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Names Not Numbers Mumbai is part of an annual series of invitation-only ideas conferences for 100 key players and thinkers across politics, business, media, culture, academia and technology to discuss and debate what individuality in a mass age means. Names Not Numbers Mumbai is put together by the Media, Analysis & Networking company Editorial Intelligence in association with the British Council, the Financial Times and partners including Jnanapravaha.

Taking place on Saturday 26th November 2011 in the south of the city, with a brief recorded address by Professor Amartya Sen, the Nobel Laureate economist.

Please note, guest registation will be closing on Monday 21st November, if you would still like to register to attend after this date, please email [email protected].

Speakers include:

Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries; R Balakrishnan (Balki), Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas, Mumbai; Venky Balakrishnan, Global Vice President, Diageo Plc; Shyam Benegal, distinguished multi-award-winning director & screenwriter; Mihir Bose, Writer & Broadcaster; James Crabtree, Mumbai Correspondent, Financial Times; Kishwar Desai, novelist & winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2010; Aditya Dev Sood, Founder & CEO, Center for Knowledge Societies; Professor Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Culture and Cinema, SOAS; AA Gill, award-winning travel writer, reviewer & critic; Tristram Hunt MP, Member of Parliament & Author; Jo Johnson MP, former Associate Editor, Financial Times & author ‘Reconnecting Britain and India - Ideas for an Enhanced Partnership’;  Rajesh Kejriwal, Kaoorius; Amit Khanna, Head, Reliance Entertainment; Vikram Mehta, Chairman, Shell India; Nasser Munjee, Chairman, DCB; Narinder Nayar, Chairman of Mumbai First & Managing Director, Concast (India); Cameilla Panjabi; Rashmi Poddar, cultural polymath, founder & director, Jnanapravaha; Sujata Sen, British Council; Nishant Shah, Director, the Center for Internet Society; Parmesh Shahani, Head of India Culture Lab, author of ‘Gay Bombay’, & editor-at-large of Verve; Meera Syal, actor, writer & bestselling author; and Dr Shashi Tharoor MP, MP & Author.

See what participants say about Names Not Numbers UK

"Terrific organisation, fabulous participants, challenging programme... and a simply great location."
Peter Kellner, President, YouGov

"We made a strange community in that magical place and I loved being part of it."
Suzanne Moore, Columnist, The Guardian and Mail on Sunday

"Amazing organisation, people, conversations…can we go next weekend please?"
Morice Mendoza, Mendoza Media

"I learned so much, met so many fascinating people, and came away with so many ideas that it is hard to credit that it all happened in 48 hours!"
Dylan Jones, Merryck & Co

"The value of Names Not Numbers is enormous, real and singular. Every aspect of the organization, the topics, the panels, up to the walk on the beach was a work of art and a labour of love."
Inmaculada Martinez, Partner, Opus Corporate Finance LLP

"It was a jewel of a weekend….thoroughly enjoyable and quite remarkable."
Frieda Hughes, Author, Painter and Poet

"By the end I'd lost my voice but was upheld by the formless euphoria of Names Not Numbers."
Sarah Churchwell, Senior Lecturer in American Literature & Culture, University of East Anglia

"Never has thought provocation been quite so affirming."
Baroness Oona King, Diversity Executive Channel 4

"There were poignant transformational moments over the weekend which made us reflect, re-evaluate preconceptions and challenge our thinking. So much is still percolating in my head."
Chantal Tregear, Director, Taylor Bennett

"A really fantastic experience... a meeting of minds."
Simon Schama, Historian and Broadcaster

"The best Salon since 1901."
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Former Trader and Author ‘The Black Swan’

"It was an utterly brilliant and stimulating weekend."
William Eccleshare, President and CEO, Clear Channel International

"Thank you for a superb weekend – stimulating, creative, and beautifully organised."
Emily Kasriel, Executive Producer, ‘The Forum’, BBC World Service

"It was both thought-provoking and highly civilised."
James Mackintosh, Investment Editor, Financial Times

Saturday, 26th November, 2011

9.30-10.00
Arrivals and Greetings
10.15 - 10.30
Welcome messages from Julia Hobsbawm of Editorial Intelligence and Javed Gaya, Chair, Names Not Number Mumbai 2011.

One minute's Silence for the Victims of the Mumbai Attacks 26/11/2008 followed by music by classical Indian vocalist Purvi Parikh
10.30 - 10.45
Reflections: 26/11 and its aftermath
Recorded remarks from Nobel Laureate, Professor Amartya Sen, specially recorded at Trinity College, Cambridge for the occasion and Dr Shashi Tharoor MP, MP & author, on: '26/11: Three Years Later' .
10.45 - 11.30
India's Place in a Threatening World
Chair: James Crabtree, Financial Times
Panel to include:  Mihir Bose, Writer & Broadcaster; Narinder Nayar, Mumbai First & Managing Director, Concast (India) Limited and Dr Shashi Tharoor MP, MP & Author and Tristram Hunt MP, author
11.30 – 11.45
Tea Break
11.45 - 12.45
Business Responsibility: Philanthropy and Individualism; Corporate Individuality and Accountability
Chair: Jo Johnson MP, former Associate Editor, Financial Times & author ‘Reconnecting Britain and India - Ideas for an Enhanced Partnership'
Panel to include: Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries Vikram Mehta, Chairman, Shell India; Nasser Munjee, Chairman, DCB and Roopa Purushothaman, Managing Director – Research, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
12.45 – 14.15
Launch of Financial Times India app in the gardens over lunch. Including remarks from Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com
14.15
Afternoon Session Begins. Welcome remarks from Rob Lynes, British Council.
14.15 – 15.05
The Influence of Cinema on Media & Communications
Chair: Professor Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Culture and Cineman, SOAS
Panel: R Balakrishnan (Balki), Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas, Mumbai; Shyam Benegal, writer and director; Amit Khanna, Head, Reliance Entertainment and Meera Syal, Actor, writer and bestselling author
15.05 – 16.10
The New Digital Individual: Is New Technology Liberating or Enslaving?
Chair: Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com
Panel: Aditya Dev Sood,  Founder, Center for Knowledge Socities; Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder & CEO, Kyoorius Group; Dan Lloyd, Director of Public Policy for Emerging Markets, Vodafone & Nishant Shah, Director, the Center for Internet and Society
16.10 – 16.30
Tea Break
16.30 – 17.15
Crisis & Culture: Does Creativity Thrive on Turmoil?
Chair: Sujata Sen, British Council
Panel to include: Kishwar Desai, novelist & Winner Costa First Novel Award 2010; Dr. Rashmi Poddar, Director Jnanapravaha Mumbai Art History & Aesthetics and Parmesh Shahani, Head of India Culture Lab, author of ‘Gay Bombay’, and editor-at-large of ‘Verve’
17.15 – 18.15
One To One : Writer & critic A.A. Gill in conversation with bestselling food writer Camellia Panjabi
19.00 - 21.00
Evening cocktail reception hosted by The Oberoi Group.

See the bios of the speakers here
For the list of partners, click here
For registrations, click here
About Editorial Intelligence, see here

The details about the event was published in Editorial Intelligence, it can be read here



 

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