Second international HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit has attracted some big names this year as well. The second international chapter of the event will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on September 6, 2019.
This year’s summit will bring together leaders from Asia to discuss and ideate a road map for the region and shed light on the rising role of ‘Asia in the New Global Context’, the theme for the event.
The city-state’s Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Singapore Heng Swee Keat, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Nobel Laureate and economist Dr Paul Krugman, who will be delivering the inaugural address, DBS Group CEO Piyush Gupta, Kotak Mahindra Bank MD Uday Kotak, Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly are among the speakers this year.
Other prominent public figures who will take part in panels include Indian Members of Parliament Jayant Sinha and Pinaki Misra, Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and e-commerce platform Zilingo co-founder Ankiti Bose.
Attendance to the event is by invitation only and non-ticketed, involving a series of interactions among experts in the fields of diplomacy, politics, international finance, sports, and the media.
The media group launched its summit in India in 2003 as part of its efforts to enhance the level of discussion on pressing issues facing India, its neighbours and the world, a media statement said.
Last year, the inaugural edition of the Singapore chapter of the Summit included Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Former British PM Tony Blair, Indian Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari, Sachin Tendulkar, and Aamir Khan, among others as speakers.