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Feb 11, 2015
Dr. Subhash Chandra delivers a keynote at Kotak Institutional Equities' (KIE) Chasing Growth 2015 Forum

Essel Group & ZEE Chairman, Dr. Subhash Chandra delivered a keynote at the Kotak Institutional Equities' (KIE) Chasing Growth 2015 Forum on Monday, February 09, 2015 at Hotel Trident BKC, Mumbai. In his hour-long session which was a part of the 'Millennium: Makers of India' event, Dr. Chandra spoke on the topic - 'Entertaining India.'

Addressing the audience which comprised Institutional Investors from India and abroad, Dr. Chandra first spoke about the swiftly evolving Media & Entertainment industry which is innovation-led. Citing examples of leading players like Google and Apple, he explained how tech companies are now moving towards entertainment. He then detailed the journey of ZEE from 1992 when it was illegal to run a private TV channel to its current position as a leading player in the M & E industry.

Speaking about the M & E industry in India, Dr. Chandra said, "Media has played a crucial role in transforming India to Version 2.0. The growth till 2013 was 2.0 but now it has accelerated to 3.0 and is poised to grow even further."

He further added, "We are confident that Bollywood is capable of entertaining Western minds. Through its recent launches like Zee Bioskop in Indonesia, Zee Nung in Thailand and Zee World in Africa, ZEE is taking Bollywood to global audiences."

KIE's Chasing Growth 2015 Forum is being held in Mumbai on February 9, 10 and 11, 2015. 'Millennium: Makers of India' is a part of this event and focuses exclusively on those Indians who have put India on the global map through economic and social empowerment. The event looks closely at the brief but exceedingly bright timeline since liberalization, illuminated as it is by courage, foresight and innovation. Other notable speakers on Day 1 of the event included Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever and Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman & MD, Bharat Forge.

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