Shaping the future of Information and Entertainment industry at magnetic maharashtra, exclusively on BTVI

MUMBAI: The State government’s initiative ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence Summit 2018’ held recently in Mumbai, showcasing progress of Maharashtra, witnessed participation from major players and Indian companies. The summit focussed on building the state economy with a total committed investment of Rs12.10 trillion to create more than 3.6 million jobs in Maharashtra. One of the key sessions at this event was focussed on changing role of media in the state.

BTVI, COO, Ms. Megha Tata, while speaking on the association, said, “We are proud to be associated with initiatives such as ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence Summit 2018’ that focuses on building up the economy of the state. We would like to thank Government of Maharashtra for giving us an opportunity to be a part of this noble initiative. This alliance integrates with our core value of bringing first-hand information from key influencers of the world for our viewers.”

Moderated by Vikram Oza, Consulting Editor & Anchor, BTVI, the panel exchanged views on growing inclination towards web-series and content creation, implications of visual and mixed reality in the entertainment sector, change in media consumption patterns, new platforms and audience awareness.The other panel members included elite members of the industry such as Mr. Shah Rukh Khan Producer & Actor, Mr. Arnab Goswami- Anchor & MD, Republic TV, Mr. Rishi Darda, Lokmat, Mr. Vinay Subramaniam, Amazon Prime, Mr. Ritesh Sidhwani, Co-Founder, Excel Entertainment and Mr. Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom 18.The panel also conversed on various topics including the Global and Indian media and entertainment market overview, Mumbai - as a media hub, tapping the rural un-connected consumer, role of films in influencing audience consumption patterns and taking the Indian M&E industry to a global stage. (Tune into BTVI for a special preview of this session on Saturday 24th March at 11 am and 9:30 pm on Sunday 25th March).  

While the above session engrossed the spectators on Indian M&E industry, audience were very captivated with the spotlight session on Women Entrepreneurs. With Maharashtra being one of the few states having a dedicated policy on women entrepreneurs, this session commended path breakers who have emerged as world class leaders.  Moderated by Ms. Swati Khandelwal Jain, National Editor- Corporate, BTVI this panel brought together women frontrunners like Ms. Sara Larsson, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India, Ms. Renuka Ramanath, PE Fund, Ex ICICI,Ms. Minal Rohit, Scientist of ISRO,Ms. Revathi Roy, Founder, Hey Deedee. The panel highlighted key observations of unveiled policy on women entrepreneurs, role of policy and support mechanisms to aid emerging women entrepreneurs, global best practices and key benefits of inclusive growth. (Catch this riveting conversation exclusively on Saturday 10th   March at 11 am and 9:30 pm on Sunday 11th March).

The event ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ was graced by investors across globe representing Maharashtra as a pivotal hub for investment opportunities. A healthy debate was conducted between the industry stalwarts, ministers and other leading personalities on Make in Maharashtra 2.0 with a focus on Defence, Artificial Intelligence, and Genomics in India. The discussions included converting Maharashtra to become OEM hub of Defence Manufacturing and key interventions required to develop the defence policy framework for the state. Exchange of innovative ideas on outlining adequate infrastructure to permit full development of Artificial Intelligence and linking growth of Genomics in the healthcare sector keeping in mind the target of India becoming a Trillion Dollar Economy which commenced as a part of the discussion. (Watch a special episode on Saturday 17th March at 11 am and 9:30 pm on Sunday 18th March).

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