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Moderator  Co-Lead  Panelist  Via Video Keynotes & Others

Time Allocation
For Co-Lead :12 Min, Panelist: 5 Min.

Venue: Hotel Vivanta by Taj

General Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions: Each Plenary Session of One Hour will Have 7- 8 Speakers/Awardees Who will Speak for 5-6 minutes each.
* Parallel Sessions: Each session of one hour will have 4 co-speakers on a panel. Who will speak 10-12 minutes each. Balance time will be for interaction remarks and Q&A.
* The sessions Topics & Timing are Subject to Change.

WEF-North East, 2018 People,
Planet & Profit: A Northeast India Perspective


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Day-1, 21st February 2018.

TimeHall NameSession No.TopicSpeakers
3:00pm- 4:00pm Joysagar Hall Inaugural sessionOn the theme People, Planet & Profit : A Northeast India Perspective

Dr. Harbeen Arora,

Alakananda Das,

Priyadarshini Chatterjee ,
Kazi Muntashir Murshed

4:00pm – 5:00pm Joysagar Hall 21A- Plenary Role of the Sattras in Rural Economy
-> Chaos & Creativity Catering to the Needs of the Gifted
Swapnanil Barua ,
Dr. Shantana Saikia ,
Anjana Moyee Saikia
Mukul Gogoi ,
Urmee Majumdar ,
Anita Sharma
5:00pm – 6:00pm Joysagar Hall 21B- Plenary Farm to Fork- Sustainable Eco system & Bush to Cup Zeenathul Arifa Rafee,
Ashmeet Kapoor ,
Dhrubajit Chaliha ,
Manoj Kumar Basumatary ,
Perminder Jeet Kaur
6:00pm – 7:00pm Joysagar Hall 21C- Plenary Wage Inequality-Gender Pay Gap, Investment & Women Empowerment Subha Rajan Tampi ,
Kavita Das Basak ,
Arman Ali ,
Dr. Bandana Bhuyan ,
Lakhimi Baruah
7:00pm onwards Gala Dinner with Culture Evening : Showcasing North East

Day-2, 22nd February 2018.

TimeHall NameSession
No.
TopicSpeakers
9:00am – 10:00amJoysagar Hall22A- Plenary Children & Digital Media-How can Help Kids Protect Themselves Online Rachna Bhargav,
Richa Neog ,
Pratibha Das Hatibaruah
10:00am-11:00am Joysagar Hall 22B-Plenary There is Still Time to Make Globalisation Work for All Simmi Puri ,
Bikash Kumar Das ,
Ramit Singh Chimni ,
Mehzabin Ershad
Rudrasagar 12201- ParallelFour Concerns that Keep CEOs Awake at Night Deepak Kapoor
Rudrasagar 22202- ParallelCultural Tourism & Preservation of Art Form Shanti Doley ,
Zerifa Wahid ,
Arijit Purkayastha ,
Sanjoy Sengupta
11:00am – 12:00noon Joysagar Hall 22C- Plenary Time is What We Need to Talk Ritu Arora ,
Vasavi Acharya ,
Devasish Sharma ,
Namrata Tiwari Talukdar ,
Sujay Paul ,
BK Dr. Sunita Didi Chandak ,
BK Geetadevi Chandak ,
Roshni Hassan
Rudrasagar 12203- ParallelHow can Artists Lead us Towards a Dramatic Social Change Vertica Dvivedi ,
Swapnanil Barua ,
Mrinmoyee Goswami ,
Rudrasagar 22204- ParallelGeo Political Landscape of Northeast India Mrinal Gohain ,

12:00noon – 1:00pmJoysagar Hall22D- PlenaryConnectivity is not a Luxury- It’s a Lifeline Neeraj Tyagi ,
Kamal Jeet Yadav ,
Joyeeta Bhattacharjee ,
Farhana Rahman Subhan
Rudrasagar 12205- ParallelSports is The Best Stress Reliever & Reducer of Obesity Isha Singh,
Vikram Philip Rajkumar,
Rudrasagar 22206- ParallelMatrilineal Society of Northeast Swabera Islam ,
Rebina Subba
1:00pm-2:00pmJoysagar Hall22E – PlenarySocial Entrepreneurs are Building a Society You want to Live in Nandini Basu Phookan ,
Mrinal Gohain ,
Bonti Bordoloi ,
Aashaa Bora ,
Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj ,
Neetu Sarawgi
Rudrasagar 12207- ParallelBreaking The Cycle of Poverty by Inspiring Change From Within Indrani Deb,
Anshika Rajiv,
Sujay Paul,
Nayama Ahmed,
Rudrasagar 22208- ParallelMoving Beyond From “Sowing The Seeds” To “Nurturing The Spirit” Smruti S Samantray
2:00pm – 3:00pmJoysagar Hall22F – PlenaryTechnology is Changing The Way We Want to Live,Learn & Work Urvashi Singh ,
Bindumalini Krishnan ,
Deepak Kapoor ,
Rita P Taneja ,
Joyee Mahanta ,
Mukesh Agarwal ,
Kalyani Sharma
Rudrasagar 12209- ParallelSpirituality & Leadership Neeraj Tyagi ,
Ashmeet Kapoor ,
BK Dr. Sunita Didi Chandak ,
Vandana Goyal
Rudrasagar 22211- ParallelThe First Five Years Have so Much to do With How The Next 80 Turn Out Vasavi Acharya ,
Khandakar Wasim ,
Munju Choudhry
3:00pm – 4:00pm Joysagar Hall22G- PlenaryCommercialization of Performing Art & Its Effect on Creativity Sunita Bhuyan
Mrinmoyee Goswami ,
Minoti Khaund ,
Sarodi Saikia ,
Zerifa Wahid ,
Asha Kothari ,

Rudrasagar 12212-Parallel What’s in Store For Silk Industry in Northeast Mehzabin Ershad
Dr Mamata B Sarma
Rudrasagar 22213- ParallelStress Relief; Taking Time For Yourself Sanjaya Singh Misra ,
Bindumalini Krishnan ,
Sonali Satpathy ,
Kavita Das Basak ,
Bikash Kumar Das
4:00pm  – 5:00pmJoysagar Hall22H- PlenaryIs The Northeast Workforce Ready for The Future Vertica Dvivedi ,
Monisha Banerjee ,
Mukul Gogoi ,
Ikramul Majid
Rudrasagar 1 2214 – ParallelHow to Manage Academics & Leadership Involvement Kamal Jeet Yadav ,
Rita P Taneja ,
Ramit Singh Chimni ,
Pallavi Barua ,
Sabrina Iqbal Sircar
Rudrasagar 2 2215-ParallelFeeding The Future: The Changing Landscapes of Food & Agriculture Zeenathul Arifa Rafee
5:00pm  – 6:00pm Joysagar Hall 22I- Plenary Is Northeast India Closer to Gandhi’s Dream Anshika Rajiv,
Dr.Geeta Baruah Nath,
Dr. Syeda Hasna Ara Begum
Rudrasagar 1 2216- ParallelIndustrial waste & wastewater treatment
Rudrasagar 2 2217- ParallelInnovative Value Chains, Networks & Frameworks
6:00pm – 7:00pmJoysagar Hall 22J- PlenaryHandloom/textile/handicrafts-handloom v/s powerloom Janessaline M. Pyngrope
Rudrasagar 1 2218- Parallel Art & Culture- Creating & Developing Emotional Intelligence & Thinking Namrata Tiwari Talukdar,
Swapnanil Barua ,
Neetu Sarawgi
Rudrasagar 2 2219- ParallelSports & Its Profound Effect, Meditation, Alternate Healing & Positivity for Life Prateek Barbora ,
Tanushree Baruah ,
Suman Virdi Batra ,
Nishant Bordoloi ,
Kalyani Sharma
7:00pm – 8:00pmAwards Followed by Gala Dinner

Day-3, 23rd February 2018.

TimeHall NameSession No.TopicSpeakers
9:00am-10:00am Joysagar Hall 23A- PlenaryTraditional Handloom Weaving Methods of Northeast Amiya Kumar Sharma ,
Rudrasagar 12301- ParallelDouble Game That is Destroying Us!
Rudrasagar 2 2302- ParallelRacism- It is Easy to Assimilate Shaheen Hussain Nongbri ,
Richa Neog ,
Pratibha Bramha
10:00am – 11:00am Joysagar Hall 23B- Plenary Special Session by “Heartcare Society of Assam” Dr Joyshree Borah ,
Dr Bikas Rai ,
Dr N.K. Bhattacharjee ,
Arup Das ,
A N Das ,

Rudrasagar 12303- ParallelSolar Power Revolution is Taking Place in India’s Rooftops Mukul Gogoi
Rudrasagar 22304- ParallelMedia & Entertainment-Filmmaking Afrida Rehman Ali
11:00am – 12:00noonJoysagar Hall23C- Plenary Next Frontier of Healthcare Northeast Context

Dr Abhijit Hazarika,
Dr Madhumita Priyadarshani Das

Rudrasagar 12305- Parallel Inter Community Bridging Using Social Media, Honesty & Homour
Rudrasagar 22306- ParallelWhat Renewable Energy can do For Healthcare for Northeast Dr. Mridul Kumar Deka ,
Ikramul Majid
12:00noon– 01:00pm Joysagar Hall23D- PlenaryDigital Wave is Sweeping Across Northeast India Afrida Rehman Ali
Rudrasagar 12307- ParallelA Year After India Killed Cash, Here is What We can Learn GK Misra
Rudrasagar 22308- ParallelSmashing The Glass Ceiling-Gender Bias in Portraying Women Ritu Arora ,
Monisha Banerjee ,
Simmi Puri ,
Rosie Kalita
01:00pm-02:00pm Closing Plenary Valedictory Session Dr Arati Barua ,
Babita Rajkhowa ,
Dr.Geeta Baruah Nath,
Bonti Bordoloi ,
Nibedita ,
Munju Choudhry
“After Lunch an Optional Trip to Kamakhya Temple , Shillong sightsceeing , Sunset Cruises & Khasi Heritage Village “

Day-4, 24th February 2018.

* Optional Trip to Kamakhya Temple , Shillong sightsceeing , Sunset cruises & Khasi Heritage Village

* Snacks, Tea, Coffee & Beverages Throughout.
* Lunch : 12:00 – 02:00pm. You Can Pick up Your Plates & Attend Session.
* Travel Supplement Separetely Priced