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Programme Schedule
DAY-1
9.00 – 9.20
Registration and networking
9.20 – 9.30
Opening Keynote: Vidyottama Sharma, Content Head, ET Edge, TCL - BCCL
9.30 – 9.45
Special Address: The Need For Creativity In Corporate Communications
Nitin Mantri, MD of Avian Media and President of PRCAI
9.45 – 10.00
Keynote Address: Investing In Corporate Communication: A Necessity, Not an Option
Dilip Cherian, Founder, Perfect Relations
10.00 – 10.25
Case Study: Crisis Management – Dealing with It
Swetank Jain, Chief Communications Officer, Future Group
10.25 – 10.30
Q&A
10.30 – 11.30
Panel Discussion: Crisis Management – Dealing with It

Neeraj Jha, Head, Corporate Communication, HDFC Bank
Yuvraj Mehta, Group Head-Corporate Communications, GMR Group
Kamlesh Sharma, Director - Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, Coca Cola India
Seema Ahuja, VP & Global Head of Communications, Biocon Group
Naini Roy Choudhury Thakkar, GM & Head - External Communications, Serco Global Services

Moderator - Peter Bellini, ‎Associate Director, Head of Public Affairs at Edelman India
11.30 – 11.35
Q&A
11.35 – 11.45
Tea Coffee Break
11.45 – 12.10
Case Study: An Oops Moment: Owning Up To Mistakes
Valerie Pinto, CEO, Weber Shandwick India
12.10 – 12.15
Q&A
12.15 - 12.40
Case Study: How bosses Perceive The Corporate Communications Team
Josy Paul, Chairman, BBDO
12.40 – 12.45
Q&A
12.40 – 13.40
Lunch Break
13.40 – 14.40
Panel Discussion: Through the CEO’s Eyes: What the Management Expects from the Corporate Communication Team

Sandeep Ahuja, MD, VLCC Wellness
Asif Merchant, MD, Catwalk Worldwide
Arijit Basu, MD and CEO, SBI Life Insurance
Mohit Khattar, CEO, Godrej Nature's Basket
Kinjal Shah, CEO, Crossword Bookstores

Moderator - Chetan Mahajan, MD, MSLGROUP India
14.40 – 14.45
Q&A
14.45 – 15.10
Case Study: How A Small Idea Can Make A Difference
Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular
15.10 – 15.15
Q&A
15.15 – 16.15
Panel Discussion: Moving With Times - Integrating Social Media into Corporate Communication Strategy

Rajiv Mishra, VP & Head - Corporate Communications (South West Asia, including India), Samsung Electronics
Anand Subramanian, Senior Director - Marketing Communications, Ola
Nandini Goswami, Director - Corporate Communications, Kellogg's India
Dr. Lavanya Wadgaonkar, VP - Corporate Communications & CSR, Nissan Group of India

Moderator - Archana Jain, MD, PR Pundit
16.15 – 16.20
Q&A
16.20 – 16.30
Tea Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30
MasterClass: Strategies for creating content
Simon Walker, Co-Founder my360Plus and CEO of Challenge Business
17.30 – 17.40
Q&A
17.40 – 17.50
Closing Note
DAY-2
9.30 – 10.00
Registration and networking
10.00 – 10.25
Case Study: Your Consumer, Your Hero – A Look at Pepsi Crash The IPL 2015
Babita Baruah, Senior Vice President and Executive Business Director, JWT India
10.25 – 10.30
Q&A
10.30 – 10.55
Case Study: Communications 2.0 - What’s Next?
Amandeep S Kaur, Head - Marketing Communications & PR, Myntra
10.55 – 11.00
Q&A
11.00 – 11.25
Case Study: Distance Need Not Hamper Communication
Sunita Pendse, Head, Corporate Communications, UltraTech Cement Ltd, Aditya Birla Group Company
11.25 – 11.30
Q&A
11.30 – 11.40
Tea Coffee Break
11.40 - 12.40
Panel Discussion: All Clear – Clarity In Internal Communication Matters

Nandini Chatterjee, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, PwC
Balaji Krishnaswami, Head - Corporate Communications, Hindustan Power
Rachana Panda, Chief Communications Officer, GE South Asia
Minari Shah, Head - Corporate Communications, Tata Motors
Madhavi Jha, Director - Corporate Communications, Honeywell India
Subhayu Mishra, ‎Head - Corporate & Business Communications, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator - Nikhil Dey, President, Genesis Burson-Marsteller
12.40 - 12.50
Q&A
12.50 – 13.50
Lunch Break
13.50 - 16.50
MasterClass: Are The Millennials Listening To You?
Simon Walker, Co-Founder my360Plus and CEO of Challenge Business
16.50 - 17.00
Closing Note
Please note: The list of topics & speakers is indicative and subject to change.
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