TN CHIEF MINISTER TO INAUGURATE CII DAKSHIN ON 19 APRIL IN CHENNAI
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the II nd Edition of Dakshin 2023 - South India Media & Entertainment Summit on 19 & 20 April 2023 in Chennai.
Thiru M K Stalin, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and deliver the Inaugural Address at the Inaugural Session of Dakshin on 19th April 2023.
Mr Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon'ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India will be the Guest of Honour at the Valedictory Session on 20th April.
Mr V Sivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Human Resources, Government of Malaysia and Mr M P Saminathan, Hon'ble Minister for Information & Publicity, Goverment of Tamil Nadu will be the special guests at the inauguration.
Mr. T G Thyagarajan, Chairman, CII Dakshin 2023 & Managing Partner, Sathya Jyothi Films said, CII Dakshin is the largest event of its kind in South India. The theme of this year's Summit is Culturally Rooted & Creatively Global', which would have the participation of over 60 renowned speakers and 700 delegates from across India, including Actors, Producers, Directors, Exhibitors, National Heads of OTT Platforms and Newspapers, Social Media Influencers, Writers and many more.
Mr Kamal Bali, Chairman, CII Southern Region & President & Managing Director, Volvo Group India said, "The South India's Media & Entertainment Industry contributes close to 30% of India's overall Media & Entertainment revenue with over 50% of the films produced every year in India are from the South". CII Dakshin 2023 will position South India as a global hub for media and entertainment sector, he added.
Other prominent speakers at Dakshin 2023 include Mr Mani Ratnam Director, Screenwriter & Producer, Mr Shekhar Kapur - Actor & Director, Mr Allu Aravind Film Producer, Mr Chiranjeevi - Producer & Actor, Mr Dhanush - Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist & Singer, Mr V Vijayendra Prasad - Screenwriter & Director, Mr Chandrabose-Oscar Winning Lyricist & Singer, Mr Prem Rakshit - Choreographer for the song, Naatu Naatu from RRR; Mr Nikhil Madhok - Head (Hindi Originals), Amazon Prime; Mr Vetri Maaran - Producer, Screenwriter and Director, Mr Karthi Sivakumar - Actor, Ms Sudha Kongara - Director, Mr Taran Adarsh - Film Critic & Trade Analyst; Ms Nadiya Moidu - Actor, Ms Anupama Chopra - Author, Journalist & Film Critic; Mr Anurag Kashyap - Actor & Director, Mrs Amala Akkineni - Director, Annapurna College of Film and Media; Ms Manju Warrier - Actor, Producer & Singer, Ms Kartiki Gonsalves - Oscar Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Mr Sreedhar Pillai - Entertainment Industry Tracker, Columnist & Writer, Mr Sunir Khetrapal-Producer, Mr Sunil Narang - Producer, Mr Ajit Thakur - CEO, Aha Entertainment, Mr R Balki - Director & Screenwriter, Mr Basil Joseph - Actor & Director, Ms Ahaana Krishna- Actor amongst others.