March 12-13, 2004, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi

BUILDING AN INDIAN CENTURY. That was what the INDIA TODAY CONCLAVE 2004 was all about. As with the INDIA TODAY CONCLAVES 2002 & 2003, the third round held on March 12 and 13, 2004, provided a credible platform for a bold exchange of ideas among decision-makers and stakeholders, aimed at building a vision for India.
Organised by INDIA TODAY, the most widely read newsweekly in South Asia (it has a circulation of over 1 million and a readership of more than 15 million), the meet was characterised by a logical shift from the past, when the geopolitical and economic future of India had been traced while assessing the country's position in the new world order. The 2004 Conclave recognized the fact that India is now positioned to become a global leader. Economists believe that this could well be India's Century. The Conclave provided a rare opportunity to generate ideas that would make India realize its full potential.

Speakers 2004
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee,
Prime Minister of India
  • General Pervez Musharraf,
President of Pakistan
  • Sonia Gandhi,
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament
  • Colin Powell,
Secretary of State, US
  • Sunil Khilnani,
Cambridge University Professor and acclaimed author
  • Mukesh Ambani,
Chairman and MD, Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Raghuram Rajan,
Economic Councellor and Director of Research, IMF
  • Tarun Khanna,
Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Yogesh Deweshwar,
Chairman, ITC
  • Paul Kennedy,
Yale Professor and internationally renowned historian
  • David C. Mulford,
United States Ambassador to India
  • Yashwant Sinha,
Minister for External Affairs
  • Arun Shourie,
Union Minister of Disinvestment
  • B.J. Panda,
Member of Parliament, BJD
  • Mehbooba Mufti,
President, People's Democratic Party
  • Ashley Tellis,
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Air Chief Marshal S.Krishnaswamy,
Chief of Air Staff
  • Sonny Mehta,
Editor and President, Alfred E.Knopf
  • Aishwarya Rai,
Internationally acclaimed actor
  • Deepak Nayyar,
Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi