New Delhi: The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, that begins at 10am on Friday, will feature 21 eminent speakers, among them experts, politicians, businessmen and entertainers, who will talk about their vision of India and how it can be achieved.
The summit, the fifth in the series, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will set the tone for the summit. A key event of the summit will be a conversation between UPA president Sonia Gandhi and Vir Sanghvi shortly after the Prime Minister’s address.
On the first day, five panel discussions will be held, and speakers include UP chief minister Mayawati, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, finance minister P. Chidambaram, former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan and IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei. The sessions will be moderated by eminent journalists like CNN-IBN managing editor Rajdeep Sardesai, BBC presenter Nik Gowing and Hindustan Times Edit page Editor Indrajeet Hazra.
The first day will end with a keynote speech by Sir Bob Geldof, singer, songwriter and activist.
Speakers on the second day include the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Shah Rukh Khan, Nandan Nilekani and Jeb Bush.