The Third Eye

The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical concept referring to an invisible eye, which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. The third eye is also known as the ‘eye of insight’. The third eye is our ability to see what might be, to see potential

The brand identity for Brand Indian Summit is christened as ‘the third eye’, symbolic of its endeavour to present India in a new light and a new sight. For thousands of centuries, India has been the original giver to the world. The event will showcase how the cradle of human civilization is reinventing itself in the 21st century as it continues to contribute to the growth and evolution of the world.

“Step beyond the boundaries of your perception
See what really is, what was, and what will be”

Brand India Summit

Brand India Summit 2016 showcases and celebrates India, the brand, in all of its historic glory and contemporary charm over a course of 2 days in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It brings together iconic personalities of India from the fields of business, education, medicine, spirituality, politics on an international platform who carry the revered legacy of brand India forward with their work. It is being organised by Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI).

International Guests

This convention will also serve as a prism where global leaders in communication management will consider the many perceptions of India. Some of the finest minds from 23 nations have offered to share their standpoints, thoughts and recommendations at Brand India Summit. Here’s a list of eminent speakers and guests confirmed for participation in the conference.


Here is the itinerary of the 2-day event scheduled to be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • 08:30 AM
    Registrations Open
  • 09:30 AM
    Welcome & Opening Address by Yogesh Joshi, President ABCI
  • 09:40 AM
    Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha & National Vice President, BJP
  • 09:55 AM
    Hon’able Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister HRD & Official Spokesperson, BJP
  • 10:15 AM
    Brand India Summit Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 AM
    Subodh Dakwale, Executive Director at Indian Oil
  • 11:00 AM
    A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman at Indian Space & Research Organization
  • 11:45 PM
    Sam Balsara, Chairman & MD at Madison World and Madison Group of Compaines
  • 12:15 PM
    Nitish Jain (Chairman, SP Jain School of Global Management) and Jon-Hans Coetzer (Executive Dean, Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland)
  • 01:00 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 02:00 PM
    Bharat Dabholkar, Ad Guru and R S Sodhi, Managing Director at Amul
  • 02:45 PM
    Dr. A. Velumani, Chairman & CEO at Thyrocare
  • 03:45 PM
    Hanmantrao Gaikwad (CMD, BVG India) and Pradeep Lokhande (CEO, Rural Relations)
  • 04:30 PM
    Mumbai Dabbawalas
  • 05:15 PM
    Day 1 Round-up
  • 09:30 AM
    Panel on Nation Branding and what inspires you to look up to India |Moderator: Solly Moeng / Yanina Dubeykovskaya, Iryan Zolotarevych, Maria Ashiqin Shamsuri, Zhao Dali
  • 10:15 AM
    Mr. Maheshwar Sahu, Retired IAS & Ex-Chairman Gujarat State Financial Corporation
  • 10:45 AM
    Presentation by Select Partners –Naunihal Singh, Strands | Sharat Bhattatiripad, Fever 104FM | Indian Express | CNBC TV 18
  • 11:30 AM
    Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman & Creative Director South Asia at Ogilvy & Mather
  • 01:15 PM
  • 05:45 PM
    56th ABCI Annual Awards Ceremony
  • 08:30 PM
    Dinner & Cocktails

Buy Tickets

(Inclusive of all taxes)
Brand India Summit + 56th ABCI Awards
27-28 Oct
  • Conference Sessions & Keynotes on 27-28 Oct
  • Lunch and Coffee Breaks on 27-28 Oct
  • Access to all Conference Materials
  • Networking Dinner on 27-28 Oct
  • 56th ABCI Awards Ceremony

For ABCI Members

If you are an ABCI Member, you can request for special ticket prices by writing an email to


Title Partner


Gold Partner


Associate Partners


Media Partners

TV Partner – CNBC TV18


Print Partner – Indian Express


Radio Partner – Fever 104 FM


Supporting Partners

Branding and Website Partner – Brands of Desire


Creative Video Partner – Ahsomeness


Education Partner – SP Jain School of Global Management


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India in Numbers


million tonnes of annual milk production


million people employed by Indian Railways


million mobile subscribers


million miles of roads


million personnel in Indian Armed Forces

Objectives of Brand India Summit 2016

The Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Lord) is one of the greatest contributions of India to the world. It was written thousands of years ago and has become a world scripture today. The powerful knowledge this holy book stores is the backbone of contemporary business logic. Long before Peter Ducker, Philip Kotler, C.K. Prahalad, Arindam Chaudhuri and other management gurus introduced modern business concepts, Bhagavad-Gita gave us the art of self-management, stress & anger management, leadership skills, motivation lessons among many others.


Celebrate and honour our historic glory

Know our history and traditions deeply rooted in innovation and technology and how they have helped our country shine radiant on the world map


Narrate a saga of wonders

Discover our passion for enterprise, our booming economic growth rate, the brimming potential and mettle of 1.2 billion people of India


Become the instruments of change

Delve into the world’s largest democracy to know everything about its exemplary strengths and capabilities and how it is going to bring about a global paradigm shift


Conceptualising Brand India Summit 2016

Yogesh Joshi, President, ABCI and Saurabh Uboweja, CEO, Brands of Desire have conceptualised Brand India Summit 2016 with an intent to expand the definition and positioning of Brand India from being merely a cultural tourist destination to one with a history and tradition fostered in innovation, scientific curiosity and technology. It is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to present the India advantage in a comprehensive manner, replete with legendary narratives from our magnificent past and glorious present.


Yogesh Joshi

President, ABCI


Saurabh Uboweja

CEO, Brands of Desire

Association of Business Communicators of India

ABCI is India’s leading non-profit organisation for business communication professionals. In its journey of 59 years, it has crossed several milestones as a forum for effective business communications.

Members of ABCI

Yogesh Joshi


Jairam Menon

Vice President

Mukund Subhedar


Mahesh Chavan