Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in conversation at the 16th Edition of India Today Conclave

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in conversation at the 16th Edition of India Today Conclave.



Two legends, one stage, an unforgettable conversation at the India Today Conclave.

It will be a magical cinematic experience at the India Today Conclave as Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan engage in a never-before conversation at the most-awaited event of the year. The two-day event will also see talented actresses Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin, show us their depth and range. Karan Johar, director, producer, TV show host, author, will be on the other side of the coffee table for a change, being quizzed, not quizzing.

The Conclave will also touch upon the crucial topic of racial discrimination as actor, designer,Waris Ahluwalia, sheds light on living in Donald Trump’s America. With a short movie, ‘Dear America’, he also makes a powerful statement against bigotry and xenophobia.

The Conclave will also witness the worldwide premiere of short films by Sudhir Mishra, Nandita Das, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Ram Madhvani.

That’s not all. In keeping with the theme of The Great Disruption, the Conclave will premiere a VR film produced by Anand Gandhi and directed by Sooni Taraporewala, celebrating the spirit of Mumbai.

India Today Conclave is a unique platform where the sharpest minds from across the globe converge to discuss and debate ideas and issues. Taking a break from previous years, the India Today Group’s signature event will be held in Mumbai for the first time on March 17 and March 18. The Great Disruption, the theme of the India Today Conclave this year, will feature ground-breaking ideas, innovative experiences and thought-provoking debates.

There will be two days of talking, listening, thinking, doing and experiencing. From former President of the French Republic (2007 -2012) Nicolas Sarkozy to President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, to titans of the corporate world, the list of speakers this year is bigger and bolder, heralding a wave of change.

As Conclave Director Kalli Purie describes it, “This edition of the India Today Conclave is a progressive and directional platform that aims to contribute in rebuilding the disrupted social order. This specially designed multi-sensory experience, spread across two days will be a great opportunity to listen to some of the sharpest minds across the world, get inspired and take some meaningful memories back home. We believe that significant conversations are the way to generate solutions and the Conclave promotes just that. From mobile movie premieres, spell-binding stage performances, curated experiences and gourmet delights – there’s lots that one can enjoy at the Conclave, apart from a powerful thought flow.”

Come to India’s busiest two days at the India Today Conclave 2017 with the world’s best sharing one stage:

  1. Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Champion
  2. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group
  3. Alia Bhatt, Actor
  4. Amitabh Bachchan, Actor
  5. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog
  6. Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group
  7. Ananya Birla, Founder, Svatantra Microfinance
  8. Anurag Kashyap, Writer and Director
  9. Anushka Sharma, Actor
  10. Arghya Sengupta, Research Director at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
  11. Asaduddin Owaisi, MP
  12. Abdul Basit, High Commissioner of Pakistan to India
  13. Chetan Bhagat, Author
  14. Deepa Malik, Paralympic Athlete
  15. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank
  16. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
  17. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas
  18. Dipankar Gupta, Sociologist
  19. ElHadj As Sy, General Secretary of International Red Cross
  20. Harish Salve, Lawyer
  21. Kalki Koechlin, Actor
  22. Kapil Sibal, Lawyer, MP
  23. Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
  24. Leela Samson, Bharatanatyam Dancer
  25. Liz Mohn, Vice-Chairwoman, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
  26. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
  27. Manasi Kirloskar, Executive Director, Kirloskar Systems
  28. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries
  29. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (2007-2012)
  30. P. Chidambaram, Former Union Minister for Finance
  31. Pico Iyer, Author
  32. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines
  33. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
  34. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law, Justice and IT
  35. Rohan Murty, Founder, Murty Classical Library of India
  36. Sabiha Sumar, Filmmaker
  37. Sajad Lone, Minister, Jammu and Kashmir Government
  38. Shah Rukh Khan, Actor
  39. Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head, Spencer’s Retail Ltd.
  40. Shivraj Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
  41. Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, ICSSR
  42. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm
  43. Waris Ahluwalia, Designer, Actor


Started as part of India Today’s 25th anniversary, INDIA TODAY CONCLAVE was designed as a meeting point for the best minds from India and around the world to map the geopolitical and economic future of the country. In its inaugural year the theme was India Tomorrow2002: Opportunities and Threats with Vice President of the USA Al Gore as the chief Guest. In its second year the theme was India Tomorrow 2003: Global Giant or Pygmy? The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States presided as the keynote speaker. The past 14 conclaves have been widely acclaimed and popular for the quality of speakers and discussion. The speakers who have been part of this conference each year are current and former heads of state, Nobel Laureates, spiritual leaders, industry captains, social workers, economists, authors, academics, scientist, strategists, activists, cine directors, actors and sportspersons.