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Venue: JW Marriott Kolkata, India

Please write to us:
• To participate in WEF – India, Kolkata 2017, please write to us with your interest and profile at: wefkolkata@wef.org.in

Plenary session will be held in Indus (capacity 250), Parallel session A, B, C (capacity 40 each)

General Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions:Each plenary session of one hour will have 6-8 panelist who will each speak for 6-7 minutes.
* Parallel Sessions:Each parallel session of one hour will have two lead speakers who get 15 minutes each plus two panelists who get 5 minutes each or will have three lead speakers who get 15 minutes each. Balance time will be for delegate remarks and Q&A.
* The sessions topics & timing are subject to change.

WEF-India, Kolkata 2017

Monday, 2nd January, 2017

Time Session
No.
Topic Speakers
08.30am – 9.45am Registration & Networking Tea
09:45am-11:00am Inauguration Plenary
at (Indus & Saraswati)
Shakti Unleashed, Awakening The Power Within: Bengal Giving a New Vision for India. Chief Guest & Inaugural Address
* Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee
  • Saraswati Vandana by Sunita Bhuyan & Lighting of Lamp
  • Welcome Address by Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson
  • Guests of Honor:
    Anuradha Rao– MD, CEO at SBI Mutual Fund
    Sanjay Jhunjhunwala – CEO at Mani Group
    Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
    -President at Divine Shakti Foundation
    Annurag Batra
    Chairman & Editor in Chief at BW Businessworld
    H.E. Niankoro Yeah Samake
    – Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to India
  • Vote of Thanks :Ranju Alex
11:00am – 11:15am Networking Tea
11:15am – 12:15pm 1- Plenary
at (Indus)
How Women Will Save The Planet: Equality=Sustainability Prof. N. K. Goyal, Namrata Manot, Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari, Ramanjit Kaur, Sunita Bhuyan
1A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
New Resolutions & New Awakening Barun Aggarwal, Prof. Bhushan Dewan, Shreya Agrawal, Vayjayanti Pugalia
1B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
How to Adopt a Holistic Mindset to Reinvent Your Inner Strengths Dr. Siddhartha Pandey, Savita Venkat, Dr. Priya Virmani, Uma Saraf
1C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Grow Your Business Through Self Knowledge & Development Indrani Deb, Sakshi Talwar, Sunaina Bihani, Kamal Dani, Sharda Kasera
12:15pm – 01:15pm 2- Plenary
at (Indus)
Bengal : Creating an Environment for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth Digbijoy Chakraborty, Anil Kariwala, Ajay Poddar, Shaurya Veer Himatsingka , Dr. Niru Kumar, Rupasree Roy
2A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Sports & Its Profound Effect, Meditation, Alternate Healing & Positivity for Life Rashmi Mehra, Utsav Kapoor, Neerja Poddar, Dr. Priya Virmani, Dr Mathabo Hlahane
2B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
How to Find Purpose, Power & Passion to Reinvent Yourself Rashmi Sawant, Koral Dasgupta, Salma Moosa, Bickram Ghosh, Laurette Cucuzza
2C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Converting Ideas into Successful Businesses Kanchan Sukhija, Megha Bhaiya, Rakshit Kejriwal
01:15pm – 02:15pm Networking Lunch
02:15pm – 03:15pm 3- Plenary
at (Indus)
Bangladesh-Bengal: Exploring New Horizons Chaitali Das, Angana Guha Roy Chowdhury, Srabanee Chakraborty
3A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Innovative Practices for Successful Enterprises & Rediscovering Self Ritam Saha, Surabhi Agarwal, Mamta Binani , Dr. Julie Mehta
3B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Art & Culture- Creating & Developing Emotional Intellengence Mehreen Bushra Shafi, Aban Desai , Rekha Reddy, Antara Banerjee
3C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Discovering The True Power of Social Media Kavita Khandhadia, Kumud Anant Baid, Ushree, Madhavi Shree
03:15pm – 04:15pm 4- Plenary
at (Indus)
The Future of Youth Jayashree Srivastava, Utsav Kapoor, Paramita Saha, Rashmi Yadav K, Spandana Bhattacharya, Aditi Anand, Jaivardhan Singh
4A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Business Beyond Bias: Unlocking The Hidden Potential Puja Kohli, Angana Guha Roy Chowdhury, Gautam Mahajan
4B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Women Leading in IT & STEAM- The Road Ahead Jancy Jose, Soma Kohli, Simmi Puri, Aarti Bindra
4C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Express The Diva Within Aparna Sunku, Vaishali Kumar, Vayjayanti Pugalia
04:15pm – 04:30pm Networking Tea
04:30pm – 05:30pm 5- Plenary
at (Indus)
Promoting Women Leadership in All Aspects of Society & Business Ayaz Shafi, Ruzan Khambatta, Aurica Bhattacharya, Rajani Seshadri, Ritu Saigal, Subha Rajan, Manoj Kumar Sarkar, Sagarika Mohapatra
5A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Putting an End to Child Trafficking Smarita Sengupta , Jayeeta Bhowmick, Indrakshi Banerjee
5B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
How Writing & Arts Empower Women in a Digital World Sinjini Sengupta, Priyanka Chatterjee, Kirthi Jayakumar, Ritusmita Biswas
5C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
How Women can be Graciously Ambitious Without Sabotaging their Career Alka Batra, Dr. Niru Kumar, Saoli Mazumdar
05:30pm – 06:30pm 6- Plenary
at (Indus)
Meeting the Challenge of Holistic Lifestyle & Healthy Living Dr. Jai Madaan, Mridula Sharma, Puja Goenka, Dr Mathabo Hlahane , Kriti Sharma, Manjula Jain, Ishita Sanyal
6A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Spiritual Empowerment- What does It mean in Today’s World Dr. Pradeep Ullal , Anupama Dasgupta, Savita Venkat, Neeru Gupta Mishra
6B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Parenting & Its Challenges Indu Gandhi, Dr. Jonaki Mukherjee , Jayashree Srivastava, Dr. Basobi Sheel, Pooja Dugar
6C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Feminine Approach to Conflict Resolution & Peace Building Arimanda Vijaya Sarada Reddy, Dr. Meenakshi Khemka , Kirthi Jayakumar
06:30pm – 07:15pm 7- Plenary
at (Indus)
Women in Leadership Roles – The Harbingers of Change Aarti Bindra, Bela Nawka, Anjum Katyal, Krishna Pujara, Mukti Gupta
7A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
The World of Luxury, Fashion, Beauty & Cinema Vibha Mitra, Sumana Mukherjee, Abhishek Dutta
7B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Fighting Female Physical & Emotional Abuse Rakhi Agarwal, Shafiqur Rahman Khan, Soma Chakraborty, Dr. Laxmi Gautam
7C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Art & Media as a Way of Shifting Consciousness Regarding Women Anjana Basu, Maina Bhagat, Koral Dasgupta , Sinjini Sengupta
08:00pm – 11:00pm Exclusive Dinner (by invitation only) & “Women of The Decade” & Leaders of The Decade” Awards

Tuesday , 3rd January, 2017

08:30am – 09:45am Networking Tea
09:45am – 10:45am 8- Plenary
at (Indus)
Challenges of Leadership for Fostering Innovation, Creativity & Collaboration Sakshi Talwar, Subhashis Banerji, Sanjay Mehta, Gautam Mahajan, Mahesh Krishnamurti , Manav Gupta
8A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
The Power of Education to Make a Positive Change in The World Tahera Bushra, Aditya Ranjan Bhatnagar, Sharbani Majumdar Augustine, Zubia Mansoor
8B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Women Entrepreneurs & Healthy Eating Dr. Dolly Gupta, Vijaya Agrawal, Mridula Sharma
8C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Women in Entrepreneurship- Taking Control of Your Finances Aparna Mishra, Chetna Sinha, Ritu Saigal
10:45am – 11:45am 9- Plenary
at (Indus)
Creating an Inspired Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship in South & South East Asia Salma Moosa, Meghna Bhutoria, Subrata Rana, Dr. Julie Mehta
9A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Entrepreneurs Sharing Success Stories Rumana Sinha Sehgal, Arbind Kumar Modi, Tamanya Mukherjee, Saoli Mazumdar
9B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Exploring Partnerships , Collaborations & New Markets Prof. Sheel Nuna, Jonathan (Jon) T. Ward, Sabina Pandey
9C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
How to Manage One’s Time & Other Expectations Cory D. Wilcox, Kanad Maitra, Kriti Sharma
11:45am – 12Noon Networking Break
12Noon – 01:00pm 10- Plenary
at (Indus)
How Women in Entertainment & Media can Impact Change Jayabrato Chatterjee, Sumana Mukherjee, Namrata Dhingra, Rukshana Kapadia, Suhasini Chakrborty
10A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
How to Deal With Emotional Grief Roopsha Ray, Subhashis Banerji, Dr. Jonaki Mukherjee
10B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Finding Your Purpose & Re-Inventing Yourself Chandra Shekhar Badve, Shinal Surti, Sharbani Majumdar Augustine, Aditya Ranjan Bhatnagar
10C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Never Say Die: Make Adversity a Virtue Subha Rajan, Mukti Gupta, Sapna Das, Meena Bibi, Chand Banu, Fatima Bibi
01:00pm – 02:00pm 11- Plenary
at (Indus)
Women Exerting a Greater Cultural Influence – Personal Leadership Aparna Premchand , Gitanjali JB, Paramita Saha, Nandini Phookan, Dr. Laxmi Gautam
11A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Unleashing The Warrior Within in Business & in Life Soma Chakraborty , Vivek Srinivasan, Rani Paruchuri
11B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Mastering Your Ghosts Within Dr. Meghana Dikshit , Chayanika Bhiwaniwala
11C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Dance & Music as a Way of Life Rajlakshmi Syam, Komal Shah , Suzie Craddock
02:00pm – 03:00pm Networking Lunch
03:00pm – 04:00pm 12- Plenary
at (Indus)
Role of CSR & Digital world in Community & Society Building Shradha Agarwaal, Aritra Sarkar, Dr. Tehnaz J. Dastoor, Nayan Mitra, Krishna Pujara
12A- Parallel
at (Studio-1)
Building Passion & Positive Attitudes Pallavi Rao, Dr. Dhriti Banerjee , Aurica Bhattacharya, Suparna Sarkar, Vibha Agarwal
12B- Parallel
at (Studio-2)
Its Time to Celebrate “Who You Are” Bhawna Manchanda, Bandana Singh, Aditi Anand, Dr. Pradeep Ullal
12C- Parallel
at (Studio-3)
Turning Contacts into Relationships Rakshit Kejriwal, Meghna Agarwala
04:00pm – 04:15pm Networking tea
04:15 – 06:15pm Closing Plenary & Awards
at (Indus)
Women can be Women’s Best Friends: and awards for “The Iconic Women a Leaders Creating a Better World for All”
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. Harbeen Arora
  • Hemant Kanoria– Chairman & MD at SREI IFL
  • Alka Bangur– MD at LNB Group
  • Vivek Gupta– Member of Parliament
  • Rajive Kaul– Former CII President & Chairman NICCO Group
  • Close Remarks: Ranju Alex

* Invited