New Delhi : Designed and conceptualized around start-ups and entrepreneurship, CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks is one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the world, having been on air for 17 years. Inspired by the success of the show, the prestigious Young Turks Conclave has entered its 8th year of bringing together global and Indian entrepreneurs, business legends, thought leaders who have challenged orthodoxies and achieved success by going beyond the clichés. The day-long conclave will be held on November 1, 2018 at JW Marriott, New Delhi.
Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 said, “The theme for the Conclave as we turn 17 is “Coming of Age: Sense, Size & Scale”. As the euphoria of the ‘wonder years’ ebbs we are seeing entrepreneurs go back to basics of doing business right even as some of them take their businesses global. Today Young Turks is not just a TV show but a community of ideators and change leaders. With our Young Turks Mentor & Masterclass formats, Young Turks on Campus and multiple global editions of the show that aim to create a knowledge bridge we’re now focusing on playing a more active role in nurturing the startup ecosystem in our country”
Talking about the conclave Joy Chakraborthy, CEO-Forbes India & President – Revenue, TV18 said: “The Young Turks Conclave is a prime example of CNBC-TV18 leading the agenda of constructing a platform that benefits our viewers, partners and the business community at large. As we enter the eighth year of this path breaking initiative where new age entrepreneurs connect and network with stalwarts of the industry, I look forward to the high octane sessions on smart mobility, payments, cyber security, machine learning amongst others. It is indeed going to be a special edition.”
This one-of-its-kind Conclave will witness unicorn founders, angel investors, venture capitalists, policy makers and young achievers from the realm of business, sports, music, cinema and arts, share their journeys with us to inspire those that are just starting off while also talking about the challenges and complexities in their business domains with an eye on the future. Some of the plenary sessions include: What’s Next for Digital Payments, The Future of Smart Mobility, South East Asia: The New Battleground for Indian Startups, The Business of Creativity and The Rise of the New Indian Consumer Brands.
The conclave will welcome notable delegates such as John Chambers – Founder, JC2 Ventures and former executive chairman & CEO of CISCO Systems, Ritesh Agarwal – Founder & CEO, OYO, Binny Bansal of Flipkart, Amrish Rau of PayU, Kiran Vasidreddy – COO, Paytm, Pradeep Parameswaran – President India & South Asia, Uber, Greg Moran – Founder & CEO, Zoom Car, Ananth Narayanan of Myntra, Sidu Ponnappa of Go Jek Tech; investors like Abheek Anand of Sequoia Capital India, Andy Kaye of Our Crowd and Deepak Shahdadpuri of DSG Consumer Partners as well as policy makers like DIPP Secretary, Ramesh Abhishek and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, amongst many others sharing their in-depth experience, insights and varied perspectives.
The panel on Young Turks In Sports will have former Indian cricket team captain Anjum Chopra, Sakshi Malik – Bronze medal winner at the 2016 Olympics and rifle shooter Heena Sidhu trace their journey and achievements, while the panel on Young Turks in Cinema will have actors Rana Daggubati and Ayushmann Khurrana, who have pushed the envelope to reach where they are today. The conclave will also felicitate the Young Business Women Leaders of 2018 in an award ceremony led by jury chair Naina Lal Kidwai.