64 Global CEOs from 25 countries; Ministers & Parliamentarians to address audience across 68 nations


NEW DELHI : ‘LEADS 2021’ (Leadership, Excellence, Adaptability, Diversity, Sustainability), the much awaited second edition of the annual international flagship global thought leadership initiative of FICCI is scheduled on 14-15 September 2021 in New Delhi. It brings together a star speaker line up from Fortune 500 companies, Union Cabinet Ministers, strategic and economic policy makers and influencers from across the world, to brainstorm on the theme ‘Future of Partnerships’. The theme is explored through 11 power packed sessions curated to cover wide ranging subjects like global manufacturing partnerships, sustainable technologies, entrepreneurship and start-ups, space technology, 4th Industrial Revolution, connectivity, digitalisation and global governance. Over 50 of FICCI’s International partners will bring virtual delegations to the mega-conference.

Union Cabinet Ministers and policy makers are scheduled to address Indian and global industry at the two day Conference including Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Minister of AYUSH, Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation; Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for Space, Science & Technology; Mr. Tharaka Balasuriya, State Minister of Regional Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka; Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Ms Margareta Cederfelt, Member of Parliament, Sweden, Senator Mark R Warner, Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia and Co-Chair, Senate India Caucus, USA and The Rt. Hon Lord Howell, Member of House of Lords of the British Parliament, UK.

Mr Bhupender Yadav, Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment, Mr Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth & Sports, Government of India have been invited.

Global business leaders from DHL, Panasonic, IKEA, IBM, Mahindra & Mahindra, Australian Space Agency, CITI, Siemens Healthineers, Embraer Defence, NGN Technology, UBER, Airtel, Microsoft, Indigo, Tata Consultancy Services, ERAM Group, Mohsin Haider Darwish, Rakon Ltd, Saber Astronautics, AFK Systema, Ecobank, Vivo, Kidzania, Sojitz, Trigyn Technologies, AFK Systema, Globant shall share their strategic perspective at LEADS 2021.

The event will be hosted and managed on a FICCI’s exclusive virtual platform (FICCI BIKE), specially designed, developed and created with privacy and data security features.

LEADS 2021 will have 2-days of engrossing spotlight sessions and expects participants from about 100 countries from East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, ASEAN, Oceania, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Americas. These will focus on themes like sustainable technologies, ‘silk route’ opportunities, manufacturing value chains, infrastructure & digital connectivity, space technology, Fourth Industrial revolution, entrepreneurship & start-ups, IT & digitalisation, services economy, innovation ecosystem and on governance & development from a multilateral perspective.

LEADS 2021 is supported by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India. The program updates are easily accessible on www.ficcileads.in.