Friday, 10th March
Time Session Details Speakers
9:00 – 9:30 Factory Check-In
9:30 – 10:40 Dealing with a Billion People
How do you address a teeming market with cultural diversities,
multiple languages and controversies on many things?
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO PayTM
and Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle in conversation with Chitra Narayanan, Editorial Consultant, Hindu Business Line
10:40 – 11:40 Why Bharat needs the Bard: Is Shakespeare still Relevant?
400 years after his death, an English classic writer thrives in Bollywood.
We need to know why
V S Ravi, ex Principal Secretary, Home
Keval Arora, Faculty, Dept of English, Kirori Mal College, Theatre Commentator and Practitioner
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break and Quiz Prelims
12:00 -12:45 Taking the Classical Arts to the Masses
Are there secrets to wooing philistines to classical music? Do musicians
compromise on their art? Are there tricks to boost classical music?
Rahul Ram, Singer-Composer
Kaushiki Chakraborty, Hindustani Classical Vocalist
Vikram Sampath, Founder Director - Archive of Indian Music
12:45 – 13:30 She and The City
Viewing the city from the eyes of an urban women and how city lives
impact women today
Vandana Vasudevan, Author and Writer on urban life
Meena Vaidyanathan, Founder, niiti consulting
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Knowledge Factory Quest on Politics Rajdeep Sardesai, Journalist and Quizmaster
15:30 - 16:10 Beyond the Dangal: Into a Sportsperson’s mind
What happens on the field and in the body is often in focus. But minds
win matches. How do sportspeople crack that?
Aparna Popat, former National Badminton Champion
G. Rajaraman, Journalist and Founder, Horizon Sports
16:10 - 17:00 Bartending Workshop:
 The Art of Mixing Drinks
Vikram Achanta, Co-Founder and CEO, Tulleeho
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break and end of Day 1
Saturday, 11th March
Time Session Details Speakers
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome Tea
10:00 – 11:00 Going Green- The Why and The How!
Thoughts and ideas at the intersection of democracy,
capitalism, development and ecology
Jairam Ramesh, Economist, Member of Parliament and former Union Minister
11:00 – 11:40 Romancing the Constitution
We The People, need to know some interesting facts about our
political Bible
Swara Bhaskar, Actor and Writer
N. Madhavan, Journalist
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break and Quiz Prelims
12:00 – 12:45 Addressing the Urban Crisis
Roads are congested, the air is polluted and more people are moving into
cities from rural areas. How are we going to use technologies and techniques to make urbanisation work?
Bharti Chaturvedi, Environmentalist          
Santosh Desai, Columnist and CEO Future Brands
Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow - Centre for Policy Research
12:45 -13:30 Future of the Millennial
Talented, idealistic, driven yet casual, they are facing economic explosion and technological disruptions. What are their attitudes?  What will happen now?
Anuja Chauhan, Advertising Whiz & Writer
Abhijit Bhaduri, Author and HR specialist
Megha Vishwanath, Journalist, CNBC TV18
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15.00 Tickling your Mind Papa CJ, Stand-up Comedian
15:00-16:30 Knowledge Factory Quest on Business Gaurav Sri Krishna, Quizmaster
16:30-17:00 Know your Beer
Heard of “Beer Snobs”? Those who can tell the source and brew from just a whiff. Here’s an opportunity to get to know your beer
Pradeep Gidwani, Founder, The Pint Room
17:00-17:30 Coffee and End of First Edition

The Investors

There are partnership opportunities available. Reach out to us for more details.

Why partner with us ?

One of a kind knowledge-centric, intellectual event. Opportunity to highlight your area of business through our quiz questions and games. Reach out to a mix of high-net worth individuals and highly networked individuals. We need prizes in cash and kind. The concept can be scaled and taken to multiple cities in the future.

What is the marketing plan?

We will have an extensive digital plan. We are exploring media partnerships including print and TV partners. Daily online quiz in January 2018.