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Virtual Conference Series
The Economic Times Consumer Freedom Conclave
In November 2020, we curated a thought leadership platform to push the narrative around consumer choice highlighting the need for progressive regulations based on science rather than bans. The multi-stakeholder discussion saw participation from renowned speakers such as David T. Sweanor, J.D.Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics; Colin Strong, Head of Behavioural Science, Ipsos; and Dhanendra Kumar, former Chairman – Competition Commission of India. We are now exploring a series of knowledge sharing webinars to sustain momentum and conversation around this theme.

This edition will carry forward the objective to drive discussion & debate about consumer freedom and choice. The conclave will witness eminent personalities from various walks of life sharing their perspective of consumer freedom.

Overview

Consumer Freedom Conference
Objective
To drive discussion & debate on the subject of consumer freedom and choice via credible, independent third party led advocacy

Overview

Consumer Freedom Conference
Objective
To drive discussion & debate on the subject of consumer freedom and choice via credible, independent third party led advocacy


AGENDA

August 5th 2021

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09:45 – 10:00
Registration
10:00 – 10:05
Welcome Address by ET Edge
10:05 – 10:20
Keynote Address: Consumer Covenant: From paternalistic intervention to freedom of choice

 

Manish Tewari, Lawyer and Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

10:20 – 10:40
In Conversation: Proof is in the pudding: A scientific, democratic approach to law making

 

Vedika Mittal Kumar, Senior Resident Fellow and leader - Competition Law, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Supratim Chakraborty, Partner, Khaitan & Co (Corporate/Commercial, Tech/Data Protection)

Moderator: Pooja Jain, Anchor, Times Network

10:40 – 11:00
Keynote Address: The lessons from Prohibition’s failure in the U.S

 

David T. Sweanor J.D, Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Global Leadership Council, Boston University School of Public Health

11:00 – 11:50
Panel Discussion: The Voices Bridging the gap between buyers and sellers

Ashutosh Manohar, MD, Tetra Pak India

Jaspreet Bindra, Chief Tech Whisperer - Findability Sciences, Founder - Tech Whisperer (UK), Thought Leader - Digital Transformation & Future of Work

Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO, WazirX

Nita Kapoor, CEO, International Spirits and Wines Association of India

Rajesh Ramakrishnan, MD, Perfetti Van Melle India

Venkatesh Kini, Co-Founder, Ubuntoo, Former President of India and Southwest Asia for The Coca-Cola

Moderator: Sumiit Lakhutia, Anchor, Times Network

11:50 – 12:20
Fireside Chat: Do no evil - Offering safer alternatives as a choice

 

Dr. Sree T.Sucharitha, M.D currently Professor in Department of Community Medicine and Research Co-ordinator at Tagore Medical College and Hospital Chennai and Founding-Director of AHRER-Association for Harm Reduction Education and Research

Professor Peter Hajek, Director of Health and Lifestyle Research Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London


Moderator: Pooja Jain, Anchor, Times Network

12:20 – 12:30
Thought Leader's Perspective: Progressive Law Making - Regulatory challenges & wayforward

 

Fiona Patten MP, Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Leader of the Reason Party, Chair - Legal and Social Issues Standing Committee, Parliament of Victoria | Legislative Council, Australia in conversation with Pooja Jain, Anchor, Times Group

12:30 – 12:40

Kenneth E. Warner, PhD, Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health, Professor Emeritus of Health Management & Policy, Dean Emeritus of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan in conversation with Ivan Rodrigues

12:40 – 13:15
New economy for new India: Fundamental changes for an open, transparent, competitive and innovation-driven economy

 

Cyrus Broacha, TV personality


Aadar Malik, Comedian, Musician & Actor


Moderator: Sonali Krishna - Anchor & Senior Editor, ET NOW

13:15 – 13:20
Closing Note
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Who Should Attend?

  • Regulatory voices
  • Policy makers
  • Corporate India Representatives
  • Academia
  • Legal
  • Think tanks
  • Consumer organization
  • Eminent young opinion leaders
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SPEAKERS

David T. Sweanor J.D

Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa Adjunct Professor Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Global Leadership Council, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Sree T.Sucharitha, M.D

Professor in Department of Community Medicine Research Co-ordinator at Tagore Medical College and Hospital Chennai, India Founding-Director – AHRER (Association for Harm Reduction Education and Research)

Professor Peter Hajek

Director of Health and Lifestyle Research Unit a Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Queen Mary University of London

Supratim Chakraborty

Partner, Khaitan & Co (Corporate/Commercial, Tech/Data Protection)

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