Hearing from India’s Top Talent

  • February 16

    9:00 – 9:50


    Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

    10:00 – 11:50

    Inauguration Ceremony: Leadership for New India

    Shri Manoj Tiwari – Hon’ble MP Lok Sabha
    Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi – Hon’ble MP Lok Sabha
    Dr. Udit Raj – Hon’ble MP Lok Sabha
    Prof. Manoj Pant – Director, IIFT
    Aditya Singh – Founder & Chairman, Alexis Group

    Jim Van Eerden – President, 5th Element Group

    11:50 – 12:40

    Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship in New India

    Aditya Singh – Founder & Chairman, Alexis Group (Moderator)
    Shilpa Ajwani – CEO, Unomantra, Former MD, Tupperware India

    Vipul Jain – Founder & CEO, Advancells Stem Cell Therapy

    12:40 – 14:20

    Networking Lunch and Group Photograph

    14:20 – 15:10

    Panel Discussion: Solving the Climate Crisis

    Elissa Harris – Executive Director, Decade of Women (Moderator)
    Meena Narula – Country Director, Water for People

    Dr. Atul Kumar  – Professor, TERI SAS

    15:10 – 16:00

    Panel Discussion: Embracing 4th Industrial Revolution

    Kunal Mandal – Chief Knowledge Architect, Team Gyaanspace (Moderator)
    Amit V Gupta, Partner, McKinsey & Company
    Ashutosh Chadha – Head of Public Policy, Microsoft
    Dhruv Bhagat – Ex CSO, Tata Sky and Ex CBO, Rivigo

    Nooruddin Ahmed – Co-Founder, CERTERO Business Corporation

    16:00 – 16:50

    Panel Discussion: Embracing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity

    Avary Kent – Executive Director, (Moderator)
    Mark Sadovnick – Managing Director, Stanton Chase
    Anil Sinha –  South Asia Advisor, Global Impact Investors Network

    16:50 – 17:40

    Panel Discussion: Gender Diversity at Workplace

    Urmila Chanam – Founder & CEO, Breaking the Silence
    Aparna Mittal  – Founder, Samana Centre for Gender, Policy and Law
    Dr. Shweta Singh – Founder & CEO, Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation
    Jigyasa Labroo – Founder & CEO, Slam Out Loud
    Pallavi Pareek – Co-Founder, Ungender

    17:40 – 19:00

    Networking Evening

  • February 17

    10:00 – 11:00

    Panel Discussion: Building Startups in 21st Century

    Himanshu Gupta – Co-Founder & CEO, Lawyered (Moderator)
    Dr. Saarthak Bakshi – Founder & CEO, IFC
    Raj Lakshmee – Chief Product Officer, TILT Innovations
    Nikita Satija – Brand Manager, PeeBuddy
    Shauna Arnott – Founder, Haste and Hustle

    Aditya Goel – Co-Founder, Love in Store

    11:00 – 11:50

    Panel Discussion: Support Systems for Startups in India

    Aditya Singh – Founder & Chairman, Alexis Group (Moderator)
    Suyash Mishra – Head, Startup India
    Deepak Goel – Founder & CEO, KarmaCircles
    Misha Kohli – Founder & CEO,  GetUpGo

    Mona Singh – Chief Acceleration Officer & Partner, India Accelerator

    11:50 – 12:40

    Panel Discussion: Achieving Scalable and Sustainable Impact

    Dr. Neeti Shikha – Associate Professor, Symbiosis Law School (Moderator)
    Urvashi Prasad – Policy Specialist, Office of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
    Kruti Bharucha – Founder & CEO, Peepul
    Bobby Kia – Co-Founder, Solver

    Aakriti Gupta – Founder, Unbound

    12:40 – 13:30

    Networking Lunch and Group Photograph

    13:30 – 14:20

    Panel Discussion: Recognizing 5th Industrial Revolution

    Pratik Gauri – President, 5th India (Moderator)
    Ed Martin – Chief OmniWin Officer – 5th Element Group
    Jim Van Eerden – President, 5th Element Group
    Purnima Voria – Founder & CEO, National US India Chamber of Commerce

    Vinay Shrivastava – Head of New Business and Digital Strategy, Marico

    14:20 – 15:10

    Panel Discussion: Leveraging Data for Social Good

    Dr. Avik Sarkar – Head of Data, NITI Aayog (Moderator)
    Prerna Mukharya – Founder & CEO, Outline India
    Avani Kapur – Director, Accountability Initiative
    John Samuel Raja Duraipandy – Founder,

    15:10 – 15:35


    Kavita Gupta – Founder, ConsenSys (Guest)
    Pratik Gauri – President, 5th India (Host)

    15:35 – 16:00

    Movie Screening: The State of Women

    Anu Bharadwaj – Founder, Women Investing in Women Digital (Guest)
    Pratik Gauri – President, 5th India (Host)

    16:00 – 18:00

    Valedictory Ceremony

    Shri Thokchom Radheshyam –  Hon’ble Minister of Education, Labour & Employment, Government of Manipur
    Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi, IAS – JS, Government of India
    Aditya Singh – Founder & Chairman, Alexis Group




Shri Manohar Parrikar
Honorable Chief Minister of Goa and Former Union Minister of Defense, Government of India
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
Honorable Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India
Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Honorable Former Minister for Commerce, Law and Justice, Government of India
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Honorable Former Minister of State for Human Resource Management, Government of India
Dr. Sanjay Paswan
Honorable Former Minister of State for Human Resource Management, Government of India
Shri Sunil V. Deodhar
National Secretary, BJP and Founder, My Home India
Shri Manoj Tiwari
Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), North East Delhi and President, BJP Delhi State
Shri Udit Raj (Ex-IRS)
Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), North West Delhi
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Hamirpur
Shri Rajendra Agrawal
Honorable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Meerut
Smt. Sowmya Reddy
Honorable MLA, Jayanagar, Karnataka
Dr. Satya Pandey
Honorable Former Mayor, Gorakhpur
Shri Rajeev Rai
National Secretary, Samajwadi Party
Shri Ghanshyam Tiwari
National Spokesperson, Samajwadi Party and Founder of


Dr. Jagdish Gandhi
Founder, City Montessori School
Prof. (Dr.) Shailendra Singh
Director, IIM Ranchi
Prof. (Dr.) Trilochan Sastry
Professor, IIM Bangalore and Founding Trustee, Association for Democratic Reforms
Prof. (Dr.) Sushil Kumar
Professor, IIM Lucknow
Prof. (Dr.) M K Awasthi
Professor, IIM Lucknow
Prof. (Dr.) D P Abrol
Professor and Dean, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu
Prof. (Dr.) T.R. Subramanya
Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Law University
Dr. S. P. Aggarwal
Principal, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
Dr. T. K. Mishra
Director, Ramanujan Centre for Ethics and Values, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
Dr. Alexander Selivanov
Director, Russian Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Technology
Mr. Santosh Nair
Senior Director, Parul University
Mr. Pratik Uppal
Educationist, Coach and Trainer
Mr. Anupam Raghuvanshi
Director, T.I.M.E. Varanasi


Dr. Gyanendra Kumar Sharma
District and Sessions Judge, Bageshwar
Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla
Founder, Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors
Ms. Pavani Reddy
Managing Partner, Zaiwalla & Co. Solicitors
Dr. Manoj Kumar
Founder, Hammurabi & Solomon
Dr. Adish C. Aggarwala
President, International Council of Jurists and Chairman, All India Bar Association
Adv. Rama R. Iyer
Partner, Legal Solutions
Adv. Prashant Bhushan
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Dr. Harsh Pathak
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Adv. Aditya Shankar
Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Kaden Boriss Partner, and National Co-Incharge, Law Committee, BJYM
Adv. Nupur Sharma
Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Youth Leader, Bharatiya Janata Party
Adv. Anilesh Tewari
Trustee, Adhrit Foundation
Adv. Vibhanshu Srivastava
Founder and Managing Partner, Risis Legal
Adv. Himanshu Sharma
Co-Convenor, Legal Cell, BJYM Rajasthan
Adv. Anoop Prakash
Advocate, Delhi High Court


Ms. Sukhleen Aneja
Marketing Director, RB
Mr. Giovanni Scacciaferro
President, E-platform
Mr. Vinay Maheshwari
Senior Vice President (SMD & Brand Marketing), Dainik Bhaskar Group
Mr. Vinay Singhal
Co-Founder & CEO, Wittyfeed
Mr. Varadarajan Krishna
Managing Director, Induct AS and 100 Open Startups
Mrs. Pankaj Bhadouria
MasterChef India Winner
Mr. Vikas Pandey
IT Evangelist and Investor
Mr. Pradip Chopra
CEO, Digital Vidya
Mr. Raghav Garg
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIA
Mr. Saarthak Bakshi
CEO, International Fertility Centre
Mr. Aditya Goel
Co-Founder, Love in Store
Mr. Abhishek Singh
Co-Founder and CEO, Rankethon
Ms. Danielle Hassid
Chief Technology Officer, Alexis Group


His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founder, Art of Living
Mr. Anshu Gupta
Founder Director, Goonj
Mr. Osama Manzar
Founder, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Ms. Rwitwika Bhattacharya-Agarwal
Founder and CEO, Swaniti Initiative
Mr. APJMJ. Sheik Saleem
Managing Trustee, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation
Dr. Sandeep Pandey
Social Activist
Dr. Ashwin Mahesh
Renowned Journalist, Technologist and Public Policy Researcher
Mr. Shantanu Gupta
Founder and Director, YUVA Foundation, Author and Political Analyst
Mr. Vinod Yadav
Development Economist and Social Worker
Shri B V Rao
Editor, First Post
Ms. Sunita Aron
Senior Resident Editor, HT Media Ltd.
Mr. Saurabh Dubey
Renowned Actor
Mr. K. Abdul Ghani
Social Activist and Green Man of India
Mr. Nishant Baranwal
Advisor, Jindal Foundation
Ms. Bhavna Toor
Ms. Harsha Mukherjee
Founder and MD, Ekjaa
Mr. William Webster
Founder and Executive Director, Civic Concepts International
Ms. Urmila Chanam
Founder and CEO, Breaking the Silence
Mr. Shelley Saxena
Founder, Sevamob
Ms. Mahima Khanna
Investment Analyst, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
Mr. Shishir Srivastava
Head, Personality Development and Career Counseling Department, City Montessori School, Lucknow
Mr. Aditya Singh
Founder and Chairman, Alexis Group
Mr. Pratik Gauri
Chairman and Managing Trustee, INY Foundation
Mr. Prabhloch Singh
Founder, Human Rights Protection Group & MFP Federation
Mr. Kamal Seth
Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, Human Circle
Mr. Prateek Shah
Founder, Green Smyles
Ms. Swati Chawla
Co-Founder, Liberal Youth Forum
Adv. Akanksha Arora
Founder, LexQuest
Adv. Tanya Chandra
Co-Founder, LexQuest
Adv. Bharat R. Itagi
Project Manager and Coach, Civic Concepts International
Adv. Jatin Garg
Assistant Manager, Centre for Civil Society
Mr. Andrew Humphries
Associate, Centre for Civil Society