank, presenting sponsor of The Huddle , “The second edition of The Huddle is being hosted at an opportune moment, at a time when the FY19 Union Budget has seized the opportunity to maximize backwards and forwards linkages in the economy through capacity enhancement and job creation. The Huddle , as the name suggests, will bring together global policy makers, thought leaders and innovators to deliberate on these changes, opportunities and challenges presented by this transformation.”

As an exclusive, by-invitation only conclave, The Huddle is also an opportunity to encourage free, intimate and nuanced sharing of insights and thoughts.

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