Mumbai: After the launch of its thought leadership series ‘Town Hall’ in Delhi, CNN-News18 has announced to host its second edition in Mumbai on 10 September.
The Mumbai edition will witness conversations with policymakers such as Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on "75 Years of Independence: How has the governance paradigm changed in the last 8 years?," Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray on "Mumbai as a World-Class City: Rhetoric or Reality?" and Indian film actor Kartik Aaryan on "Is it time for Bollywood to reinvent itself?"
Town Hall Mumbai chapter will look at the country's most pressing challenges in the political, economic, and social space and discuss the future of the entertainment industry, with CNN-News18 managing editor Zakka Jacob and other top anchors of the channel leading the conversation.
Speaking on the Town Hall initiative, Network18 Group CEO - business news Smriti Mehra said, "Being the industry leaders, we at CNN-News18 believe that it is important to initiate a direct dialogue with key news-makers without any prejudice. Carrying this belief forward with Town Hall, we are bringing forth a balanced and analytical perspective on policy change and policy dynamics in India. We are very excited to launch the Mumbai chapter of Town Hall, which will continue to build on the success of the Delhi Town Hall and deliver result-oriented conversations that decode the most relevant and topical issues that shape India."
The Town Hall Mumbai chapter will be broadcast on CNN-News18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CNN-News18 plans to roll out the Town Hall series across India in the near future.